Maverick, Peter

An unsigned Chippendale armorial bookplate for New York attorney Richard Harison, likely engraved by Peter Maverick

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A late 18th century armorial bookplate for Killian K. Van Rensselaer of New York, engraved by Peter Rushton Maverick

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An armorial bookplate for Maturin Livingston of New York City, engraved by Peter Rushton Maverick

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A dated 1789 allegorical bookplate for the New York Society Library depicting Minerva handing an Indian a book from the library shelves, in an oval with oak branches and leaves, engraved by Peter Rushton Maverick

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Peter Rushton & Peter Maverick

Originally from an English family of engravers, Peter Rushton Maverick (1755 to 1807), began as a silversmith in New York City and became an accomplished and celebrated engraver and designer, primarily of bookplates. He was the teacher of his son, Peter Maverick 91780 to 1831), who became well known as an engraver of book illustrations. Father and son were both prominent engravers, artisans and businessmen in the New York City and Newark, New Jersey communities.

Biographical note by p4A editorial staff; 2013.

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