A good Charles II needlework picture, circa 1670

A good Charles II needlework picture, circa 1670



Worked mainly in tent stitch using coloured silks on linen canvas, designed with Father Time holding an hour glass, flanked by Truth (Justice) holding scales and Victory (Fame) holding a palm frond, beneath a verse 'TIME. ?. TO, IN(?). ?. TO. ?. PATIENCE', together with numerous animals, birds, insects, flowers and a small building, framed and glazed, dimensions include frame.

Provenance: Katherine Christophers, King's Mill, Painswick, Gloucestershire

Literature: Katherine Christophers, 'Fine Arts And Antiques Festival', Southern Press, 1974 (no.15). Described as 'A small Charles I bible pillow cover worked in tent stitch on linen'

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Height 33.5 cm / 13 "
Width 42.5 cm / 16 "