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Shepherd and Shepherdess

Date:
1700–1730
Geography:
Made in Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Culture:
American
Medium:
Linen embroidered with silk thread
Dimensions:
12 5/8 x 14 1/8 in. (32.1 x 35.9 cm)
Classification:
Textiles
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1913
Accession Number:
13.69.45
Not on view
A variation on a common design source can be seen in this embroidered scene of a piping shepherd and shepherdess posed within a pastoral landscape. Dressed in contemporary costume, the figures stand as emblems of courtship in a luxuriant garden that conjures up associations with springtime, youth, and fertility.
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