Silk-on-Silk Needlework Picture
Probably Fredricksburg, Virginia, circa 1790
Height 17 3/4 inches, width 16 inches.
M. Finkel & Daughter
Private New York Collection
Olde Hope Antiques, New Hope, Pennsylvania, 2018
A needlework of similar composition was wrought by Mildred Gregory Washington (1777-1805), niece of George Washington. It was offered for sale in February 2016 at James D. Julia in Fairfield, ME. Both needleworks share men with black shoes sitting at a bale of hay with a dog seated beside him. A woman in a black hat with a rake faces the man with a barn in the background and a large willow tree. The present example includes a bright range of colors and numerous animals, including many birds in the willow.
C Property from the Estate of a Private Collector
Additional Notes & Condition Report
frame rubbed, scratched, losses
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