Engraving, General Andrew Jackson, After John Vanderlyn, New Orleans
John Vanderlyn, American, Kingston, New York (1775–1852) Artist: Asher Brown Durand Printer: James R. Burton Date/Period: June 1828 (Published, New York)
Measurement: Frame: 34" x 26.25"; view: 15.75" x 22.75"
Material: Ink and watercolor on paper
Condition: Very good, strong color, not examined out of frame
Additional Information: Andrew Jackson (1746-1845) the victorious commander at the
battle of New Orleans (a series of engagements between American and British troops
from December 24, 1814, to January 8, 1815 at the end of the War of 1812). Jackson
led 3,000 troops against a British force twice as large, inflicting heavy losses while
keeping American casualties to a minimum. The battle raised American morale at key
moment, established Jackson's national reputation, and contributed to his election as
president fourteen years later.
Engraving, Plan of the City of Washington, Titled on Federal Shield With Eagle
J. Good, London, after James Thackera and John Vallance Date/Period: 1793
Measurement: Frame: 17.75" x 19.5"; view: 9.25" x 11.25"
Material: "Lepard" watermarked laid paper
Condition: Very good, trivial folds as issued. Not examined out of frame however it was
consigned by a dependable longtime consignor who had it archivally framed. He states
that margins are well outside platemark.
Additional Information: (WASHINGTON, D.C.) Good, J; after Thackera & Vallance.
Plan of the City of Washington. Engraved folding map of Washington, D.C.
based on the smaller Thackera and Vallance plan published the year before; this is the
first to be titled on a federal shield surmounted by a spread eagle. Issued in the Literary
Magazine, London, J. Good, 1 February 1793. [Baynton-Williams, Plans of Washington,
Map Forum 12, Number 7, Verner 7].
Patrick Henry Delivering his Celebrated Speech in the House of Burgesses, Virginia 1765
After P.J. Rothermel, Engraved by Alfred Jones (1819-1900)
Printed by the Art Union of Philadelphia, 1852
Additional Information: Alfred Jones was an English engraver who is best known for his illustration for the
commemorative 1890 stamp of Thomas Jefferson. This engraving is after a painting at
Red Hill, in the collection of the Patrick Henry Memorial foundation, showing Henry
giving the speech in which he proclaims, “If this be treason, make the most of it.” The
Art Union of Philadelphia produced prints of American historical depictions to encourage
appreciation for American Art, and engravings like this would be purchased through a
subscription to the Union.
(Frame: 28.75” x 23”, sight: 25” x 19.5”)
Engraving, Prêtre de la Virginie...Prêtre de la Virginie...Magicien de la Virginie
Priest and Sorcerer of Virginia, By Bernard Picart (1673-1733)
Engraved Book Page, Dated 1721
Copper-engraved plate with three images, hand colored, probably later. matted, framed and glazed. The Native American sorcerer, or medicine man, stands above a bay or lake, upon which game birds are pursued with bows and arrows on one-page, Bernard Picart grouped two views of the priest with a portrayal of the "Magicien de la Virginie." This portrayal was copied closely from the 1590 engravings in de Bry's America, Part 1. John White depicted two Indian religious figures, an older man…known as a priest; the younger man White called "the flyer ", Theodore de Bry titled the latter "the conjurer." (From Ceremonies et coutumes religieuses de tous les peuples du monde représentées par des figures, avec des explications (Amsterdam, 1723–43; later editions 1810, 1819) The work is housed in a modern gilt frame: 27" x 23.5"; view: 13.5” x 8.5". Strong pigments; not examined out of frame.
The West Prospect of His Majesties Dock-Yard, Near Plymouth
Samuel & Nathaniel Buck, Copper Plate Engraving, 1736
A beautiful engraved view from a series of town prospects by brothers Samuel (1696 - 1779) and Nathaniel Buck (1727 - 1753). The Buck brothers are the most important topographical artists of the18th century, creating a record of over 500 ancient monuments & towns in England and Wales. The series was published between 1724-c.1750. The plates were later reissued in 1774 by Robert Sayer. (Very good condition, archival mounting, not examined out of frame; Frame: 40.25 x 20.5"; view: 31 x 11.75")
After Chester Harding, etching by Albert Rosenthal (1863-1939)
Copyrighted by Reverend W. J. Roberts
Additional Information: Albert Rosenthal was a prominent Philadelphia portraitist, son of the artist Max
Rosenthal. He is also known for his lithographs and etchings. This bust etching of John
Marshall is after Chester Harding’s full-length portrait at the Boston Athenaeum. The
etching was published for donors to the John Marshall Memorial Window in the Bruton
Parish Church at Williamsburg, Virginia, where he was a parishioner. The church itself
is pictured at the bottom left of the etching. The window was installed to mark the
centennial of Marshall’s appointment as Chief Justice of the United States.
(Frame: 30.5 x 25.5”, sight: 19.5” x 15.5”)
Engraving, Satire, A Consultation of Surgeons,
Depicted is a party of surgeons grouped about a table, under the presidency of one who holds up a large bag of money in one hand, and with the other points to a scroll inscribed: ---"It does not appear to us that he died----"; he says: ---"This (the money) Convinces me that Cl---k did not dye of the Wound he receiv'd at Br---d"..."
The print is related to event dated Feb. 27, 1769 in Stephens.
Recorded, Catalog of Prints and Drawings in the British Museum. Division I, political and personal satires / prepared by Frederic George Stephens, v. 4, no. 4271
(Plate: approx. 6 7/8 by 4”)
Engraving, Thomas Mifflin by Edward Wellmore
After a Painting by Gilbert Stuart in possession of G.M. Dallas Esqr. Date/Period: Undated, circa 1840
Measurement: Frame: 8.5" x 10.25"; view: 6" x 4"
Material: Engraving on paper
Condition: Very good condition, not examined out of frame
Additional Information: Engraving. Portrait of Thomas Mifflin [1744-1800] facing left
wearing military uniform…likely Continental Army. Facsimile signature. Served as
President of the Continental Congress and was the first Governor of Pennsylvania.
Mifflin resigned from his duties in the Continental Congress in 1775 to assist
in the war effort. He was made a major and then an aide-de-camp of General
George Washington. His role in the Battle of Trenton and the Battle of
Princeton lead to him being promoted to major general.
Engraving, CW Peale, FOUNDER OF THE PHILADA. MUSEUM
Engraved by J.B. Longacre From an Original Painting by Rembrandt Peale Date/Period: Circa 1840-1850
Measurement: Frame: 8.5" x 10.25"; view: 5.5" x 3.75"
Material: Engraving on paper
Condition: Very good, not examined out of frame
Additional Information: James Barton Longacre [1794-1869], American portraitist and
engraver; fourth Chief Engraver of the United States Mint from 1884 to 1869.
18th Century Piranesi Engraving, Ruins
Giovanni Battista Piranesi (1720-1778)
Italy - SOLD
Unquestionably one of the most celebrated architectural engravers in history, the artists
prints of Rome, have excited and inspired architects, illustrators, archeologists,
historians, and collectors for centuries. More than two thousand prints were drawn
directly on copper plates at his workshop on the Via del Corso. Piranesi was a celebrity
in his day earning his place in our image of ancient Rome, from its best-known ruins.
Fine condition; appropriately mounted within a Perry Hoph frame.
(Frame: 23.75" x 18"; view: 21" x 15.25")
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