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Steel Engraving Portrait Print. Dolly Madison, 1768-1849.

Steel Engraving Portrait Print. Dolly Madison, 1768-1849.

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Engraving measures 3.5 x 4. 5 inches surrounded by large margins. Entire leaf measures 8 7/8 x 11 inches.

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John Francis Eugene Prud'homme steel engraving portrait print. DOLLY MADISON, 1768-1849. "Drawn by J. Herring after (painting?) by J. Wood. Engraved by J. F. E. Prudhomme". Lithographed signature of Dolly Madison beneath her portrait. Engraving measures 3.5 x 4. 5 inches surrounded by large margins. Entire leaf measures 8 7/8 x 11 inches.

Known for engravings, including bank notes and portrait reproductions, John Prud'homme was born in Saint Thomas of the West Indies, and at age seven, moved with his parents to New York City. There he learned the art of portrait engraving from his brother-in-law, Thomas Gimbredeas, and by age 21, had a career of his own.

This steel engraving portrait print was from THE NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY of DISTINGUISHED AMERICANS 1834-1839, by James Herring and James Barton Longacre. 

 

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