Painted textile

Object Number: 
X.90
Date: 
1745
Medium: 
Cotton
Dimensions: 
Overall: 25 x 29 1/4 in. ( 63.5 x 74.3 cm )
Marks: 
painted: at top: "BRITAN - NIA"
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.
Gallery Label: 
This banner was carried at the Siege of Louisbourg in 1745, under the expedition of Sir William Pepperell.
Credit Line: 
Gift of John Stark
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group