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    Thomas Nast Original Pen and Ink Sketch of Lee and Grant at the McClean House, Appomattox, Virginia, April 9, 1865. 21½" x 25¾" permanently mounted to chipboard, matted to an overall size of 27" x 31". In the spirit of Nash's more famous painting "Peace in Union", Lee and Grant are captured shaking hands following the signing of the surrender ending the Civil War. It is unknown for what purpose Nast created this sketch though it was likely executed during his tenure at Harper's Weekly. Nast, of course, is well known for his depictions of Santa Claus and Uncle Sam, as well as the creator of iconic political symbols like the Republican elephant and Democratic donkey. Nash has boldly signed this sketch near the lower edge. The ink on the sketch has been purposely scored for effect. There is a small 3" section of vermin damage near the top left corner (which could easily be matted over), otherwise the sketch is in very good condition.

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