Jun 27, 2024 - Sale 2675

Sale 2675 - Lot 51

Price Realized: $ 1,188
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 600 - $ 900
(AMERICAN REVOLUTION--HISTORY.) Sartain, engraver; after White. Gen. Marion in his Swamp Encampment Inviting a British for Dinner. Mezzotint, 19½ x 23¾ inches; toning, 2 short tears extending slightly into image. New York: Apollo Association for the Promotion of the Fine Arts, 1841

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The first print issued by what became the American Art-Union, after a painting by John B. White of Charleston, SC. It illustrates a story first set to print by Parson Weems in 1809 (the biographer who also brought us Washington and the cherry tree), in which a British officer visited Marion's camp to discuss an exchange of prisoners, and was treated to a crude dinner of sweet potatoes.