Lot 19 of 539:
Sons of Liberty destroy George III statue  

Click image to enlarge
Lot closed - unsold
$300 - $500

La Destruction de la Statue royale a Nouvelle Yorck

Habermann, Francois Xav.

Augsburg, Germany




Engraved vue d'optique, hand-colored. 24x35.5 cm (9½x14") on sheet 40.5x49 cm (16x19¼").

Intended to portray the Sons of Liberty pulling down the statue of King George III, this print is notable for its odd inaccuracies, in that the statue in no way resembles the one destroyed, and the men pulling it down appear to be slaves. Nevertheless it represents an outsider's view of a nascent America's rejection of monarchical rule.

Lot Amendments

Faint smudging and soiling to marginal sheet, slight creasing along edges; very good.

Item number:
Shipping info:

We have a full service shipping department to ensure proper packing and safe delivery of purchases at reasonable cost. We are specialists at packing and shipping books and works on paper.   All lots purchased by the same client are combined for shipping in order to keep the cost as economical as possible.  Our preferred method for domestic shipments is UPS Ground but we can also ship via FedEx or USPS Priority Mail. We do NOT ship USPS Media Mail under any circumstances.For international orders we select the most appropriate carrier depending on the value and weight of the items purchased.  We are happy to accommodate special arrangements by request.

Invoices are sent out the day following the auction and include a minimum $10 handling fee plus actual shipping and insurance charges.

Shipping estimates can be obtained  by contacting [email protected] prior to the auction.


Terms and conditions


All accepted bids are contracts and are considered final and non withdrawable.


A buyer's premium of 20% will be applied to all purchases.


The person posting the bids online has to be the person who has registered for the auction.