Embroidered picture: Reclining Shepherdess

American
mid-18th century


Object Place: New England

Dimensions

50.7 x 43.7 x 3 cm (19 15/16 x 17 3/16 x 1 3/16 in.) Including frame

Accession Number

41.619

Medium or Technique

Linen plain weave embroidered with wool and silk

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Embroidered picture of a Reclining Shepherdess. Wool and silk yarns embroidered on linen in tent stitch. Shepherdess, three sheep, and dog recline in foreground on hilly ground; black and brown background is dominated by three flowering plants and tree (carnations, tulips), plants dwarf figures. Initialed “AB.”

Provenance

Collection of Martha Codman Karolik and Maxim Karolik

Credit Line

The M. and M. Karolik Collection of Eighteenth-Century American Arts