Apr 15, 2021 - Sale 2564

Sale 2564 - Lot 63

Price Realized: $ 358
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 500 - $ 750
(WASHINGTON.) Group of George Washington engravings. 6 items, size and condition as noted. Vp, circa 1780-1860s

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[Jean-Victor Dupin, engraver?; after "Alexander Campbell."] "George Washington Eq'er, Général en Chef de l'Armée Anglo-Amériquaine, Dictateur par le Congrès en Fevrier 1777." Engraving, 10 1/4 x 7 1/2 inches; closed tear in margin. Cresswell 208; Hart 743. Paris: Esnauts et Rapilly, circa 1780.

Engraver unknown. "Geoe. Washington, Esqr.: Commander in Chief of the Forces & Late President of the United States of America." Engraving, 7 1/4 x 4 3/4 inches to sight; full fold, moderate foxing. This was issued as a frontispiece plate for the July 1799 issue of "The Historical, Biographical, Literary, and Scientific Magazine," published by Cawthorn. Hart 817 calls it a fictitious portrait (its 31 June date certainly sets off alarm bells), but it resembles the 1790 Wright portrait. London: George Cawthorn, "31 June 1799."

W.B. Annin, engraver; after J.R. Penniman. "Washington-Independence . . . Eng'd for the Naval Monument." Octavo frontispiece for the 1816 first edition of The Naval Monument. Boston: A. Bowen, 28 December 1815.

Unknown French engraver; after Gilbert Stuart. "George Washington né à Bridges-Creek . . . Mort le 14 Décembre 1799." Engraving, 9 1/2 x 6 1/2 inches; minor foxing. Other states of this engraving have the publisher's name and address; other plates done at Rue Gít-le-Cœur #8 were printed in 1821. Hart 278c. [Paris: Ménard & Desenne], circa 1820s.

Matching untitled portraits of George and Martha Washington, each 16 x 12 inches, toned and quite worn at edges. New York: Currier & Ives, circa 1860s.