Silas Wright Tinted Lithograph By E.B. & E.C. Kellogg from a Life Portrait By Wm. H. Brown
Hartford, Connecticut: E.B. & E.C. Kellogg, 1844. Lithograph. Very Good. Item #028645
Lithograph enhanced by light coloring, printed by the Kellogg brothers & made from the portrait silhouette artwork of W.H. Brown, being one of the works from his Portrait Gallery of Distinguished American Citizens. Silas Wright (1795 - 1847) U.S. senator and governor of New York, was "...not an original thinker or a particularly radical person. During his early career his inclinations were Jeffersonian, and he tended to consult with close associates before taking a position on new issues. He did not change fundamentally as time passed, but his views evolved; in his last years he lost interest in protectionism and showed an increasing concern about the spread of slavery in the territories. He came to reject the political expediency he had learned and admired as a member of the Albany Regency..." (John A. Garraty in the ANB) Approx. 12 1/4" x 16" size overall; a little edge-wear & darkening, old sticker-shadow in lower margin, soiling; back edge with tissue repairs; in good condition.