Auction 357 Prints & Drawings

SLAVERY -- "L'ONCLE TOM ET EVA". Paris, Auguste Bry, n.d. (1850's?). Cold. & gommé lithogr. by J. Félon, w. 3 lines caption underneath in both French and English. 400 x 277 mm. Upper margin of v° hinged to mount. (Some browning/foxing, but in very good condition).

Coloured lithograph with arched upper corners by Joseph Félon (1818-1896), depicting Uncle Tom behind a desk writing to his wife and children. In France, Harriet Beecher Stowe’s 'Uncle Tom’s Cabin', most often translated as 'La case de l’oncle Tom', was an explosive sensation, shortly after first translations were available. The story: Tom meets Eva, an angelic little white girl, on a river boat on the Mississippi River where he is to be transported to a slave market. They quickly become friends. Eva falls into the river and Tom dives into the river to save her life. Being grateful to Tom, Eva's fher Augustine St. Clare buys him from his former owner and takes him with the family to their home in New Orleans. Tom and Eva begin to relate to one another because of the deep Christian faith they both share. - Very rare, in fact we have not been able to trace another copy in any collection or on the market.

€ 500

result € 800

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