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Object Name Print
Title John Lothrap Motley
Catalog Number UNNUMBERED-269
Creator Sartain, John
Maker Sartain, John
Date ca. 1900
Material(s) Ink/Paper
Dimensions H-8.5 W-5.5 inches
Description This is an engraving of John Lothrop Motley after a photograph of him. He is depicted staring fixedly to left with full beard. He wears a dark coat with right breast pocket, a high necked vest with watch chain, and a white shirt with a turned down collar and cravat.
Notes Motley (1814-1877) wrote The Rise of the Dutch Republic, New York, A.L. Burt, 1898. He was considered the historian of the Netherlands. Sartain was born (1808) and trained in London, England, moving to Philadelphia in 1830. A noted engraver, he produced close to 1500 mezzotints(steel engravings) during his career. He died in 1897.
Collection KHS Museum Collection
People Sartain, John
Subjects Prints
Portrait prints
Physical Holder Kentucky Historical Society - KHS