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D. Benjamin Franklin,
D. Benjamin Franklin, et vita inter Americanos acta, et magnis electricatis periculis clarus.
J.E. Haid sculp. [after Benjamin Wilson].
A.V. 1778.
Scarce mezzotint. 225 x 140mm (8¾ x 5½"), with large margins.
A head and shoulders portrait of Benjamin Franklin (1706-90), wearing a wig, without spectacles. This is the scarce first version: two years later Haid re-engraved the plate, retaining the title but replacing the image with the portrait by Charles Nicolas Cochin fils, the more famous image of Franklin wearing spectacles and fur hat.
[Ref: 56455]   £850.00  
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Indian Gratitude. Peruvians Attending Las Cassas.
Indian Gratitude. Peruvians Attending Las Cassas.
[London Published by Dean & Co. Threadneedle Street.] [c.1845.]
Very rare mezzotint and etching, with hand-colouring and gum-arabic. Sheet 185 x 220mm (7¼ x 8½"). Trimmed inside platemark, losing publication line.
Bartolome de las Casas (1484-1566) was a 16th century Spanish Dominican priest, and the first resident Bishop of Chiapas in Mexico, He defended the rights of indigenous Peruvians against the slavery imposed on them by the Spanish Conquistadors. Here depicted on his deathbed, he is attended by grateful Peruvian Indians.
Ex: collection of the Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 35229]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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Indian Gratitude. Peruvians Attending Las Cassas.
Indian Gratitude. Peruvians Attending Las Cassas.
London Published by Dean & Co. Threadneedle Street. [n.d. c.1845.]
Very rare mezzotint and etching, with hand-colouring and gum-arabic. 190 x 220mm (7¾ x 8¾"), very large margins.
Bartolome de las Casas (1484-1566) was a 16th century Spanish Dominican priest, and the first resident Bishop of Chiapas in Mexico, He defended the rights of indigenous Peruvians against the slavery imposed on them by the Spanish Conquistadors. Here depicted on his deathbed, attended by grateful Peruvian Indians.
[Ref: 56287]   £230.00   (£276.00 incl.VAT)
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[Robert E. Lee]
[Robert E. Lee] Sold by authority of the Lee Memorial Association for the erection of a monument at the Tomb of Genl. R.E. Lee, at Washington & Lee University, Lexington, Virginia.
After a Photo from Life. A.B. Walter Eng.
Entered according to Act of Congress in the Year 1870 by Bradley & Co [...]. W. W. Bostwick & Co. 177 & 178 West 4th Street, Cincinnati, Ohio, General Agents for the Lee Memorial Association
Stipple on steel, facimile signatures of Lee, Chas. A. Davidson & Genl. W. N. Pendleton. 580 x 520mm (22¾ x 20½"), with large margins.
A head and shoulders portrait of Confederate General Robert E. Lee (1807-70), published to raise money for a memorial and mausoleum, eventually completed in 1883.
[Ref: 56254]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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[Stephen Price, Esq.re.]
[Stephen Price, Esq.re.]
[S.W. Reynolds, Junr,, Pinxt. S.W. Reynolds, Sculpt. Engraver to the King.]
[Published by S.W. Reynolds, Bayswater.] [n.d., c.1826.]
Fine mezzotint, proof before all letters. 360 x 255mm (14¼ x 10"), with large margins. Plate uncleaned.
Stephen Price (1782-1840), American theatrical manager and impresario, seated with books behind. The portrait was drawn, engraved and published by Samuel William Reynolds, during Price's tenure as manager of the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane (1826-30). He used the position to encourage English stage stars to tour the US and appear in his own Park Theatre in New York.
Whitman 242.
[Ref: 56395]   £360.00  
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