Portrait of US Secretary of War Edwin Stanton

Oil on canvas, 27 x 30.25 in. (sight), housed in decorative gilt frame, 37.75 x 42.75 in. Seated profile portrait of US Secretary of War Edwin Stanton (1814-1869), wearing glasses and with attentively rendered grey streaks throughout beard. An Ohio native, Stanton assumed the post of Secretary of War in 1862, succeeding Simon Cameron. Though he was often critical of Abraham Lincoln in the late 1850s and early 1860s, Stanton would become one of the President's closest advisers and prove instrumental in managing the Union war effort.


Craquelure throughout, with areas of small, diagonal surface abrasion most prominent at upper left.

Estimate: $5,000 - $7,000
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