Samuel Dyer Tillman (1815-1875)
Charcoal and chalk with touches of crayon on paper mounted on canvas
Overall: 36 x 29 in. ( 91.4 x 73.7 cm )
signature: at the right, on the spine of a book: "E. H. Badgley"
Inscribed at the lower right on the spine of a book vertically in charcoal: "EH Badgley"
The subject was a lawyer and scientist born in Utica, New York. In this "free copy" of Thomas Hicks's original a few of the details have been changed. Tillman holds one of his inventions in his hands, instead of the books that Hicks placed there in his portrait.
Gift of the American Institute of the City of New York
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