L. Roger
French (18th century)
Independence Des Etats-Unis [after Jean Duplessi-Bertaux, French (1750-1818)], 1786
Color roulette etching
9×6 IN.

Hart 55. Inscribed in plate center on pedestal: "L'Amerique et les Mers, o Louis! Vous Reconnaissent pour leur liberateur."; inscribed in plate lower left: "Duplessis-Berteaux del."; inscribed in plate lower right: "L. Roger Sculp. 1786."; numbered in plate upper right: "no. 2"; inscribed in plate upper left: "A"; inscribed in plate lower center: "Independence Des Etats-Unis / [fourteen lines of text in double column]"; inscribed in plate bottom center: "A Paris chez Blin, Imprimeur en Taille-Douce, Place Maubert, no. 17, vis-a-vis la rue des 3 Portes. A.P.D.R.". A fine impression with additional hand coloring in fine condition, aside from scattered foxing. Sheet measures 11 1/2 x 8 inches. Impressions in the collections of the New York Public Library, New York; British Museum, London.

$ 4,500