Lot 297: RARE ENGRAVED PORTRAIT "HIS EXCELLENCY B. FRANKLIN L.L.D. F.R.S. PRESIDENT OF PENNSYLVANIA & LATE MINISTER OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AT THE COURT OF FRANCE, C.W. PEALE PINXT ET FECIT 1787."
25 October 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 the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Mezzotint engraving on paper, 7 1/4 x 6 inches. Unframed. Literature:Charles Coleman Sellers, "Portraits and Miniatures by Charles Willson Peale," American Philosophical Society, Philadelphia, 1952, pp. 81-82, 308, nos. 280, 171.E. McSherry Fowble, "Two Centuries of Prints in America, 1680-1880: A Selective Catalogue of the Winterthur Museum Collection," no. 200.