ROSENTHAL'S ENGRAVING OF "ABRAHAM YATES, JUN. MEMBER OF THE CONTINENTAL CONGRESS" AND KNOWN AS "MR. ALBANY."

Philadelphia: 1890. Die sunk proof impression engraving by Max Rosenthal (1833-1918). Uncolored, 4" x 6," margins extending to 10" x 15." A slight margin stain in the lower right corner, a chipped blank lower left corner, uneven top margin. The image is Fine.

Born to a Jewish family in Poland in 1833, Rosenthal at the age of twelve "was sent to Paris to study art and escape conscription in the Imperial Russian Army, which recognized the Jewish rule of regarding a boy as of age at thirteen." Immigrating to Philadelphia at the age of 17, he became a successful lithographer and mezzotint engraver, winning a "conspicuous place among American engravers" [DAB].
This broadside is described, by Stefan Bielinski, as an "Engraving said to have been made by Max Rosenthal and dated about 1860. It was taken from a contemporary portrait by 'Robert' (sometimes referenced as 'H. Robert[s]') and presented to the New York Bar Association by Catherine Gansevoort Lansing, widow of Abraham Lansing, the subject's great-grandson" [see Bielinski's essay on Yates at the web site of the New York State Museum on line; and the Library Company of Philadelphia's online article on Rosenthal, in "Philadelphia on Stone."]. Item #37863

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