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”)
George Washington Engraving
French, late 18th century
Hand-colored engraving of George Washington, ‘Georges’ in the French spelling of the name. Circular cartouche with skilled application of color. Subtitle reads ‘First President of the United States of America.’ Images of American political figures were popular in France during the late eighteenth century because of the revolutionary fervor that would soon give rise to the overturning of the monarchy and the first French Republic. (View: 8.5” by 7.5”; Frame: 9.5” by 8.5”)
The Death of General Warren at the Battle of Bunker’s Hill, June 17, 1775
After John Trumbull, engraved by Johann Georg Nordheim (1819 to 1853)
Printed by the North American Bibliographic Institution
Philadelphia, c. 1850
Johann Georg Nordheim was a prolific German engraver whose engraving of the Battle of Bunker Hill was reproduced by American publishers such as the North American Bibliographic Institution. This engraving was sent to Institution subscribers, and had three format options with varying prices. Images of events in American history were popular subjects for prints, which could be made quickly and circulated widely. Academic institutions used prints to encourage appreciation for American art, using the medium to gain exposure to those who were unable to view the paintings in person.
After John Trumbull, etching by Albert Rosenthal (1863 to 1939)
Copyrighted and published by J. Campbell
Albert Rosenthal was a prominent Philadelphia portraitist, son of the artist Max Rosenthal. He is also known for his lithographs and etchings. This example was created after John Trumbull’s portrait of Alexander Hamilton, now in the Yale University Art Gallery. (Frame: 30.5 by 25.5”, sight size 19.5” by 15.5”)
After Chester Harding, etching by Albert Rosenthal (1863 to 1939)
Copyrighted by Reverend W. J. Roberts
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 by 25.5”, sight: 19.5” by 15.5”)
Sir William Blackstone
After Thomas Gainsborough, mezzotint by John Sartain (1808 to 1897)
Published by J. Campbell
John Sartain was a prolific English engraver and printmaker, who settled in Philadelphia and was an active member of the city’s art community. He created illustrations for his own “Sartain’s Magazine” (begin in 1848), and was the art director of the Centennial Exposition at Philadelphia in 1876. This mezzotint is after a portrait of the Honorable Sir William Blackstone in the Tate Collection.
(Frame: 27.5” by 23.5”, sight: 17” by 12”)
Patrick Henry Delivering his Celebrated Speech in the House of Burgesses, Virginia 1765
After P.J. Rothermel, Engraved by Alfred Jones (1819 to 1900)
Printed by the Art Union of Philadelphia, 1852
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” by 23”, sight: 25” by 19.5”)
Mezzotint after John Adams Whipple daguerreotype
Unknown maker, c. 1850 to 1890
Print cut to fit around oval matte, customer call mark [H. Pleasanton/Call] on reverse.
Frame: 27.5” by 23.5” Sight: 16” by 12”
Engraving, Death of Wolfe, After Benjamin West, Engraved by William Woollet
Published January 1 1776, Messrs. Woollett, Boydell & Ryland London
(Not examined out of frame; mounted and framed within Hogarth style frame by Perry Hopf; frame: 22 by 28”, sight-size: 18.5 by 24”)
Audubon Print, American Black Bear, Male and Female, Plate CXLI
The Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America
Ursus Americanus, Pallas
Signed and Dated J. T. Bowen, 1848 at lower right
Imperial Folio, Framed and Matted (Examined out of frame; images available)
(View 25.75" by 20.25", framed 28 1/8 by 33 5/8")
Lithograph, Fall River Line Steamer, Mammoth Iron Steamer Pilgrim, Oak Framed
Major and Knapp, New York
Chromolithograph, Steamship 'Pilgrim' Fall River Line
Likely the original molded oak frame; under glass and matted; Titled 'Mammoth Iron Steamer "Pilgrim" and beneath the title, 'Commander B. M. Simmons'; at the left bottom of the chromo is printed: 'Chas. F. Choate, President-Borden & Lovell, Agents, New York'. Printed at bottom right is: 'J. R. Kendrick - General Manager, Geo. L. Connor - Gen'l Passenger Agent'. Also marked, 'The Manor & Knapp Leith Co., 56 & 58 Park Place, New York (Minor imperfections; frame: 46.75 by 35.75", sight-size: 39.75 by 28.75")
"Union Hotel by R. Smith Esq", Drawing, Graphite on Paper; Adams, Massachusetts 1837
Drawing and text by Charles brown Wells (1813 to 1892) January 1833 (Recorded by Sarah Wells)
"The proprietor of this establishment tenders
his thanks to his numerous customers and
respectfully requests a consideration of their
favors. His Table shall at all times be blessed
with the best the Market affords, and no pains
will be spared on his part to render the entertainment
of his guests agreeable. Pastries of pleasures can
be accompanied with Oysters supplied on short
notice.; .Adams, Jan 12, 1837".
