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The Bride

A work made of wild silk, plain weave; appliquéd with silk, satin weave; embroidered with silk- and gold-leaf-paper-strip wrapped silk in detached chain, satin and stem stitches; laid work, couching and french knots; and glass beads.

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  • A work made of wild silk, plain weave; appliquéd with silk, satin weave; embroidered with silk- and gold-leaf-paper-strip wrapped silk in detached chain, satin and stem stitches; laid work, couching and french knots; and glass beads.

Date:

c. 1906

Artist:

Ann Macbeth (Scottish, 1875–1948)
Scotland, Glasgow

About this artwork

The back of this appliquéd and embroidered picture bears a label that reads To E.S.J. from her very loving and grateful friend Ann Macbeth. Macbeth, an innovative artist who attended the Glasgow School of Art and later became head of the embroidery department, likely made this picture for her friend and colleague Elizabeth Jackson. Jackson, an expert embroiderer, is known to have worked some of Macbeth’s embroidery designs.

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Artist

Ann Macbeth

Title

The Bride

Origin

Scotland

Date

Made 1905–1910

Medium

Wild silk, plain weave; appliquéd with silk, satin weave; embroidered with silk- and gold-leaf-paper-strip wrapped silk in detached chain, satin and stem stitches; laid work, couching and French knots; and glass beads

Dimensions

86.5 × 86.5 cm (34 3/4 × 34 3/4 in.)

Credit Line

Gladys N. Anderson Endowment

Reference Number

1991.642

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