Hamilton Fish (1808-1893)

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Oil on canvas
Overall: 30 1/4 x 25 in. ( 76.8 x 63.5 cm )
signature and date: lower right: "copied freely / by A. G. Heaton 1914"
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Hamilton Fish was elected as a Whig to Congress, the governorship of New York (1849-50), and the U.S. Senate (1851-57). He later served as secretary of state under President Grant. From 1867 to 1869 Fish served as president of The New-York Historical Society and was its vice-president from 1881 to 1888. The artist based this portrait on an original by Daniel Huntington. As Fish appears to be about 55 years old in the portrait, a date of around 1860 is likely for the original.
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Purchase, The Louis Durr Fund
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group