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Hunting Scene

Maker:
Keturah Rawlins
Date:
ca. 1740
Geography:
Made in Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Culture:
American
Medium:
Linen embroidered with wool, silk, and metallic threads
Dimensions:
16 3/4 x 16 3/4 in. (42.5 x 42.5 cm)
Classification:
Textiles
Credit Line:
Joseph Pulitzer Bequest, 1939
Accession Number:
39.108.2
Not on view
Like prints of romanticized peasant life, engravings of European gentry in the midst of a fox hunt were well known in the colonies. Needlework pictures designed after such scenes were made in both Boston and Philadelphia; their popularity may be attributed to the firm alignment the affluent residents of the two cities felt with the genteel society of the mother country.
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