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Maria Cherry Gallery


Southern American Realism

"Abandoned In Place"

 This wagon sat on my friend Don Light's farm. The farm was originally part of the Allen farm and Dozier farm. George Sugg Allen was my great-great-grandfather. The house (Allen House) lies just up the road about a quarter of a mile. Although this wagon is not part of the original farm, I'm sure many wagons just like this traveled up and down the old trail about where it sits. The road, or then trail, followed the river. The wagon sits about 40 ft. from the bank of the Cumberland River. It is the largest painting I've ever done being 4ft by 5ft. It took me approximately one year to complete the painting in egg tempra. Don is a long time record producer and promoter in Nashville. One of his discoveries was Keith Whitley who had a short but amazing career before his death. This wagon came from Pigeon Forge, Tennessee and was given to Don by Stella Parton. So much history to the farm itself. I have the deed then Governor of Tennessee Sam Houston signed deeding the eighteen acres to George Allen for eighteen cents in 1826. Around eight years later he liberated the Alamo and became President of the Republic of Texas.....then later Governor of Texas. The only person having been governor of two different states.

Giclee' size and price

Limited Edition 250 s/n       34 x 42     $ 1500

                                             23 x 28     $ 500

                                             16 x 20     $ 300

                                             44 x 55     $ 5000 (special order/largest size available)