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    John Quincy Adams Portrait Signed "John Quincy Adams." The sixth president has signed the lower margin of a 3.25" x 4.5" bust engraving, just below a printed example of his signature. On the verso is handwritten the original recipient by David Lambert: "Washington, June 6, 1842 The lower signature on the other side was written my Mr. Adams on this day." Below his statement of provenance, he has penned an excerpt from Byron's epic poem, "The Siege off Corinth", alluding to Adams' staunch position opposing slavery: "There stood an old man --- his hairs were white, But his veteran arm was full of might x x x x x Though aged, he was so iron of limb, Few of our youth could cope with him, And the foes, whom he singly kept at bay, Outnumber'd his thin hairs of silver grey." This portrait is matted to an overall size of 6" x 8", allowing viewing from both sides.
    Moderate soiling and surface abrasions; minor holes at edges; small tear below image, but clear of signature. A rare portrait with excellent provenance.


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