Delightful English naive needlework with an unusual harvest scene from the early Stuart period, probably George I s reign. The corn husks have been worked with a three dimensional bullion stitch, to make them. Lovely colours. Just needs a frame.
An 18th Century naïve wool work picture designed with farming scenes of the harvest Depicting figures gathering the corn, a man working with a scythe and a horse laden with wheat sheaves, the outer edge with trees and flowers, embroidered in cross and minute tent stitches, 81cm x 58cm, framed and glazed.worked in cross and satin stitch.
Two red feathered birds perched in trees with bold leaves above a man cutting corn with a sythe and smoking a clay pipe, a man with blue jerkin and red boots and a woman in a pink top loading a sheath of corn onto a donkey, nearby a dog asleep, a aged bearded man gathering the corn and a man in a red tunic bailing it, with blue and red feathered birds amonst leaves, in the cornfield, the sides with grass and clumps of blue and red flowers, all worked in tent, cross and bullion? stitches on a canvas ground.
32 x 23 1/2 in; 82 x 60 cm
Clearly this has faded in parts, but still has delifghtful colours. The edges are a little worn, but when framed these would be coverered. A little stitch losses here and there, mainly to the brown wool. There are a couple of small darns to the lower grass and a couple of small marks, size of a pencil end, to the right hand side under the blue flowers.
There is a label on the reverse. This has been professionally mounted onto acid free board by Jennifer Gill. Textile Conservator. 56 Colston Street, Bristol BS1 5AZ.
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