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'Fame Decorating Shakespeare's Tomb' Needlework Picture 18th-19th Century

This needlework morning picture with watercolor and chenille on silk, was created in the late 18th-early 19th century by an unknown artist. The subject ‘Fame Decorating Shakespeare’s Tomb’ is based on English artist Angelica Kauffmann’s painting, circa 1772 of the same name. A widely spread print of the painting created by Bartolozzi in 1782, became the inspiration for many needlework mourning pictures in the late 18th and early 19th century in both England and the United States. The name on the tomb of this picture has been left blank. Original reverse painted glass and giltwood frame.
Dimensions: 12 1/2 × 9 1/4 inches; framed: 16 × 13 × 1 1/2 inches.

Inventory #UN6051