Apr 15, 2021 - Sale 2564

Sale 2564 - Lot 56

Price Realized: $ 688
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,000 - $ 1,500
(WASHINGTON.) P.S. Duval & Son; lithographer. Washington. Chromolithograph, 26 3/4 x 21 inches; moderate wear including 3 1/2-inch closed tear, skillfully conserved and laid down on archival paper. Philadelphia, 1858

Additional Details

This scarce print was lithographed and "printed in oil colors" by P.S. Duval & Son, "from the original in the possession of J.P. McKean" of Washington, DC, who is also credited as the publisher and copyright holder. The original painting is described in Morgan & Fielding's "Life Portraits of Washington" as #7 by Joseph Wright (page 78 and plate facing page 80), which was purchased at auction in Alexandria, VA in 1815 by Thomas Shields. James P. McKean (1805-1882), listed here as the owner of the painting, was the son-in-law of Shields. The painting was later sold by the McKeans to the Cleveland Museum of Art. This print is not in Hart or in OCLC; we trace only one other at auction since 1910.