We love to see a collection of French beadwork pictures displayed on a boudoir/bedroom wall. They are so accomplished yet so serene, conjuring images of simple pleasures in pastoral scenes. One simply cannot imagine having the patience to create such needlework works of art in today's modern age.
This stunning beadwork was produced in France during the 19th century, circa 1820 to 1830. The beadwork depicts a rural scene with a farm girl leading her prized cow and goat/sheep to water. Hiding behind the tree is a young suitor. This is an idyllic scene, we love the variety of colored glass beads, they are still so wonderfully bright.
Worked in several sizes of glass bead to create depth and texture. The glass beads are very small allowing for a detailed image with approximately 484 beads per square inch. This magnificent beadwork is housed behind old glass in the most decorative unopened gilt frame; we love the detailing to the inner frame and the fact that it is complete with its original backing paper. The original gilt over red bole frame really is fabulous, it very much adds to the appeal of the decorative beadwork.
The beadwork is one of a harlequin pair (slightly differing size) by the same needlework artist, each sold separately.
Measuring: Width 11 1/8 inch (29 cm) by height 8 5/8 inch (22 cm). Aperture width 8 5/8 inch (22 cm) by height 6 inch (15 cm).
Condition: Tiny chip to gesso top left corner. A few teeny thread pulls/losses to the beadwork, approx 6 beads missing in total, very minimal indeed.
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19th Century French Beadwork Sampler Picture Young Lovers, Rural Landscape Scene Farmer Cow Sheep Circa 1820
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