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Lincoln with Major Union Figures

Lincoln with Major Union Figures
Artist
Henry S. Sadd, c. 1811 - 24 Nov 1893
Copy after
T. H. Matleson
Publisher
William Pate
Sitter
Millard Fillmore, 7 Jan 1800 - 8 Mar 1874
Edward Everett, 11 Apr 1794 - 15 Jan 1865
James McDowell, 13 Oct 1795 - 24 Aug 1851
Thomas Hart Benton, 14 Mar 1782 - 10 Apr 1858
John Middleton Clayton, 24 Jul 1796 - 9 Nov 1856
Lewis Cass, 9 Oct 1782 - 17 Jun 1866
Winfield Scott, 13 Jun 1786 - 29 May 1866
Henry Clay, 12 Apr 1777 - 29 Jun 1852
Abraham Lincoln, 12 Feb 1809 - 15 Apr 1865
Thomas Corwin, 29 Jul 1794 - 18 Dec 1865
Benjamin Franklin Butler, 5 Nov 1818 - 11 Jan 1893
William Henry Seward, 16 May 1801 - 15 Oct 1872
Robert A. Anderson, 14 Jun 1805 - 26 Oct 1871
Stephen Arnold Douglas, 23 Apr 1813 - 3 Jun 1861
Daniel Webster, 18 Jan 1782 - 24 Oct 1852
Daniel Stevens Dickinson, 11 Sep 1800 - 12 Apr 1866
John McLean, 3 Mar 1785 - 3 Apr 1861
John Ellis Wool, 29 Feb 1784 - 10 Nov 1869
John Jordan Crittenden, 10 Sep 1787 - 26 Jul 1863
Samuel Houston, 2 Mar 1793 - 26 Jul 1863
Martin Van Buren, 5 Dec 1782 - 24 Jul 1862
John Charles Frémont, 21 Jan 1813 - 13 Jul 1890
Date
c. 1865
Type
Print
Medium
Engraving on paper
Dimensions
Image: 48.4 x 67.3cm (19 1/16 x 26 1/2")
Sheet: 62.2 x 80.6cm (24 1/2 x 31 3/4")
Mat: 76.2 x 91.4cm (30 x 36")
Topic
Thomas Hart Benton: Male
Thomas Hart Benton: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer
Thomas Hart Benton: Communications\Publisher\Newspaper
Thomas Hart Benton: Military and Intelligence\Army\Officer\War of 1812
Thomas Hart Benton: Politics and Government\US Senator\Missouri
Thomas Hart Benton: Politics and Government\US Congressman\Missouri
Thomas Hart Benton: Politics and Government\State Senator\Tennessee
John Middleton Clayton: Male
John Middleton Clayton: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer
John Middleton Clayton: Natural Resources\Agriculturist
John Middleton Clayton: Politics and Government\Cabinet Member\Secretary of State
John Middleton Clayton: Politics and Government\US Senator\Delaware
John Middleton Clayton: Law and Law Enforcement\Judge\Justice\State Supreme Court Justice\Delaware
Robert A. Anderson: Male
Robert A. Anderson: Military and Intelligence\Army\Officer\Civil War
Robert A. Anderson: Military and Intelligence\Army\Officer\Civil War\Union
Robert A. Anderson: Military and Intelligence\Army\Officer\Major General
Thomas Corwin: Male
Thomas Corwin: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer
Thomas Corwin: Politics and Government\Cabinet Member\Secretary of Treasury
Thomas Corwin: Politics and Government\US Congressman\Ohio
Thomas Corwin: Politics and Government\Governor\Ohio
Thomas Corwin: Politics and Government\US Senator\Ohio
Thomas Corwin: Politics and Government\Diplomat\Minister
William Henry Seward: Male
William Henry Seward: Politics and Government\US Senator\New York
William Henry Seward: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer
William Henry Seward: Politics and Government\Presidential Candidate
William Henry Seward: Politics and Government\Statesman
William Henry Seward: Politics and Government\Governor\New York
William Henry Seward: Politics and Government\Cabinet Member\Secretary of State
William Henry Seward: Politics and Government\State Senator\New York
Winfield Scott: Male
Winfield Scott: Literature\Writer
Winfield Scott: Politics and Government\Presidential Candidate
Winfield Scott: Politics and Government\Public Official
Winfield Scott: Military and Intelligence\Army\Officer\General
Winfield Scott: Military and Intelligence\Army\Officer\War of 1812
Winfield Scott: Military and Intelligence\Army\Officer\Mexican War
Winfield Scott: Congressional Gold Medal
John McLean: Male
John McLean: Law and Law Enforcement\Judge\Justice\US Supreme Court Justice
