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Colonies and in Valentine's Manual of the Corporation of New York for 1849.
The Bakewell reproduction is very rare and most of the copies now known are in poor condition. The full title of this print is:
"A South Prospect of ye Flourishing City of New York in the Province of New York, North America”.
It is dedicated “to His Excellency Sir George Clinton, Esq., Captain-General & Governor in chief of the Province of New York and Territories thereon depending in America. This South Prospect of New York is most Humbly dedicated by Your Excellency's most Humble and Obt. Servt." This Bakewell published March 25, 1746.
Other framed engravings are General Washington. Painted by G. Stuart, 1797. Engraved by C. Goodman & R. Piggot. Published by W. H. Morgan, No. 114 Chestnut St. Philadelphia, 1818.
Thomas Jefferson, President of the United States, Published by W. H. Morgan, Philadelphia.
John Quincy Adams, President of the United States. Painted by T. Sully. Engraved by A. B. Durant. Published, Oct. 6, 1826 by W. H. Morgan, 114 Chestnut St., Philadelphia.
James Monroe, LL.D., from a painting by King. Engraved by Goodman & Piggot who were pupils of David Edwin.
The Landing of Christopher Columbus on the morning of October 12, 1492. From a painting by E. Savage. Engraved by David Edwin, Philada. Published by E. Savage, Jan' 1", 1800. Edward Savage who was born in Princeton, Mass., in 1761, and died there in 1817, was not only a painter and publisher, but also an engraver. Edwin was an Englishman who came to Philadelphia in 1797 and engraved till 1830. This is considered one of his best works and is rare.
Thomas Jefferson. R. Peale Pinx, D. Edwin, Sc. Published by J. Savage, 1800. James Savage was a copperplate printer and publisher in Philadelphia.
Oliver H. Perry, Esq., of the United States Navy, after Waldo, D. Edwin, Sc.
His Excellency John Adams, President of the United States of America. Dedicated to the Lovers of their Country and Firm Supporters of the Constitution. Engraved by H. Houston. Published by D. Kennedy, 228 Market St., Philadelphia.
Joseph Sewall, D.D., Pastor of the Old South Church, Boston, Ob. 27, June, 1769, aet. 81. Engraved and sold by Nat. Hurd, Boston, 1768.
The Revd Jonathan Mayhew, D. D., Pastor of the West Church in Boston. Richard Jennys, Jr., pinx't & fecit. Printed and Sold by Nat. Hurd, Engraver on ye Exchange.
Mr. Samuel Adams. J. Mitchell pinx't, Saml Okey Fecit. Printed by and for Chas. Reak & Saml Okey, Newport, Rhode Island, April, 1775.
Rev. Mr. William Welsted, of Boston in New England, Aet. 58. 1753. Half length to left, wig, bands, &c. J. S. Copley pinx't et fecit. Printed for & sold by Stepn Whiting at ye Rose & Crown in Union Street, Boston. This is the only known engraving by Copley, the noted portrait painter.
A colored reduced reproduction of an engraving of the Battle of Lexington by Amos Doolittle has lately been received. The original was one of four engraved by Doolittle after a visit to Lexington and Concord.
“In the New Haven Company that set out for Cambridge on the 20 April, 1775 were Mr. Earle,' a portrait painter,
1 Ralph Earle, son of Ralph and Phebe (Whittemore) Earle, born May 11, 1751, in Leicester, Mass.; married, about 1773, Sarah Gates; died August 16, 1801, in Bolton, Conn. Among his works were two full-lengths of President Timothy Dwight, and many portraits which might have been found at Nortbampton or Springfield. He executed, from sketches taken upon the spot, four historical paintings, believed to be the first historical paintings ever executed by an American artist, One, the battle of Lexington; one, a view of Concord, with the royal troops destroying the stores; one, the battle of the North Bridge in Concord; and one, the south part of Lexington where the first detachment of British troops was joined by Lord Percy. These paintings were engraved and published by Amos Doolittle of New Haven, Conn.
This account is taken from Emory Washburn's History of Leicester, and from Dr. Pliny Earle's "Ralph Earle and his Descendants," Ralph, the painter, was in the sixth generation from the first Ralph.
and Amos Doolittle, an engraver. Mr. Earle made four drawings of Lexington and Concord, which were afterwards engraved by Mr. Doolittle. The plates were about 12 x 18 inches in size."
In “The Connecticut Journal” of Dec. 13, 1775, is the following advertisement:—"This day published. And to be sold at the store of Mr. James Lockwood, near the college in New Haven, four different views of the battles of Lexington and Concord, &c. on the 19 April, 1775.” Two of these prints which are now very rare were on exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts.
An interesting colored print is a picture of the Boston Massacre supposed to have been a copy of Revere's well known print, reproduced in London.
At the top of the print is this inscription.
“THE FRUITS OF ARBITRARY POWER OR THE BLOODY MASSACRE, PERPETRATED IN KING STREET, BOSTON ON MARCH 518. 1770 IN WHICH MESSRS. SAM' GRAY, SAM' MAVERICK, JAMES CALDWELL, CRISPUS ATTUCKS, PATRICK CARR WERE KILLD SIX OTHERS WOUNDED, TWO OF THEM MORTALLY.”
At the bottom:
“HOW LONG SHALL THEY UTTER AND SPEAK HARD THINGS AND ALL THE WORKINGS OF INIQUITY BOAST THEMSELVES; THEY BREAK IN PIECES THY PEOPLE, O LORD AND AFFLICT THINE HERITAGE. THEY SLAY THE WIDOW AND STRANGER AND MURDER THE FATHERLESS—YET THEY SAY THE LORD SHALL NOT SEE NEITHER SHALL THE GOD OF JACOB REGARD IT.”—Psalm XXIV.
