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Object Name: Mourning embroidery picture
Date: ca. 1810
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Medium: Silk, paint
Dimensions: Overall: 19 1/2 x 27 in. ( 49.5 x 68.6 cm )
Place made: North America, United States, Albany
Description: Horizontal rectangular mourning embroidery worked in various colors of silk floss, chenille and paint on silk ground; a seated female figure writing something is depicted in paint on the lower left side, amongst trees and beside a stream with a waterfall, there is a structure (possibly a house) in the background, the sky, stream and a robin in a tree are painted; stitches include satin, couching, knots, and straight.
Credit Line: Gift of Frederic G. Hoppin
Object Number: 1968.2
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Marks: painted: lower left on glass: "ELIZA BEEKMAN."


"Home Sewn: Three Centuries of Stitching History," New-York Historical Society, November 18, 2003-April 18, 2004.