American Portraits Henry Laurens Robert Fulton
Lot of Four Famous Americans Portraits. c. 1783-1910, Lot of 4 Portrait Prints of Famous Americans, Copper Plate, Steel Plate and Mezzotint Printing: Henry Laurens, Robert Fulton, DeWitt Clinton and Gouverneur Morris, all Extremely Fine.. 1. Copper Plate Etching of HENRY LAURENS, President of the Continental Congress and Ambassador to England, 6.25” x 5,” engraved by “B.B.E.” and published by R. Wilkinson, London, dated 1783. 2. Steel Plate Engraving of ROBERT FULTON, American inventor, 10.5” x 7.5” (print size 5.5” x 4”), engraved by H.B. Hall Jr. (after the painting by Benjamin West) and published by D. Appleton & Co. Excellent condition with some light age spots in the margins. 3. & 4. Mezzotints of Dewitt Clinton and Gouverneur Morris (after the painting by Thomas Sully), each about 5” x 4,” both in excellent condition, the latter protected by tissue (and copyrighted 1903). All 4 prints appear to have been removed from various books and are suitable for framing. (4 prints).