19th c. Nathaniel Dearborn Boston Reward of Merit
Rare 19th c. Boston reward of merit presented to Ann E. Wheeler. “Published by Nath. Dearborn 53 Washington Street”.
Nathaniel Dearborn (1786–1852) was an engraver and printer in 19th c. Boston, MA. He was born in 1786 to inventor Benjamin Dearborn. In Boston he learned engraving from Abel Bowen. By 1814 Dearborn worked from quarters on School Street; later moving to Market Street (ca.1823), State Street (ca.1826-1831) and Washington Street (ca.1832–1852).
Frame: 9.25" x 5.5" x 1.15"
Foxing to paper ground. 2 vertical crease lines. Surface wear to gilded gesso period frame, with loss of gilding primarily along top.