Apr 15, 2021 - Sale 2564

Sale 2564 - Lot 57

Price Realized: $ 1,040
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,500 - $ 2,500
(WASHINGTON.) Enoch G. Gridley, engraver; after Coles. Pater Patriae: Sacred to the Memory of the Truly Illustrious George Washington. Engraving, 14 x 10 inches; several tastefully repaired short tears and small fills. [Boston, 1800]

Additional Details

First state. An inset Washington portrait (after Edward Savage) appears on a monument tended by allegorical figures of Minerva and Fame, whose trumpet blasts out his greatest victories: "Trenton, Princetown, Monmouth, Yorktown." The plaque calls Washington "Renowned in War, Great in the Senate, and possessed of every Qualification to render him worthy of the Title of a Great and Good Man." A soldier weeps in the foreground. Deutsch, "Washington Memorial Prints," in Antiques, February 1977, page 325, figure 4; Fowble 325; Hart 221; Stauffer 1184; Wick 81.