The beloved tree’s brilliant fall color was the subject of countless visitor photographs. Although Jefferson planted many sugar maple saplings at Monticello, hoping to promote an American sugar economy, this one was probably planted during Benjamin Levy’s late 19th-century ownership of Monticello. The tree fell during a violent storm in 2011. Kirk McCauley is one of several local artisans the Thomas Jefferson Foundation has entrusted to honor its beauty and historic significance.
Signed, dated and numbered. 19” x 13” x 2”h. (Soapstone bowl from Alberene Soapstone Company is included.)