There are also many hundred engraved portraits in portfolios, some of which are very rare. Mention is made of a few of them.
George Washington, President of the United States. Bust in oval. Savage, pinx't. (William) Rollinson Sc (1760-1848.
George Washington, Esqr., President of the United States of America. From the original Picture. Painted in 1790 for the Philosophical Chamber of the University of Cambridge in Massachusetts. Publishd Feby 7, 1792, by E. Savage (1761-1817) No. 29 Charles Street Middx. Hospital.
His Excellency Elbridge Gerry, LL.D., Governour of Massachusetts, Boston. Engraved by J(ohn) R(ubens) Smith (1770-1849) & Published, July 4th, 1811.
John Adams, President of the United States. (Full bust to right, head facing.) On a ribbon, “Millions for our defence, not a cent for tribute." A new display of the United States. Wholesale by Amos Doolittle-1754-1832.
General Gates. From the Original Picture in the possession of Eben' Stevens, Esq". Painted by Stuart. Engraved by Cornelius Tiebout, 1777-1830.
There are also portraits by Revere, Doolittle, Hurd, Norman and Harris, in the Royal American Magazine, Massachusetts Magazine, Boston Magazine, and in the Polyanthus.
In a notice of the Society prepared by the writer about thirty years ago a list was given of the portraits in oil then on our walls. As there have been some additions and changes since, a revised list is now given.
Portraits. Isaiah Thomas, LL. D., founder and first president of the American Antiquarian Society, 1812–1831, author of "The History of Printing," &c. Born Jan. 19, 1749, 0. S.,; died April 4, 1831. Painted from life by E. A. Greenwood.
THOMAS LINDALL WINTHROP, LL. D., second president of the Antiquarian Society, 1831-1841 and Lieut. Governor of Massachusetts, 182632. Born in New London, Conn., March 6, 1760; died Feb. 22, 1841. Painted by Thomas Sully.
John Davis, LL. D., fourth president of the Antiquarian Society, 1853–1854, and Governor of Massachusetts, 1833-35, and 1840-41. Born in Northborough, Mass., Jan. 13, 1787; died April 19, 1854. Painted by Edwin T. Billings, from a daguerreotype; also a crayon portrait, life size.
STEPHEN SALISBURY, President of the American Antiquarian Society from 1854 to 1884. Painted by Daniel Huntington.
Rev. AARON BANCROFT, D. D., minister in Worcester, Mass., 1786 1839. Vice-president of the Society, 1816-31. Born in Reading, Mass., Nov. 10, 1755; died in Worcester, Aug. 19, 1839. Painted by Alvan Fisher.
CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS BALDWIN, Librarian of the Society, 1827-30. Born August 1, 1800; died August 20. 1835. Painted by Chester Harding.
SAMUEL FOSTER HAVEN, Librarian of the Antiquarian Society from 1838 to 1881. Painted by George A. Custer.
Rev. WILLIAM BENTLEY, D. D., minister in Salem, 1783. Councillor of the Society from 1812 to 1819. Born in Boston, June 22, 1759; died in Salem, Dec. 29, 1819. Copied from a portrait in Salem and presented by friends in that city.
EDWARD D. BANGS, Secretary of State, Mass., 1825-36. Councillor of Antiquarian Society, 1820-1824. Born in Worcester, Mass., Aug. 22, 1790; died in Worcester, April 3, 1838.
Rev. INCREASE MATHER, D. D., president of Harvard College 16851701. Born in Dorchester, Mass., June 21, 1639; died Aug. 23, 1723. Painted from life. This and the four following were presented to the Society by Mrs. Hannah Mather Crocker, of Boston.
Rev. COTTON MATHER, D. D., minister in Boston, 1684. Born Feb. 12, 1663; died Feb. 13, 1728. Painted and engraved by Pelham.
Rev. RICHARD MATHER, minister in Dorchester, Mass., 1636-69. Born in England, 1596; died in Dorchester, April 22, 1669. Painted from life.
Rev. SAMUEL MATHER, D. D., son of Cotton Mather. Born Oct. 30, 1706; died June 27, 1785. Painted from life.
Rev. SAMUEL MATHER, son of Richard Mather. Born in England, May 13, 1626; died in Dublin, Ireland, Oct. 29, 1671.
Rev. FRANCIS HIGGINSON, first minister of Salem, Mass. Died in 1630. Artist unknown.
JOHN ROGERS, probably the minister at Ipswich, who died in 1745.
JOHN ENDECOTT, Governor of Massachusetts Bay. Born in Dorchester, England, 1588; died March 15, 1665. Painted from an original, by Southland, of Salem, Mass. Presented to the Society by Hon. William C. Endicott, of Salem. A memorial of Gov. Endecott was communicated to the Society, at the meeting of October 21, 1873, by President Salisbury. Another portrait of Gov. Endecott, painted much earlier came from the estate of Rev. William Bentley.
JOHN WINTHROP, Governor of Massachusetts, for thirteen years between 1629 and 1648. Born in Groton, co. Suffolk, England, Jan. 12, 1588; died March 26, 1649. Said to have been painted from life. Also a bust of John Winthrop carved in wood by Samuel McIntire of Salem, received from the estate of Rev. William Bentley.
WILLIAM BURNET, Colonial Governor of New York and New Jersey, 1720; of Massachusetts and New Hampshire, 1728. Born 1688; died in Boston, Sept. 7, 1729.
Rev. THOMAS PRINCE, minister of Old South Church, Boston, 1718-58. Born in Sandwich, Mass., May 15, 1687; died in Boston, Oct. 22, 1758.
Rev. ELLIS GRAY, minister of the New Brick Church in Boston. Born 1717; died 1753.