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Picture: T.138-1938

Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Production: Unknown

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Description

Picture with cream canvas worked with polychrome silks in Florentine stitch.

The design is outlined in black ink and is part of a larger composition representing the judgement of Paris; only part of the sky, columns and the foreground have been worked. Above Paris we see a hand with a thunderbolt, at her feet a peacock; Minerva is placed in the centre with her spears on the ground, on the right sits Venus in the clouds in a chariot of doves, to her right sits Cupid with a serpent and two hearts, one transfixed with arrows the other burning. Above the clouds sits Mercury.

Legal notes

Longman Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 23.1/2 in
Width: 23 in

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1938) by Longman

Dating

18th century
Circa 1701 - Circa 1801

Materials used in production

probably Linen
Silk

Techniques used in production

Weaving : Picture with cream canvas worked with polychrome silks in Florentine stitch. The design is outlined in black ink and is part of a larger composition representing the judgement of Paris; only part of the sky, columns and the foreground have been worked. Above her a hand with a thunderbolt at her feet a peacock; Minerva is placed in the centre with her spears on the ground, on the right sits Venus in the clouds in a chariot of doves, to her right sits Cupid, a serpent and two hearts, one transfixed with arrows the other burning. Above the clouds sits Mercury.
Embroidery

Identification numbers

Accession number: T.138-1938
Primary reference Number: 110958
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 17 July 2020 Last processed: Monday 15 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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