Daniel Webster (1782-1852)
Oil on canvas
Overall: 60 x 47 3/4 in. ( 152.4 x 121.3 cm )
Label: Pasted on the back of the picture frame: "Portrait of Daniel Webster given to General Robert F. Stockton by him; left by him to his wife who left it to M. Taylor Pyne, who just before his death gave it to Margaretta S. Delafield. Portrait owned by
Harding was in Washington, D.C., in 1830, painting a portrait of John C. Calhoun, when he witnessed the celebrated Hayne-Webster debate in the Senate. He had just finished his portrait of Chief Justice John Marshall for the Boston Athenaeum when that institution commissioned him to paint a full-length portrait of Webster. This was done and the next year the portrait was shown at the annual exhibition of the Athenaeum. The Society's three-quarter-length portrait is a replica of that original.
Gift of Mary L. Delafield, Maturin L. Delafield, Rita D. Kip, Edward C. Delafield, Jr., and Mary D. Kramer
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