Sep 27, 2018 - Sale 2486

Sale 2486 - Lot 128

Price Realized: $ 1,375
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Estimate: $ 1,000 - $ 1,500
WITH THE SCARCE ACCOMPANYING PAMPHLET (PRINTS--ASSASSINATION.) Ritchie, Alexander Hay; artist and engraver. Proof print of his massive "Death of Lincoln" engraving. Mezzotint, 31 3/4 x 42 inches, on chine-collé, signed "A.H. Ritchie" in lower right margin; minimal foxing and wear in margins, 4 short closed tears in margins repaired on verso. [New York, 1868]

Additional Details

Proof before letters of Ritchie's monumental deathbed scene, depicting 27 of the men known to have been present during Lincoln's final hours. Only 2 other signed proofs are known, at Brown University and in the Frank and Virginia Williams Collection. with--the accompanying pamphlet, "Ritchie's Historical Picture, Death of President Lincoln." Folding plate (detached), 11 pages. 12mo, original printed wrappers, worn; in cloth folding case. None traced at auction; Sabin 71555. New York, 1868.