Anne Worsham Richardson SC Print& Ornament of Hope 2000

COLLECTIBLE! Original sealed packaging never removed. Certiciate of Authenticy and Number on back issued by The Charleston Mint.

The Official South Carolina "Ornament of Hope" ® Anne Worsham Richardson Edition 2000, "Great Blue Heron".

Produced in limited quantities by The Charleston Mint, each ornament is 24k gold on solid brass with baked enameling. All ornaments include a numbered certificate of authenticity, and a matted-and-framed copy of the Anne Worsham Richardson print that inspired it.

Frame size is 10 5/8" x 8 5/8"

Born near Turbeville , South Carolina , Anne Richardson became a painter of birds and received attention from collectors including Presidents Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan. Her painting "Carolina Wren and Yellow Jessamine" hangs in the South Carolina State House in Columbia . "Pine Grosbecks" was on the cover of "National Wildlife Magazine". She was the first woman painter to receive the "Art Print of the Year" award.
Married to Johannes Peter Paszek, she lives (2003) on an estate near Charleston . The couple have created a bird sanctuary there. In 1991, Anne Richardson was inducted into the South Carolina Hall of Fame.