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Civil War Naval Officers

Artist
Unidentified Artist
Sitter
John Lorimer Worden, 12 Mar 1818 - 18 Oct 1897
Andrew Allen Harwood, 9 Oct 1802 - 28 Aug 1884
David Glasgow Farragut, 5 Jul 1801 - 15 Aug 1870
Theodorus Bailey, 1805 - 1877
Samuel Francis Du Pont, 27 Sep 1803 - 23 Jun 1865
Charles Henry Davis, 16 Jan 1807 - 18 Feb 1877
Andrew Hull Foote, 12 Sep 1806 - 26 Jun 1863
Silas Horton Stringham, 1797 - 1876
Louis Malesherbes Goldsborough, 1805 - 1877
Charles Wilkes, 3 Apr 1798 - 8 Feb 1877
David Dixon Porter, 8 Jun 1813 - 13 Feb 1891
Date
c. 1862
Type
Print
Medium
Lithograph on paper
Dimensions
Image: 30 x 68.5 cm (11 13/16 x 26 15/16")
Sheet: 30.5 x 69.3 cm (12 x 27 5/16")
Mat: 50.8 × 91.4 cm (20 × 36")
Credit Line
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number
NPG.81.38
Culture
David Glasgow Farragut: American\Hispanic American
Exhibition Label
Since single portraits of national heroes sold well during the Civil War, publishers assumed that composite group portraits filled with many generals, cabinet members, or naval officers would be just as appealing. Yet as military leadership shifted and reputations rose and fell, the prints quickly became outdated. In this lithograph of Union naval officers, two of the heads are missing; either they had not yet been drawn or, more likely, they had been burnished out in preparation for adding new heroes. The figures in this print are (left to right): John L. Worden, Andrew A. Harwood, David G. Farragut, Theodorus Bailey, Samuel F. Du Pont, Charles Henry Davis, Andrew Hull Foote, Silas H. Stringham, Louis M. Goldsborough, Charles Wilkes, and David Dixon Porter.
Data Source
National Portrait Gallery
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