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America

Object Number: 
1952.409
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.
Gallery Label: 
The object was designed from a painting by Edward Savage, "Liberty," dated 1796.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Screven Lorillard
Provenance: 
Collection of Mrs. J. Insley Blair
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group