Lot 299: RARE ENGRAVED PORTRAIT "HIS EXCEL: G: WASHINGTON ESQ: LLD. LATE COMMANDER IN CHIEF OF THE ARMIES OF THE U.S. OF AMERICA & PRESIDENT OF THE CONVENTION OF 1787. PAINTED & ENGRAVED BY C.W. PEALE, 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." Impressions are in the collections of Yale University, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Mezzotint engraving on paper, 7 1/4 x 6 1/4 inches. Unframed. Literature: Charles Coleman Sellers, "Portraits and Miniatures by Charles Willson Peale," American Philosophical Society, Philadelphia, 1952, pp. 238 & 361, nos. 940, 372. E. McSherry Fowble, "Two Centuries of Prints in America, 1680-1880: A Selective Catalogue of the Winterthur Museum Collection," no. 199.