03-06-2011 03-06-2011
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2538B Boston
March 6, 2011 11:00 AMCalender
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Framed Washington Mourning Engraving

$1,422$1,200
Auction: American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2538B Location: Boston Date / Time: March 06, 2011 11:00AM

Description:

Framed Washington Mourning Engraving, "T. Clark Sculpt. 1801 Boston," stipple engraving depicting the tomb of George Washington with weeping figures of a woman and a man, and Columbia with her arm upraised and an anchor beside her, above an inscription "Sacred to the Memory of the Illustrious G. Washington/T. Clarke, Sculpt. 1801, Boston.," 8 3/4 x 8 1/2 in., in a period, possibly original, string-inlaid wood frame, (toning, minor foxing, and small stains).

Note: Affixed to the wood backing is a note from a previous owner, who reports that "this engraving was discovered in an attic in New Hartford in 1901...a copy of this was sold at auction by Davis & Harvey of Philadelphia, April 28, 1898, for $41."
Estimate $600-800

Keywords

Washington Mourning, Columbia, George Washington, tomb of George Washington, Philadelphia, New Hartford