The Old Print Shop

Thomas Hart Benton.

  • ARTIST: William Brown

  • PUBLISHER: Published by E. B. & E. C. Kellogg, Hartford, Ct.

  • MEDIUM: Two-stone lithograph,

    DATE: 1845.

  • EDITION SIZE: Image 13 7/16 x 9 13/16" (34 x 24.9 cm).

  • DESCRIPTION: From the PORTRAIT GALLERY OF DISTINGUISHED AMERICAN CITIZENS. Brown cut his silhouettes from life and then added details to the scene that were connected to the distinguished citizen's persona. <br><br> Thomas Hart "Old Bullion" Benton (1782-1856) was an American Senator (1821-1851) who supported westward expansion. He was a respected politician and played an important role in numerous national debates, including the use of hard money (coin based currency, rather than greenbacks, paper money).


  • CONDITION: Good condition, save for minor light discoloration.