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Copying a painting or a picture from a book was a common subject for an embroidery project for a young lady. Emily Trowbridge (1793-1872) made this work in about 1810. She chose to show a scene from a 1766 French play, The Shepherdess of the Alps.


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"The Shepherdess of the Alps" embroidery

creator   Emily Trowbridge (1793-1872)
date   c. 1810
location   New England
height   16.0"
width   14.25"
process/materials   embroidered silk on silk
item type   Art/Decorative Arts - Textiles
accession #   #1899.06.02

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