Here is a wonderful little grouping of four early to mid-19th century engravings of promiment Baptist divines assembled c.1850-1860 and framed in matching in charming Americana frames. Each also retaining its original 19th century handpoured glass with minor ripples, as expected and desired.
Prints were apparently at one time folded, each with some imperfections. Frames are handled and patinated. Each measuring c.5 x 7 inches. Look fantastic with each other and the prints themselves quite rare.
Print One: Rev. Stephen Gano. Pastor of the First Baptist Church in Providence, Rhode Island. By J. Patridge; engraved by Annin & Smith. Tide mark, folds. Pencil notated on the rear, probably original, Presented by the R. R. Ass.
Print Two: John Williams. Late Pastor of the Oliver St. Baptist Church, N. York. J. Cone, Sculpt. Folds.
Print Three: Samuel Stillman, D. D. Late Pastor of teh First Baptist Church in Boston. Drawn by Doyle. Annin & Smith Sc. Folds.
Print Four: William Carey, D. D. Missionary to Serampore. A. Bowen & W. Hoogland Sculpt. Folded and rubbed.
All with original 19th century brass hangers. A wonderful little group of period Baptist prints for the library.