Watercolor and Needlework Picture
Probably Connecticut c.1810
This picture is a stunning watercolor on silk enhanced with a relatively small amount of embroidery. Note the
subtle blending of embroidery with the beautifully painted flowering border, and central picture.
Pastoraling was a popular courting activity from the mid-18th through the early 19th century. Courting couples
would dress in their finery and find a bucolic setting to enjoy each other's company often pretending they were
shepherd and shepherdess as depicted in this pleasing picture. The scene was taken from a print source and worked
at an academy by at student probably in her mid-teens. The picture may have been worked at Deerfield Academy in
MA or Sarah Pierce's Academy in Litchfield, CT.
Watercolor and silk stitching on silk; 20 ½" x 22 ¾" with the original frame.
STEPHEN & CAROL HUBER
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