A beautiful, large early naive 19th century woolwork demonstrating many different stitches creating textural differences in the hills, trees and sky. To the left a shepherd, with a red scarf and crook across his shoulder, sits on top of a hill with his spotty dog while his nine sheep rest and graze. To the bottom right a figure is collecting nuts or fruit from the woodland. In the sky are flocks of birds and there are various flowers including thistles and roses. The charm of this work is the use of muted vegetable dyed colours and variegated stitches together with the lack of scale or perspective. All within the original frame. English, circa 1810.
Width: 85.5cms (33.75 inches)
Height: 55.5cms (21.75 inches)