Lot 226: c. 1780 George Washington Revolutionary War Engraving by Prunau, Paris, France
Historic Autographs, Civil War Encased Postage Stamps, Colonial, Revolutionary War, Federal Era, Coins, Currency, Medals
December 10, 2016
Rancho Santa Fe, CA, USALive Auction
George Washington Revolutionary War Period Engraving by Prunau, Paris, France
c. 1780 Revolutionary War Period, George Washington, Steel Plate Engraving by Prunau, Paris, France, Choice Crisp Extremely Fine.
This wonderful, crisp and deeply embossed original Engraving measures 5.5" x 7.75", on an larger 8.5" x 11.5" page with its full broad margins present. This is a copy After that of the William Sharp engraving, presented in reverse. A central Portrait of General Washington shown in his military uniform, inside a decorative oval border. A "Liberty Cap" and staff is shown at top above the oval, being protected by a fierce Rattlesnake. The American Flag, and cannons along with some cannonballs are depicted below the oval. This impressive Engraving is titled: "George Washington - Commandant en Chef des Armees - des Etats-Unis de l'Amerique." with additional text below. A lovely, clean example with the embossed outer plate outline easily seen within the heavy laid period paper. Excellent for display.