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Makers / Maker's Age: Unknown
Date Made: Late 18th century
Origin: Unknown
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Stitches: Satin, French knot, Petitpoint, Two-sided Line, Split.
Embroidery Thread: Silk & wool
Foundation Cloth: Silk
Dimensions: 19 1/2"w x 16 1/4" h
Owner: NSCDA Wilton House, Richmond, VA
Inscriptions: No Inscription
Predominant Motif: A shepherd leans against a large tree trunk. The tree has large fluffy flowers. A small dog is at his feet. A woman in a long dress with apron stands near him. In the background are rolling hills, trees and a small flock of sheep. Painted sky and faces. (Note: Pastoral needlework based on a scene from Allan Ramsay's 1725 pastoral drama "The Gentle Shepherd").
History of Owner: #2000.5 Gift of Mrs. Bate C. Toms, Jr.
Published in american samplers by bolton & COE, 1921No