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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.

Provenance

Purchased by MFA from Mr. Charles Ratti, Jr., Dorchester, Massachusetts, 1963.

Credit Line

Special Textile Fund

Shepherdess and Piping Shepherd

American, mid-18th century

Object Place

New England, United States

Dimensions

43.4 x 57.5 x 3 cm (17 1/16 x 22 5/8 x 1 3/16 in.) Including frame

Accession Number

63.2669

Medium or Technique

Plain weave linen embroidered with silk, wool, and metal thread

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles