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Sale 2003 Lot 6

Impressive American Berlin Woolwork Portrait of George Washington

early 20th century, in a variety of stitches, including tent and half cross, rendered in wool, cotton, silk, chenille, and metallic threads, "jet" buttons to frock coat and vest, red "jewels" on shoe buckles, based on an 1850s pattern, itself after the 1796 Portrait of George Washington by Gilbert Stuart now conserved at the National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.
Glazed and in a fine 1850s gessoed and carved giltwood frame.
sight 36-1/2" x 28-3/4", framed 51" x 41"

Notes: A similarly sized, earlier version of this embroidery is in the permanent textile collection at the National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.

Estimate $1,000-1,500

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