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    Lot of 10 Steel Engravings of Distinguished Americans From the National Portrait Gallery. From The National Portrait Gallery of Distinguished Americans With Biographical Sketches, in four volumes, Philadelphia: D. Rice & A. N. Hart, 1859. Each plate measures 7.25 inches x 10.5 inches. Each subject portrait is engraved by some of America's finest engravers of the mid-19th century after images held in the National Portrait Gallery. The subjects are all men and women of distinction, many whose names have faded into history. The group includes William Pinkney, Lindley Murray, John Trumbull, Henry Laurens, Oliver Ellsworth, Robert Livingston, Hugh Lawson White, John Randolph, John McLean, and Thomas Say. Each portrait features a facsimile of the subjects signature below the portrait. The paper has toned a bit and there is some occasional light foxing at the edges, but by and large the engravings are clean and in very good condition. These portraits, once framed and matted would make an attractive addition to the d├ęcor of any home, school, or office.

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    Auction Dates
    March, 2013
    28th Thursday
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