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Twelve Apotheosis of George Washington and Benjamin Franklin Printed Textile Fragments

Auction:
2922M
Lot:
143
Sold for:
$4,305$3,500

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Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2922M
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
August 14, 2016 10:00AM

Description:

Twelve Apotheosis of George Washington and Benjamin Franklin Printed Textile Fragments, England, c. 1785-1800, red-printed on cotton, six fragments depicting George Washington with a figure of an Indian princess supporting a shield reading "AMERICA/INDEPEND/ANCE [sic]/1776 in a leopard-drawn chariot behind two Native Americans blowing trumpets, and six fragments depicting Benjamin Franklin and "Liberty" holding a banner reading "WHERE LIBERTY SWELLS THERE IS MY COUNTRY," with one other fragment from a different textile depicting a woman and cherub, (minor staining), approx. ht. to 21, wd. to 31 in.
Estimate $2,000-3,000

Toned, minor stains, few small tears and holes.


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

Keywords

George Washington, Benjamin, Benjamin Franklin, The Apotheosis of Washington, United Kingdom

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