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Creator Role

engraver; artist; printer; publisher; copyrighter


The mezzotint and line engraving, colored, depicts various statesmen: Winfield Scott, Lewis Cass, Henry Clay, John Calhoun, Daniel Webster, Millard Fillmore, Howell Cobb of Georgia, James McDowell, Thomas Hart Benton of Missouri, John M. Clayton of Delaware, Thomas Corwin, James Buchanan, Stephen A. Douglas, John J. Crittenden, Sam Houston of Texas, Henry Foote of Mississippi, Willie P. Mangum of North Carolina, W. R. King of Alabama, Daniel S. Dickinson of New York, John McLean of Ohio, John Bell of Tennessee, and John C. Fremont of California; This print was reissued about 1861, with a figure of Abraham Lincoln substituted for that of Calhoun


Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams


Matteson, T. H. (Tompkins Harrison), 1813-1884; Sadd, H.S.

Approximate Creation Date

ca. 1852


19 1/2 X 26 3/8 inches (image) 23 1/4 X 29 1/2 inches (sheet)

Materials and Techniques Display

ink on paper


Recto, at bottom: PAINTED BY T.H. MATTESON. / ENGRAVED BY H.S. SADD. / UNION. / Published by William Pate. 16 Burling Slip, N.Y. / Entered according to [act of Congress], in the year 1852 by Augustus W. Sexton, in the Clerks Office of the U.S. District Court, for the Southern District of New York. / PRINTED BY W. PATE.


Legislators--United States--1850-1860; Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Clay, Henry, 1777-1852; Calhoun, John C. (John Caldwell), 1782-1850; Scott, Winfield, 1786-1866; Portraits; Contemporaries and Associates

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Related Source

See also FVW_00650



Digital ID


Current Location

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


Mississippi State University Libraries.

Digital Publisher

Mississippi State University Libraries (electronic version).

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