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Scarce Jonesborough, Tennessee, watercolor landscape painting on cardstock, depicting various figures and animals harvesting a crop of wheat and engaging in various activities. Including a female resting below a tree with two young children, a female gathering hay and a young girl with dog holding a water barrel foreground with other figures gathering wheat, a figure riding on horseback, a horse-drawn carriage and a cottage in the background. Titled lower center margin THE HARVESTERS. Signed lower left by Elizabeth E. George and lower right "Jonesboro F. Academy Feb. 1838-9". Cardstock/Paper -15 3/4" H x 12 3/4" W. Framed – 16 1/4" H x 20 1/4" W. This watercolor landscape, depicting harvesting activities, was possibly inspired by prints of 16th and 17th Flemish harvest landscapes by artists like Pieter Bruegel (Brueghel) the Elder or Younger and Joos de Momper the Younger. The rendering of the dog in the lower right corner is especially reminiscent of animals depicted from an earlier era. Additional note: The Jonesboro Female Academy was organized in 1833 by a local group of citizens and continued to operate until 1852, when it was combined with the Odd Fellow Female High School. The artist of this work may be Elizabeth George, born circa 1820 in Greene County, daughter of William George (son of a German immigrant) and his wife Elizabeth Clutz. She married Richard Elder in Greene County in 1847. Condition: Overall toning noted to paper. Horozontal line of residue extending through the head of the little girl with the dog and above the woman seated, holding a child. No attempt was made to remove this residue. Some fading to ink inscriptions to lower margin.