Lot 228BOLIVAR, SIMON
An inscribed portrait of Bolivar. Possibly Lima: December 1823. Hand-colored engraved portrait of Bolivar in uniform with Ackermann imprint, inscribed in Spanish and signed "Bolivar" with flourish above the date. 7 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches (19.5 x 14.5 cm). Toned, later provenance note on verso.
The note on the verso reports that this portrait was inscribed to the writer's great-grandmother, Luisa Vas de Soto, and Bolivar's inscription is to "Una Bella Dama..." Bolivar arrived in Lima on the 10th of December 1823 with the aim of liberating all of Peru. An inscription on a portrait such as this is certainly uncommon.
Sold for $16,250
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