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Robert Edward Lee

Robert Edward Lee
Artist
John Adams Elder, 3 Feb 1833 - 24 Feb 1895
Sitter
Robert Edward Lee, 19 Jan 1807 - 12 Oct 1870
Date
1876
Type
Painting
Medium
Oil on canvas
Dimensions
Stretcher: 138.4 × 103.5 cm (54 1/2 × 40 3/4")
Frame: 173 × 139.7 × 14 cm (68 1/8 × 55 × 5 1/2")
Sight: 141.9 × 100.6 cm (55 7/8 × 39 5/8")
Credit Line
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; Gift from the Trustees of the Corcoran Gallery of Art (Gift of William Wilson Corcoran) The Corcoran Gallery of Art, one of the country’s first private museums, was established in 1869 to promote art and American genius. In 2014 the Works from the Corcoran Collection were distributed to institutions in Washington, D.C.
Restrictions & Rights
CC0
Object number
NPG.2019.23
Provenance
William Wilson Corcoran [1798-1888], 1876-1884; Gift to the Corcoran Gallery of Art, 1884; Gift to NPG, 2019.
Data Source
National Portrait Gallery
Place
United States\Virginia\Richmond