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Kerchief

Object Number: 
1952.61
Date: 
ca. 1819
Medium: 
Cotton
Dimensions: 
Overall: 27 1/2 x 23 1/2 in. ( 69.8 x 59.7 cm )
Description: 
Copperplate-printed cotton kerchief with a full-length portrait of George Washington with a horse after the "Dorchester Heights" portrait of Washington by Gilbert Stuart; border of twenty-one stars in squares divided by American bald eagles; printed in sepia ink on a white ground.
Gallery Label: 

The portrait of George Washington on this kerchief is after Gilbert Stuart's painting, Washington at Dorchester Heights.

Bibliography: 

Herbert Ridgeway Collins, Threads of History: Americana Recorded on Cloth, 1775 to the Present (Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution, 1979), 60.

Credit Line: 
Bequest of Mrs. J. Insley Blair
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group