U.S. Flag Flying over Independence Hill in Monterrey, Mexico

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434. [MEXICAN-AMERICAN WAR]. WHITING, D[aniel] P[owers]. Monterey, from Independence Hill, in the rear of the Bishop's-Palace. As it appeared on 23d. September, 1846. (Looking East.) Entered according to Act of Congress in the year 1847 by D.P. Whiting in the Clerks Office of the district Court of the Southern District of New York. G. & W. Endicott Lith; [below neat line at left] D.P. Whiting del Capt. 7th. Inf; [below neat line at right] On Stone By F. Swinton; [numbered key to locations to left and right of title]; [lower right] No. 4. New York, 1847. Lithograph on light slate grey and olive green ground (three uniformed men on horseback in foreground overlook troop activities and an imposing fortress-like stone structure at right, over which floats a large U.S. flag). 31.7 x 49.5 cm; image with text: 35.6 x 49.5 cm; entire sheet dimensions: 48.5 x 61 cm. A few short closed tears in blank margins (not affecting image), otherwise excellent, professionally conserved and stabilized, strong impression.

     First printing. Eberstadt Texas 162:910. Garrett & Goodwin, The Mexican-American War, pp. 579-580. Kurutz & Mathes, The Forgotten War, pp. 199. Peters, America on Stone, p. 175. Sandweiss, Stewart & Huseman, Eyewitness to War, p. 126, Entry 144, Plate 6, p. 80. Streeter Sale 275. Tyler, The Mexican War, A Lithographic Record, pp. 24-25. Tutorow 4393.

     This handsome view is from the first edition of Whiting’s Army Portfolio (New York: G. & W. Endicott, 1847). The stone was drawn by Frederick Swinton. See preceding entries for notes relating to this print series and its creator.


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