Embroidery of woman with sheep

Object Number: 
1895.18
Date: 
1790-1810
Medium: 
Silk, paint
Dimensions: 
Overall: 16 x 13 3/4 x 1/8 in. ( 40.6 x 34.9 x 0.3 cm )
Marks: 
handwritten: reverse of frame: "Tapestry Embroidery-- / made by some one / about the time of the / Revolutionary War / formerly (illeg.)"
Description: 
Oval needlework picture worked in various colors of silk floss and chenille on vertical rectangular silk ground, the pastoral scene depicts a female figure with lambs near bushes and trees, the sky, mountains, and the figure's head and hands are painted, satin, couching and straight stitches.
Credit Line: 
Gift of George C. McWhorter
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group