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Lincoln with Major Union Figures

Lincoln with Major Union Figures
Artist
Henry S. Sadd, 19th Century
Copy after
T. H. Matleson
Publisher
William Pate
Sitter
Millard Fillmore, 7 Jan 1800 - 8 Mar 1874
Edward Everett, 11 Apr 1794 - 15 Jan 1865
James McDowell, 13 Oct 1795 - 24 Aug 1851
Thomas Hart Benton, 14 Mar 1782 - 10 Apr 1858
John Middleton Clayton, 24 Jul 1796 - 9 Nov 1856
Lewis Cass, 9 Oct 1782 - 17 Jun 1866
Winfield Scott, 13 Jun 1786 - 29 May 1866
Henry Clay, 12 Apr 1777 - 29 Jun 1852
Abraham Lincoln, 12 Feb 1809 - 15 Apr 1865
Thomas Corwin, 29 Jul 1794 - 18 Dec 1865
Benjamin Franklin Butler, 5 Nov 1818 - 11 Jan 1893
William Henry Seward, 16 May 1801 - 15 Oct 1872
Robert A. Anderson, 14 Jun 1805 - 26 Oct 1871
Stephen Arnold Douglas, 23 Apr 1813 - 3 Jun 1861
Daniel Webster, 18 Jan 1782 - 24 Oct 1852
Daniel Stevens Dickinson, 11 Sep 1800 - 12 Apr 1866
John McLean, 3 Mar 1785 - 3 Apr 1861
John Ellis Wool, 29 Feb 1784 - 10 Nov 1869
John Jordan Crittenden, 10 Sep 1787 - 26 Jul 1863
Samuel Houston, 2 Mar 1793 - 26 Jul 1863
Martin Van Buren, 5 Dec 1782 - 24 Jul 1862
John Charles Frémont, 21 Jan 1813 - 13 Jul 1890
Date
c. 1865
Type
Print
Medium
Engraving on paper
Dimensions
Image: 48.4 x 67.3cm (19 1/16 x 26 1/2")
Sheet: 62.2 x 80.6cm (24 1/2 x 31 3/4")
Mat: 76.2 x 91.4cm (30 x 36")
Credit Line
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Restrictions & Rights
CC0
Object number
NPG.89.61
Exhibition Label
This large engraving titled Union was published at the close of the Civil War, in about 1865. Presumably the picture celebrates the return of peace, the union of states, and the national leaders who contributed to winning the war. Yet in reality, this engraving is an altered version of a print first published in 1852, at a time of growing sectional strife that would soon lead to secession and war. The artistic alterations involved the replacement of several prominent southerners with northerners, most noticeably the figure of Senator John C. Calhoun of South Carolina with that of President Abraham Lincoln, shown in the center with one hand resting on the Constitution and the other holding a pen. Other prominent figures include General Winfield Scott, seated far left; Senator Henry Clay, seated center; and Senator Daniel Webster, standing beside the bust of George Washington.
Data Source
National Portrait Gallery
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