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Embroidered needlework picture, wool, silk thread, and watercolor on silk. The scene depicts a woman with lyre, children and a hound at her feet, with a man in English military uniform at her left. They sit tranquilly beside a waterfall, while behind them, a Scotsman in kilt, sword in hand, gestures to a ship in the distance as if to suggest an impending attack. The imagery suggests the Scottish invasion of Ireland (symbolized by the harp and hound) by Edward Bruce in the 1300s, which created a second front in Scotland's war on England. While Biblical history scenes are common in schoolgirl needlework in both Britian and America, scenes from military history are less common, as are depictions of British uniforms and kilts. The quality of the facial painting is excellent. Housed in a later 19th century giltwood and composition frame. 16" x 24" sight, 23" x 31" framed. Circa 1800. Provenance: Estate of Salli LaGrone, Franklin, Tennessee. Condition: Several tears including sky area (9" L), under tree (2"H), near harp (1"L), at bottom (9"), paint spatter to frame, wear, losses and repainting to frame.