Silhouette of Henry Clay

Title

Silhouette of Henry Clay

Subject

Print

Description

A Re-Strike of the 1844 Version from life by William H. Brown. 1844 was the year of Clay’s presidential bid. Silhouettes became popular in the mid-eighteenth century as a more affordable alternative to traditional methods of portraiture.

Henry Clay, Sr. (April 12, 1777 – June 29, 1852), was a lawyer, politician, and presidential hopeful who represented Kentucky separately in both the Senate and in the House of Representatives.

Creator

William H. Brown

Date

1844

Format

Frame: 19 1/8 x 15 ½ x 5/8 inch; 48.6 x 39.4 x 1.6 cm
Image: 13 3/8 x 9 ¾; 34 x 24.8 cm

Identifier

HC 2031

Files

silhouette-of-henry-clay-2031.jpg

Citation

William H. Brown, “Silhouette of Henry Clay,” Selections from the Hampshire College Archives, accessed August 17, 2017, http://hampshirearchives.omeka.net/items/show/2960.