Skip to main content

As a public health precaution, all Smithsonian museums and the National Zoo will temporarily close to the public starting Saturday, March 14 until further notice. Please continue to check back frequently at npg.si.edu or si.edu for updates. In the meantime, please explore our website, resource materials and online exhibitions. 

Henry Clay Addressing the Senate in 1851

Alternate Title
Henry Clay in the U.S. Senate
Henry Clay on the Floor of the U.S. Senate in Triumverate Debate
Artist
Phineas Staunton, 1817 - 1867
Sitter
Henry Clay, 12 Apr 1777 - 29 Jun 1852
William Henry Seward, 16 May 1801 - 15 Oct 1872
Robert Mercer Taliaferro Hunter, 21 Apr 1809 - 18 Jul 1887
Robert Perkins Letcher, 1788 - 1861
Winfield Scott, 13 Jun 1786 - 29 May 1866
George Robertson, 1790 - 1874
Daniel Webster, 18 Jan 1782 - 24 Oct 1852
Joseph Underwood, 1791 - 1876
Samuel Houston, 2 Mar 1793 - 26 Jul 1863
John Jordan Crittenden, 10 Sep 1787 - 26 Jul 1863
Lewis Cass, 9 Oct 1782 - 17 Jun 1866
Stephen Arnold Douglas, 23 Apr 1813 - 3 Jun 1861
Thomas Hart Benton, 14 Mar 1782 - 10 Apr 1858
Date
1866
Type
Painting
Medium
Oil on canvas
Dimensions
383.5 x 269.2cm (151 x 106")
Credit Line
Owner: U.S. Senate
Restrictions & Rights
Usage conditions apply
Object number
32.00050.000
Data Source
Catalog of American Portraits
See more items in
Catalog of American Portraits
Place
United States\New York\Genesee\Le Roy