Published: September 28, 2004
A hand-colored engraving of the 1770 Boston Massacre by Paul Revere that turned up in a trunk from the estate of Elizabeth Storer soared to $195,500 at Grogan and Company’s September 26 auction.
The work had been estimated conservatively at $2/4,000 and was hammered down to an anonymous buyer in the room amidst a round of applause.
Auctioneer Michael Grogan also applauded staffer Hercules Pappachristos, who had unearthed the image from the trunk.
A complete review of the sale will appear in a future issue.
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