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Needlework Picture

1986.301 (RS25038)

Description

Needlework picture on silk ground; worked in a round format in green, gold, blue, and brown threads in variety of needlework stitches and knots; depicts shepardess feeding two sheep under a tree with hills, pond, and trees beyond; painted features and figure, sky, and background; enclosed with a reverse painted glass matt (black with gilt star-like devices) and square, molded and beaded giltwood frame.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1800-1810
Associated Building
Original to Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm (Newbury, Mass.).
Material
embroidering
painting (coating)
silk (textile)
Object type
Art
Places
Massachusetts (United States)
Descriptive terms
Embroidered
embroidering
Federal
needlework (visual works)
Painted
painting (coating)
PICTURE, NEEDLEWORK
Silk
silk (textile)
Dimensions
16 3/4 x 16 3/8 (HxW), 11 1/2 (diameter) (inches)
Accession Number
1986.301
Credit Line
Bequest of Amelia W. Little
GUSN
50777

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