Lot 86 - Rare embroidered plan of the City of Washington in the Territory of Columbia

Rare embroidered plan of the City of Washington in the Territory of Columbia
susanna wilkinson atkinson, aged 14 years, alexandria, va, dated, "180

7" After a plan of the city drawn by Pierre Charles L'Enfant and Andrew Ellicott, published by James Thackara and John Vallance of Philadelphia, 1792, worked with silk threads, watercolor and ink on a silk ground, the needles inserted below inscription, framed.

21 in. x 35 1/2 in. (sight)

Provenance: By descent in a Virginia family to the present owner.

Sold for $112,500
Estimated at $15,000 - $25,000


 

7" After a plan of the city drawn by Pierre Charles L'Enfant and Andrew Ellicott, published by James Thackara and John Vallance of Philadelphia, 1792, worked with silk threads, watercolor and ink on a silk ground, the needles inserted below inscription, framed.

21 in. x 35 1/2 in. (sight)

Provenance: By descent in a Virginia family to the present owner.

A Susanna W. Atkinson married Jesse A. Bonner in Brunswick, Virginia, January 3, 1816.

The fourth known Plan of the City of Washington embroidery; others are found in the collections of Dumbarton House--The National Society of the Colonial Dames of America, Winterthur Museum and Colonial Williamsburg.
Literature: Allen, Gloria Seaman. Columbia's Daughters: Girlhood Embroidery from the District of Columbia, (2012), pp. 58-67.

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