Auction 136, Lot 777

"[Portrait of George Washington]",

Subject: Politics, United States

Period: 1827 (circa)

Publication: Le Costume ancien et moderne ou histoire du gouvernement…

Color: Hand Color

5 x 7 inches
12.7 x 17.8 cm

A beautiful aquatint engraving of George Washington from Giulio Ferrario's work, which went far beyond being a mere history of costume. The volume on North America included images from De Bry, Cook, La Perouse, Vancouver, etc., and several historical views of the United States including this fine portrait of Washington by Gallo Gallina. A superb example of aquatint engraving, it is so finely rendered that one can almost feel the velvet jacket. Some of the color is a part of the printing process and then it was finished by hand with water color.


Condition: A

There is some minor foxing in the blank margins.

Estimate: $200 - $275


Closed on 6/1/2011