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General Grant and His Family

General Grant and His Family
John Sartain, 24 Oct 1808 - 25 Oct 1897
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William F. Cogswell, 1819 - 1903
Ulysses Simpson Grant, 27 Apr 1822 - 23 Jul 1885
Jesse Root Grant, 1858 - 1934
Ulysses Simpson Grant, Jr., 22 Jul 1852 - 25 Sep 1929
Ellen Wrenshall Grant, 4 Jul 1855 - 30 Aug 1922
Frederick Dent Grant, 30 May 1850 - 11 Apr 1912
Julia Boggs Dent Grant, 26 Jan 1826 - 14 Dec 1902
Engraving on paper
Image: 62 × 47.6 cm (24 7/16 × 18 3/4")
Sheet: 73.3 × 55.7 cm (28 7/8 × 21 15/16")
Nature & Environment\Plant\Tree
Nature & Environment\Animal\Horse
Costume\Dress Accessory\Handkerchief
Equipment\Sports Equipment\Equestrian Gear\Riding Crop
Equipment\Sports Equipment\Equestrian Gear\Reins
Costume\Dress Accessory\Sash
Equipment\Sports Equipment\Ball
Frederick Dent Grant: Male
Frederick Dent Grant: Military and Intelligence\Army\Officer
Frederick Dent Grant: Politics and Government\Son of US President
Ulysses Simpson Grant, Jr.: Male
Ulysses Simpson Grant, Jr.: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer
Ulysses Simpson Grant, Jr.: Politics and Government\Son of US President
Ellen Wrenshall Grant: Female
Ellen Wrenshall Grant: Politics and Government\Daughter of US President
Julia Boggs Dent Grant: Female
Julia Boggs Dent Grant: Politics and Government\First Lady\First Lady of US
Jesse Root Grant: Male
Jesse Root Grant: Literature\Writer
Jesse Root Grant: Politics and Government\Son of US President
Ulysses Simpson Grant: Male
Ulysses Simpson Grant: Natural Resources\Agriculturist\Farmer
Ulysses Simpson Grant: Politics and Government\Cabinet Member\Secretary of War
Ulysses Simpson Grant: Military and Intelligence\Army\Officer\Civil War
Ulysses Simpson Grant: Military and Intelligence\Army\Officer\General
Ulysses Simpson Grant: Politics and Government\President of US
Ulysses Simpson Grant: Congressional Gold Medal
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National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Gouldsboro Historical Society and Dorcas Library of Prospect Harbor, Maine
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In 1867, at the height of Ulysses S. Grant’s popularity, portraitist William Cogswell made a painting of the entire family. It soon proved a favorite for such print- makers as John Sartain, who reproduced it in the form of this engraving. Although Grant and his wife Julia Dent Grant (1826–1902) were gaining social recognition in the nation’s capital, their four children were considerably less known. They are depicted, left to right, Jesse Root Grant (1858–1934), Ellen Grant (1855–1922), Ulysses S. Grant Jr. (1852–1929), and Frederick Dent Grant (1850–1912). Frederick, who is portrayed in a West Point uniform, graduated in 1871. In later years, he gave his father valuable assistance in overseeing the publication of his book, Personal Memoirs.
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National Portrait Gallery