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Price Realized: $688 With Buyer's Premium Show Hammer Price
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Sale 2512 Lot 393
(SPIRITUALISM.) John, Joseph (after); Watts, J.W. (engraver). The Dawning Light. A Scene in Hydesville, N.Y., 1848. Hand-colored steel engraving. 14 1/2x16 1/2 inches sheet size, wide margins; light mat stain, minor surface abrasions; contemporary wooden frame. Boston: R.H. Curran & Co., 1878
Estimate $400 - 600
Scarce hand-colored engraving after a painting by Joseph John showing the girlhood farmhouse home of the famous Fox sisters, Margaret and Catherine, who claimed to have communications with spirits of the dead and helped launch the Spiritualist movement in the mid-nineteenth century. A syndicate of souls hover above the cottage while a figure enters the front door to join other glowing apparitions inside.Price Realized (with Buyer's Premium) $688