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Creator Role

publisher copyrighter painter

Description

The colored engraving features a full-length portrait of Charles Wilkes. Wilkes is seated at a table. His proper right hand rests on a pile of papers while his proper left holds a sword. The engraving is printed on off-white paper that appears to have been removed from a bound volume.

Contributor

Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams

Approximate Creation Date

ca. 1864

Measurement

10 3/4 X 8 inches

Materials and Techniques Display

colored ink engraving on paper

Inscription

recto, below portrait: Painted by Alonzo Chappel recto, below portrait, printed signature: Charles Wilkes recto, below signature: Likeness from a recent Photograph from life. / Johnson, Fry & Co. Publishers, New York. / Entered according to act of Congress AD 1864 by Johnson, Fry & Co. in the clerks office of the district court for the southern district of NY. verso, handwritten in pencil: 86 / 116

Creation Location

Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana (Mississippi State, Mississippi, United States)

Work Type

engraving

Class

Article

Rights

Copyright protected by Mississippi State University Libraries. Use of materials from this collection beyond the exceptions provided for in the Fair Use and Educational Use clauses of the U.S. Copyright Law may violate federal law. Permission to publish or reproduce is required.

ID

1276

Digital ID

FVW_01276

Current Location

Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana (Mississippi State, Mississippi, United States)

Repository

Mississippi State University Libraries.

Contact Information

For more information about the contents of this collection, email sp_coll@library.msstate.edu.

Charles Wilkes Seated Portrait

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