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Needlework picture

Description

A needlework landscape with a ruined castle in left background and a shepherd with his dog in front of several sheep. The picture is a combination of silk floss worked in a variety of stitches and a watercolor painted sky.

Details

Maker
Boardman, Susannah White, 1783-1858 (Embroiderer)
Date
1795-1805
Inscriptions
Black and gold inscribed: ""WORKED BY MISS S. WHITE, MRS. ROWSONS ACADEMY/ MEDFORD"" Inscription in ink on back: ""Worked by/ Susannah, daughter of John & Susannah (White) White/ Born in Haverhill, Mass. March 28, 1783 died March 26, 1858, Boston/ Married Nov. 7, 1805, Benjamin Greenleaf Boardman."" Framer's label on back (""J.F. Cabot and Brother"") (late 19th C.)
Location of origin
Medford, Massachusetts
Material
paper (fiber product)
silk (textile)
Object type
Art
Places
Massachusetts (United States)
Medford (Middlesex county, Massachusetts)
Descriptive terms
needlework (visual works)
paper (fiber product)
Picture, Needlework
silk (textile)
Dimensions
9 7/8 x 10 1/8 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1945.57
Credit Line
Bequest of Mrs. E.D. Boardman
GUSN
17290

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