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    Sale 7561

    Simon Sainsbury The Creation of an English Arcadia

    18 June 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 221

    A CHARLES II NEEDLEWORK AND BEADWORK PICTURE

    CIRCA 1660-1675

    Price Realised  

    A CHARLES II NEEDLEWORK AND BEADWORK PICTURE
    CIRCA 1660-1675
    An elegant shepherd and three ladies before a palace with mica windows within a vivid, beaded oval frame, the corners with large floral 'slips' and amid various animals including a dappled horse, lion, and birds, framed and glazed
    20 x 17 in. (51 x 43 cm.) without frame


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    Several of the elements appear to have been inspired by the same source as similar examples, including one at the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford. The floral slips and their placement, the elaborate frame and especially the pair of birds at the top edge suggest a common print or image used by the various embroideresses in rendering their masterpieces (Mary M. Brooks, English Embroideries of the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries in the Collection of the Ashmolean Museum, pp. 64-65).

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