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Silhouette Portrait of De Witt Clinton

Artist:
William Henry Brown (American, Charleston, South Carolina 1808–1883 Charleston, South Carolina)
Lithographer:
Lithographed and published by E. B. & E. C. Kellogg (American, active Hartford, Connecticut 1840–67)
Sitter:
DeWitt Clinton (American, Little Britain, New York 1769–1828 Albany, New York)
Date:
1844
Medium:
Lithograph with tint stone
Dimensions:
Image: 13 1/4 × 9 5/8 in. (33.7 × 24.5 cm) Sheet: 16 3/4 in. × 12 in. (42.5 × 30.5 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
Bequest of Charles Allen Munn, 1924
Accession Number:
24.90.592
Not on view
Print based on a silhouette portrait cut by Brown of De Witt Clinton, U.S. Senator and Governor of New York, who was largely responsible for the construction of the Erie Canal. He is shown standing in a room adorned with a map of New York state. This print was was conceived as part of Brown's 1844 book, Portrait Gallery of DIstinguished Americans, which included biographies, and appears in that context opposite page 37.
Inscription: Printed under image, lower left: "From life by Wm. H. Brown."
Charles Allen Munn; Donor: Charles Allen Munn
"William Henry Brown: 1808-1883." Connecticut Historical Society Bulletin. vol. 23, July 1958, pp. 91-94.

Peter Hastings Falk Who Was Who in Ameican Art 1564–1970: 400 Years of Artists in America. Madison, CT, 1999, p. 473.

Picturing Victorian America: Prints by the Kellogg Brothers of Hartford, 1830-1880. Nancy Finlay, The Connecticut Historical Society, Harford, CT, 2009, pp. 15, 52, 106-7.



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