Wood, Grant PARSON WEEMS' FABLE 1939

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Wood has copied a famous portrait of George Washington as president for the boy's head in the middle ground. His father stands beside him holding the thin trunk of a cherry tree that has been chopped. Little Washington is holding an ax in his hand, confessing having chopped the cherry tree. A man in the foreground is pulling back a red curtain, as if putting the scene on display for the viewer.

Grant Woods - Parson Weem's Fable - 1939

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Elementary (K-5)
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18th Century and Earlier
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Art of the West
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Picturing America Resource
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