Apr 15, 2021 - Sale 2564

Sale 2564 - Lot 82

Price Realized: $ 488
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 500 - $ 750
(AMERICAN ENGRAVING.) Thomas Gimbrede, artist and engraver. American Star. Stipple engraving, 9 x 11 inches; toned, dark staining along right edge, worn in upper right corner. New York: A.G. Reynolds, 30 January 1812

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Produced on the eve of the War of 1812, this engraving features portraits of the first 4 American presidents (Washington, Adams, Jefferson, and Madison). Much-expanded versions featuring ten or fifteen presidents later became mainstays of the print-making business. Other states appear with imprints from Cheshire, CT and from Andrew Maverick of New York (priority undetermined). This A.G. Reynolds imprint appears to be unrecorded since a 1906 Henkels sale. Hart 794; Reilly 1812-5 (Cheshire variant).