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    George Washington: Circa 1819 Commemorative Textile. Threads #54, approximately 18" x 26", printed in Glasgow, Scotland by C. Gray in 1819. The portrait of Washington, standing on a pedestal formerly occupied by a statue of King George III and clutching a scroll of his farewell address, was copied from the Bowling Green portrait of Washington published in 1783. The patriotic design honors both Washington and the soldiers and sailors who fought in the American Revolution. It is dedicated to the Congress of the United States. Lightly faded with some areas of loss, mainly across the dark line that serves as a border above Washington's head. A horizontal split near the top apparently was repaired with thread many years ago and a framing nail has come loose and is caught against the glass. Currently housed in an old frame which can be retained or discarded, as the successful bidder directs.

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    May, 2016
    14th Saturday
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