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Father I Cannot Tell a Lie: I Cut the Tree - Beautifully framed colored engraving of the popular childhood legend of George Washington in which he chopped down a prized cherry tree on the family farm. This particular illustration of this event was originally painted by George G. White and later engraved by John C. McRae of New York in 1867. In this rendition, his father's anger is quickly turned to pride by the honest confession of his son. This piece shows some interesting and unique period details, such as the two African-Americans conversing near the house, and another plowing the field with two oxen in the background. This is a rare, museum quality item that would make a special gift for a collector of early American pieces.
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- Overall frame measurements are about 29" x 25". The interior portion, including matting, measures about 23.5" x 19.5". Wood shadowbox frame is included.
- Part of our Estate Collection and in excellent vintage condition. The exposed portion of the print shows very minor spotting from age. But please note that we did not remove the matting so we don't know the condition of the print under the matted portions. The wood frame is in very good condition. It does have some marking/staining on the gold trim and a small part that appears to have been chipped (please see photo). The other portion of the wood frame appears to be English Oak or Walnut and is in very nice condition. We couldn't find any significant cracks or defects. We don't think this is the original glass or frame for this piece. The glass does not appear to be the wavy glass that you might expect to find on a piece with this age.
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