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  Michael Angelo Woolf   (1837-1899)

 
  DISUNION, 1860. This is a caricature of James Gordon Bennett, publisher of the "Herald," fanning the flames of the Civil War. As Murrell notes in his "American Graphic Humor," Woolf's pen and ink style of drawing is very modern and communicates the message with great clarity. The caption from Shakespeare reads, "Good my lord, what is the cause of your distemper?....Sir, I lack advancement." An impression of this is in the collection of the American Antiquarian Society.
 
 
  Lithograph, 10 1/8 x 13 1/4 inches. $500.
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