Apr 15, 2021 - Sale 2564

Sale 2564 - Lot 47

Price Realized: $ 562
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 300 - $ 400
(WASHINGTON.) James Heath, engraver, after Gilbert Stuart. General Washington. Engraving, 22 3/4 x 14 1/2 inches; worn with early repairs to top and bottom edges, two extending slightly into image. London: James Heath, 1 February 1800

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Heath copied this image without permission from the Stuart portrait of Washington then owned by the Marquess of Lansdowne (the famed "Lansdowne portrait"). Adding to the insult, he miscredited the artist as "Gabriel Stuart." At least three plates were made under Heath's name, this being the second, with the painting's owner spelled "Lansdown." Hart 286.