Offered is an original engraved portrait of General Ulysses S. Grant. The work was produced by famed American artist and engraver William Edgar Marshall. This print was produced in 1868, the year that U.S. Grant was elected to the presidency. The head-and-shoulders portrait depicts Grant as a Major General, facing slightly left, wearing his uniform. The work has been hand-colored with vibrant blue and yellow details on the uniform and light brown coloring to the hair and beard.
William Edgar Marshall (1837-1906) was born to Scottish parents in New York. At a young age, Marshall moved to Washington D.C. to work as a watchmaker. He soon began engraving decorative artwork onto pocket watch covers and thus began his career as a professional engraver. Marshall went on to study in France during the Civil War and returned to the U. S. in 1865. Upon his return to the United States, Marshall painted several notable figures including U.S. Grant and George Sherman during the period following the Civil War.
Overall very good condition considering age. Print maintains hand-coloring, with only slight toning across the piece. No severe foxing or staining visible. Includes blue mat, unframed, and sold as-is.
Dimensions: 27" H x 22" W
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