Print (Mezzotint)

  • Title:

    Very truly yours/ Winfield Scott.

  • Category:

    Prints and Maps

  • Creator (Role):

    Thomas B. Welch (Mezzotinter)

    Marcus Aurelius Root (Daguerreotypist)

    George R. Graham (Publisher)

  • Place of Origin:

    Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Mid-Atlantic, United States, North America

  • Date:

    1848

  • Materials:

    Ink; Paper (wove)

  • Techniques:

    Mezzotint, Etched, Engraving

  • Museum Object Number:

    1977.0002


  • Complete Details



Object Number

1977.0002

Object Name

Print (Mezzotint)

Title

Very truly yours/ Winfield Scott.

Category

Prints and Maps

Credit Line/Donor

Museum purchase

Creator (Role)

Thomas B. Welch (Mezzotinter)
1814-1874

Marcus Aurelius Root (Daguerreotypist)
1808-1888
"Before learning the daguerreotype process in Philadelphia around 1843, Marcus Aurelius Root studied painting and taught penmanship. The following year he became a partner in daguerreotype studios in Mobile, Alabama, and New Orleans. He later became a partner in Saint Louis, Missouri, and Philadelphia studios. In 1846 Root purchased John Jabez Mayall's studio in Philadelphia. Three years later, in partnership with his brother Samuel, he established a studio in New York on Broadway; this studio lasted until 1857. Following a disabling railroad accident, Root turned to writing about photographic history and aesthetics." (from http://www.getty.edu/art/)

George R. Graham (Publisher)
1813-1894
Graham's serial publications include the Casket and Graham's Magazine (1840-56).

Place of Origin

Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Mid-Atlantic, United States, North America

Date

1848

Mark or Signature or Inscription or Label

1. Inscription; Center below image; ENGRAVED BY T. B. WELCH (PHILA.\A) FOR GRAHAM'S MAGAZINE. FROM A DAGUERREOTYPE BY M. A. ROOT.
2. Inscription; Bottom center; Entered according to Act of Congress in the year 1848 yb G.R.Graham in the Clerk's office of the District Court for the Eastern District of Pa.(?)

Subjects

Portrait; Military

Materials

Ink; Paper (wove)

Techniques

Mezzotint, Etched, Engraving

Dimensions (inches)

10.44 (H) , 6.8 (W) , 8.17 (Image H) , 4.6 (Image W)

Dimensions (centimeters)

26.53 (H) , 17.2 (W) , 8.17 (Image H) , 4.6 (Image W)

Measurement Notes

H at right. W near bottom. Plate H: 9.8 in. (24.9 cm). Plate W not available.

Publisher Summary

Graham, George R.

Publication Date

1848

Place of Publication

Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, Mid-Atlantic, United States, North America

Watermark

none

Edition Notes

Print from an 1848 issue of Graham's Magazine (Philadelphia: George R. Graham, 1840-56). Need to find vol. and issue no.

Object Description

Text available soon.

Bibliography and Bibliographic Notes

[Book] Fowble, E. McSherry. 1987 Two Centuries of Prints in America, 1680-1880 : A Selective Catalogue of the Winterthur Museum Collection.
Published: no. 236, p. 341.