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Supper For Nine

SUPPER FOR NINE

Accession ID:

1990.7

Name:

Supper For Nine

Category:

Item

Type:

ArtWork

Maker:

Maggie Taylor

Date:

1989

Description

'Supper for Nine' is a delightful, exquisitely worked miniature tapestry. Maggie Taylor has created a whimsical and humorous depiction of life's simple pleasures in a naïve style. Made from 100 per cent mercerised cotton, this work captures an interior domestic scene where the everyday is celebrated. A woman is busily preparing a long table for dinner, while a rowdy, shirtless man is drinking liquor from a bottle in the background. Also present in the scene is a cat, household items such as a broom, chairs and a roaring fire in a fireplace, as well as a row of washing drying on a clothesline.


History

National Textile Collection, Tamworth Regional Gallery


Significance

Provenance: Purchased directly from the artist. Taylor exhibited two works in the Ninth Tamworth National Fibre Exhibition, held in 1990. These works were 'Lovers in a Boat' and 'Supper for Nine', both created in 1989 and later acquired for the Tamworth Regional Gallery collection.


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