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    Attractive and Early Dolly Madison Engraving 10.25" x 14.75" stipple engraving of "Mrs. Madison," after a painting by Gilbert Stuart and drawn by D. Edwin. This engraving shows one of our most popular first ladies as she looked during the presidency of her husband, James Madison. Of course, Gilbert Stuart is best known for his portraits of George Washington and Dolly Madison is credited with rescuing one of those portraits when the British burned the White House in 1814. This rare engraving likely dates circa 1820 or perhaps a few years earlier. Two small half-inch border tears not affecting the portrait whatsoever. This is an elegant portrait and the first of its type we have seen.

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    June, 2005
    22nd-23rd Wednesday-Thursday
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