Lot 236
Two Washington Monument Fundraising Prints From Noted Antebellum Virginia Family
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Both late 1840s engravings associated with the Cocke family of Bremo Plantation in Fluvanna County, the first being, Washington. (New York: G. & W. Endicott, n.d.), depicting George Washington in uniform, the lower margin naming future Confederate brigadier Philip St. George Cocke as contributing $5 towards "the Erection of the National Washington Monument," presented behind modern mat in a period giltwood frame (DOA 32x 26.5 in.) (some stains; a 10 in. split to paper from frame's lower edge; minor losses and wear to frame); the second, titled "Design of the National Washington Monument, by Robt. Mills of S.C. Arch; to be erected in the City of Washington (New York: G & W Endicott, n.d.), this rendering of the proposed monument shows the Capitol building and Smithsonian Castle to the viewer's right while a canal flows by the monument's left; the margin names "Mrs. C. B. Cocke as a $5 contributor and carries facsimile signatures of dignitaries James Knox Polk, George M. Dallas, John Quincy Adams, Henry Clay, Albert Gallatin and Daniel Webster. Presented behind mat in a vintage wooden frame. (DOA 33.5 x 23.25 in.) (Creases and 6.5 in. split; some browning).