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Lincoln visits General McClellan at Antietam
1862, published later
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The subject, the son of James and Elizabeth (Sproat) Lenox, was born in Kirkcudbright, Scotland, and came to America just prior to the Revolution. A prosperous merchant, he served as president of the New York Chamber of Commerce from 1826 to 1839. This miniature appears to have been copied from the portrait of Lenox (ca. 1809) by John Wesley Jarvis which is now in the Lenox Collection of the New York Public Library.
From the Collection of Waldron Phoenix Belknap, Jr.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
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