Engraver: Charles White (British, 1751-1785), engraver, drawing master, and publisher. Died young of a fever.
Title: Marina presented to Cortez. She became a mistress to Cortés and gave birth to his first son, Martín.
Titled, Dated, and Signed in plate: Marina and other Indian Girls, presenting to Cortez, & his companions at Tabasco. White sculp.
Dimensions: Image 5 3/8 x 8". Sheet 8 1/8" x 10".
Publisher: Printed for Fielding and Walker, no. 20, Pater-Noster-Row. London.
Edition: Russell, William, (British, 1741-1793). The History of America, from its discovery by Columbus. Volume I.
Date: MDCCLXXVIII. .
Materials and Techniques: engraving on laid paper.
Provenance: The Estate of George "Yorgo" Demetrakopoulos; professor, assistant director of the Medieval Institute, and assistant to the dean at Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan, from 1965-2000.
Condition: Tonned, worn margins. One pinhole. The signs of aging are appropriate for the time. A detailed condition report is available on demand.
Art Movements, Periods & Schools: French School XVIII C. British School XVIII C.
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