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Embroidered picture: Shepherdess and piper

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Embroidered picture of piping shepherd and shepherdess in a landscape, surrounded by sheep, dogs, and stags; linen plain weave canvas embroidered in tent stitch with polychrome wool and silk; edged with green ribbon

Credit Line

Otis Norcross Fund and Anonymous gift

American, about 1745

  • Embroidered by Mary Fleet, Massachusetts (Boston), 1729–1796
Object Place

Boston, Massachusetts


59.7 x 57.2 cm (23 1/2 x 22 1/2 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Plain weave linen embroidered in tent stitch with silk and wool


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