Beadwork picture

Beadwork picture
Title
Beadwork picture
Date 
1825-1850
Medium 
Glass, satin, paint, metal
Dimensions 
Overall: 18 x 22 1/2 x 1/8 in. ( 45.7 x 57.2 x 0.3 cm )
Description 
Horizontal rectangular beadwork picture, with various colors of glass and metallic beads and paint on a white satin ground; this picture depicts two female figures on the right of a floating ground, offering flowers to a man in Turkish dress with a horse, a ship sailing in the background, tropical trees and various shrubbery all around, picture surrounded with a floral pattern, the heads and hands of the figures are painted.
Credit Line 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman, 1937
Object Number 
INV.1148
Gallery Label 
This object was once part of the folk art collection of Elie Nadelman (1882-1946), the avant-garde sculptor. From 1924 to 1934, Nadelman's collection was displayed in his Museum of Folk Arts, located in the Riverdale section of the Bronx. The Historical Society purchased Nadelman's entire collection in 1937.
Provenance 
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group