This divine example of an 18th century silkwork embroidery is offered in exceptional, original condition. Dating to the George III period of 1780 this serene, Spring time pastoral needlework and watercolor painted scene depicts a shepherdess and nobleman leading a sheep to water. This is a scene after the Jean Francois Marmontel's play called 'La Bergere des Alpes' - 'The shepherdess of the Alps'. This exquisite example comes complete with original gilded, ornate circular frame and original old bubbled glass. It is all original and never been opened as can clearly be seen to the reverse.
Measuring: Frame diameter 15.25 inch (39 cm). Frame depth 1.5 inch (4 cm). Aperture diameter 11 7/8 inch (29 cm).
A gorgeous, gorgeous item for your English Country House inspired interior.
Condition: The silk upon silk embroidery is in good condition. There is some evidence of the original brown back paper disintegration - paper debris has been trapped behind the glass and can be seen to the left of the Shepherd and also by the drinking sheep. We really would not wish to disturb the original backing paper to remove this as it is merely paper.
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