Antique Print-RAJAH OF JAHORE-SINGAPORE-PORTRAIT-Perry-Heine-Hawks-1856



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Colour & sepia lithograph. on paper.

Size in cm: The overall size is ca. 22 x 29 cm. The image size is ca. 15.5 x 23.7 cm. Size in inch: The overall size is ca. 8.7 x 11.4 inch. The image size is ca. 6.1 x 9.3 inch.

Plate: ‘Rajah of Jahore, Singapore.’ This attractive original old antique print / plate originates from: ‘Narrative of the Expedition of an American Squadron to the China Seas and Japan .. Under the command of Commodore M. C. Perry, United States Navy ..’, by Francis L. Hawks, published in Washington by A. Nicholson, 1856. Artists and Engravers: Dr. Francis Lister Hawks (1798 – 1866) was an American priest of the Episcopal Church, and a politician in North Carolina. Lithographers: Sarony after W. Heine. Napoleon Sarony: born of English parents in Quebec City, Napoleon Sarony learned lithography from his father and emigrated to New York in 1836. There, he worked as an apprentice for several lithographers, including Nathaniel Currier. In 1846 Sarony opened a lithographic business in partnership with Henry Major. The company went through a number of alterations in names and partnerships. Until 1853, it was called ‘Sarony and Major’. From 1853 to 1857 it was’Sarony & Company’. From 1857 to 1864, the company name was expanded to, ‘Sarony, Major & Knapp’. Later, the company would assume the title of the ‘American Lithographic Company’, and became the largest such business in North America. This plate by Sarony after Brown Jr.

Condition: Excellent given age. General age related toning and occasional light foxing. Please study scan carefully.



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