A rare and early piece of Adams, Massachusetts advertising; unique and special by any standard. A label on reverse indicates: "This drawing and the written text was made by Charles Brown Wells (1813 to 1892) in January 1837. (Yet beneath the drawing is "By R. Smith, Esqr., Apparently not accurate; possibly the owner? Check out Wikipedia. This is Orson Welles' family. A second label reads:" Loaned by Miss Sarah Wells, North Adams, (Mass)"
The Union Hotel still stands. According to the N. Adams home page this building is the oldest on Park Street. It was the second hotel to be built in Adams in the 1820s and has gone through many changes, including being lowered 18 inches when the building was fitted-up for storefronts in the mid-1880s. (Evenly tones, there are tears and small losses; dimensions: 7" by 8.75" sight; 8.75 by 9.75" including original frame.)
Hogarth Frame, Mezzotint, Lord Camden
A good early frame containing hand colored mezzotint
Frame with very minor imperfections; mezzotint with imperfections.
After Reynolds, published by Boydell, Cheapside, London, 1766
Dimensions: 16.75 by 12.75" frame, 14 by 10" sight-size.
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Christ in Alabama, Lithograph, From Langston Hughes’s Scottsboro Limited: Four Poems and a Play in Verse
Published by the Golden Stair Press of New York, 1932
Prenitss Taylor (1907 to 1991) - SOLD
Illustration from Langston Hughes’s Scottsboro Limited, a collection of works written in response against the wrongful 1931 conviction of nine African American young men in Alabama. Hughes had already written the short verse play prior visiting the accused in prison, later adding four poems in the featured edition. Though their accusers confessed to fabricating the nine men’s crimes, their prosecutions endured another seven years at the state, federal, and U.S. Supreme Court levels. In 2013, all nine were posthumously exonerated by the state of Alabama.
Copies or pages of Scottsboro Limited are rare, especially outside of special collections libraries. This plate accompanies Hughes’s poem Christ in Alabama, and has endured some tearing and water damage. The reverse inscription indicates that this lithograph was once owned by George Houston Bass, who was the executor of Hughes’s estate. (View: 10” by 7”; Frame: 16.5” by 13”)
335-116 - SOLD
View of the Attack on Bunker Hill, with the Burning of Charles Town, June 17, 1775
"Engraved for Barnard's New Complete and Authentic History of England."
Drawn by Mr. Millar, Engraved by Lodge
A dramatic printed history of the fighting at Bunker Hill, Copper Plate
Circa 1783 to 1792 - SOLD
Frame: 14 by 10.5"; view: 12 by 8.5"
414-28 - SOLD
Print, Virginia Indians Dancing Around a Circle of Posts
Illustration after John White (The original circa 1585 to 1586)
From Theodor De Bry's Grand Voyages, Volume I 
Print with narrow margins, as issued, not examined out of frame
Very good condition - SOLD
This is from a series of prints depicting events witnessed and recorded by English settlers during their first attempt to establish a colony North America. (Roanoke Colony sponsored by Sir Walter Raleigh) The image is after a painting by John White, who was sent to 'Virginia' by Raleigh to record by drawings; , the new colony. The series of images provide a real and accurate history of the Native culture in the Carolina region during the period of "first contact" by the Native peoples and Europeans.
