Mar 30, 2017 - Sale 2441

Sale 2441 - Lot 46

Price Realized: $ 6,250
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 3,000 - $ 4,000
WITH PATRICK REASON'S FAMOUS KNEELING SLAVE (SLAVERY AND ABOLITION--REASON, PATRICK.] CHILD, LYDIA MARIA. The Fountain for Every Day in the Year Stipple engraved frontispiece of a kneeling female slave by African American engraver Patrick Reason. 208 pages, 24mo, original publisher's cloth with the title in gilt within a decorative stamp on the spine; upper cover faded; some damp-staining to the last few pages. Enclosed in black morocco-backed custom made clamshell box, spine gilt extra with five raised bands, the title etc within three panels. New York: John S. Taylor, 1836

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an important variation on josiah wedgwood's 1787 iconic image which bore the caption "am i not a man and a brother." The frontispiece was engraved by Patrick Reason and adopted by the American Anti-Slavery Society, adding the caption "Am I Not a Woman and a Sister." Reason, one of four siblings was born Patrice Rison in Guadalupe of free parents. He is known to have worked in several mediums, as a painter, engraver-lithographer and a sculptor. He is said to have created jewelry as well. Virtually all of his known works have strong anti-slavery themes.