Patrick Henry, Engraving of a Painting by Alonzo Chappell
Engravings such as the one here were the medium that brought images of Patrick Henry and other prominent Americans to the general public in popular illustrated magazines, newspapers and, histories. The hard-edged lines and suppression of color took Native American tendencies and taste a step further than the oil paintings on which they are based. The have the directness, candor and matter-of-fact, down in black and with realism associated with an emerging American national character. 9” x 12” (with backing)
This product was added to our catalog on Tuesday 16 August, 2011.