English 17th Century Stumpwork Picture, The Judgement of Paris
English 17th Century Stumpwork Picture, The Judgement of Paris
English 17th Century Stumpwork Picture, The Judgement of Paris

English 17th Century Stumpwork Picture, "The Judgement of Paris"

c. 1650 England

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A mid 17th century stumpwork picture depicting the judgement of Paris. Paris kneeling before Hera, Athene and Aphrodite, as he awards the apple of discord to Aphrodite, before a castle with mica windows in the distance, and a pool edged with mountains in the foreground, surrounded by insects, trees birds and animals. All worked in satin brick, detached buttonhole and crouched stitches. Metal thread, seed pearl and rock crystal detailing, on a cream silk satin background. Framed within an late 17th early 18th century lacquered Chinoiserie frame.
Stiching good with slight fading
Virginia Museum of Fine Art, from the Nina Weil collection.
Dimensions
Height 32.00 cm (12.60 inches)
Width 47.00 cm (18.50 inches)
External Height 40.00 cm (15.75 inches)
External Width 55.00 cm (21.65 inches)
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