So here we are gearing up for the Americana & International sale, which is right around the corner on September 14th and 15th. For my last pick I went out on a limb with a non-Pennsylvania piece, one that I really like. So guess where I am going to get this week’s pick from? I went all American, as in George Washington. I don’t think you could deliver a more admirable person than George Washington. One who epitomizes the land of the free and the home of the brave. I was inspired by making a recent weekend trip the Museum of the American Revolution on third street in Philadelphia. If you get an opportunity to go, this is a great way to spend a few hours and do not miss out on the presentation and short film on Washington’s Headquarters Tent, it gave me chills. The arms and powder horns were just fantastic. So that inspiration led me to lot 269, a Gorham patinated bronze of George Washington after the original by Jean-Antoine Houdon. The original sculpture is located in the Virginia State Capitol in Richmond, Virginia. It amazes me to think that the original took approximately seven years to complete. Sometimes I struggle to stay focused for seven minutes! At 16 inches high, this imposing figure could occupy any place in your home. Great surface and great subject. Don’t miss out on this one.