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

Shepherd and Shepherdess
Courting Scene
Probably Boston, MA

This large rare pictorial needlework features a shepherd and shepherdess in a bucolic setting with sheep near her and rams near him. The inclusion of a leaping stag, dogs, birds, whimsically stylized trees, and sun greatly add to its charm and appeal.
This is likely from the Boston, MA area. The dark brown filled in background, sun, and some of the flowers are found in other Boston canvas-work pictures, and the design characteristics of this needlework and the poplar backboard is indicative of an American origin.

Wool on linen canvas; 15 1/4 x 27 3/4 framed.


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