Mar 10, 2020 - Sale 2533

Sale 2533 - Lot 217

Price Realized: $ 594
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(SLAVERY AND ABOLITION.) Sartain, John; engraver. Engraved portrait of Thaddeus Stevens, signed by Stevens. Mezzotint engraving, 23 1/2 x 17 1/2 inches to sight; uneven toning, dampstaining in lower margin; signed and inscribed in lower left margin "With the most sincere regards of Thaddeus Stevens of Pa.," in addition to facsimile signature at lower right. Not examined outside of what appears to be the original frame. Lancaster, PA: J.E. Barr, 1867

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This portrait of the radical abolitionist Congressman was engraved by Sartain after a photograph by C.W. Eberman. Provenance: consigned by great-great-great-grandchildren of John Martin Broomall (1816-1894), who served in Congress as a Pennsylvania representative from 1863 to 1869 alongside Stevens. Like Stevens, he was an active abolitionist (see also lot above). With--the Broomall family's copy of "Memorial Addresses on the Life and Character of Thaddeus Stevens." [2], 84 pages. 8vo, publisher's gilt cloth, worn; dampstaining; featuring an address by Representative Broomall on pages 32-36, and inscribed by the congressman's sons J.M. Broomall Jr. and H.L. Broomall on the front endpapers. Washington, 1869.