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Embroidered picture of a skating scene worked in polychrome wools and silks. Scene shows figures skating on pond at right and man and woman around a fire at left. In background, three buildings, including a windmill. Central scene of "Old Man Winter" in front of fire with tree behind probably...

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Provenance

Mr. And Mrs. Eben Corey; by inheritance to children Rosita Corey, George C. Corey, and Elizabeth C. Bourquin; gift to MFA, December 31, 1998.

Credit Line

Gift in memory of our parents Mr. and Mrs. Eben F. Corey by Rosita Corey, George C. Corey, and Elizabeth C. Bourquin

Winter scene

American, Colonial, 1740–50

Object Place

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

49.53 x 50.8 cm (19 1/2 x 20 in.)

Accession Number

1998.586

Medium or Technique

Linen plain weave embroidered with silk and wool in tent stitch

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles