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Henry Clay

Henry Clay
Attribution
Chester Harding, 1 Sep 1792 - 10 Apr 1866
Former attribution
Ralph Eleaser Whiteside Earl, c. 1788 - 1838
Sitter
Henry Clay, 12 Apr 1777 - 29 Jun 1852
Date
1842 or 1848
Type
Painting
Medium
Oil on canvas
Dimensions
Accurate: 244.5 x 151.1 cm (96 1/4 x 59 1/2")
Frame: 255.3 × 158.4 × 7.6 cm (100 1/2 × 62 3/8 × 3")
Topic
Interior
Printed Material\Document
Home Furnishings\Furniture\Table
Home Furnishings\Furniture\Seating\Chair\Armchair
Costume\Headgear\Hat\Top hat
Architecture\Column
Costume\Outerwear\Cape
Henry Clay: Male
Henry Clay: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer
Henry Clay: Politics and Government\Presidential Candidate
Henry Clay: Politics and Government\US Congressman\Speaker of the House
Henry Clay: Politics and Government\Cabinet Member\Secretary of State
Henry Clay: Politics and Government\US Congressman\Kentucky
Henry Clay: Politics and Government\State Legislator\Kentucky
Henry Clay: Politics and Government\US Senator\Kentucky
Portrait
Credit Line
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; transfer from the Smithsonian American Art Museum
Restrictions & Rights
CC0
Object number
NPG.77.12
Provenance
U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia; transferred to NCFA 1953; transferred to NPG 1977
Data Source
National Portrait Gallery