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Price Realized: $563 With Buyer's Premium Show Hammer Price
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Sale 2517 Lot 24
(AMERICAN REVOLUTION--HISTORY.) Verger, Peter C., engraver. Triumph of Liberty, Dedicated to its Defenders in America. Engraving, 16 x 20 inches, after Renault; moderate wrinkling and light spotting. New York, November 1796
Estimate $800 - 1,200
First state. An unusual allegory of ascendant American liberty using Roman iconography. The goddess Minerva pays tribute to fallen American war heroes amidst monuments, the Constitution, and the Declaration of Independence. A bonfire is fueled by crowns and scepters. In the foreground, horrified monarchs flee into the woods while a partially dismembered hydra twitches in the darkness. A lengthy caption would later be added to the 1798 second state, explaining the symbolism. Reilly 1796-1; Stauffer 3344.Price Realized (with Buyer's Premium) $563