French Canvas Work
French Canvas Work


French Canvas Work
First third 18th century

The tent stitch on the central panel is extremely fine. Lovely subject. Originally a chair back.


A woman in feather adorned tricorn hat and flowing ermine trimmed cape, holding a sythe and spray of corn, with a fruit tree and large flower stem beside her, all worked in fine tent stitch in shades of red, blue, green, ochre wools and ivory silk highlights, surrounded by a multi-lobed frame of stylised flowerheads and C scrolls, worked in cross stitch, all on a canvas ground,

20 x 14 in/ 50 x 36 cm wide


Very very good apart from the red wool used for the very edge has losses.  We could restore this by re embroidering with a red wool.  The piece would then be ready for a frame or could be reinstated in a chair back.


Catalogue of Embroideries. The Lady Lever Art Gallery. Brooke, Xanthe p 123


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