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Rare Sartain Andrew Johnson "Publisher's Proof"

(ANDREW JOHNSON) (1808 - 1875). 17th President of the United States, serving from 1865 to 1869, Abraham Lincoln's Vice-president at the time of Lincoln's Assassination.

An original Mezzotint Publisher's Proof by Sartain, published by William Smith, Extremely Fine. Image measures 18.5" x 14" The wide borders have some foxing at edges, not affecting image. With facsimile signature. John Sartain emigrated in 1830 to Philadelphia. John has been called the 'Father of Mezzotint Engraving' in the United States.



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John Sartain (1808-1897), the patriarch of the family, was born in England and apprenticed as an engraver. Seeking to establish himself as a printmaker, he emigrated in 1830 to Philadelphia, where he remained for the rest of his life. John has been called the 'father of mezzotint engraving' in the United States.
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