Fine Manuscript and Printed Americana

Fine Manuscript and Printed Americana

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Property from the Collection of Grace Phillips Johnson

Adams, John | Adams congratulates John Trumbull on his monumental paintings for the Capitol rotunda

Auction Closed

January 29, 07:18 PM GMT

Estimate

200,000 - 300,000 USD

Lot Details

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Adams, John

Autograph letter signed ("Your friend, John Adams"), to John Trumbull


2 pages (250 x 198 mm) on the first leaf of a bifolium of wove paper (watermarked Wilmont | 1815), Quincy, 18 March 1817, integral address leaf directed in another hand to Colonel John Trumbull at New York City [initial direction to the City of Washington ruled through], marked "Free" in Adams's hand and with his franking signature ("J. Adams"), and with Trumbull's reception docket; a little browned, some repair at folds and fold separations, seal tear neatly repaired, one small gouge and one small spot of ink erosion, each touching a couple of letters. Housed in a blue buckram portfolio with maroon morocco label with engraved portraits of Adams, Trumbull, and an engraved copy of Trumbull's "Declaration of Independence."