129. [MEXICAN-AMERICAN WAR]. BAILLIE, James. Genl. Scott's Grand Entry into the City of Mexico, Sept. 14th., 1847. Published by James Baillie, 87th. St. near 3rd. Avenue, New York. [above neat line at top] 200 [below neat line] Entered According to Act of Congress, in the Year 1848, by J. Baillie, in the Clerk’s Office of the Distt Court of the South. Distt of N.Y. Hand colored lithograph, neat line to neat line: 20.2 x 31 cm. Except for marginal browning and one mild fox mark at center, very good.
Not in Garrett. Scott is shown dominating the center of the scene, sword drawn and hat raised in triumph, just as he dominates the Mexicans and their capital city. The U.S. officers all have their swords drawn in a show of triumph. In the lower left lies a Mexican soldier, whose sword is symbolically broken. At lower right a furious Mexican draws his knife and eyes Scott with hatred raging in his eyes. The very talented colorist-lithographer Baillie resided in New York (1838-1855), working with Currier and Ives and also on his own. ($100-300)
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