August 15, 2019

To determine the accuracy of the date, we examine the information the cushion itself provides: the materials used and images selected. The ground cloth is a plain weave silk satin.  While the type of material does not assist in dating the cushion cover, the distinctive...

August 15, 2019

The known details about this cushion cover are limited.  It 50cm x 67cm, was donated to MFA Boston in the mid-20th century by Elizabeth Day McCormick.  It has no other provenance, though a lot of hints about it’s time and place of origin, which we will explore in futur...

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