Feb 25, 2010 - Sale 2204

Sale 2204 - Lot 242

Price Realized: $ 3,840
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 2,000 - $ 3,000
(HAITI.) L'OUVERTURE, TOUSSAINT. Toussaint L'Ouverture. Hand-Colored lithograph portrait by Francois Seraphim Delpech, 12-5/8x9-1/2 inches with printed caption; some slight discoloration; faint creases where once folded; small archival paper reinforcement at each of the four corners; margins trimmed and slightly shorter than usual. [Paris, 1838]

Additional Details

rare. In 1838, William C. Nell (1816-1874), black activist, abolitionist and author advertised in William Lloyd Garrison's "Liberator" that 12 copies of this lithograph would be for sale. Nell commissioned engraved portraits for sale as a means of supporting his activities and was responsible for several series including the "Heralds of Freedom," representing both white and black abolitionists.