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A work made of cotton, alternating float weave, embroidered with cotton in cross-stitches.

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  • A work made of cotton, alternating float weave, embroidered with cotton in cross-stitches.

Date:

1924

Artist:

Designed and executed by Wilhelm Hunt Diederich (American, born Hungary, 1884–1953)
United States

About this artwork

This embroidered panel portrays two cocks fighting, similar to the dynamic animal combat scene depicted in this fire screen in the Art Institute of Chicago’s collection, also designed by William Hunt Diederich. The prominent and repeated diagonal lines throughout the composition heighten the sense of drama, particularly as the rooster on the left, with mouth agape, leans back to brace for the oncoming attack. The X shapes formed by the cross-stitch embroidery technique complement the sharply angular representation of the animals.

Status

On View, Gallery 272

Department

Textiles

Artist

Wilhelm Hunt Diederich

Title

Panel

Origin

United States

Date

Made 1924

Medium

Cotton, alternating float weave, embroidered with cotton in cross-stitches

Dimensions

96.4 × 118 cm (38 × 46 1/2 in.)

Credit Line

Frank G. Logan Purchase Prize

Reference Number

1925.41

Extended information about this artwork

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