Apr 15, 2021 - Sale 2564

Sale 2564 - Lot 69

Price Realized: $ 625
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,000 - $ 1,500
(FOUNDING FATHERS.) Achille Moreau, engraver; after Dubouloz. Le Général Lafayette. Aquatint, 20 1/4 x 23 1/2 inches; two 1 1/2-inch repaired closed tears, one entering image, other minor wear, laid down on modern paper; small embossed stamp by artist's name. Paris: Chaillou-Potrelle, 1825

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Sometimes known as "Lafayette's Dream on the Deck of the Brandywine," this print imagines the Marquis on his return to France after his grand American tour. Spirits of Washington, Franklin, Jefferson, and other old American patriot friends share the deck with him. The caption (in parallel French and English) reads "The spirits of the defenders of the American liberty are visiting him during his passage; the genii protectors of America drive away the storms."