Embroidered picture: Couple Following Piper

American (New England)
mid-18th century

Object Place: New England, United States


65.2 x 72.5 x 7 cm (25 11/16 x 28 9/16 x 2 3/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen plain weave embroidered with wool and silk in tent stitch with metallic thread; wood veneer frame with glass

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Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Embroidered picture in polychrome wool and silk worked in tent stitch; some metallic yarn. Strolling couple following a piper; original frame and glass. Original frame.


Given to Elizabeth S. Dutton in 1835 by Lynde M. Walter, the first editor of the Boston Transcript; probably descended to her sister, Ann Dutton Mandell; to her son, George S. Mandell; and his daughter, Eunice Mandell Rice (Mrs. Neil W. Rice); Lent by Mrs. Neil W. Rice, July 1, 1946. Sold to Mrs. Samuel Cabot, Jan. 22, 1947.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Samuel Cabot