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General Grant and His Family

Artist
John Sartain, 24 Oct 1808 - 25 Oct 1897
Copy after
William F. Cogswell, 1819 - 1903
Sitter
Ulysses Simpson Grant, 27 Apr 1822 - 23 Jul 1885
Jesse Root Grant, 1858 - 1934
Ulysses Simpson Grant, Jr., 22 Jul 1852 - 25 Sep 1929
Ellen Wrenshall Grant, 4 Jul 1855 - 30 Aug 1922
Frederick Dent Grant, 30 May 1850 - 11 Apr 1912
Julia Boggs Dent Grant, 26 Jan 1826 - 14 Dec 1902
Date
1868
Type
Print
Medium
Engraving on paper
Dimensions
62cm x 47.8cm (24 7/16" x 18 13/16"), Image
Credit Line
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Gouldsboro Historical Society and Dorcas Library of Prospect Harbor, Maine
Object number
NPG.85.46
Exhibition Label
In 1867, at the height of Ulysses S. Grant’s popularity, portraitist William Cogswell made a painting of the entire family. It soon proved a favorite for such print- makers as John Sartain, who reproduced it in the form of this engraving. Although Grant and his wife Julia Dent Grant (1826–1902) were gaining social recognition in the nation’s capital, their four children were considerably less known. They are depicted, left to right, Jesse Root Grant (1858–1934), Ellen Grant (1855–1922), Ulysses S. Grant Jr. (1852–1929), and Frederick Dent Grant (1850–1912). Frederick, who is portrayed in a West Point uniform, graduated in 1871. In later years, he gave his father valuable assistance in overseeing the publication of his book, Personal Memoirs.
Data Source
National Portrait Gallery
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Exhibition
2019 Paper Rotations
On View
NPG, East Gallery 110a
Exhibition
American Origins
On View
NPG, East Gallery 110a