Embroidered picture of Shepherdess and piping shepherd; worked with polychrome wool in tent stitch. Some areas of ecru silk and cross-stitch and seed stitch. Pastoral landscape with figures, animals and birds. Colors very bright but wools have deteriorated to a large extent in the area of the sky.
Purchased by MFA from Mr. Charles Ratti, Jr., Dorchester, Massachusetts, 1963.
Special Textile Fund
Shepherdess and Piping Shepherd
American, mid-18th century