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Catalog Number 1980.213.002
Description Needlepoint Tapestry, 1937. Louis XV parlor scene of lady and 4 gentlemen. Wool yarn on an ecru-colored linen backing. Piece, or at least flesh sections, appears to have been printed onto a backing material--faces and hands do not appear to be stitched except for the embroidered details of lips and eyebrows. Depicted is an interior scene with tapestries on the wall, a large white column in the center, a woman seated at right with a gentleman standing next to her in the background and three more gentlemen standing in the background to the left. There is a large blue curtained window or opening depicted in the top right corner. Scene is bordered by gold and cream fleur de lis surrounding a gray-colored lattice with dark pink roses. Linen piece has been hand-sewn to the back. Sewn between linen and top of tapestry is a wooden dowel (1980.213.2B). Affixed through the back to the dowel is a pink cord for hanging. Cord is knotted in the center. Chain embroidery in navy blue-colored thread on back bottom left corner reads, "4.1937."
Object Name Tapestry
Collection 3D - Art
Title Needlepoint Tapestry, 1937
Date 4-1937
Creator Periat, Josephine
Role Fiber Artist
Inscription Text "4.1937" (embroidered on back bottom left corner in navy blue chain stitch)
Provenance Original designer: french needlepoint designer (manufacturer unknown). Needlepoint artist: Josephine Periat, mother to donor, Gason J. Periat-Marcel Periat and families. Dated by artist 4-1935.
Dimensions H-57 W-41 D-0.5 inches
Medium Textile
Search Terms Tapestries
Subjects Courtyards