Mermaid Vignette Die Proof signed by engraver Lorenzo Hatch


Trimmed Large Die Proof of Mermaid in the waves, signed by Lorenzo Hatch, unknown use. Printed on India paper, die sunk to original card. Signature L.J. Hatch SC lightly penciled in at lower right, along with “arranged”.

Lorenzo J. Hatch was a very talented engraver and artist who had an unusual career in the bank-note business. He trained at the United States Bureau of Engraving and Printing, and subsequently was employed at several private bank-note companies in the U.S. before going to China in 1908 to establish the first modern Chinese currency-printing bureau.

Additional information


ca 1870's


Some light foxing, card trimmed close to die sinkage


Lorenzo Hatch


india die sunk on card


1.5" x 1.5", card: 3.25" x 4.25"

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