Lot 66 of 413:
Sons of Liberty destroy George III statue  

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Title:
La Destruction de la Statue royale a Nouvelle Yorck

Author:
Habermann, Francois Xav.

Place:
Augsburg, Germany

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Date:
[1776]

Description:

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.


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


 
Item number:
312094a
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