Pointing the Neophyte Toward the City of Knowledge by Lucretia Champion Bacon



Object ID:
1919-26-0
Category:
Made by Students
Medium:
silk, linen and watercolor on silk
Creator:
Lucretia Champion Bacon
Date:
ca. between 1800 and 1810
Held at:
Litchfield Historical Society
Associated Place:
Litchfield, CT
Size:
16 1/4" length x 15 3/8" width
Description:
Silk embroidery picture depicting Pallas Athena and the Neophyte with Temple in background. Features of faces, sky, and hair are painted in tempera. The figures stand on a ribbed satin stitch greensward which is worked in ombre hands shading from teal green at bottom to ivory on the mount approaching the Temple. The foliage masses of the two trees to the left and right are also shaded in this manner with the darker colors in the center. The flowing robes of both figures are also worked in ribs while the Temple and rocaille elements are in simple satin stitch. The lamb who looks out with interest at the beholder has a chenille body with face and legs in satin stitch. Framed under glass. It is attributed to Lucretia Champion.

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