1029-16 - SOLD
Oswego Harbor from the South, Lithograph
By W.H. Rease (Illustrator)
Inscribed: "Oswego Harbor from the South" "Lith. by W. H. Rease N. E. Cor. 4th & Chestnut Sts. Pha [Philadelphia]" - SOLD
Carriages and wagons cross the bridge; canal barge towed upstream; others lie alongside the canal banks, also seen are steam tug/tow barges; schooners and brigs dry their sails. A paddle-wheeled steamboat lies at the wharf; in the distance a lighthouse is seen at the harbors mouth. Stacks of lumber can be seen all about the harbor. Paper loss at top right, toning; not examined out of frame.
(Frame: 20.5 by 16.5"; view: 17.5 by 13.5")
424-158 - SOLD
Prints, Hand Colored, Representation of Present Uniforms
The Editors and Proprietors of the Military Magazine
1798 and 1799
Laid paper, strong color, even toning, scatted and minor foxing - SOLD
Lord Adam Gordon, Colonel First Regiment of Foot
Lieut. General Sir Ralph Abercromby, Second Regiment of Dragoons
The Earl of Harrington, Colonel of First Regiment Life Guards
Lieut. General James Coates, Colonel of the Second Regiment of Foot
(Harrington and Abercromby display some soiling otherwise very good overall condition; frames are 20th Century. Dimensions: frame: 8.75 by 11"; view: 7.75 by 10")
424-159 - SOLD
John Prideaux Selby (1788 to 1867), Steller's Pochard (Illust. of British Ornithology)
19th Century - SOLD
Dimensions: 31 by 26" frame, 24 by 19" sight-size.
171-87 - SOLD
Adam and Eve in Paradise, Printed Reading, Pennsylvania, By C.A. Bruckman
Circa 1819 to 1825
Ex Russell and Corinne Earnest Collection - SOLD
Color remains bright, folded in quarters, mounted within brown painted period frame.
(Frame: 17 by 14.25"; view: 14 by 11.25")
1009-1 - SOLD
Baptism of Christ Print, By Carl Egelman, Hand Colored, Fraktur
Circa 1811 to 1837 - SOLD
Literature: Illustrated, Plate VI, "Fraktur Writings and Illuminated Manuscripts of the PA Germans", 1961, by Donald A. Shelley.
(Frame: 16 by 14"; view: 13.25 by 11.25")
1009-2 - SOLD
Birth and Baptismal Print, Hand Colored
Printed Ephrata, Pennsylvania by Cloister Print Shop for Heinrich Otto
Last Edition for Heinrich Otto, 1790 to 1792
Decorated and infilled by Daniel Otto for Peter Neikomet
See Klaus Stoop, Vol. II, page 164 - SOLD
Very good condition.
(Frame: 20 by 16.75"; view: 16 by 12.75")
1009-4 - SOLD
Carduelis Americanus, Engraving, the American Goldfinch
Artist, Mark Catesby (1683 to 1749)
Hand colored - SOLD
A nice image from The Natural History of Carolina, Florida and the Bahama Islands; first published 1731 - 1743 with subsequent editions in 1754, 1777, and 1800. Catesby was one of the first naturalists to visit and record flora and fauna in America. Overall condition is very good with a few spots.
