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Embroidered picture of spinnign lady and figures in a landscape, linen plain weave canvas worked predominantly tent stitch and long-and-short stitch with areas of cross, bullion, and stem stitch. Silks and crewels in shades of blue, green, red, ecru white, brown and black. Figures, animals and...

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Purchased by MFA from Mr. Henry A. Plimpton, 1965.

Credit Line

Frederick Brown Fund

Spinning Lady

American, mid-18th century

Object Place

Boston or Salem, Massachusetts


74 x 89.3 x 6.6 cm (29 1/8 x 35 3/16 x 2 5/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Linen embroidered with silk and wool


Textiles and Fashion Arts