Sale 21AM02 | Lot 39

Paul Revere (1735-1818)

Catalogue: American Paintings & Prints
Paul Revere (1735-1818)

Lot Details

Lot 39
Paul Revere (1735-1818)
THE BLOODY MASSACRE PERPETRATED IN KING STREET, BOSTON, ON MARCH 5TH 1770, BY A PARTY OF THE 29TH REGT. (BRIGHAM 14; STOKES/HASKELL 1770-C 10; STAUFFER 2675)
Hand-colored engraving, 1770, on laid paper with W watermark, from the second state of two, with the small clock tower reading 10:20, published by the artist, Boston, Massachusetts, framed.
Sheet 12 x 9 7/8 inches

Provenance:
Winthrop Brown, Boston
Margaret B. Brown (wife), Boston
Herbert R. Lawton, Boston
W.T.H. Howe, Cincinnati
The Old Print Shop, New York
Monroe F. Dreher (purchased from the above, December 1943)
Descended through the family to the present owner

Literature
Alice Winchester, "The Connecticut Home of Mr. and Mrs. Monroe F. Dreher," The Magazine Antiques, November 1954, illus. p. 380-81
Clarence S. Brigham, Paul Revere Engravings, 1969, p. 78

Paul Revere's most well-known and sought-after print, this powerful rendering of the bloody events of March 5, 1770, when the British killed five Bostonians, is arguably the most famous propaganda image printed during the American Revolution. Immediately after the confrontation, Revere realized its significance as a time when tensions were high between England and the colonies, and he both sought and succeeded to circulate a depiction that would further the patriot cause.


C Property from The Monroe and Elizabeth Dreher Collection

Estimate: $80,000 - $120,000
Sold for $429,000 (includes buyer's premium)

Additional Notes & Condition Report

Lightstain and matstain, some other discoloration including dampstaining at bottom and glue staining verso, unobtrusive thin areas discernible verso, minor creasing at top sheet edge, old ink inscription "32" at top sheet edge verso showing through to recto, several small losses and very skillfully repaired tears at sheet edges, the longest tear, located at right sheet edge, extends approximately 2 7/8 inch into the sheet (2 1/4 inch into the image) and with minor and very skillful inpainting of tiny losses in the red coats, two small reattached pieces and one small replaced loss at left sheet edge, scattered tiny pinholes (some skillfully filled in).


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Estimate: $80,000 - $120,000
Sold for $429,000 (includes buyer's premium)

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