Presentation Picture for Benjamin and Margaret McDonald

Shenandoah Valley presentation fraktur

Shenandoah Valley presentation fraktur

Tear Sheet

Attributed to the Shenandoah Valley Illuminated Artist, Hampshire County, Virginia (now West Virginia)

c. 1840

Watercolor, metallic ink and foil on paper

13 ¼” x 11 1/4” 17 ¾” x 15 ¾”, framed

Record for Benjamin James (1774-1856) and Margaret (Hiett)(1777-1846) McDonald.  The birth record for their daughter Elizabeth (1806-1850) was sold at Pook & Pook, 19 June 2009, lot 66.  An award of merit by the artist was presented to their grandson, George W. McDonald, son of Evan McDonald.