c 1883 Original American Engraving - Victory at the Fair



TITLE: “Victory at the Fair” - Proof before Title

DATE: c. 1883 

PUBLISHED: by Richard Dudensing

An original engraving by Felix O. C. Darley (pencil-signed by both artist and publisher).  Darley (1822-88) was born in Philadelphia. He gained a reputation as an accomplished pen & ink artist, and his “fine drawings in outline for (Washington) Irving, (James Fenimore) Cooper, and other authors place him in the front rank of the illustrators” (Fielding).  He also illustrated for Dickens and Hawthorne, and designed bank-note vignettes for Toppan, Carpenter & Co. Exhibited at the National Academy from 1845 and a Member from 1852. 

REF:    Benezit; Fielding; N.Y. Historical Society, Dictionary of Artists in America

Image size is approximately 18 1/4 x 23 3/4 inches.

Shipped unmatted.

  • Inventory# MA-312