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Figure, "Stitch, Stitch, Stitch"

Decorative Arts

On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
MEDIUM Terra cotta
DATES 1877
DIMENSIONS 21 1/2 x 12 x 14 1/2 in. (54.6 x 30.5 x 36.8 cm)  (show scale)
MARKINGS Incised on proper right side of wooden box upon which woman sits: "UPW / 1877[?]" Incised on front of base: "STITCH! STITCH! STITCH!"
SIGNATURE no signature
INSCRIPTIONS nno inscriptions
COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
ACCESSION NUMBER 68.87.59
CREDIT LINE Gift of Franklin Chace
RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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CAPTION 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
IMAGE front, 68.87.59_front_PS9.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2013
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CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION 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.
RECORD COMPLETENESS Best (82%)
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