19th C. Italian Silk Embroidery Sampler Watercolor Lake Como Italy
This is a 19th century hand embroidered picture done with silk thread and painted with watercolor in the background. It if framed behind glass, the frame is made from decorative cardboard and worn velvet and brass. It is written with silk floss which looks like “ VEDULA DEL BORGO DI VICA PREFIO COMO”. It is a view of the village along Lake Como, with buildings along the shore, using French knots and satin stitch, the background mountain scene is done with watercolor. There is a boat under sail in the foreground. It measures 9 x 9 inches.
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