RARE AND IMPORTANT CANVASWORK PICTURE: A HUNTING SCENE WITH DOGS, BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS, CIRCA 1748
RARE AND IMPORTANT CANVASWORK PICTURE: A HUNTING SCENE WITH DOGS, BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS, CIRCA 1748
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RARE AND IMPORTANT CANVASWORK PICTURE: A HUNTING SCENE WITH DOGS, BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS, CIRCA 1748

Estimate: 100,000 - 150,000 USD

Property of Various Owners

RARE AND IMPORTANT CANVASWORK PICTURE: A HUNTING SCENE WITH DOGS, BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS, CIRCA 1748

Estimate: 100,000 - 150,000 USD

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RARE AND IMPORTANT CANVASWORK PICTURE: A HUNTING SCENE WITH DOGS, BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS, CIRCA 1748


a fine Queen Anne needlework picture worked in a tent stitch with French and Colonial knots in polychrome wool yarns and silk threads on a linen ground depicting a rider on horse back with three dogs on hilly ground chasing a leaping stag, the group surrounded by flowers, strawberries, blossoming trees, geese and other fanciful birds, with a brick dwelling in the background; the reverse with old paper backing indistinctly inscribed in graphite Stodra, and what appears to be its original stretcher.

16 ⅞ by 20 ⅛ in.

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Catalogue Note

This needlework relates directly to a needlework that was wrought by Anna Woodbury (Swett) of Boston, Massachusetts (see Sotheby's New York, Important Americana, January 25, 2015, sale 9100, lot 241). For other related canvaswork pictures, see Betty Ring, Girlhood Embroidery American Samplers & Pictorial Needlework 1650-1850, Vol. I, (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1993), pp 44-53.

Important Americana
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