Embroidered picture

English
1700–50


Dimensions

Overall: 44 x 41 cm (17 5/16 x 16 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

29.2046

Medium or Technique

Linen and wool; embroidery

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Embroidered in polychrome wools in tent stitch on natural colored linen canvas. In the center, a shepherdess strolling in a rustic setting. In one hand she carries a staff and in the other a bouquet. In the foreground, a dog and a lamb (?), and in the background a small house. The picture is framed in a narrow beige border with oblique stripes in red. Surrounding this, a wide floral border. Very worn, large areas missing.

Credit Line

Bequest of George Nixon Black