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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:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Canvas embroidered with wools and silks

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Miss Annie Cockerell

  • Museum number:

    T.116-1963

  • 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)

Date

ca. 1830 - ca. 1869 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Canvas embroidered with wools and silks

Dimensions

Length: 31 in, Width: 25.25 in

Object history note

Registered File number 1963/1481

Descriptive line

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

Materials

Canvas; Wool; Silk

Subjects depicted

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

Categories

Embroidery; Textiles

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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