(Paper size: 19 by 13.25; Frame: 20.5 by 24; view: 12.5 by 16)
843-112 - SOLD
Parus Luteus, Engraving, Laurus Carolinensis, Yellow Titmouse
Artist, Mark Catesby (1683 to 1749)
Hand colored - SOLD
A nice image from The Natural History of Carolina, Florida and the Bahama Islands; first published 1731 - 1743 with subsequent editions in 1754, 1777, and 1800. Catesby was one of the first naturalists to visit and record flora and fauna in America. Overall condition is very good with a few spots. (Paper size: 19 by 13.25; Frame: 20.5 by 24; view: 12.5 by 16; plate: 13.75 by 10.25")
843-113 - SOLD
Lithograph, Iver Johnsons Arms and Cycle Works, Factory Scene
Circa 1895 to 1900 - SOLD
A rare original factory lithograph depicting "Iver Johnson's Arms and Cycle Works, Fitchburg, MA." The print is signed at lower left corner "Kyles & Woodbury, Worcester, MA." CONDITION: Very good overall; good color, some minor toning. (Frame: 43.25 by 29.5"; view: 37.25 by 23.5")
423-17 - SOLD
Print, "The Enemy on the Look Out" - SOLD
Dimensions: 15.75 by 13" frame, 11.75 by 8.75" sight size.
348-213 - SOLD
Pair of Constructed & Cut Lithographs
Emile Pierre Desmaisons
19th Century - SOLD
A pair of framed hand colored lithographs by Emile Pierre Desmaisons (France / 1812 -1880), cut and constructed to create a three-dimensional effect with dried grasses added to enhance the illusion, each portraying a mother and child in a bucolic setting, framed and in oval mats, very good.
Dimensions of both: 16.5 by 18.75-inch frames, 9 by 11.5-inch sight-sizes.
663-1 - SOLD
Frank T. (Thayer) Merrill, Illustration, George Washington
George Washington mounted behind line of Continental soldiers firing muskets
Gouache on board, en grisaille, matted - SOLD
The artist was born in Boston on 14 December 1848, the son of George William Merrill and Sarah Rose Alden. He studied at Boston Latin, the Lowell Institute and the Boston Museum of Fine Arts; he traveled and studied in Europe and began his career as a book illustrator. He illustrated standard editions of English classics, such as Thackeray and Scott, and original works by many American authors, including Hawthorn and Twain. In 2002, the Concord (MA) Museum mounted an exhibition of Merrill's original sketches for the 1880 edition of Little Women and his correspondence with Louisa May Alcott.
(Dimensions: 21" by 18.25" frame, 16.25" by 14" view.)
335-103 - SOLD
Carved Patriotic Wooden Frame, Circa 1876, Walnut
Print Title: Family Monument from the History of our Country
Artist and Engraver, George Michael Enzing-Miller
Probably New York, Circa 1870 - SOLD
A complex and symbolic work of praise, joy and triumph that combines allegory images intended to present the glorious past of the United States. The iconography beginning in 1492 with Indians, explorers and Pilgrims; scenes from the American Revolution featuring an American eagle pouncing on the British lion and unicorn; also a depiction of vast lands, a city, a river crowded with ships of commerce and locomotives stating our prosperity all beneath a prominent American flag. The work is surmounted by a pyramid after the Acropolis displaying state shields; also shown are fifteen presidents, yet curiously, Lincoln is not present. Washington prominently holds the Constitution and covers his heart with the other hand; seated is a figure holding the Declaration of Independence; crowning this work are the goddesses of Liberty and Justice while in the vista is the capitol surmounted by our American flag. (The artist, a German born painter, came to America in 1848; he exhibited at the national Academy and the American Art Union. The artist intent was to move the viewer of this monument of American history compelling emotional participation; graphic justification for the fight to preserve the nation; the Civil War. The print is strong and has been professionally mounted, the margins are trimmed, some staining with all else very good.
We assume that the outstanding bass-relief frame with mounted ornamentation was carved specifically for this work by a skilled artist. Centering the frame are borders of bullets, stars and a rectangular laurel wreath tied at the bottom with a bow displaying 1492-1620; larger three-dimensional stars are mounted at the corners; surmounting the work is a US shield; at the bottom is a scroll carved with Geo. Washington's name and 1776. The frame has an applied molded outside edge and gilt liner; gilt has thinned to silver.
