Untitled (Embroidered Bedspread)

Media - 1985.52 - SAAM-1985.52_1 - 118249
Copied Marguerite Zorach, Untitled (Embroidered Bedspread), ca. 1918, linen fiber: tabby weave with plied wool yarn and chain stitch embroidery, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Helen Miller Obstler, 1985.52

Artwork Details

Title
Untitled (Embroidered Bedspread)
Date
ca. 1918
Location
Not on view
Dimensions
102 1479 12 in. (259.6200.8 cm.)
Credit Line
Gift of Helen Miller Obstler
Mediums
Mediums Description
linen fiber: tabby weave with plied wool yarn and chain stitch embroidery
Classifications
Keywords
  • Animal — horse
  • Animal — cattle
  • Figure group — nude
  • Animal — elephant
Object Number
1985.52

Exhibitions

Media - 2019.15 - SAAM-2019.15_1 - 137377
Subversive, Skilled, Sublime: Fiber Art by Women
May 31, 2024January 5, 2025
The artists in Subversive, Skilled, Sublime: Fiber Art by Women mastered and subverted the everyday materials of cotton, felt, and wool to create deeply personal artworks. This exhibition presents an alternative history of twentieth-century American art by showcasing the work of artists such as Emma Amos, Sheila Hicks, and Faith Ringgold, who, stitch by stitch, utilized fiber materials to express their personal stories and create resonant and intricate artworks.