In 1770, a hand-colored engraving depicting the Boston Massacre was created by Paul Revere. The scene was often imitated by other artists over the following centuries. Revere dabbled in many political engravings to convey his outrage at the actions of the British troops. His work depicts a line of Redcoats shooting point-blank into a powerless crowd. The engraving, titled Broadside Account Of The Bloody Massacre, will be presented in the upcoming Important Americana auction, offered by Sotheby’s. This is one of only two known Revere engravings of this scene.
Among the portraiture available in this auction is Ammi Phillips’ Portrait of a Seated Child in a Pink Dress with a Spaniel and Coral Teething Ring. Phillips spent 50 years of his life creating as many as 2,000 portraits in disparate styles. His artistic style shares similar elements of plain backgrounds and the contrasting use of light and dark. Other lots featured in this sale include American White Pelican by John James Audubon, an American painter. In the early 19th century, he was known as “the young country’s dominant wildlife artist.” View the complete listings and register to bid on Sotheby’s.
# of Lots:347
Price Range:$600 - $400,000
Interesting lots include:
|Item Image||Item Name||Estimate|
|1648 Paul Revere | Broadside Account Of The Bloody Massacre (Brigham Plate 16)||
|1637 Ammi Phillips | Portrait Of A Seated Child In A Pink Dress With A Spaniel And Coral Teething Ring||
|Rare And Important Canvaswork Picture: A Hunting Scene With Dogs, Boston, Massachusetts, Circa 1748||
|1725 John Lee Douglas Mathies | Seneca Veterans Of The War Of 1812||
|1770 John James Audubon (After) | American White Pelican (Plate Cccxi)||
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- Ammi Phillips
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- John Lee Douglas Mathies
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