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Embroidered picture - 'Jacob and Rachel'

'Jacob and Rachel'

  • 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, 'Jacob and Rachel'. Consists of a canvas embroidered in coloured wools and some silk in cross stitch. In the centre Jacob dressed in a green robe and brown cloak approaches Rachel, clad in red and white with a blue mantle, who is seated by a well minder her sheep and holding a crook. Behind Rachel are palm trees and in the distance is a town at the foot of a range of hills. 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


Length: 31 in, Width: 25.25 in

Object history note

Registered File number 1963/1481

Descriptive line

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


Canvas; Wool; Silk

Subjects depicted

Palm trees; Figures; Cloak; Crook; Mantle; Sheep; Robe; Well; Hills


Embroidery; Textiles


Textiles and Fashion Collection

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