Figure, "Stitch, Stitch, Stitch"
21 1/2 x 12 x 14 1/2 in. (54.6 x 30.5 x 36.8 cm) (show scale)
Incised on proper right side of wooden box upon which woman sits: "UPW / 1877[?]"
Incised on front of base: "STITCH! STITCH! STITCH!"
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Gift of Franklin Chace
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Karl L. H. Mueller (American, born Germany, 1820-1887). Figure, "Stitch, Stitch, Stitch," 1877. Terra cotta, 21 1/2 x 12 x 14 1/2 in. (54.6 x 30.5 x 36.8 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Franklin Chace, 68.87.59. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 68.87.59_front_PS9.jpg)
front, 68.87.59_front_PS9.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2013
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Terra cotta figure of a tired young woman, ovoid base. She sits on wooden box with a shirt draped over her lap and her hands clasped around her knees; a pair of scissors and a spool of thread are at her feet. Inspired by the poem "The Song of the Shirt" by Thomas Hood.
Condition: Base cracked and has a bad chip on the front.
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