Silk Embroidered Memorials

Silk Embroidered Pictures

Canvaswork Pictures

Stumpwork and Related Needlework

Books and Other Merchandise

Calendar of Events

Help with Selling or Buying

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

Boston Canvaswork Fishing Lady from Huber

Fishing Lady Needlework Picture
Boston, MA c. 1770

Boston canvaswork pictures from the mid-eighteenth century are highly sought after and very rarely come on the market. The scene is embellished with a fishing lady and her suitor, romping dogs, a house and windmill in the background, and a myriad of birds and butterflies, all in a bucolic setting.

These pictures are derived from a group of 17th century French prints referred to as the "Fishing Lady" that were popular in Boston in the mid-18th century. The two most copied were courting scenes: one with a lady fishing and a gentleman by her side; and the other a" Reclining Shepherdess" with a shepherd standing nearby watching over his sheep. They feature bucolic landscapes filled with animals, trees, and flowers set among hillocks and sometimes a manor house in the distance.

Silk on linen; 18 1/8" x 22 1/8" sight.


(860) 388-6809

View other canvaswork