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Engraved portrait of Washington Irving   

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Engraved portrait of Washington Irving

Johnson, Thomas



[c. 1890]


Signed by Johnson at lower right of image. Sheet size 48.5x38 cm (19¼x15"); image size 32x24.5 cm (12½x9¾")

An unusually large and fine engraving of the iconic portrait of Washington Irving as a young man, when he was living in London, painted by his friend Charles Robert Leslie in about 1820, at the time the Sketch Book was being published. Thomas Johnson flourished as an engraver between 1880 and 1910, probably in New York.  

Lot Amendments

Light edgewear with a small chip at lower left and a colored pencil mark at lower right margins; near fine.

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