"The Love of Truth Mark the Boy"

"The Love of Truth Mark the Boy"
Title
"The Love of Truth Mark the Boy"
Date 
ca. 1806
Medium 
Cotton
Dimensions 
Overall: 12 3/4 x 11 1/2 in. ( 32.4 x 29.2 cm )
Description 
Cotton copper-engraved kerchief with a scene depicting the folktale of George Washington and the cherry tree with an inscribed banner above and the folktale in three columns below; printed in blue on a white ground; decorative border.
Credit Line 
Gift of Mrs. J. Insley Blair
Object Number 
1941.117
Marks 
printed: across top: "THE LOVE OF TRUTH/ MARK THE BOY" printed: below scene: "At six years old George, full of boyish tricks,/ Would often please himself by chopping sticks;/ ... / Afterwards the celebrated WASHINGTON./ ISAAC K. PHILLIPS"
Gallery Label 
This kerchief was originally printed with "The Effect of Principle/ Behold the Man" (1941.104).
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group