Mourning embroidery

Object Number: 
1916.8
Date: 
1823
Medium: 
Silk, paint, paper
Dimensions: 
Overall: 24 1/2 x 26 3/4 in. ( 62.2 x 67.9 cm )
Marks: 
printed: center, on memorial: "To / PERPETUATE / the / MEMORY / of / MICHAEL SICE / Who died / August 21st / 1823. / Aged 52 Years. / Not lost but gone before you"
Description: 
Horizontal rectangular mourning embroidery in shades of gold and green silk floss and chenille on silk ground; a female figure leans against a memorial next to a willow tree, the sky, mountains, and the head, arms and shawl of the figure are painted, the inscription on the memorial is printed on paper which is stitched to the silk ground; satin and couching stitches.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. E. S. Bage
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group