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Linen, plain weave; embroidered with linen, wool, silk, horsehair, hemp, and gilt-metal-strip-wrapped silk in open buttonhole filling and stem stitches; laid work and couching
207 × 335 cm (81 1/2 × 131 7/8 in.)
Purchased with funds provided by the Women's Board, Wirt D. Walker Endowment, and Lissy Funk Acquisition Fund
Extended information about this artwork
“Museum News: Acquisition,” The Art Institute of Chicago News and Events (September/October 1989), p. 8.
Christa C. Mayer Thurman, Textiles in The Art Institute of Chicago (The Art Institute of Chicago, 1992), pp. 140-41, 135 (Illus.), 149.
Fritz Billeter and Rosina Kuhn, Lissy Funk (Zurich: Scheidegger & Spiess, 1999), p. 27, pl. 20.
The Art Institute of Chicago, Elizabeth F. Cheney and Agnes Allerton Textile Galleries, Textile Masterpieces from the Art Institute of Chicago’s Collection, February 17–May 2, 1993
The Art Institute of Chicago, Elizabeth F. Cheney and Agnes Allerton Textile Galleries, Focus on Fiber Art: Selections from the Growing 20th Century Collection, October 6, 1993–February 27, 1994
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