William Frederick Witherington, Veteran

Witherington, William Frederick (1785 London 1865). The Veteran. At the door of a rural property, begging with his hat from the young lady and the three children. Aquatint by John Sartain (London 1808 – Philadelphia 1897). Inscribed: Painted by Witherington. / Engraved by J. Sartain, otherwise as above. 9 × 5¾ in (22.7 × 14.7 cm).

Sartain, first active in London and settling down in Philadelphia in 1830, is regarded as

“ the  pioneer  of  mezzotint  engraving  in  America ”

(Hugh Chisholm, Encyclopedia Britannica, 11th ed., XXIII [1911]), but also designed vignettes for American banknotes. The monuments of Washington and Lafayette likewise designed by him were destroyed in the mid-1950s when the Monument Cemetery was leveled. Cf. Leisching p. 80. – On the left trimmed to platemark. Upper and lower margin extremely wide.

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(Mr. L. M., October 13, 2010)