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Ref NoJJ0418
Alt Ref NoJJ0418
Artist or CreatorJohn Jensen
Title or Caption[no caption]
Extent1 item
Published bySunday Telegraph
Date04 Nov 1973
FormatArtwork
Size29.50 x 41.50cm
Techniqueblack ink
Embedded text or transcriptFather - I cannot tell a lie - I'm still standing!
Person DepictedNixon; Richard M. (Richard Milhous), (1913-1994)
Washington; George (1732-1799)
Implied textArt: John McRae, "Father, I Can Not Tell a Lie; I Cut the Tree," 1867 engraving after a painting by G.G. White
The story of Washington and the Cherry Tree, was invented by a parson named Mason Locke Weems in a biography of Washington published directly after his death. A History of the Life and Death, Virtues and Exploits, of General George Washington (1800) and The Life of George Washington, with Curious Anecdotes Laudable to Himself and Exemplary to his Countrymen (1806)
NotesSun Tel Leader Page written under picture
SubjectsPolitics
USA
cherry trees
plants
presidents
trees
Copyright contact detailsjohn@johnjensen.co.uk
Location of artworkBritish Cartoon Archive
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CodePersonNameDatesAboutMultimediaImage
GB/BCA/1149Nixon; Richard M. (Richard Milhous), (1913-1994)1913-1994    
GB/BCA/20Washington; George (1732-1799)1732-1799President of the United States 1789-1797  
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