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    Elegant Large 1864-dated "Proof" of George Washington and his Family, Signed by the Engraver, William Sartain Sartain was one of the best-known engravers of historical subjects during the third quarter of the 19th century. Nearly every middle-class American home had a Sartain print in the parlor! This beautiful work was after a painting by G. Schussele, and was printed by Irwin and Sartain, Philadelphia. Washington sits with his wife, Martha, and his two adopted children at a table, examining a map of the proposed city of Washington. His African American manservant enters through a side door. Signed in the lower right hand border by Sartain, and labeled, "PROOF." Beautiful condition, 25" x 19". Elegantly custom-framed, 33" x 27" as framed. Very rich display piece for a den or office.

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    June, 2005
    22nd-23rd Wednesday-Thursday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 1
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