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John Ericsson

John Ericsson
Artist
Arvid Frederick Nyholm, 1866 - 1927
Copy after
Mathew B. Brady, 1823? - 15 Jan 1896
Sitter
John Ericsson, 31 Jul 1803 - 8 Mar 1889
Date
1912
Type
Painting
Medium
Oil on canvas
Dimensions
Stretcher (Verified): 123.8 x 92.7 x 2.5cm (48 3/4 x 36 1/2 x 1")
Frame (Verified): 154.3 x 122.6 x 11.4cm (60 3/4 x 48 1/4 x 4 1/2")
Topic
Interior
Printed Material\Book
Printed Material\Document
Home Furnishings\Furniture\Bookcase
Personal Attribute\Facial Hair\Beard
Tool\Try square
Equipment\Drafting & Writing Implements\Compass
Equipment\Drafting & Writing Implements\Ruler
Vehicle\Ship\Model ship
John Ericsson: Male
John Ericsson: Science and Technology\Inventor
John Ericsson: Science and Technology\Engineer\Military
John Ericsson: Science and Technology\Engineer\Marine
John Ericsson: Business and Finance\Transportation\Shipbuilder
Portrait
Credit Line
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; transfer from the Smithsonian American Art Museum; gift of the Swedish American Republican League of Illinois to the Smithsonian Institution, 1912
Restrictions & Rights
CC0
Object number
NPG.66.54
Provenance
Commissioned by Swedish American Republican League of Illinois 1912; donated to Smithsonian 1912; transferred 1966 to NPG.
Data Source
National Portrait Gallery