John McLean: Politics and Government\Government Official\Postmaster\Postmaster General
Lewis Cass: Male
Lewis Cass: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer
Lewis Cass: Politics and Government\Presidential Candidate
Lewis Cass: Military and Intelligence\Army\Officer\Colonel
Lewis Cass: Politics and Government\Cabinet Member\Secretary of War
Lewis Cass: Politics and Government\Cabinet Member\Secretary of State
Lewis Cass: Politics and Government\State Legislator\Ohio
Lewis Cass: Politics and Government\US Senator\Michigan
Lewis Cass: Politics and Government\Governor\Territorial Governor\Michigan
Lewis Cass: Politics and Government\Diplomat\Minister\US Minister
James McDowell: Male
Stephen Arnold Douglas: Male
Stephen Arnold Douglas: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer
Stephen Arnold Douglas: Politics and Government\Presidential Candidate
Stephen Arnold Douglas: Politics and Government\US Senator\Illinois
Stephen Arnold Douglas: Politics and Government\State Legislator\Illinois
Stephen Arnold Douglas: Politics and Government\US Congressman\Illinois
Stephen Arnold Douglas: Law and Law Enforcement\Judge\Justice\State Supreme Court Justice\Illinois
John Jordan Crittenden: Male
John Jordan Crittenden: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer
John Jordan Crittenden: Politics and Government\Cabinet Member\US Attorney General
John Jordan Crittenden: Politics and Government\US Attorney
John Jordan Crittenden: Politics and Government\US Congressman\Kentucky
John Jordan Crittenden: Politics and Government\Governor\Kentucky
John Jordan Crittenden: Politics and Government\State Attorney General\Illinois
John Jordan Crittenden: Politics and Government\State Legislator\Kentucky
John Jordan Crittenden: Politics and Government\US Senator\Kentucky
Daniel Webster: Male
Daniel Webster: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer
Daniel Webster: Politics and Government\US Congressman\Massachusetts
Daniel Webster: Politics and Government\Cabinet Member\Secretary of State
Daniel Webster: Politics and Government\US Senator\Massachusetts
Daniel Webster: Politics and Government\US Congressman\New Hampshire
Daniel Webster: Education and Scholarship\Orator
Millard Fillmore: Male
Millard Fillmore: Politics and Government\State Legislator\New York
Millard Fillmore: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer
Millard Fillmore: Politics and Government\Vice-President of US
Millard Fillmore: Politics and Government\President of US
Millard Fillmore: Education and Scholarship\Administrator\University administrator\Chancellor
Millard Fillmore: Politics and Government\US Congressman\New York
Benjamin Franklin Butler: Male
Benjamin Franklin Butler: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer
Benjamin Franklin Butler: Politics and Government\Presidential Candidate
Benjamin Franklin Butler: Politics and Government\US Congressman\Massachusetts
Benjamin Franklin Butler: Politics and Government\Governor\Massachusetts
Benjamin Franklin Butler: Military and Intelligence\Army\Officer\Civil War\Union
Benjamin Franklin Butler: Politics and Government\State Legislator\Massachusetts
Benjamin Franklin Butler: Sports and Recreation\Athlete\Yachtsman
Martin Van Buren: Male
Martin Van Buren: Politics and Government\US Senator\New York
Martin Van Buren: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer
Martin Van Buren: Politics and Government\Vice-President of US
Martin Van Buren: Politics and Government\Governor\New York
Martin Van Buren: Politics and Government\President of US
Martin Van Buren: Politics and Government\Cabinet Member\Secretary of State
Martin Van Buren: Politics and Government\State Senator\New York
Martin Van Buren: Politics and Government\State Attorney General\New York
Edward Everett: Male
Edward Everett: Politics and Government\Statesman
Edward Everett: Politics and Government\US Congressman\Massachusetts
