1734
1734

PROPERTY OF VARIOUS OWNERS (LOTS 1734-1735)

VERY RARE AND IMPORTANT EMBROIDERED AND PAINTED SILKWORK PICTURE: THE LADY OF THE LAKE, GODFREY FOLWELL (1799-1855), PHILADELPHIA, CIRCA 1814
Estimate
5,00010,000
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1734

PROPERTY OF VARIOUS OWNERS (LOTS 1734-1735)

VERY RARE AND IMPORTANT EMBROIDERED AND PAINTED SILKWORK PICTURE: THE LADY OF THE LAKE, GODFREY FOLWELL (1799-1855), PHILADELPHIA, CIRCA 1814
Estimate
5,00010,000
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VERY RARE AND IMPORTANT EMBROIDERED AND PAINTED SILKWORK PICTURE: THE LADY OF THE LAKE, GODFREY FOLWELL (1799-1855), PHILADELPHIA, CIRCA 1814
inscribed in the lower right, G Folwell del et pinxt / Philade.
27 x 31 1/2 in.
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Literature

Eleanor H. Gustafson, “Collector’s Notes,” vol. 130, no. 4, Magazine Antiques, p. 646, fig. 1.

Catalogue Note

This work is based off of Sir Walter Scott’s The Lady of the Lake, first published in 1810.  This scene was apparently a favorite of George Folwell who took over his father’s business after his death in 1813.  This example is one of only two known embroidery’s that are signed by George.  George Folwell soon abandoned this career and worked as a silver chaser, first in Baltimore, and finally in Philadelphia. For additional information on George Folwell and his father Samuel Folwell see Betty Ring, Girlhood Embroidery: American Samplers & Pictorial Needlework, 1650-1850, (New York: A.A. Knopf, 1993), pp. 378-387, fig. 418.

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