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Embroidered picture

1739

Ann Peartree, American, born in Boston, 1722–1744 American, born in Boston


Dimensions

27.7 x 23 cm (10 7/8 x 9 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

59.22

Medium or Technique

Linen plain weave embroidered with wool and silk

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Collections

Americas , Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Linen plain weave, embroidered with wool and silk, (brown, blue and white silk in tent stitch). Grassy, hilly landscape with seated figure of a woman holding a bouquet of flowers in left hand and a sickle in her right, possibly Summer; oak trees left and right. In foreground, Cupid, dogs, lamb, bird and flowers. Narrow strip of finer linen sewn across bottom,embroidered with blue silk in cross stitch "Ann Peartree 1739". Faded, true colors on back, some crewels gone in small areas.

Provenance

Elsie T. Friedman; bequest to MFA

Credit Line

Bequest of Elsie T. Friedman