Apr 15, 2021 - Sale 2564

Sale 2564 - Lot 32

Price Realized: $ 562
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 200 - $ 300
(REVOLUTION.) John Sartain, engraver; after John B. White. Gen. Marion in his Swamp Encampment Inviting a British Officer for Dinner. Mezzotint, 21 1/4 x 24 1/2 inches plus worn additional margins wrapped around; laid down on linen at early date and mounted on stretcher; uneven toning, dampstaining in margins, 3 punctures in image. [New York: Apollo Association for the Promotion of the Fine Arts, 1841]

Additional Details

The first print issued by what became the American Art-Union. It illustrates a story first set to print by Parson Weems in 1809 (the biographer who also brought us Washington and the cherry tree), in which a British officer visited Marion's camp to discuss an exchange of prisoners, and was treated to a crude dinner of sweet potatoes.