Zachary Taylor (1784-1850)

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Oil on canvas
Overall: 34 x 27 in. ( 86.4 x 68.6 cm )
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In this half-length portrait the subject is shown in military uniform, holding a scroll of paper in his right hand. The gold buttons on his blue coat bear the American eagle and the insignia of rank on his shoulder carries a single star. The artist based this likeness on either a daguerreotype portrait of Taylor of ca. 1848 or, more likely, Alexander Hay Ritchie's 1848 engraving of that daguerreotype.
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Bequest of Cornelius Von Erden Mitchell
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group