Needlework Picture

Collection Type

  • Textiles

Date

1800-1840

GUSN

GUSN-39722

Description

Rectangular silk embroidery, worked on silk, depicts a shepherdess sitting on the bank of a small pond with her two sheep. The head and face, small city in the background and part of the pond are painted in watercolor but the rest is worked in silk satin stitches on a silk ground. Framed and in a reverse painted glass mat.

Details

Descriptive Terms

needlework (visual works)
embroidering
silk (textile)
Picture, Needlework

Maker

Attributed to Lyon, Elizabeth Ann, 1806-1834 (Artist)

Location of Origin

Quincy, Massachusetts

Dimensions

15 1/2 x 19 1/2 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift from Mary E. Saunders

Accession Number

1938.448

Places

Massachusetts (United States)