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Price Realized: $780 With Buyer's Premium Show Hammer Price
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Sale 2310 Lot 43
(AMERICAN REVOLUTION--PRINTS.) Will, J.M., engraver; [after Corbutt.] Commodore Hopkins, Commander in Chief of the American Fleet. Mezzotint, 15 1/4 x 10 1/4 inches; tiny pin holes at corners, minimal wear and soiling, "Hopkins" underlined in ink; a bright, clean example. London: Thomas Hart, 22 August 1776
Estimate $1,200 - 1,800
Esek Hopkins stands on the shoreline with sword in hand, while two American ships in the background fly patriotic banners: a striped flag with the slogan "Don't Tread on Me" similar to the Gadsden flag which flew on Hopkins's flagship, and the other a flag commonly used on American privateers depicting a liberty tree with the words "An Appeal to God." Cresswell 114.Price Realized (with Buyer's Premium) $780