Edward Everett: Politics and Government\Governor\Massachusetts
Edward Everett: Education and Scholarship\Educator\Lecturer
Edward Everett: Education and Scholarship\Administrator\University administrator\University president
Edward Everett: Politics and Government\Cabinet Member\Secretary of State
Edward Everett: Politics and Government\Diplomat\Minister
Edward Everett: Religion and Spirituality\Clergy\Minister
Edward Everett: Politics and Government\US Senator\Massachusetts
John Ellis Wool: Male
John Ellis Wool: Military and Intelligence\Army\Officer\Civil War\Union
John Ellis Wool: Military and Intelligence\Army\Officer\Brigadier General
John Ellis Wool: Military and Intelligence\Army\Officer\War of 1812
John Ellis Wool: Military and Intelligence\Army\Officer\Mexican War
Samuel Houston: Male
Samuel Houston: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer
Samuel Houston: Military and Intelligence\Soldier
Samuel Houston: Politics and Government\Governor\Tennessee
Samuel Houston: Politics and Government\US Congressman\Tennessee
Samuel Houston: Politics and Government\US Senator\Texas
Samuel Houston: Politics and Government\President of Republic of Texas
Samuel Houston: Politics and Government\Governor\Texas
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
Daniel Stevens Dickinson: Male
Daniel Stevens Dickinson: Politics and Government\US Senator\New York
Daniel Stevens Dickinson: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer
Daniel Stevens Dickinson: Politics and Government\State Senator\New York
Daniel Stevens Dickinson: Politics and Government\State Attorney General\New York
Daniel Stevens Dickinson: Politics and Government\Lieutenant Governor\New York
John Charles Frémont: Male
John Charles Frémont: Politics and Government\Presidential Candidate
John Charles Frémont: Natural Resources\Explorer
John Charles Frémont: Military and Intelligence\Army\Officer\Civil War\Union
John Charles Frémont: Politics and Government\US Senator\California
John Charles Frémont: Politics and Government\Governor\California
John Charles Frémont: Military and Intelligence\Army\Officer\Major General
Abraham Lincoln: Male
Abraham Lincoln: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer
Abraham Lincoln: Military and Intelligence\Soldier
Abraham Lincoln: Politics and Government\President of US
Abraham Lincoln: Society and Social Change\Reformer\Environmentalist
Abraham Lincoln: Business and Finance\Businessperson\Merchant
Abraham Lincoln: Politics and Government\US Congressman\Illinois
Abraham Lincoln: Politics and Government\Government Official\Surveyor
Abraham Lincoln: Politics and Government\State Senator\Illinois
Abraham Lincoln: Politics and Government\Government Official\Postmaster
Abraham Lincoln: Crafts and Trades\Boat builder
Portrait
Credit Line
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Restrictions & Rights
CC0
Object number
NPG.89.61
Exhibition Label
This large engraving titled Union was published at the close of the Civil War, in about 1865. Presumably the picture celebrates the return of peace, the union of states, and the national leaders who contributed to winning the war. Yet in reality, this engraving is an altered version of a print first published in 1852, at a time of growing sectional strife that would soon lead to secession and war. The artistic alterations involved the replacement of several prominent southerners with northerners, most noticeably the figure of Senator John C. Calhoun of South Carolina with that of President Abraham Lincoln, shown in the center with one hand resting on the Constitution and the other holding a pen. Other prominent figures include General Winfield Scott, seated far left; Senator Henry Clay, seated center; and Senator Daniel Webster, standing beside the bust of George Washington.
Data Source
National Portrait Gallery