About This Artwork

England

Woman's Coif (Altered), c. 1600

Linen, plain weave; embroidered with silk and gilt-metal-strip-wrapped silk in back, individual back, bullion, chain, plaited braid, and stem stitches; buttonholed couching, darned wheels and French knots
24.9 x 41.1 cm (9 3/4 x 16 1/8 in.)

Gift of Mrs. Chauncey B. Borland, 1948.90

Exhibition, Publication and Ownership Histories

Exhibition History

The Art Institute of Chicago, Masterpieces of Western Textiles, January 25–March 2, 1969

The Art Institute of Chicago, Agnes Allerton Gallery, Fashion Items and Textiles Pertaining to Fashion, April 29–July 16, 1978

The Art Institute of Chicago, Agnes Allerton Gallery, Seventeenth Century Textile Treasures from the Permanent Collection, March 12–June 15, 1983

The Art Institute of Chicago, Elizabeth F. Cheney and Agnes Allerton Textile Galleries, European Textile Masterpieces from Coptic Times through the 19th Century, September 27, 1989–January 22, 1990

Publication History

Christa Charlotte Mayer. Masterpieces of Western Textiles from The Art Institute of Chicago (Chicago: The Art Institute of Chicago, 1969), p. 173, pl. 101.

Christa C. Mayer Thurman. Textiles in The Art Institute of Chicago (Chicago: The Art Institute of Chicago, 1992), pp. 72, 145.

Virginia Churchill Bath, Embroidery Masterworks. Classic patterns and techniques for contemporary application, Chicago: Henry Regnery Company, 1972, page 43-47.




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