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Lot 127

EXTREMELY RARE GEORGE WASHINGTON HISTORICAL PRINT

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Description

EXTREMELY RARE GEORGE WASHINGTON HISTORICAL PRINT, chromolithograph on rag paper, "Washington's Triumphal Entry into New York", a very detailed depiction of the celebrated arrival of General George Washington in New York City on November 25, 1783, aka "Evacuation Day", the cheering crowd includes military personnel, New York dignitaries and socialites, simple citizens and Native Americans, a folded copy of the New York Gazette newspaper in lower right corner. Not titled and without publication imprints. Later gold painted frame. Possibly after Felix Octavius Carr Darley (1822-1888) of Philadelphia. Mid 19th century. 27" x 41 1/2" sight.

Provenance: Property of a Virginia family.
Verso label indicates a 1962 sale from Andrew Dutton Co. of Boston, MA to George J. Kilguss & Brothers of Cranston, RI.
Catalogue Note: An appraisal report prepared by David J. Sergeant of Washington, DC for the current owner accompanies this lot. According to the report this is one of only two examples of this print recorded, the other being in the collection of the Fraunces Tavern Museum in New York City. This print is not represented in the Library of Congress collection.

Condition

Very good to fine condition, area of toning/foxing to sky in center, minor 1/4" tear, 1/2" abrasion and slight rubbing at lower edge.
Buyer's Premium

20%

Estimate $1,000 – $1,500
Starting Bid $500
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