'Informed seeing':reading the seventeenth-century embroidered cabinet at Milton Manor House through its historical and social contexts

Pullan, Amanda (2016) 'Informed seeing':reading the seventeenth-century embroidered cabinet at Milton Manor House through its historical and social contexts. Textile History, 47 (1). pp. 49-59. ISSN 0040-4969

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Abstract

This object lesson examines a seventeenth-century cabinet, held at Milton Manor House in Oxfordshire, which has been embroidered with biblical scenes. Starting from the premise that knowledge informs seeing, this article provides a close reading of the cabinet’s iconography and historical context in order to highlight the knowledge — both the general ideologies and the individual interpretation — that may have informed its production. Through a detailed reading, the maker’s negotiation of the virtue of submissiveness, a major tenet of women’s education in the period, is identified as a possible theme.

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Journal Article
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Textile History
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80543
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16 Aug 2016 09:30
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Yes
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Published
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01 Jan 2020 09:50