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Death of Daniel Webster.
1852-1853
Printer:Printed by Elijah Chapman Kellogg , American, 1811 - 1881
Publisher:Published by Elijah Chapman Kellogg , American, 1811 - 1881
Publisher:Published by Horace Thayer & Co. , American, 1852
Lithography; printer's ink and watercolor on wove paper s
Primary Dimensions (image height x width): 8 1/4 x 12 15/16in. (21 x 32.9cm) Sheet (height x width): 10 1/16 x 14 13/16in. (25.6 x 37.6cm)
Credit Line: Museum purchase
Description: Eleven men and two women stand around a bed in which an elderly man lies dead or dying. His head rests on a pillow, and a sheet or blanket is drawn up to his neck. The top of a nightshirt is just visible above the coverlet. The men wears coats and pants. Some have sideburns. One of the women who wears a cap and holds a handkerchief to her face appears to be weeping. One of the men rests his right hand on the back of a rocking chair and covers his face with a handkerchief and appears to be weeping as well. A third woman is going out a door in the left background. A cord with a tassel, probably a bell pull, hangs beside the door. A small table is on the right of the door. A fireplace with a marble mantle and sides, a brass fender, and andirons is at the left. A candelabra with three candles is on the mantle. A mirror hangs above it. A second mirror, a shaving mirror, is on a chest of drawers at the far right. A bookcase containing books is in the right foreground. A patterned carpet is on the floor.
Inscription: On recto, lithographed title beneath image, "DEATH OF DANIEL WEBSTER. / Born January 18. 1782. Died October 24. 1852. Aged 70 years." On verso, in pencil: lower left, accession number; lower right, "consv CPC 1987" "Dwr 35".
Object Number: 1984.115.1
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