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RUSH, Benjamin.

Dr. Rush – a contemporary mezzotint portrait.

Published: N.p., n.d. [1800]

Stock code: 64157

Price: £2,250

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This item is on show at 100 Fulham Road (map)

Extremely uncommon. Oval half length, right profile portrait, within rectangular border, title in elaborate calligraphic-style type. Stauffer suggest a date of 1800, but does not speculate as to the printer, or place of publication. An attractive contemporary image of the eminent Philadelphian physician and founding father.

Mezzotint with original colour (305 242 mm). Framed stained oak frame with gilt slip, and glazed with UV resistant glass Washed, old hygroscopic “tidemarks” visible on verso, colour a little flat, but overall very good.

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