Portrait of John Adams (1735-1826)

Collection Type

  • Art

Date

1830-1860

GUSN

GUSN-23356

Description

Mezzotint of three-quarter length portrait of a white haired man with a long tailed, dark colored coat, light vest and a ruffled white shirt. A curtain is pulled up behind him, a sword handle rests on his left hip and the Federal constitution is in his left hand.

Details

Descriptive Terms

portraits
prints (visual works)
engraving (printing process)
hand coloring
paper (fiber product)
presidencies
American
Picture
Portrait
Unidentified Paper
Stipple Engraved
Hand Colored
Presidency
United States of America
Portrait

Inscription

Printed beneath title: ""Hail! Noble Chief! Protector of the cause of purest Freedom Founded on the Laws."" At the very top of the backside of the print is written: ""This is the man of whom Ben Franklin said he was always honest, sometimes great, but often mad."" This same saying is repeated twice more on the backside of the frame.

Associated Person

Adams, John, 1735-1826

Associated Building

Original to Castle Tucker (Wiscasset, Me.),

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

15.75 x 11.75 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Jane S. Tucker

Accession Number

1998.1543