Auction 169, Lot 261

"John Malcom",

Subject: Boston, Massachusetts, Revolutionary War

Period: 1784 (circa)

Publication: Recueil d'Estampes Representant les Differents Evenemens

Color: Hand Color

6.8 x 4.9 inches
17.3 x 12.4 cm

This uncommon and finely engraved print depicts the tarring and feathering of John Malcom in 1774, a British tax collector and loyalist in Boston. This incident was one of the most publicized events during the Revolutionary period. The print appeared in Nicolas Ponce and Francois Godefroy's Recueil d'estampes representant les differents evenements de la guerre qui a procure l'independance aux Etats unis de l'Amerique. This was the first French publication to name the United States in its title. On a sheet of French text measuring 8.0 x 9.0".

References: Howes #C-576.

Condition: B+

There is light scattered foxing and soiling, most of it confined to outside the image.

Estimate: $240 - $325

Sold for: $180

Closed on 9/12/2018