John Wilkes, Esq., Etching and Engraving, First State of Two Artist: William Hogarth (British, London 1697–1764 London) Date/Period: May 16, 1763 - SOLD
Measurement: Frame: 16.5" x 21.75"; view: 17.5" x 12.25"
Material: Etching on laid paper
Additional Information: Caricatural portrait of John Wilkes holding the cap of Liberty.
Wilkes, British radical journalist and politician, a magistrate, essayist, and soldier, was
widely admired in the American colonies as a political journalist, a radical politician, and
a fighter for liberty…and supporter of American rebels. Wilkes was a champion of
individual liberty against the power of the state. Hogarth, an ardent royalist, did not like
him. Wilkes known to be one of the ugliest men of his day, he stated that “it took him
only half an hour to talk away his face and win over the listener”. Hogarth did not
overstate his image to satirize the man. The engraving, one of Hogarth's last,
displeased many and won him few friends. Wilkes did not take great offence.
Measurement: Frame: 8.5" x 10.25"; view: 5.75" x 4.5"
Material: Engraving, hand tipped
Condition: Excellent, not examined out of frame
Additional Information: Head-and-shoulders portrait, right profile, in oval; water
colored. Morris [1752-1816] Founding Father, born in New York City. American
Statesman, signatory to Articles of Confederation and the Constitution, present at
Constitutional Convention, outspoken opponent of slavery, Chairmen of Erie Canal
Commission, a long and distinguished career.
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”)
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”)
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)
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")
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.
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.)
Mounted behind eglomise glass within period gilt frame.
(Frame: 9 by 7"; view: 6.75 by 4.5")
754-15 - SOLD
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