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Auction 161, Lot 322

"Vicksburg", Lewis, Henry

Subject: Vicksburg, Mississippi

Period: 1854 (circa)

Publication: Das Illustrirte Mississippithal

Color: Hand Color

7.8 x 5.4 inches
19.8 x 13.7 cm

This very rare tinted lithograph is one of 78 Mississippi River scenes Lewis drew in 1846 and 1847 while traveling the river from the Falls of St. Anthony to New Orleans. Initially, the sketches were worked up into a 1300-foot long panorama that he toured through the leading cities in the United State and Europe. He later settled in Dusseldorf to continue his art studies and published the lithographs in 20 parts between 1854 and 1857. An English-edition of the work was also planned but was never published.

References: Deak #552; Reps, p. 190; Sabin #40807.

Condition: B+

Light scattered foxing. Remnants of hinge tape on verso.

Estimate: $400 - $500

Sold for: $300

Closed on 2/8/2017