Sep 17, 2009 - Sale 2186

Sale 2186 - Lot 33

Price Realized: $ 4,800
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,000 - $ 1,500
(AMERICAN REVOLUTION.) [Wilson, Benjamin; artist and etcher.] The Repeal, or the Funeral Procession of Miss Americ-Stamp. Etching, 10 x 14 inches; laid down on heavy paper, trimmed within plate mark, minor browning near margins. [London, 1766?]

Additional Details

An engraving celebrating the repeal of the Stamp Act, with its pro-trade and pro-American message underscored by the caption's closing nod to "the true Sons of Liberty." A group of bumbling Stamp Act supporters mourn the repeal in the foreground; note the dog urinating on the leg of their leader Dr. James Scott. In the background, several warehouses full of English trade goods are now ready for shipment to America. The etcher Benjamin Wilson (1721-1788) was a London portrait artist and friend of Benjamin Franklin. Cresswell 623.