Painted textile

Painted textile
Title
Painted textile
Date 
1745
Medium 
Cotton
Dimensions 
Overall: 25 x 29 1/4 in. ( 63.5 x 74.3 cm )
Description 
Cotton painted banner with a figure of Britannia seated on the shore, holding a staff and leaning on a shield with the British flag on it; frigate sailing in sea to her left; painted with red, blue, pink, brown and yellow on off-white border.
Credit Line 
Gift of John Stark
Object Number 
X.90
Marks 
painted: at top: "BRITAN - NIA"
Gallery Label 
This banner was carried at the siege of Louisbourgh in 1745, under the expedition of Sir William Pepperell.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group