Set of 3 antique engraved portraits of founding father Benjamin Franklin, Commodore John Barry and General in Chief of the Army Anthony Wayne with biographical information on the reverse. They come beautifully matted and framed, ready to display. Inscriptions on the pages read as follow:
Benjamin Franklin From the original painting by Chappel in the possession of the publishers.
John Barry From the original painting by Chappel in the possession of the publishers. Johnson Fry & Co. New York
Anthony Wayne Painted by Alonzo Chappel From the original Picture in the possession of the Publishers. Printed according to an Act of Congress AD 1863 by Johnson, Fry & Co. in the clerk's office of the district court of the southern district of New York.
Alonzo Chappel (1828–1887) was an American painter, best known for his portraits of figures of the American Revolution and other historical subjects.
Perfect to decorate a home office or similar setting. In very good used condition as shown. Pictures taken through glass which explain reflections. Un-examined out of frame. Shipped fully insured with tracking number.
Measurements: Frames: 16 1/2" by 13 1/2"; Mat Opening: 9 1/4" by 6" approximately.