Unfortunately the GSA is again in the news after another devasting fire at the weekend, which has probably demolished the School completely. This delightful decorative piece has an unknown embroideress. It is beautifully worked and would look great framed up.
The dramatic bird with outstretched wings in front of a stylised tree, appliqué and embroidered in grey linen applique to a natural linen ground, the leaves in soft brown, yellow, orange appliqué leaves each embroidered in a variety of patterns, using wools in a large number of shades including yellow, grey, burnt orange, sea green, pink, slate blue, the border with blocks of plain linen and embroidered linen.
2ft x 18 1/2 in; 62 x 46cm wide
Unfortunately a pevious owner has glued the piece to a hardwood backing. A conservator could remove this, but perhaps just to put it in a frame and enjoy it would be the best thing.
The plain linen ground has a few very very light marks, which you may be able to see from the photos. If not ask for more photos.
Price: £750 | $940 | €830
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