1000 Pricks. Linwood

1000 Pricks. Linwood

Mary Linwood (1755-1845) was the most celebrated needlewoman of her age, with regular London exhibitions and the Royal houses of Europe offering vast sums for her works. Using the wool thread in a manner that imitated brushstrokes, she embroidered portraits of famous people, made needlework copies of old masters (some of which sold for more than the original paintings) and also sewed her own designs. This work is taken from her embroidered self-portrait.