Apr 15, 2021 - Sale 2564

Sale 2564 - Lot 44

Price Realized: $ 3,250
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 2,500 - $ 3,500
(WASHINGTON.) Pair of matching Savage prints of Washington and Franklin. 2 mezzotints, as described. London, 1793

Additional Details

[Unknown engraver, after Edward Savage.] "George Washington, President of the United States of America." Mezzotint, 23 1/2 x 17 3/4 inches; closed tears, skillfully conserved. An early copy from Savage's own engraving, "From the Original Portrait Painted at the Request of the Corporation of the University of Cambridge in Massachusetts." The president holds a map of the District of Columbia in his lap. Hart 229, Wick 34. [London, 1793?]

Edward Savage, engraver; after David Martin. "Benjamin Franklin L.L.D., F.R.S." Mezzotint, 21 1/4 x 16 inches, laid down on early paper and mounted on stretchers, light dampstaining and minor wear, not examined out of modern mat enclosure. A bust of Sir Isaac Newton looks down on Franklin as he reads a manuscript. Shadwell 83. London: Edward Savage, 17 September 1793.