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Artist:
Arthur Lumley, 1837 - 1912?  Search this
Sitter:
Stewart Von Vliet, 1815 - 1901  Search this
George Sykes, 1822 - 1880  Search this
Edwin McMasters Stanton, 19 Dec 1814 - 24 Dec 1869  Search this
George Brinton McClellan, 3 Dec 1826 - 29 Oct 1885  Search this
Daniel Edgar Sickles, 20 Oct 1819 - 3 May 1914  Search this
Irvin McDowell, 15 Oct 1818 - 4 May 1885  Search this
George Henry Thomas, 31 Jul 1816 - 28 Mar 1870  Search this
Ulysses Simpson Grant, 27 Apr 1822 - 23 Jul 1885  Search this
S. William, 1800 - 1900?  Search this
George Stoneman, 1822 - 1894  Search this
Medium:
Woodblock
Dimensions:
Woodblock: 23.5 × 35.7 × 2 cm (9 1/4 × 14 1/16 × 13/16")
Type:
Printing Surface
Date:
c. 1862
Exhibition Label:
The illustration process for newspapers and sundry published materials was still a cumbersome procedure during the Civil War, as is evident in this scene of army officers greeting President Lincoln’s new secretary of war, Edwin M. Stanton, on January 20, 1862, the day of his official appointment. Artist Arthur Lumley began the process with a pencil and ink drawing of the event, which he probably witnessed firsthand. From the drawing, a team of carvers carved the scene—in reverse—into multiple wood blocks, which were bolted together to form the plate. The plate was inked to produce the finished illustration, published in the New-York Illustrated News on February 8, 1862.
Topic:
Exterior\Landscape\Battleground  Search this
Printing surface\Woodblock  Search this
George Stoneman: Male  Search this
George Stoneman: Military\Army\Officer\Civil War\Union  Search this
George Stoneman: Politics and Government\Governor\California  Search this
George Stoneman: Military\Army\Officer\Major General  Search this
Daniel Edgar Sickles: Male  Search this
Daniel Edgar Sickles: Politics and Government\US Senator\New York  Search this
Daniel Edgar Sickles: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer  Search this
Daniel Edgar Sickles: Politics and Government\Diplomat  Search this
Daniel Edgar Sickles: Military\Army\Officer\General  Search this
Daniel Edgar Sickles: Military\Army\Officer\Civil War\Union  Search this
Daniel Edgar Sickles: Military\Army\Officer\Brigadier General  Search this
Daniel Edgar Sickles: Politics and Government\US Congressman\New York  Search this
Daniel Edgar Sickles: Military\Army\Officer\Major General  Search this
Irvin McDowell: Male  Search this
Irvin McDowell: Military\Army\Officer\Civil War\Union  Search this
Irvin McDowell: Military\Army\Officer\Brigadier General  Search this
Irvin McDowell: Military\Army\Officer\Major General  Search this
George Brinton McClellan: Male  Search this
George Brinton McClellan: Politics and Government\Presidential Candidate  Search this
George Brinton McClellan: Military\Army\Officer\General  Search this
George Brinton McClellan: Politics and Government\Governor\New Jersey  Search this
George Brinton McClellan: Military\Army\Officer\Major General  Search this
Stewart Von Vliet: Male  Search this
George Sykes: Male  Search this
S. William: Male  Search this
George Henry Thomas: Male  Search this
George Henry Thomas: Military\Army\Officer\General  Search this
George Henry Thomas: Military\Army\Officer\Civil War\Union  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
Edwin McMasters Stanton: Male  Search this
Edwin McMasters Stanton: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer  Search this
Edwin McMasters Stanton: Politics and Government\Cabinet Member\US Attorney General  Search this
Edwin McMasters Stanton: Politics and Government\Cabinet Member\Secretary of War  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
NPG.83.164
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4fbb41121-48fd-4aa4-a2dd-5958b3b7373f
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.83.164