CHAUNCEY M. DEPEW.

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William Marshall


Chauncey M. Depew.

Engraving, 1892.
Image size 24 5/8 x 18" (624 x 457 mm).
Fair condition. The image itself is good but for a faint scratch in the ink. The print is mounted on board, with some areas of damage around the edges.
LOCATION: New York City

Inventory Number: 63833
Price: $350.00
Publisher : Copyright 1892 by Wm. E. & Oscar Marshall, New York City.
William Edgar Marshall (1837-1906), was a New York born painter and engraver. Marshall's reputation as one the 19th century's foremost portrait engravers was cemented with his 1866 image of Abraham Lincoln. Towards the end of this career, based in New York City, he took advantage social contacts and the "cult of celebrity" to secure commissions from several noted dignitaries of the day.

This large, dramatic portrait of Depew was done the year of the 1892 Presidential election. Depew was delegate-at-large to Republican National conventions and made the nominating speech for President Benjamin Harrison's unsuccessful bid for a second term. Chauncey M. Depew served as a United States Senator from New York between 1899-1911.

Signed, inscribed in pencil: "To Mr. E. F. Shepard with compliments of the author Wm. Edgar Marshall"
18th-19th Century Subjects , Portraits , Political Figures

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