Lot 510
Antique Silk and Watercolor Pictorial Needlework, Scotland
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Circa 1830, worked in multi-color silk and wool threads and watercolor on silk, depicting a Highlands scene with a shepherd, his maiden, his flock of sheep, and two children as they listen to a bagpiper with his dog beneath a spreading tree in front of his cottage, with mountain range and lake in the background, the figures brightly attired in the traditional clothing of the region and with very finely rendered watercolor detailing to faces, conservation mounted and presented in a molded frame with gilt liner.

Sight size 17 x 25.75 in.; Frame size 20 x 28.75 in.

Private Collection, Wilmington, North Carolina

Purchased in July 2008 from M. Finkel & Daughter, Philadelphia and accompanied by photocopy of original sales receipt.

Some yellowing and light staining to sky; possibly a loose thread to tree above children; not examined out-of-frame.