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Sense of Smell, Early Needlework picture - from Huber

TheSense of Smell
America or England
Late 17th or early 18th century

The five senses were often depicted in girlhood needlework from both England and America. This delightful small picture depicts the sense of smell, featuring a young woman with a flower among a myriad flowers and animals.

It is possible that this piece was worked in the Boston area because the motifs relate to many found on early Boston samplers. It is also more simplistic and less formal than those pieces typical of English needlework.

The original webbing which attached it to the embroidery frame still remain in place.

Silk and wool on linen; 8 ¾" x 11 ½" sight.



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