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Printed cotton: America Presenting at the Altar of Liberty Medallions of her Illustrious Sons

English
about 1785


Object Place: England

Dimensions

68 x 128 cm (26 3/4 x 50 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

56.229

Medium or Technique

Cotton plain weave; copperplate printed

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Made up of three pieces joined together, printed in red. Fame with a trumpet holds a wreath over the head of Washington, America kneeling at the Altar of Liberty presents medallions with double portraits.

Provenance

"America, presenting at the Altar of Liberty, Medallions of her Illustrious Sons"
(after Pierre Eugene du Simitière)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Phillips Ketchum