(Excellent condition and color)
Dimensions: 37.75 by 48.75" frame, 23.5 by 34.5" sight-size.
920-2 - SOLD
Helli Fritz, Austrian
Untitled, Circa 1900 - SOLD
Color lithograph on two pieces of paper signed in the right lower corner "School of Emmy Zweybruck Prochoska Vienna, Helli Fritz aged 15 years."
The lower left reads "Secession Ges.m.6. Wein, VIII./2. Tiger 9.17."
Dimensions: sight size 19 by 68 inches.
753-1 - SOLD
Engraving, United States and Macedonian
Philadelphia, 1814 - SOLD
Large engraving depicting the defeat of the Macedonian by the United States in October, 1812 by Philadelphia engraver Benjamin Tanner, after Thomas Birch's painting titled United States and Macedonian with six lines of Commodore Perry's official letter. We note that there are margin tears, none are distracting; one at top center; four at outermost left margin that were long ago repaired, and one at right margin extending about one-inch into print; there is a crease at upper left. The work is mounted within an oak frame with gilt liner of the nineteenth century. Affixed to the backboard is a very old "granny" note describing the piece and stating who would inherit the work. (Frame: 24.25 by 31.25 inches; view: 19.5 by 26.5 inches.
604-21 - SOLD
Lithograph, "The Yankee Tar", American Naval
J. Baillie, New York - SOLD
Lithograph titled "The Yankee Tar" published by J. Baillie of New York, highlighted in blue, in period frame, toning, foxing, and tears on outermost edge.
Dimensions: 15.5 by 11.75-inch frame, 13.5 by 9.75-inch sight-size.
604-25 - SOLD
William Hogarth Self Portrait (1697-1764)
Benjamin Smith (Died 1833)
John Boydell (1720-1804)
Josiah Boydell (1752-1817) - SOLD
Painted by William Hogarth-Engraved by Benj. Smith
"From the Original Picture in the Collection of John & Josiah Boydell.
Published June 4. 1795, by J&J Boydell, N'90 Cheapfide; & at the
Shakespeare Gallery, Pall Mall."
This engraved portrait of Hogarth is from a 1795 collection of the artists prints.
A vertical fold is barely seen at the right third of the art, there is an inked inscription above the plate mark, in script, that reads "No 1 large", light soiling, foxing and toning. Please know that the work was properly mounted and framed by Perry Hopf. (Plate size: 15.5 by 11.75-inches; frame 20.75 by 26.25-inches; view area: 16 b6 21.75-inches.)
843-71 - SOLD
HORSE RACE PRINT
Lady Thorn and American Girl
Boston, Haskell and Allen
1872 - SOLD
As depicted, famous fast mares, acknowledged rivals of the American trotting turf, are to be afforded an opportunity of deciding the disputed question of superiority of speed on Long Island. Mr. CHAMBERS, of the Fashion Course, has offered a purse of $2,500 for a race between them". Long Island, NY, May 4th, 1869.
Good color with traces of old glue residue on margin; toning in area of title-both imperfections resultant of matt, now removed.
(Frame: 31.5 by 25.5 inches; view: 27.5 by 21.5 inches.)
492-15 - SOLD
Watercolor of Daniel Lambert Britain’s Obese Man, Famous for Portly Size
Unsigned 19th century Anglo/American School watercolor and ink on paper - SOLD
Inscribed, "Mr. Daniel Lambert, Thirty-nine years of Age, weighed upwards of 52 Sto. (14 lbs. to the Stone) or seven hundred pounds, measured three yards four inches round the Body, and one yard one Inch round the leg, was five feet seven inches in Height, and had no blemish whatever on any part of his Body. Died, and was buried at Stamford, June 21, 1809." (Mounted within period molded giltwood frame; not examined out of frame; toning, creases and tears.) Daniel Lambert, (1770-1809)
(Frame: 9.5 by 7.5”, sight-size: 8.25 by 6.75”)
547-9 - SOLD