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Charles Carroll of Carrollton

Artist:
Asher Brown Durand (American, Jefferson, New Jersey 1796–1886 Maplewood, New Jersey)
Artist:
After Chester (Charles) Harding (American, Conway, Massachusetts 1792–1866 Boston, Massachusetts)
Publisher:
James Herring (American, 1794–1867)
Sitter:
Charles Carroll (American, Annapolis, Maryland 1737–1832)
Date:
1835
Medium:
Engraving; third state of three
Dimensions:
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)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
Bequest of Charles Allen Munn, 1924
Accession Number:
24.90.249
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.



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