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Lot 1141


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GEORGIAN BRITISH CANVASWORK NEEDLEWORK PICTURE, wool and silk on linen canvas, completed in fine tent stitching, depicting a kitchen scene with a man sitting and preparing food on a plate laid on the ground, possibly mussels, the background featuring a man standing next to a woman cooking with a pot over a fire to the left, the right with a boy picking at fruit on a table having a rabbit and a bird hanging on the wall, lower left corner signed "MARY WARD:1754". Housed under glass in an old painting and gilt frame. Dated 1754. 17 5/8" x 11 1/2" sight, 23 1/4" x 17 1/8" OA.
Catalogue Note: Object catalogue entry describes this as "Needlework picture of taniers", possibly after a work by David Teniers the Younger (Flemish, 1610-1690).


Good to very good visual condition with overall toning, thread with some fugitive color and minor losses, frame with wear, craquelure, flakes, and other imperfections. Not examined out of frame.

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Property deaccessioned by the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, Williamsburg, VA. All proceeds to benefit the collection acquisition fund.
Purchased from H.M. Lee & Son, 1936.