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Artist:
John Sartain, 24 Oct 1808 - 25 Oct 1897  Search this
Copy after:
William F. Cogswell, 1819 - 1903  Search this
Sitter:
Ulysses Simpson Grant, 27 Apr 1822 - 23 Jul 1885  Search this
Jesse Root Grant, 1858 - 1934  Search this
Ulysses Simpson Grant, Jr., 22 Jul 1852 - 25 Sep 1929  Search this
Ellen Wrenshall Grant, 4 Jul 1855 - 30 Aug 1922  Search this
Frederick Dent Grant, 30 May 1850 - 11 Apr 1912  Search this
Julia Boggs Dent Grant, 26 Jan 1826 - 14 Dec 1902  Search this
Medium:
Engraving on paper
Dimensions:
62cm x 47.8cm (24 7/16" x 18 13/16"), Image
Type:
Print
Date:
1868
Exhibition Label:
In 1867, at the height of Ulysses S. Grant’s popularity, portraitist William Cogswell made a painting of the entire family. It soon proved a favorite for such print- makers as John Sartain, who reproduced it in the form of this engraving. Although Grant and his wife Julia Dent Grant (1826–1902) were gaining social recognition in the nation’s capital, their four children were considerably less known. They are depicted, left to right, Jesse Root Grant (1858–1934), Ellen Grant (1855–1922), Ulysses S. Grant Jr. (1852–1929), and Frederick Dent Grant (1850–1912). Frederick, who is portrayed in a West Point uniform, graduated in 1871. In later years, he gave his father valuable assistance in overseeing the publication of his book, Personal Memoirs.
Topic:
Costume\Headgear\Hat  Search this
Costume\Jewelry\Ring  Search this
Nature & Environment\Plant\Tree  Search this
Nature & Environment\Animal\Horse  Search this
Costume\Jewelry\Chain  Search this
Costume\Jewelry\Bracelet  Search this
Costume\Headgear\Hat\Bonnet  Search this
Costume\Dress Accessory\Handkerchief  Search this
Equipment\Sports Equipment\Equestrian Gear\Riding Crop  Search this
Equipment\Sports Equipment\Equestrian Gear\Reins  Search this
Costume\Dress Accessory\Sash  Search this
Equipment\Sports Equipment\Ball  Search this
Frederick Dent Grant: Male  Search this
Frederick Dent Grant: Military\Army\Officer  Search this
Frederick Dent Grant: Politics and Government\Son of US President  Search this
Ulysses Simpson Grant, Jr.: Male  Search this
Ulysses Simpson Grant, Jr.: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer  Search this
Ulysses Simpson Grant, Jr.: Politics and Government\Son of US President  Search this
Ellen Wrenshall Grant: Female  Search this
Ellen Wrenshall Grant: Politics and Government\Daughter of US President  Search this
Julia Boggs Dent Grant: Female  Search this
Julia Boggs Dent Grant: Politics and Government\First Lady\First Lady of US  Search this
Jesse Root Grant: Male  Search this
Jesse Root Grant: Literature\Writer  Search this
Jesse Root Grant: Politics and Government\Son of US President  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; gift of Gouldsboro Historical Society and Dorcas Library of Prospect Harbor, Maine
Object number:
NPG.85.46
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
Exhibition:
American Origins
On View:
NPG, East Gallery 110a
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.85.46