Auction 113, Lot 143

"[Lot of 2 City Views] South West View of Fort George with the City of New York [and] A View of Quebec from the Bason", Anon.

Subject: Colonial United States and Canada

Period: 1785 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Black & White

Size:
8.5 x 6 inches
21.6 x 15.2 cm

A pair of early and finely engraved copper-plate views. The first is a finely rendered view of the Revolutionary era fortification from which American Revolution War soldiers held the British at bay following the Battle of Brooklyn in 1776. This action allowed General Washington and his army time to escape safely into Westchester and New Jersey. Here, a British Union Jack flies over the fort. The second is after the painting by Naval artist and designer, Francis Swaine. It is a fine scene with Quebec in the background with a large square-rigger in the foreground. A nice pair of early engravings with Revolutionary era themes.

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Condition: A

Crisp, dark impressions. Near fine.

Estimate: $150 - $200

Sold for: $250

Closed on 12/7/2005

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