The Old Print Shop

William Sartain


Following the Civil War, William Sartain executed a series of mezzotint portraits of prominent war heroes which were intended to be sold to both a northern and southern market. This fine portrait of Beauregard is a superb example of this spectacular series, and showcases Sartain’s extraordinary skill as an engraver. The youngest son of John Sartain, William was known for his emotive landscape paintings, but he was also a skilled engraver, and this series of portraits is considered some of his finest work.