Apr 15, 2021 - Sale 2564

Sale 2564 - Lot 21

Price Realized: $ 750
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 800 - $ 1,200
(REVOLUTION.) Cornelius Tiebout, engraver; after Tisdale. Battle of Lexington. Hand-colored engraving, 18 x 21 3/4 inches, on laid paper with Van Gelder watermark; mat toning, moderate foxing, tape mount remnants on top edge. New York: C. & A. Tiebout, 1 January 1798

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An inspired re-imagining of the Battle of Lexington. To the right, two farmers seem to be drawn into the fight--an older man shoots from the door of his house, while a young man in the foreground abandons his plow and tells his sweetheart his services are needed on the front line. Tiebout is described by Deak as "the first American-born engraver to produce really meritorious work." This print was produced as part of a never-completed series titled "The Columbian War, or Battles for American Independence." Deak, Picturing America 141; Fowble 306; Stauffer 3213.