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Stephen & Carol Huber: 17th - 19th Century Needlework

Boston canvaswork c.1760 - Huber

Canvaswork Picture
Courting Scene
Boston, MA c. 1770

Boston canvaswork pictures from the mid-eighteenth century are highly sought after and very rarely come on the market. This example features a red house in a bucolic setting with a seated lady holding flowers and her suitor with a basket of flowers. The scene is embellished with a dog, a stag several birds and a rabbit.

Claiborne Pell, the highly respected six term Rhode Island senator, known for the Pell Grant, and being the main sponsor of the National Endowment of the Arts, and the National Endowment for the Humanities, was the previous owner of this canvaswork picture, it was hanging behind his desk.

Wool on linen; 18" x 21" framed.


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