Silk and metallic thread embroidery, metal sequins on painted silk ground
overall, including frame: 31 1/4 x 24 in. ( 79.4 x 61 cm )
Mark: in gilded letters on bottom of reverse painted frame: "By Sophia Van Wagenen / The Goddess of Liberty"
Needlework picture of silk and chenile embroidery with sequins on painted silk; young woman in long gown with outstretched right arm offering a feeding cup to a swooping eagle; in sky, liberty cap mounted on pole with American flag; figure tramples chains with right foot. Reverse painted glass frame with maker's name in gilded letters.
Gift of Barbara Parker Chasis, Descendant of Gerrit Huybert Van Wagenen (1753-1835)
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