John Quincy Adams (1767-1848): Preparatory Drawing for the Engraving
Graphite on paper squared and numbered for transfer embossed with plate mark
Overall: 24 1/8 x 16 5/8 in. ( 61.3 x 42.2 cm ) mat: 28 x 22 in. ( 71.1 x 55.9 cm )
This work sketch for an engraving is based on a portrait painted from life by Thomas Sully (1783-1872) in 1825. The painting, which was made for W. H. Morgan, a Philadelphia print seller, is now owned by the American Scenic and Historic Preservation Society at Philipse Manor Hall, Yonkers, New York (A. S. Cochran Collection). Durand exhibited the engraving at the National Academy of Design in 1827. N-YHS owns a copy of the print.
Gift of the Durand Family
Descent through the artist's family
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