Acquired from the estate of Doris Langley Moore
These embroideries are clearly designed as central and flanking panels, the sides reversing the floral motifs, the central panel employing the same motifs, but augmenting them with other specimens. In common with those depicted upon silk brocades, the chosen flowers are identifiable horticultural examples, rendered with extreme skill in long and short stitch and satin stitch. The design is vibrant, as if the flowers are still alive and growing, their placement on the central panel following the elongated S shape of contemporary Rococo styles. To the base of the side panels further large flowers have been inked in, but never executed. The inked pattern was the final stage of the transference of a design that had been traced on to transparent paper, which was pricked with pinholes through which coloured powder was forced to indicate the shapes of the motifs on the silk.