Auction 89, Lot 279

"State House, Newport",

Subject: Rhode Island

Period: 1839 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
9 x 7 inches
22.9 x 17.8 cm

A charming, hand-colored, steel engraving of this fine building. The main view is surrounded in a delicately engraved partial border with three tiny vignettes. At top is a ship's anchor and at bottom are two historical scenes: Burning of the British Schooner, Gaspee, 1772, and Action near Quaker Hill, on Sullivan's Retreat from Newport, 1778.

References:

Condition: A+

Estimate: $40 - $50

Sold for: $25

Closed on 12/8/1999

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