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Robert John Thornton, publisher (British, c. 1768-1837) The Dragon Arum

Auction:
3072B
Lot:
10
Sold for:
$369$300

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Auction:
American & European Works of Art - 3072B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
January 26, 2018 10:00AM

Description:

Robert John Thornton, publisher (British, c. 1768-1837)

The Dragon Arum, from The Temple of Flora, 1801, possibly from the reissued edition of 1811. Identified within the plate. Color aquatint, mezzotint, and stipple engraving with hand-coloring on wove paper, plate size 18 3/4 x 13 7/8 in. (47.5 x 35.2 cm), framed.
Condition: Foxing (almost exclusively to l.l. margin), 1/8 inch abrasion to image u.c., not examined out of frame.
Estimate $400-600

Sheet measures 22 x 17 3/4 in. Subtle toning. Foxing or possibly brown ink spots at l.l. margin. Tear (1/2 inch) in margin of u.r. corner. Minor soiling to the verso. No additional issues to report.


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

Keywords

Aquatint, Communication design, Engraving, Etching, Mezzotint, Printmaking, Robert John Thornton, Stipple engraving, Visual arts

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