Zachary Taylor (1784-1850)

Zachary Taylor (1784-1850)
Title
Zachary Taylor (1784-1850)
Date 
1849
Medium 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions 
Overall: 34 x 27 in. ( 86.4 x 68.6 cm )
Credit Line 
Bequest of Cornelius Von Erden Mitchell
Object Number 
1966.26
Gallery Label 
In this half-length portrait the subject is shown in military uniform, holding a scroll of paper in his right hand. The gold buttons on his blue coat bear the American eagle and the insignia of rank on his shoulder carries a single star. The artist based this likeness on either a daguerreotype portrait of Taylor of ca. 1848 or, more likely, Alexander Hay Ritchie's 1848 engraving of that daguerreotype.
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Creative: Tronvig Group