Asher Brown Durand (American, Jefferson, New Jersey 1796–1886 Maplewood, New Jersey)
After Chester (Charles) Harding (American, Conway, Massachusetts 1792–1866 Boston, Massachusetts)
James Herring (American, 1794–1867)
Charles Carroll (American, Annapolis, Maryland 1737–1832)
Engraving; third state of three
plate: 8 3/4 x 6 1/2 in. (22.2 x 16.5 cm)
sheet: 10 15/16 x 8 5/8 in. (27.8 x 21.9 cm)
Bequest of Charles Allen Munn, 1924
Not on view
Durand portrays a leading figure from Maryland who supported independence from Britain during the colonial period, served as a delegate to the Continental Congress, and then as a U.S. senator. The only Catholic signer of the Declaration of Independence, he was the longest-lived, dying in 1832 at the age of ninety-five. This is one of nineteen prints Durand engraved for Herring and Longacre's "National Portrait Gallery of Distinguished Americans," published in 1835.
Signature: in plate, left: "Painted by Harding;" right: "Eng. by A. B. Durand"
Inscription: in plate: "Charles Carroll of Carrollton (facsimile of signature), James Herring, New York. Entered according to act of Congress."
Charles Allen Munn; Donor: Charles Allen Munn
Grolier 18 iii/iii, Stauffer 566
Charles Henry Hart Catalogue of the Engraved Work of Asher B. Durand. Exhibited at the Grolier Club, April MDCCCXCV. The Grolier Club, 1895, cat. no. 18 iii/iii, p. 21.
James Thomas Flexner Asher B. Durand : an engraver's and a farmer's art. Ex. cat., Hudson River Museum, January 23-March 6. 1983, cat. no. 55.
David McNeeley Stauffer, Mantle Fielding, Thomas Hovey Gage American Engravers upon Copper and Steel. 1994, vol. II, p. 98, no. 566.