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A Good Tree or The Christian.
1830-1840
Printer:Printed by D. W. Kellogg & Co. , American, 1830 - 1840
Publisher:Published by D. W. Kellogg & Co. , American, 1830 - 1840
Lithography; printer's ink and watercolor on wove paper
Primary Dimensions (image height x width): 13 9/16 x 10 1/8in. (34.4 x 25.7cm) Sheet (height x width): 14 7/8 x 10 3/4in. (37.8 x 27.3cm)
Credit Line: Gift of Samuel St. John Morgan
Description: A man wearing classical robes uses a watering can to water a large tree. He is barefoot. At the roots of the tree are printed the words "Faith" and "Repentance". On the trunk are "Hope" and "Love". Fruits on shoots springing up from the roots are labeled "Fasting" "Prayer" "Contri / tion" and "Self / denial". Additional fruits growing on the leafy branches of the tree are: "Tempe / rance" "Humil- / ity" "Joy" "Alms" "Pati- / ence" "Resig / nation" "Chas / tity" "Forti / tude" "Peace" "Prud / ence" "Meek / ness" "Mercy" "Compa- /ssion" "Gentle- / ness" "Truth" "Goodness" "Justice" "Benev / olence" "Fidel- / ity" "Purity" "Industry" "Heavenly / Minded / ness" "Perseve / rance" "Contem / plation". Rays of light with the word "GRACE". Open fields, hills, and a few trees are in the background.
Inscription: On recto, lithographed title beneath image, "A GOOD TREE OR THE CHRISTIAN. / 'A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit.' / 'By their fruits shall ye know them.'" On verso, upper left, in red ink, "926". In pencil: upper left, "Dwr 38"; lower right, accession number. In blue pencil, lower left, "Print / Box 5 / #17".
Object Number: 1950.202.166
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