Sep 28, 2023 - Sale 2646

Sale 2646 - Lot 7

Price Realized: $ 3,750
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 2,500 - $ 3,500
(AMERICAN REVOLUTION--PRELUDE.) [After Benjamin Wilson.] The Repeal, or the Funeral Procession of Miss Americ-Stamp. Etching, 12 x 17 1/4 inches; edges worn, one corner trimmed, 3 short repairs on verso, tack holes, 1/2-inch hole touching image area, light wrinkling and toning. [London], circa March 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, while a box of "Stamps from America" has just been returned. At least three publishers issued their own versions of this popular cartoon. Cresswell 623; Fowble, To Please Every Taste 41.