Needlework

English
about 1790


Object Place: England

Dimensions

Overall: 39.4 x 33 cm (15 1/2 x 13 in.)

Accession Number

2008.1474

Medium or Technique

Silk satin weave; silk couching; silk embroidery

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Depiction from the Italian poem “Jerusalem Delivered,” a woman dressed as a shepardess, likely the Princess Erminia of Antioch, in classical costume holding a staff and standing beside two sleeping sheep carving the name of her lover TANCRED into a tree.

Provenance

Before 2008, with donor; gift to the MFA (December 17, 2008).

Credit Line

Anonymous gift