Tompkins Matteson


Stipple engraving, 1852-c.1865.
Image size 19 1/2 x 26 3/8" (494 x 672 mm) plus title and margins.
Good condition, save for occasional rubbing in image.
LOCATION: New York City

Inventory Number: 23738
Price: $1,450.00
Publisher : Published by William Pate, 58 & 60 Fulton St. N.Y.
This engraving was first issued to celebrate the great Compromise of 1850. This compromise helped to delay the U.S. Civil War for ten years. Twenty-two leading politicians of the day including Henry Clay, Daniel Webster, John C. Calhoun, and Samuel Houston. The plate was reworked with a number of the principal figures being changed. These changes reflected a more pro-Union stance. The most noticeable change is the removal of John C. Calhoun's head which was supplanted by a beardless Abraham Lincoln (2nd edition). In this, the third edition a beard has been added. Third state of three. Engraved by H. S. Sadd. 18th-19th Century Subjects , Historical , Civil War