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The Harp that Once through Tara's Halls

A work made of silk, satin weave; embroidered with silk and silk chenille yarns in satin, single satin, split, and stem stitches; couching; painted; lined and edged with linen, plain weave.

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  • A work made of silk, satin weave; embroidered with silk and silk chenille yarns in satin, single satin, split, and stem stitches; couching; painted; lined and edged with linen, plain weave.

Date:

1827

Artist:

Mary R. Glenn (American, 1813-?)
United States, New York, New York City

About this artwork

The history of this piece connects it to The Harp That Once through Tara’s Halls, a work by the Irish poet Thomas Moore (1779–1852) that was written while Ireland was under English rule and combines Irish legend, mythology, and history about the hilltop Tara and its Irish kings. Typically American in its style and execution, the textile presents an unusual subject for embroidery.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Textiles

Artist

Mary R. Glenn (Maker)

Title

The Harp that Once through Tara's Halls

Origin

New York City

Date

Made 1827

Medium

Silk, satin weave; embroidered with silk and silk chenille yarns in satin, single satin, split, and stem stitches; couching; painted; lined and edged with linen, plain weave

Dimensions

75.5 × 87 cm (29 3/4 × 35 1/4 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Bessie Bennett

Reference Number

1932.1454

Extended information about this artwork

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