08-09-2009 08-09-2009
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Marlborough MA
August 9, 2009 11:00AMCalender

Two Portrait Prints of George Washington

Auction: American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2468 Location: Marlborough Date / Time: August 09, 2009 11:00AM


Two Portrait Prints of George Washington, the first titled WASHINGTON. Scene- Dorchester Heights, March 17, 1776., from a copy by M.A. Swift taken from the original picture by Gilbert Stuart in Faneuil Hall, Boston, engraved by T. Kelly, published by the Franklin Print Company, 1836, (lower edge of image trimmed off and applied to backing paper, foxing, toning), sheet size 21 x 17, framed; the second titled GEORGE WASHINGTON, Efqr. GENERAL and COMMANDER in CHIEF of the CONTINENTAL ARMY in AMERICA.," "Done from an original Drawn from the Life by Alex'r Campbell of Williamsburg in Virginia. Published as the Act directs, 9 Sept'r 1775 by C. Shepherd"; (margins trimmed, corners spot-glued down onto cardboard, toning, lower image and margin tears), 13 7/8 x 9 3/4 in., framed.
Estimate $400-600


George Washington, Dorchester Heights, Swift, Franklin Print Company, Faneuil Hall, Gilbert Stuart, GENERAL and COMMANDER in CHIEF, CONTINENTAL ARMY, CONTINENTAL ARMY in AMERICA, Virginia, American architecture, Freedom Trail, Massachusetts, United States, Williamsburg, Virginia