An Emblem of America

Collection Type

  • Art

Date

1800

GUSN

GUSN-18510

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

Descriptive Terms

paintings (visual works)
glass (material)
oil paint (paint)
reverse painting on glass (image-making)
flags
Native American
waterfalls (natural bodies of water)
figure- and animal-derived motifs
women (female humans)
Oil
Glass
Painted
Woman
Flag
Native American
Waterfall
PICTURE

Inscription

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""

Associated Building

Original to Castle Tucker (Wiscasset, Me.),

Maker

Stampa, P. (Publisher)

Location of Origin

London, England

Object Type

Art

Dimensions

16.125 x 12.25 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Jane S. Tucker

Accession Number

1998.517.3