Merit Wins the Prize by Charlotte Sheldon

Object ID:
Made by Students
watercolor, silk and lace on silk
Charlotte Sheldon ( - 1840)
Held at:
Litchfield Historical Society
Associated Place:
Litchfield, CT
17" length x 17 1/2" width
Embroidery entitled "Merit Wins the Prize" Silk ground with small watercolor image in center of girl holding a book and pointing to a globe. Image surrounded by embroidered swags and floral design. Underneath image in block lettering with gold metallic thread "Merit Wins the Prize" Large floral border around edge of piece. Black lace attached to silk around edge creating another border or decorative mat. Wood frame painted gold. Gold on gold design on frame of lines and boxes.

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