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Patriotic Americana Naive Folk Art Drawing of George Washington on Horseback

Pen and Ink with wash and two guache highlights

Circa 1850s: This charming folk art pen and ink drawing of General George Washington on horseback is surely modeled after the 1850 Currier and Ives print of the father of our country. Although the artist's attention to detail is commendable, it is through the naive yet pleasant depiction of our first President's face that the viewer can tell this is the work of a skilled but untrained artist. Note the two guache highlights, one on the boot and the other on Washington's eye, This is a fabulous and whimsical example of 19th century patriotic American folk art in which General Washington, atop his trusted steed, forever tips his hat to those who look his way.

Folk Art George Washington Patriotic Americana Drawing mid 19th century. Pen and Ink Drawing Antique

Folk Art George Washington Patriotic Americana Drawing mid 19th century. Pen and Ink Drawing Antique

Folk Art George Washington Patriotic Americana Drawing mid 19th century. Pen and Ink Drawing Antique

Folk Art George Washington Patriotic Americana Drawing mid 19th century. Pen and Ink Drawing Antique

George Washington Pen and Ink Drawing, circa 1850
For Sale: $650

 

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