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Embroidered picture worked in wool and silk on linen canvas in primarily tent stitch with strawberries and sheep worked in French knots. Shades of green, blue, red, yellow, black and white. Compostition depicts a harvest scene; figures of a man and a woman thresh the wheat with sickles. Colors...

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Embroidered by a member of Greene family of Boston (great great aunt or grandmother of Ms. Whitman); Bought from among the belongings of Coz H. Chandler; Given to Ms. Whitman by her Aunt "Anna"; Gift from Mrs. Sylvia C. Whitman to MFA, November 12, 1964

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Sylvia C. Whitman

Harvest Scene

American, mid-18th century

Object Place

Boston, Massachusetts


Overall: 48.3 x 55.5 x 3.5cm (19 x 21 7/8 x 1 3/8in.) Including frame Overall: 40 x 47.6 cm (15 3/4 x 18 3/4 in.) textile only

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Medium or Technique

Linen plain weave embroidered with silk, wool and glass beads


Textiles and Fashion Arts