03-02-2019 03-02-2019
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
3222B Boston
March 2, 2019 10:00AMCalender

Death of General Pike, at L. York

Auction: American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 3222B Location: Boston Date / Time: March 02, 2019 10:00AM


Death of General Pike, at L. York, Oliver Tarbell Eddy, Wethersfield, Vermont, c. 1813, engraving depicting Zebulon Pike as fallen off of his rearing horse and lying on the ground beside his sword, in a black-painted molded frame, ht. 16, wd. 14 in. (sight).

Note: General Zebulon Pike was killed on April 27, 1813 at the siege of Fort York. This work is thought to be Eddy's earliest known engraving.
Estimate $1,200-1,500

The sheet is reinforced on the back with very fine silk mesh, there is a horizontal fold in the center with a few associated tears, the right and left edges have a few approx. 1 to 1 1/2 in closed tears; there are three repaired tears along the top edge, one small repaired hole below the horse's belly, and at lower right edge; plate mark is complete; image has minor toning but is bright overall.

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Oliver Tarbell Eddy, History of the United States, Military personnel, Pike, Pikes Peak, Red River of the South, Wethersfield, Zebulon Pike, Zebulon, North Carolina, York