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    An Oil Painting of General Ulysses S. Grant by Edward Dalton Marchant - (1806-1887) This oil portrait of General Ulysses S. Grant was done from life by the noted portraiture artist Edward Dalton Marchant. Shown as a lieutenant general, this must have been completed in March 1864 around the time that President Lincoln called for Marchant to the White House where Marchant completed a portrait of the president.

    The half-length portrait of Grant in full dress uniform measures 14" x 17" and is in very good condition with slight crackling at Grant's forehead and light crackling in the gray background.. Grant stands beside an American flag with a scroll in his hand, his gold bullion dress epaulets in vivid contrast to the dark blue dress frock coat he wears.

    Edward Dalton Marchant, a native of Edgartown, Massachusetts had a long and illustrious career due to his longevity and access to high-profile public figures, completing portraits from John Adams to Abraham Lincoln and other prominent Americans such as General Grant. He worked at Philadelphia, Boston, Washington, D.C., and New Jersey where he died in 1887.

    The portrait is on its original stretcher and is in a period wood gilt frame which has slight chips at the left and top right. There is a nameplate at the bottom with Gen. Ulysses S. Grant by E. D. Marchant, 1806-1887. This is an important portrait by a noted artist during the Civil War. At the same time, Grant received his presentation sword featured in this auction.

    Provenance: The Tharpe Collection of American Military History

    Exhitibted: The Liberty Heritage Society Museum

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    Auction Dates
    June, 2007
    24th-25th Sunday-Monday
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