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Embroidered picture: Reclining Shepherdess

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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....

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Collection of Martha Codman Karolik and Maxim Karolik

Credit Line

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

American, mid-18th century

Object Place

New England


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

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Medium or Technique

Linen plain weave embroidered with wool and silk


Textiles and Fashion Arts