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Embroidered picture - Elijah and the Widow of Nain's Son

Elijah and the Widow of Nain's Son

  • Object:

    Embroidered picture

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1830 - ca. 1869 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Canvas embroidered with wools and silks

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Miss Annie Cockerell

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Embroidered picture consisting of a canvas embroidered with coloured wools and some silk in cross stitch. The scene takes place in a room of brown stone with tall narrow windows and a red curtain above. By a bed in the corner kneels the widow in blue robe and red mantle holding her son who has just been restored to life. In the centre stands Elijah in a blue robe and red mantle, with hands and eyes raised in prayer. Behind him, a servant holding up his staff is leaning on the end of the bed. The embroidery is in its original frame.

Place of Origin

England (made)


ca. 1830 - ca. 1869 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Canvas embroidered with wools and silks

Marks and inscriptions


Length: 32 in, Width: 27.5 in

Object history note

Registered File number 1963/1481

Descriptive line

Embroidered picture, England, ca. 1830 - ca. 1869


Canvas; Wool; Silk (fiber)

Subjects depicted

Hands; Staff; Mantle; Windows; Robe; Bed


Embroidery; Textiles


Textiles and Fashion Collection

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