This is the most brilliantly colorful of three very similar embroideries derived from a David Edwin engraving after an Edward Savage painting that was published in Philadelphia, 1 January 1800. It is among many Boston silk embroideries with superb painting that is now attributed to portrait painter John Johnston (1753-1818), youngest son of heraldic artist and engraver Thomas Johnston (1708-1767). The similar "Columbus" embroideries were signed by Susanna Rowson students Margaret Mitchell and Abbey Low. See Antiques (August 1976), pp. 293-294 and (October 1992), p. 421.