April 2018 Auction Ends Thursday, April 26th, 5pm Pacific
This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 4/26/2018
Stunning hand-colored aquatint of ''Baltimore From Federal Hill'' by the ''master of the aquatint view'', William James Bennett. During the 1830s, Bennett produced a series of 19 large, folio-sized aquatints of American cities, of which has been said, ''constitute the crowning point of his career as an artist and printmaker...The aquatints, rightfully considered the finest collection of folio views of American cities, provide abundant evocation of nineteenth-century America with particular emphasis on cities that owed their existence and prosperity to the presence of water...Bennett's Baltimore view, declared the Baltimore American on September 28, 1831, has been 'pronounced by judges to be the best print of the kind ever published in the United States'''. Measuring 26.25'' x 20'', aquatint published by Henry I. Megarey in 1831 is the second state with printer's name listed. Some closed tears at center of sky have been professionally repaired, barely visible upon close inspection, and some repair to trimmed margins. Mounted on a sheet of wove paper. Overall in very good plus condition with virtually no toning and still exceptionally bright colors.
'Baltimore From Federal Hill'' Hand-Colored Folio Aquatint From 1831 by William James Bennett -- ''...Pronounced by judges to be the best print of the kind ever published in the United States...''
'Baltimore From Federal Hill'' Hand-Colored Folio Aquatint From 1831 by William James Bennett -- ''...Pronounced by judges to be the best print of the kind ever published in the United States...''
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Auction closed on Thursday, April 26, 2018.
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