Item #39742 MAX ROSENTHAL'S ETCHING OF GEORGE WASHINGTON, "FROM A PAINTING BY C.W. PEALE." SIGNED "MAX ROSENTHAL" OUTSIDE THE BORDER IN NEAT PENCIL SCRIPT. George Washington, Max Rosenthal.

MAX ROSENTHAL'S ETCHING OF GEORGE WASHINGTON, "FROM A PAINTING BY C.W. PEALE." SIGNED "MAX ROSENTHAL" OUTSIDE THE BORDER IN NEAT PENCIL SCRIPT.

Philadelphia: 1890. Etching 5" x 7," on card stock. "Portrait of George Washington, bust, directed to the right, looking at the viewer, wearing jacket closed, neckerchief and frill, hair tied into a queue. . . [S]ignature of the artist in pencil below the platemark and on the bottom right on the sheet" [British Museum copy]. 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].
Library Company of Philadelphia online article on Rosenthal, in "Philadelphia on Stone." Item #39742

Price: $500.00