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Copying a painting or a picture from a book was a common subject for an embroidery project for a young lady. Emily Trowbridge (1793-1872) made this work in about 1810. She chose to show a scene from a 1766 French play, The Shepherdess of the Alps.
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"A Moral Tale"
"The Shepherdess of the Alps" embroidery
"Young Ladies Literary Society 1813"
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