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    Chromolithograph of George Washington Entering New York, Circa 1850. This chromo is attributed to Sarony & Major by an old note from the previous owner on the back of the frame, but it is signed "Herline and Hensel, Philad." in the print. Both were major lithographers in the mid-18th century and known for the quality of their work. This fabulous picture shows George Washington's triumphal entry into the city of New York after his victory in the Siege of Yorktown, a combined assault of French Forces led by General Comte de Rochambeau and American Forces led by Washington over a British Army commanded by General Lord Cornwallis. The surrender of Cornwallis's army caused the British government to negotiate an end to the American Revolutionary War. The future president is met in the city with a crowd of men, women, and children- all celebrating the hard-fought victory. A wonderful example of the lithographer's art with vibrant colors and stunning detail. Sight size is 41.5" x 27.5" in an early 20th-century frame with overall dimensions of 46.5" x 32.5". There is one 6" tear at the left edge and a couple of smaller edge tears at the lower left, but overall, the condition is fine (not examined out of frame). Great display presence.

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    April, 2007
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