Stuff Embroidered Georgian Pictures
by Margaret Swain
ISBN-10: 0747802564
ISBN-13: 9780747802563
Shire Publications Ltd.
Soft Cover
Pages: 32
Language(s): English

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Meticulously embroidered pictures that could be framed and displayed formed a part of a girl's education throughout the Georgian period in Britain (1714 - 1830). This book shows the variety of subjects and techniques and also glances at the work produced in American schools. As well as schoolgirls, outstanding women like Miss Morritt, Mrs. Knowles and Miss Linwood produced large embroidered pictures to simulate paintings, greatly admired at the time, but now totally neglected. Pictorial needlework also adorned upholstery, chair seats, screens and wall hangings. This book will be a useful handbook for collectors, museum curators and antique dealers and an inspiration for the modern needlewoman.