Washington on Horseback
This exceptional folk carving depicting the first President proudly sitting atop his horse “Blue Skin”, the Blue Roan horse that he rode during the battles at Valley Forge and Trenton.
~ ITEM DETAILS ~Dimensions: H 9 ½"
Date / Circa: c.1900
Maker / Origin: Major Barton, Illinois
Medium: carved and painted wood, leather, and metal
Miscellaneous: Attributed to "Major Barton" of Illinois by Robert Bishop & published in his book, American Folk Sculpture, figure 193. Also published: Masterpieces of American folk Art, Monmouth County Historical Association. Exhibited: “Masterpieces of American Folk Art.”