Feb 04, 2016 - Sale 2404

Sale 2404 - Lot 281

Price Realized: $ 594
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 800 - $ 1,200
(WAR OF 1812.) Tanner, Benjamin, engraver; after John James Barralet. Perry's Victory on Lake Erie, September the 10th 1813. Engraving, 22 3/4 x 28 1/4 inches; toning, restoration to several closed tears, backed with paper. Philadelphia: Tanner, 1 November 1814

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An early (first?) issue of an important naval view by a Philadelphia artist and engraver. "Represents the position of the two Fleets at the moment when the Niagara is pushing through the enemy's line, pouring her thunder upon them from both broadsides, and forcing them to surrender in succession to the American Flag, Commodore Perry having a short time before left the Lawrence in a small boat, amidst a tremendous fire from the British squadron and hoisted his Flag on board the Niagara. The Lawrence is seen at a distance disabled." American Battle Art 39; Holden sale, 27 April 1910, lot 3833 (gives a 1 June 1815 publication date); Stauffer & Fielding 3138 (another copy, giving a 1 January 1815 publication date).