Stumpwork Oval Picture

Early 19th Century

Extremely fine embroidery of a neoclassical maiden dressed as a shepherdess in a forest with a rustic thatched cottage in background. Wonderful use of short and long stitches and shading on the foliage. The figure's face and feet painted. Set within a carved gilt gesso ol frame with a cobalt blue and gilt painted glass border.

Framed: Height: 17.5 x Width: 15 x Depth: 0.75 inches