image: Parson Weems’ Fable, 1939. Grant Woods (American, (1891-1942). Oil on canvas. Collection of the Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth, Texas
Artist Grant Woods’ painting shows an adult Washington recalling the famous incident from his childhood. The title comes from the name of the author who wrote the story in an 1800 book — told to him by a Washington relative.
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