Pastoral Needlework Scene | Historical Object | Wisconsin Historical Society

Historical Object

Pastoral Needlework Scene

Pastoral Needlework Scene | Historical Object | Wisconsin Historical Society
Needlework scene on silk worked in colored silk thread using running and crewel stitches.  The hands and faces of the figures are watercolor on paper.  Scene is of a man and woman walking along the seashore.  In the background is water, a masted ship and cliffs.  The man is wearing a kilt and jacket, the woman a long blue and white dress.
DESCRIPTION
Needlework scene on silk worked in colored silk thread using running and crewel stitches. The hands and faces of the figures are watercolor on paper. Scene is of a man and woman walking along the seashore. In the background is water, a masted ship and cliffs. The man is wearing a kilt and jacket, the woman a long blue and white dress.
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:5374
Creation Date:circa 1800
Creator Name:Unknown
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Collection Name:Villa Louis Collection
Genre:Historical Object
Original Format Type:object
Original Format Number:VL1952.2.24
Original Dimensions:11.75 inches diameter
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
The Villa Louis Collection documents the family of Louis and Nina Dousman during the latter quarter of the nineteenth century. The Dousman family, descendants of fur trade magnate Hercules Dousman, cultivated the life of country aristocracy and amassed the trappings of Victorian wealth and grandeur along the banks of the Mississippi River.
SUBJECTS
Coats
Dresses
Handicraft
Men
Women
Sailing ships
Water
Handicrafts
Textile crafts
Decorative arts

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