Collection Online
Virgin and Child
Medium
linen, silk (thread), metallic thread
Measurements
18.5 × 14.0 cm
Place/s of Execution
(England)
Inscription
inscribed on label on reverse: DESIGNED AND EMBROIDERED BY / ANN GILLMORE REES / 1900–1982 / EXECUTED FOR CITY & GUILDS EXAM
printed on label on reverse: ROWLEY / (silhouette of a piper) / 140–2 CHURCH ST / KENSINGTON W.8.
Accession Number
CT6-1984
Department
International Fashion and Textiles
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Presented by the Estate of Mr William Rees, 1984
This digital record has been made available on NGV Collection Online through the generous support of Professor AGL Shaw AO Bequest
Gallery location
Not on display

Frame

The embroidered panel by Anne Gilmore Rees, came into the collection in 1984.
The frame, with the Rowley label from the 1920’s, is finished with silver leaf and given a washed/glazed layer to shift the colour toward gold. The surface is stippled gesso.
The backing board retains the Rowley label.
The embroidery is offset from the lower edge of the frame in the manner of printed images and the frames used by Mortimer Menpes.

Framemaker
Rowley
140-2 Church St. Kensington W8.
Date
c.1927
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