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Zachary Taylor.
1849-1850
Printer:Printed by Kelloggs & Comstock , American, 1848 - 1850
Publisher:Published by Kelloggs & Comstock , American, 1848 - 1850
Publisher:Published by D. Needham , American, 1808 - 1888
After a work by:After a work by James Maguire
Lithography; printer's ink and watercolor on wove paper
Primary Dimensions (image height x width): 11 3/8 x 8 5/16in. (28.9 x 21.1cm) Sheet (height x width): 14 x 10in. (35.6 x 25.4cm)
Credit Line: Museum purchase
Description: Half-length seated portrait of an elderly man wearing a double-breasted coat, vest, shirt, and tie. A sword rests on his left arm. He holds a rolled sheet of paper in his right hand. His right elbow rests on a table. Drapery is in the left background. A column with cords and a tassel are in the right background.
Subject Note: Zachary Taylor was a hero of the Mexican War. He assumed command of the U.S. forces in January 1846 and his troops encamped near Matamoros in the spring of 1846. Taylor became President of the United States in 1849. He died in 1850. Constitutent Note: According to the National Portrait Gallery online catalogue, this portrait is based on a work by James Maguire.
Inscription: On recto: Lithographed title beneath image: "ZACHARY TAYLOR. / TWELFTH PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES. / 335." On verso: Inscribed in pencil, lower right: "Dwr 6" "consv. CPC 1987". Accession number inscribed in pencil, lower right.
Object Number: 1982.52.1
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