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The Kitty Clark Cole Collection


Redwork
Maker unknown
Provenance unknown
1893
67" x 75"
Cotton
MSU Museum Accession 2007:107.19
Photo by Pearl Yee Wong, all rights reserved by MSU Museum

The blocks are embroidered with a variety of motifs including: an artist's pallet; house; many floral blocks; birds; woman with a cat on a porch; lillies; kids blowing bubbles with the year 1893 in the bubbles; mother goose sweeping off the moon; ivy; lily of the valley; a woman's head in profile (maybe the maker); grapes; woman doing laundry with child; girl combing her hair; cherries on a branch; woman reading in a chair; peacock and boy playing an instrument; two owls on branches; children playing; firefly, flowers, and a spider web; and morning glories. In the center is a 19 1/2" square medallion with the initials "JCD" in the center bracketed by two curved floral vines.




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