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An Emblem of America

1998.517.3 (RS31096)

Description

Reverse painting on glass in a black and gold frame of a lady with brown curly hair and dark eyes wearing a red feather plume, red draped shawl, and red and green long dress. She holds a red, white and blue flag in her right hand and rests her hand on a stone dedicated to the memory of George Washington. A small, native child is on the right of the stone and a waterfall is in the background.

Details

Maker
Stampa, P. (Publisher)
Date
1800
Inscriptions
Printed beneath title at bottom: ""Published April 21, 1800, by P. Stampa, 30, Leather Lane, London."" Written on the memorial stone are the words: ""To the/ Memory of/ George Washington/ Born 11th Feby. 1732./ Died 13th Decr./ 1799""
Location of origin
London, England
Associated Building
Original to Castle Tucker (Wiscasset, Me.).
Material
glass (material)
oil paint (paint)
reverse painting on glass (image-making)
Object type
Art
Descriptive terms
figure- and animal-derived motifs
Flag
flags
Glass
glass (material)
Native American
Oil
oil paint (paint)
Painted
paintings (visual works)
PICTURE
reverse painting on glass (image-making)
Waterfall
waterfalls (natural bodies of water)
Woman
women (female humans)
People and organizations
Washington, George, 1732-1799
Dimensions
16.125 x 12.25 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1998.517.3
Credit Line
Gift of Miss Jane S. Tucker
GUSN
18510

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