10-30-2016 10-30-2016
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2950B Boston
October 30, 2016 11:00 AMCalender

Washington, George (1732-1799) Woven Jacquard Silk Portrait.

Auction: Books & Manuscripts - 2950B Location: Boston Date / Time: October 30, 2016 11:00AM


Washington, George (1732-1799) Woven Jacquard Silk Portrait. Lyons, France: J.R., 1856. Oval portrait of Washington with the phrase, "First in war, first in peace, and first in the hearts of his countrymen" around his head, within an ornate monochromatic frame surmounted by an eagle; the jacquard portrait mounted in a damaged gilt gessoed frame; the silk with water stains, evidence of cellophane tape, and short marginal breaks with slight loss, the fabric slightly rumpled in the frame, could be washed, repaired, and flattened, the silk 16 x 19 in.
Provenance: The Estate of David Spinney.
Estimate $300-500

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David Spinney, France, Lyons