Jun 23, 2022 - Sale 2610

Sale 2610 - Lot 328

Price Realized: $ 500
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 700 - $ 1,000
(CIVIL WAR.) James Queen. View of the Philadelphia Volunteer Refreshment Saloons. Large chromolithographed series of interior and exterior scenes of the volunteer-run Union army relief station at Philadelphia, serving soldiers with hospital care, bathing, hot food, and other comforts as they returned from, or departed to, the southern battlefields; patriotically surmounted by draping American flags and a Federal Eagle. 26x33 3/4 inches sheet size, wide margins; foxing and soiling to the margins but image clean and bright, small closed edge tears; variant of the Library of Congress, Smithsonian, and Huntington Library examples with the lower left and lower right vignettes pasted over existing scenes. Philadelphia: Job T. Williams, 1861

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"James Queen produced some of the finest chromolithographs in America... His vision was filled with unusual composition, and his works convey a singular personality, something all too often missing from the lithographs of his competitors... One of the truly inspired American chromolithographers of the 1860s" (Peter Marzio, The Democratic Art, page 37).