Silk Embroidery of a Harbor Scene

Object ID:
Silk Embroidery of a Harbor Scene
Accession #:
Watercolor and silk embroidery on silk
Lydia Ashley Hinman
ca. between 1800 and 1810
Held at:
Litchfield Historical Society
Associated Place:
Sheffield, MA
Height 20.5", Width 18.5", Depth 1.5
Painted silk needlework of a harbor scene worked in green, blue, brown, tan, red, pink, and cream silk thread and brown and tan chenille yarn on a silk ground. The needlework has a rectangular, vertical format with a central medallion depicting a house in the foreground with water and a harbor in the background. Georgian style, three-storied house with hip roof, four chimneys, front door with arched top, and central arched window. House faces a yard with lattice fence running along the waterfront side. Behind the house to the right is a river or inlet running between cliffs toward a large, waterfront town with numerous visible structures. Four ships are visible on the water, the closest of which appears to be anchored. Trees to the far left and right. Central medallion bordered with a bronze ...

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