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1879 Etching Gilbert Stuart Self Portrait Sketch Artist Portraitist Famous XAJA3

1879 Etching Gilbert Stuart Self Portrait Sketch Artist Portraitist Famous XAJA3

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This is an original 1879 black and white tipped-in etching of a self-portrait by famous American portraitist Gilbert Stuart.


This 132+ year old Item is rated Very Fine ++. Light foxing and aging. No creases. No natural defects. No surface rub. No tears. No water damage. Please note: There is a plate impression bordering the portrait and a blind emboss in the upper left corner, both of which are difficult to see in the digital image.

  • Product Type: Original Etching; Black / White
  • Grade: Very Fine ++
  • Dimensions: Approximately 7 x 8.5 inches; 18 x 22 cm
  • Authentication: Serial-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity w/ Full Provenance
  • Protection: Packaged in a custom archival sleeve with an acid-free black board (great for display, gift-giving, and preservation)

Period Paper is please to offer a collection of photogravures and steel engravings after American portraitist Gilbert Stuart. Each item dates back to 1879, and depicts famous figures from the era of the American Revolution, such as the Washingtons, John Jay, and Horace Binney. Each would be a treasured piece for any collector of historical U.S. paper ephemera.

This piece was illustrated by Stuart, Gilbert.

Gilbert Stuart (1755-1828)

Recognized as one of America's most prominent portraitists, Gilbert Stuart created over 1,000 pieces during his lifetime. His best known work continues to be an unfinished painting of George Washington, commonly referred to as The Athenaeum. Most Americans are familiar with it, whether they realize it or not, as that particular portrait is featured on the American one-dollar bill. Although Stuart suffered a stroke near the end of his life, he continued to work away diligently right up until his death.

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