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"Liberty" Needlework Picture

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Origin United States
Period 19th Century
Materials Silk Needlework
Creation Date c. 1813.
Description An unusually large and beautifully wrought silk needlework picture, based on the 1796 Philadelphia engraving by Edward Savage. “Liberty. In the form of the Goddess of Youth; giving Support to the Bald Eagle." Transcribed on back of frame: “Done by Harriet Merriam (born Dec. 5, 1797) in her sixteenth year." Hannah later married Joseph Fisher, master mate on the USS Constitution during the war of 1812.

American, c. 1813.

24 1/2” x 21 1/2” framed.

Descended in the original family.
Styles / Movements Colonial, Folk Art
Incollect Reference Number 226107
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