Embroidered picture

18th century

Object Place: France


19.3 x 32.5 cm (7 5/8 x 12 13/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen, Silk; Needlepoint

Not On View


Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



A small rectangular needlepoint picture with upper corners round with a slight semi-circular dip in top; a landscape with hillocks in foreground, rolling hills in background, cliff at left, two trees in foreground, church and house in background, shepherd wtih three sheep and dog in center, variety of small flowers scattered over hillocks, two birds flying against sky; worked with polychrome silks and wools on wool canvas in fine tent stitch, on double scroll the inscription: MON INOCENCE DE CRAINODOIN TI. FOULOS IC NE FERRIRIENINOTGNRDE MAT.; bound with coral pink ribbon.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Samuel L. Cabot, in memory of Miss Lucy A. Morse