Mar 26, 2015 - Sale 2377

Sale 2377 - Lot 17

Estimate: $ 600 - $ 900
HAITI. Toussaint L'Ouverture. Engraved lithographic portrait by Francois Seraphim Delpeche. 14-1/2 x 10 inches, an un-colored copy. Paris, 1838

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scarce. In 1838, William C. Nell (1816-1874), a black abolitionist and author, advertised in William Lloyd Garrison's "Liberator" that 12 copies of this lithograph would be for sale. While it is not known for certain that Nell commissioned this portrait of Toussaint, he was an agent for its sale. Nell had commissioned engraved portraits for sale as a means of supporting his activities, including the noted "Heralds of Freedom," representing both white and black abolitionists.