Stack's Bowers Galleries will be offering a $10 proof for Bull’s Head
Bank of the City of New York during its Aug. 7 sale during the ANA
convention in Rosemont, Ill.
A large vignette of a bull’s head along with a view of a herd of
cattle illustrates the $10 proof for the Bull’s Head Bank of the City
of New York.
The piece, graded by the auction firm as Choice Uncirculated, is on
India paper mounted on archive book card. The piece is from the Peter
Mayer Collection and has an estimate of between $2,000 and $3,000.
The vignette was “reworked by the engraver to accommodate its use on
bank notes,” according to Interesting Notes About Vignettes III
by Roger H. Durand.
The vignette was inspired by a 1647 painting titled The Young
Bull by Dutch artist Paulus Potter. The life-size painting is on
display at the art museum Mauritshuis in The Hague, Netherlands.