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Artist:
Jonathan Clark  Search this
Sitter:
George Washington, 22 Feb 1732 - 14 Dec 1799  Search this
John Adams, 30 Oct 1735 - 4 Jul 1826  Search this
Thomas Jefferson, 13 Apr 1743 - 4 Jul 1826  Search this
James Madison, 16 Mar 1751 - 28 Jun 1836  Search this
Medium:
Wood-engraving with letterpress and color woodcut on paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 52.5 x 41.9 cm (20 11/16 x 16 1/2")
Mat: 71.1 x 55.9 cm (28 x 22")
Type:
Print
Place:
United States\New York\Albany\Albany
Date:
1812
Exhibition Label:
This broadside, published in January 1812 after the special session of Congress called by President Madison to consider war against Great Britain, warns other nations not to interfere in American commerce and affirms the power of "the First Great Western Empire: or, the United States of America." The upper left contains the preamble of the Declaration of Independence; an excerpt of George Washington’s Farewell Address extolling "the Unity of government [and] . . . people" is on the upper right. Timothy Dwight’s popular poem "Columbia," celebrating the "glories of America," is on the bottom left. Writing in the upper left circle reads: "We wish for the friendship of all—We will submit to the insults of NONE"; in the upper right circle: "The ocean is the highway of nations—Heaven alone has a right to command it."
Topic:
Poster  Search this
Broadside  Search this
George Washington: Male  Search this
George Washington: Military\Army\Officer\Revolution  Search this
George Washington: Politics and Government\Statesman\Colonial Statesman  Search this
George Washington: Natural Resources\Agriculturist\Farmer  Search this
George Washington: Military\Army\Officer\General  Search this
George Washington: Politics and Government\President of US  Search this
George Washington: Science and Technology\Engineer\Surveyor  Search this
George Washington: Congressional Gold Medal  Search this
James Madison: Male  Search this
James Madison: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer  Search this
James Madison: Politics and Government\State Legislator\Virginia  Search this
James Madison: Politics and Government\Congressman\Continental  Search this
James Madison: Politics and Government\President of US  Search this
James Madison: Politics and Government\Cabinet Member\Secretary of State  Search this
James Madison: Literature\Writer\Essayist  Search this
James Madison: Politics and Government\US Congressman\Virginia  Search this
James Madison: Politics and Government\Statesman\Signer of Constitution  Search this
John Adams: Male  Search this
John Adams: Literature\Writer  Search this
John Adams: Politics and Government\Congressman\Continental  Search this
John Adams: Politics and Government\Statesman\Colonial Statesman\Signer of Declaration  Search this
John Adams: Politics and Government\Vice-President of US  Search this
John Adams: Politics and Government\Diplomat  Search this
John Adams: Politics and Government\President of US  Search this
John Adams: Politics and Government\State Legislator\Massachusetts  Search this
Thomas Jefferson: Male  Search this
Thomas Jefferson: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer  Search this
Thomas Jefferson: Politics and Government\Congressman\Continental  Search this
Thomas Jefferson: Politics and Government\Statesman\Colonial Statesman\Signer of Declaration  Search this
Thomas Jefferson: Politics and Government\Vice-President of US  Search this
Thomas Jefferson: Natural Resources\Agriculturist\Farmer  Search this
Thomas Jefferson: Visual Arts\Architect  Search this
Thomas Jefferson: Politics and Government\President of US  Search this
Thomas Jefferson: Politics and Government\Cabinet Member\Secretary of State  Search this
Thomas Jefferson: Politics and Government\Diplomat\Minister  Search this
Thomas Jefferson: Science and Technology\Inventor  Search this
Thomas Jefferson: Politics and Government\US Congressman\Virginia  Search this
Thomas Jefferson: Politics and Government\Governor\Virginia  Search this
Thomas Jefferson: Education\Founder\University  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; acquired through the generosity of Sidney Hart and David C. Ward
Object number:
NPG.2010.98
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.2010.98