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Offered is a marvelous antique original hand-colored framed lithograph painting of George Mifflin Dallas (1792-1864), a US lawyer, statesman, politician, and a vice president of the United States from 1845-1849. The fine details on the hand-colored lithograph focusing on the face, hair, attire, curtain and drapery, and the battle ship on the background are truly astonishing. This magnificent antique has vintage frame matching the color and style of the antique lithograph.
The hand-colored lithograph was created and published in 1844 by New York firm of N. Currier.
The writing of “GEORGE M. DALLAS”, “Vice President of the United States”, “Lith & Pub by N. Currier, 2 Spruce St. N.Y.” are visible on the bottom of the lithograph.
George Mifflin Dallas (1792-1864) was a lawyer and statesman, born in Philadelphia, PA. He studied at Princeton College, as admitted to the bar, and entered the diplomatic service. In 1831 he was sent to the US Senate by Pennsylvania. He was US minister to Russia (1837-9), and in 1844 was elected vice-president of the USA under Polk. Dallas in Texas and in Oregon are both named after him.
Based on the Library of Congress, this fine antique hand-colored lithograph was created circa 1844. It is in perfect shape and condition with the exception of two minor tear on the back of the frame, on the paper cover.
The additional information provided by the Library of Congress are as follow:
George M. Dallas: Vice President of the United States
N. Currier (Firm)
Created / Published
New York : Published by N. Currier, c1844.
Currier & Ives : a catalogue raisonné / compiled by Gale Research. Detroit, MI : Gale Research, c1983, no. 2549
1 print : lithograph, hand-colored.
The following are the dimensions for this wonderful hand-colored lithograph of George Mifflin Dallas:
Total dimension with the frame:
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