SOLD! for $558.00.
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1870 hand colored engraving of Robert E. Lee, over an inscription reading SOLD BY AUTHORITY OF THE LEE MEMORIAL ASSOCIATION FOR THE ERECTION OF A MONUMENT AT THE TOMB OF GENL. R.E. LEE AT THE WASHINGTON & LEE UNIVERSITY, LEXINGTON, VIRGINIA. Engraved by A. B. Walter, after a photo from life. Lower margins with facsimile signatures of Lee; Gen. W. Pendleton, Chairman; and Chas. A. Davidson, Secretary. Housed in an ebonized and gilt wood frame. Plate: 22 1/2" H x 18 3/4" W. Sight: 23 3/4" H x 19 3/4" W. Framed: 31 1/4" H x 27 1/2" W. Note: Pendleton acted as Lee's artillery chief during the Civil War and became chairman of the Lee Memorial Association afterwards, dedicating himself to preserving Lee's "sacred memory." This print was sold during a lecture tour in the 1870s in order to help pay for a memorial monument in Lee's Chapel. Condition: Overall very good condition. CONDITION: Overall very good condition.