HNW - stumpwork
Karen at agent.infodata.com
Thu Nov 20 10:15:36 PST 1997
Linda Abrams wrote:
> I am trying to help a friend place into historical context a fabulous piece
> of stumpwork she owns. It is called, "Esther & Ahashuerus," but the picture
> is not the same as that portrayed on the stumpwork piece of the same name fr
> the V&A in London. By style, materials, colors, clothes on the figures,
> etc., I'm pretty sure it is 17th C., or late 16th. Can anyone recall seeing
> any other "Esther & Ahasuerus" stumpwork pictures anywhere? And if so,
She actually *owns* a 16th/17th century piece of stumpwork? Far out!
One book you may want to look at is EMBROIDERY 1600-1700 AT THE
BURRELL COLLECTION. There is LOTS of stumpwork in this book and it
is an excellent resource for anyone interested in seventeeenth
There is a panel with the story of Esther and Ahasuerus dated to
1652, but it seems to be more of a tent-stitched piece than
stumpwork. It is nearly identical to another piece at the Ashmolean
Museum in Oxford, according to the caption.
Another panel, also apparently tent-stitched, depicts Esther kneeling
before Ahasuerus. The date "1648" is embroidered in seed pearls.
karen at agent.infodata.com
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