Alonzo Chappel, U.S. Political History Engravings, c. 1856 - Set of 6
Offered is a set of six antique steel engravings of U.S. politicians, presidents and scenes from historical acts of government. At least 5 of the six are after paintings by Alonzo Chappel, one is unattributed. Included are a portrait of Thomas Jefferson, George Clinton, scenes of the inauguration of Washington, Patrick Henry addressing the Virginia Assembley, interview between Lord Howe and a Committee of Congress and the Tennis Court Oath.
frame sizes: (2) 9 ¼ by 12 ¼, (1) 9 ½ by 11 ¾, (1) 9 ½ by 11 ¾, (1) 9 ¼ by 10 ¾, (1) 8 ¾ by 11 inches
All have 1 1/4” borders of mat around the prints.
The prints are in good condition with some foxing and toning. They were recently framed so the frames are clean with minor blemishes. There is tape residue on the bottom edge of “photogravure Goupil & CO.”
Alonzo Chappel (New York b. 1828) He began his career as a teenager painting portraits. He attended one class at the National Academy of Design. In 1858 he was commissioned to provide illustrations for Jesse Ames Spencer’s “History of the United States”. His works included illustrations for “National Portrait Gallery of Eminent Americans” published in 1862 and “Lives and Portraits of Presidents of the United States” published in 1865.