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    Unique Folk Art Calligraphy Rendering of General Robert E. Lee's General Order Number 9, Signed and Dated 1868. 12" x 15", executed in multi colored ink, signed F. P Gutter (?), obviously a highly skilled calligraphic artist. At the top is the Virginia state seal and motto, flanked by two hummingbirds holding ribands with "Appomattox C. H. April 10, 1865/ General Orders No. 9." The full text of the order is headed "General R. E. Lee/ Farewell Address/ To The/ Army of Northern Virginia." Beneath the text is a battle scene with cannon and debris strewn across the field, emblematic of the end of the war. The work is truly remarkable and commensurate with the finest examples of this desirable and scarce form of American folk art known. Very fine overall, mounted in a period oval walnut frame.

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    June, 2008
    29th-30th Sunday-Monday
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