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Artist:
Samuel Bell Waugh, 1814 - 1885  Search this
Sitter:
Ulysses Simpson Grant, 27 Apr 1822 - 23 Jul 1885  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas mounted on Masonite
Dimensions:
Stretcher (Verified): 77.5 × 64.3 cm (30 1/2 × 25 5/16")
Frame (Verified): 97.8 × 85.4 × 6.4 cm (38 1/2 × 33 5/8 × 2 1/2")
Type:
Painting
Date:
1869
Exhibition Label:
Born Point Pleasant, Ohio
Artist Samuel Bell Waugh painted this portrait of Ulysses S. Grant just days after he became the nation’s eighteenth president. Waugh’s depiction of Grant in uniform, instead of civilian clothes, was indicative of how most Americans thought of their new president. Whereas Northerners hailed him as a victor and hero, Southerners saw Grant as the Yankee soldier who was most responsible for the Confederate defeat.
Provenance:
International Business Machines Corporation, Armonk, N.Y.; gift to Smithsonian 1962; transferred 1965 to NPG.
Topic:
Personal Attribute\Facial Hair\Mustache  Search this
Personal Attribute\Facial Hair\Beard  Search this
Costume\Dress Accessory\Epaulet  Search this
Ulysses Simpson Grant: Male  Search this
Ulysses Simpson Grant: Natural Resources\Agriculturist\Farmer  Search this
Ulysses Simpson Grant: Politics and Government\Cabinet Member\Secretary of War  Search this
Ulysses Simpson Grant: Military\Army\Officer\Civil War  Search this
Ulysses Simpson Grant: Military\Army\Officer\General  Search this
Ulysses Simpson Grant: Politics and Government\President of US  Search this
Ulysses Simpson Grant: Congressional Gold Medal  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; transfer from the Smithsonian American Art Museum; gift of the International Business Machines Corporation to the Smithsonian Institution, 1962
Object number:
NPG.65.26
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
Exhibition:
2019 Paper Rotations
American Origins
On View:
NPG, East Gallery 110a
NPG, East Gallery 110a
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.65.26