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|Likely Massachusetts, dated 1790|
Signed "Rhoderick Morley." Found years ago in an early desk with family papers in Massachusetts. Beautifully illustrated, likely school-boy created, with one well dressed gentleman firing a flintlock pistol, the other brandishing a sword, flanking multiple phrases possibly connected to healing political or social divisions still strong due to the Revolution and suggesting how one should live and act.
One expression prominently at the top center "Let union and peace make discord cease" not only would seem to relate to the recently ended Revolutionary War, it is also an expression that was used by the Mayflower Society.
Another phrase: "The wicked they must be dealt with in a more severe manner" might explain the sword and pistol. Full text and family information available upon request. A remarkable piece of American history never before offered for sale.
|Location of Origin: North America|
|Medium/Materials: Watercolor and ink on laid paper|
|Dimensions: Paper size, 14 3/8 x 11 3/4 inches. Frame size about 18 3/4 x 16 1/4.|
|Primary Classification: Folk Art and Americana : Rare Books / Documents / Ephemera|
|Secondary Classification: Antique Books, Manuscripts, and Maps : Illuminated Manuscripts & Leaves|
|Tertiary Classification: Antique Books, Manuscripts, and Maps : Historical Documents, Letters & Autographs|
|Condition strong with unobtrusive folds and minor losses.|
|Price:||Item has been sold.|
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