Piper and Shepherdess
Object Place: New England, United States
43.4 x 57.5 x 3 cm (17 1/16 x 22 5/8 x 1 3/16 in.) Including frame
Medium or Technique
Plain weave linen embroidered with silk, wool, and metal thread
Not On View
Embroidered picture of Shepherdess and piping shepherd; worked with polychrome wool in tent stitch. Some areas of ecru silk and cross-stitch and seed stitch. Pastoral landscape with figures, animals and birds. Colors very bright but wools have deteriorated to a large extent in the area of the sky.
Purchased by MFA from Mr. Charles Ratti, Jr., Dorchester, Massachusetts, 1963.
Special Textile Fund