Apr 15, 2021 - Sale 2564

Sale 2564 - Lot 43

Price Realized: $ 1,000
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,500 - $ 2,500
(WASHINGTON.) Noel Le Mire, engraver; after Le Paon. Pair of matched French engravings of Washington and Lafayette. Engravings, as described. Paris, circa 1784-89

Additional Details

"Le General Washington." Engraving, 19 x 13 1/2 inches to sight; moderate toning, laid down on early board; not examined out of modern mat. Washington holds the Declaration of Independence and a treaty of alliance with France, as he stands on fragments of rejected peace offers from Great Britain. His army marches in the background. The head and some elements of the composition are after a portrait by Peale. It was issued as a companion piece to the Lafayette. Baker 21; Fowble 81; Hart 31; Wick, pages 29-30. This copy was sent to the 1915 Panama–Pacific International Exposition in San Francisco for exhibition; the customs label from the original frame is included.

"Conclusion de la Campagne de 1781 en Virginie." Engraving, 20 x 14 inches; moderate foxing, light conservation and mount remnants on top edge. A portrait of Lafayette designed to complement the Washington above. It is dedicated "To his Excellency General Washington this Likeness of his friend, the Marquess de la Fayette, is humbly dedicated."