Lot 298: EXTREMELY RARE ENGRAVED PORTRAIT "THE MARQUIS DE LA FAYETTE MAJOR GENERAL IN THE ARMIES OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, C.W. PEALE PINXT ET FECIT," 1787.
October 25, 2016
Portsmouth, NH, USALive Auction
Description: From Charles Willson Peale's "Collection of Portraits of Illustrious Personages Distinguished in the Late Revolution." An impression is in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Mezzotint engraving on paper, 7 1/8 x 6 1/8 inches. Unframed.Literature: Charles Coleman Sellers, "Portraits and Miniatures by Charles Willson Peale," American Philosophical Society, Philadelphia, 1952, pp. 119, no. 450.