Mar 24, 2022 - Sale 2598

Sale 2598 - Lot 48

Price Realized: $ 3,750
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 400 - $ 600
(SLAVERY & ABOLITION.) Kneeling "Woman and a Sister" engraving, after Patrick Reason. Etching, 3 1/4 x 2 1/2-inch plate mark on a 7 3/4 x 5 1/4-inch sheet; light fold, corner crease in margin; edges uncut. No place, circa 1840s

Additional Details

We have traced no other examples of this rendition, with the faint vegetation in the background. It is closely based on the 1836 engraving by Patrick Henry Reason (1816-1892) of New York, an early Black engraver. Variants were used frequently by the American Anti-Slavery Society, often with the addition of the caption "Am I Not a Woman and a Sister." This stand-alone example may have been done by Reason or an imitator.