Malvina by Susan Masters Blackman

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Made by Students
Silk threads on silk with pencil, pastel
Susan Masters Blackman (1793-1849)
October 15, 1808
Held at:
Litchfield Historical Society
Associated Place:
Litchfield, CT
22 1/2" length x 23" width
Needlework embroidery of female figure standing on hill, leaning on a harp. She wears a loose-flowing garment, 3/4-length sleeves. Based on character from Poems of Ossian. The body of the embroidery is done in a circle on white silk. Around the outside of the circle are swags of leaves and flowers in golds and greens with a large flower at the center top of the embroidery picture. Framed under glass with eglomise or reverse painting on glass of black and gold border. Printed in gold lettering along bottom "October 15, 1808" and "Malvina"

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