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Lot 720

[Grant, Ulysses S.] Middleton Chromolithographic Portrait of General Grant. Handsome original bust portrait of the General in uniform, image 16"x 13", with copyright stamp on verso: "Warranted Oil Colors. Entered according to Act of Congress in the year 1864, by E. C. Middleton, in the Clerk's Office of the District Court for the Southern District of Ohio. Published by E. C. Middleton, Cincinnati, O." From a famous photograph of Grant, this image by Middleton, along with another of Lincoln, was extremely popular. Middleton's "oil print" process, produced an affordable "oil painting" for those wanting a portrait of the nation's heroes at the end of the Civil War. Housed in a period oval gold gilt frame to an overall size of 20 x 17". Fine.
Estimated Value $300 - 500.

Realized $923

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