|Dimensions||H-12.5 W-10.25 D-1.125 inches|
|Description||This print of engraving of General Lafayette is printed in color and housed in an oval frame. At the bottom of the print is inscribed "PORTRAIT OF LAFAYETTE PAINED BY A SCHEFFER." The frame is made of wood with a glass front. It has no decoration.|
In 1824 artist Ary Scheffer completed a portrait of Marquis de Lafayette and presented it to the United States government to hang in the U.S. House of Representatives. This print from an engraving is a copy of that portrait.
Lafayette visited Kentucky during his triumphal return to the United States as a Revolutionary War hero in 1825. Prints of popular subjects were produced in quantity prior to the 1820's but mechanical presses and improved marketing brought an unprecedented array of art to the antebellum consumer. Military heros and things French were especially popular in Central Kentucky.
|Collection||KHS Museum Collection|
Lafayette, Marquis de
|Physical Holder||Kentucky Historical Society - KHS|