"Liberty" Needlework Picture

An unusually large and beautifully wrought silk needlework picture, based on the 1796 Philadelphia engraving by Edward Savage. “Liberty. In the form of the Goddess of Youth; giving Support to the Bald Eagle." Transcribed on back of frame: “Done by Harriet Merriam (born Dec. 5, 1797) in her sixteenth year." Hannah later married Joseph Fisher, master mate on the USS Constitution during the war of 1812.
American, c. 1813.
24 1/2” x 21 1/2” framed.

Descended in the original family.