America

America
Title
America
Date 
1796-1810
Medium 
Silk, paint, metal
Dimensions 
Overall: 23 x 16 in. ( 58.4 x 40.6 cm )
Description 
Vertical rectangular picture embroidered in various colors silk floss on silk ground; female figure center holding chalice to eagle upper left corner, American flag and liberty cap upper right corner, Boston harbor in off-scape far right, broken object and inscription under figure's foot, metal work and spangles applied far upper left corner, on chalice, and across bottom, figure's head and sky are painted, stitching covers most of ground; stitches include satin, outline, knots, chain, straight.
Credit Line 
Gift of Mrs. Screven Lorillard
Object Number 
1952.409
Gallery Label 
The object was designed from a painting by Edward Savage, "Liberty," dated 1796.
Provenance 
Collection of Mrs. J. Insley Blair
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group