Price

£860.00

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English needlework depicting the Holy Family's flight to Egypt.

Mary and the baby child sit on a donkey; they are wrapped up in a light blue cloak. Joseph leads the donkey through a landscaped area marked out by diagonals in the foreground and rounded hillocks in the background. The family are framed by two trees, as is the group of flat-roofed buildings in the background. The colour scheme is one of soft browns and yellows, shades of blue and very subtle reds, the latter mostly in the form of a blanket (or apron?) hanging from the belt around Joseph's coat. This accentuates the central group and the subject of the scene and is a clever compositional device.

Worked in silk and wool, the needlework dates to the second half of the 18th century. It is signed and dated: " Mary Parker Fecit 1763" ( the date could also be read as 1769). 

The textile is in very good condition, with the colours still fresh. It has been framed in a contemporary wooden frame which is in keeping with the style of the needlework. 

Dimensions

75.5 x 65.5 cm incl. frame

Price

£860.00

Condition report

Very good condition

Stock number

6901
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