London, South Kensington
16 June 1998
A fine needlework picture embroidered in coloured wools and silks in chain, short, satin, knotting and other stitches, against an ivory wool ground, probably depicting the meeting of Jacob and Rachel at the well--26¾ x 22¾in. (67 x 57cm.), early 18th century, framed and glazed
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John Jacoby (1869-1953). Jacoby was born in Manchester, the son of a violinist in the Halle Orchestra. At 18 he was sent to St. Gallen to work for his uncle Leopold Ilke.
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