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Embroidered picture

Embroidered picture

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    1660 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Hollis, Martha (embroiderer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Embroidered silk satin with coloured silks and metal purl

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Sir Frederick Richmond, Bt

  • Museum number:

    T.48-1954

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Picture of embroidered silk satin with coloured silks and metal purl in rococo, outline, long and short, satin, needlepoint and split stitches, with French knots and raised work. Two female figures hold wheat eats and flowers. Oval medallion surrounded by flowers, birds, deer, unicorn, lion and leopard. Signed 'MARTHA HOLLIS . AE . 10 . 1660'.

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

1660 (made)

Artist/maker

Hollis, Martha (embroiderer)

Materials and Techniques

Embroidered silk satin with coloured silks and metal purl

Marks and inscriptions

'MARTHA HOLLIS . AE . 10 . 1660'
Inscribed

Dimensions

Width: 20 in, Height: 25 in

Descriptive line

Picture of embroidered silk satin with coloured silks and metal purl, embroidered by Martha Hollis, England, 1660

Materials

Satin; Silk

Techniques

Embroidering

Subjects depicted

Caterpillars; Lions; Snails; Stags; Unicorns; Acorns; Buildings; Women; Ponds; Fish; Cockerels; Leopards; Flowers

Categories

Embroidery; Textiles

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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