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Embroidered picture

Embroidered picture

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    1700-1750 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Silk embroidery on linen

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mrs F. H. Cook

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Silk embroidery on linen in tent stitch. The design depicts Isaac greeting Rebecca. At the left, Eliezer is busy with a camel under a tree, and the ass from which Rebecca has dismounted grazes in the foreground. Rebecca advances coyly to the right holding a blue veil by her face, while a Black slave holds an umbrella over her head. Isaac, on the right, hurries eagerly to the left to greet Rebecca with outstretched hands. Behind him is a tree, before which a rabbit is browsing while Rebecca's little black dog runs towards it. Two birds flutter in the sky and the sun's rays break forth from a blue cloud.
The range of colours is limited to three or four shades of green, grey brown in two shades, rose, two shades of blue, yellow, black, cream, white, and orange-brown.

Place of Origin

England (made)


1700-1750 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Silk embroidery on linen


Length: 16 in, Width: 12 in

Object history note

Registered File no. 1930/7644. Same composition is seen in centre of T.45-1937.

Descriptive line

Embroidered, Isaac and Rebecca; England; 1700-50.


Linen; Silk thread



Subjects depicted

Rabbits; Camels (animals); Dogs (animals)


Embroidery; Textiles


Textiles and Fashion Collection

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