November 17, 2020 Early Arms & Militaria: Age of Exploration, Empire & Revolution
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"Macdonough's Victory on Lake Champlain, and Defeat of the British Army at Plattsburg by Genl. Macomb, Septr. 11th. 1814." Engraved by Benjamin Tanner after Hugh Reinagle. Published 4 July 1816 by Tanner and printed by Rogers & Esler, Philadelphia. Line engraving, 16-7/8" x 24-1/2", within glazed and matted frame. First State. The victory of Commodore Thomas Macdonough's US naval squadron over that of the British on Lake Champlain and the repulse of the British army ashore by General Alexander Macomb and his American land forces was probably the most strategic action of the war, forcing the British to abandon their intended invasion from Canada and leading to favorable terms in the ensuing Treaty of Ghent, which ended the War of 1812. This print was published as and marketed as a companion to Tanner's earlier view of the battle of Lake Erie. Tanner's collaborator on the former, John J. Barralet, had died the previous year, leading him to turn to Philadelphia-born Hugh Reinagle (1790-1834), a rising young landscape artist who had studied with John J. Holland in New York. This Reinagle-Tanner battle piece is perhaps the most handsomely-executed American print published near-contemporary to- and relating to the War of 1812. CONDITION: A strong and early impression, paper bright and clean, with a few minor marginal tears expertly mended by a paper conservator. JLK

Item Dimensions: 33 x 29"
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Minimum Bid: $1,000.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $2,460.00
Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000
Number Bids: 5
Auction closed on Tuesday, November 17, 2020.
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