Embroidered picture

Spinning Lady

second half of 18th century
Embroidered by Phebe Hobart (Massachusetts (probably Salem))

Object Place: Salem, Massachusetts


55.5 x 48.2 x 3.4 cm (21 7/8 x 19 x 1 5/16 in.) Including frame

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen plain weave embroidered with silk and wool; gouache on paper

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Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Embroidered picture of spinning lady and shepherd in a landscape; plain weave linen groundembroidered with wool and silk in tent stitch, in blues, bluish-green, neutral gren, neutral yellowish-green, yellow, neutral yellows, neutral browns, red, pink, neutral orange, rusty black, and cream; worked by Phebe Hobart at Mrs. Dean’s school in Salem; original mount and liner

Credit Line

Gift of Philip Spalding, Oakes Ames Spalding, and Hobart Ames Spalding