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Hanging

Hanging

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    1670-1699 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Cotton and linen, embroidered in long and short, satin, chain and stem stitch, French knots and laid and couched work

  • Museum number:

    1390-1904

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Hanging of linen and cotton, embroidered with coloured worsteds. Pattern of interlacing and wavy tree trunks, bearing large roses leaves and sprays of roses, lilies and other flowers, amongst which brightly coloured birds are perched. At the base is represented undulating ground, with a leopard pursuing a stag, a Chinese pavilion and bowl of flowers, and blossoming plants

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

1670-1699 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Cotton and linen, embroidered in long and short, satin, chain and stem stitch, French knots and laid and couched work

Dimensions

Length: 190.5 cm, Width: 248 cm

Object history note

Purchased by the V&A in October 1904 for £30 from the Decorative Needlework Society Ltd, 17 Sloane Street, London

Descriptive line

embroidered, 1670-1699, English; Crewelwork

Materials

Linen; Cotton; Wool

Techniques

Embroidering

Subjects depicted

Birds; Stag; Flowers; Leopards; Lilies; Roses; Pagoda

Categories

Textiles; Embroidery; Interiors

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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