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Painted Silkwork Picture of a Milkmaid and Children, By V. Shakorley, Circa 1780-1800.


Painted Silkwork Picture of a Milkmaid and Children,

By V. Shakorley,

Circa 1780-1800.


The circular silkwork has a painted watercolour background of buildings.  In the forground is a milkmaid with two young children, a boy and girl, asking for milk, the young girl holding out a large wooden mug and the young boy with bare feet.  The milkmaid wears a yolk across her shoulders to carry the large heavy milk urns which in the picture have been placed on the ground.


The back of the woolwork is inscribed with a label reading:


"Milkgirl'

Embroidery by

V. Shakorley.

Painted by her Aunt.



Diameter: Frame: 9 inches  silk 7 1/2 inches







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