Cassius Marcellus Clay
Southworth and Hawes (American, active 1843–62)
Image: 21.6 x 16.5 cm (8 1/2 x 6 1/2 in.) Framed: 34.2 x 29 x 3.5 cm (13 7/16 x 11 7/16 x 1 3/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Photograph, daguerreotype, hand tinted by Mrs Hawes
Not On View
Copy, by Southworth and Hawes, of daguerreotype now in SPNEA collection
Board, verso in graphite: "C. M. Clay/to Rus[sia]/Minist[er] -antislavery" [?]/11942 [?]. According to Lavinia Clay (11/10/04), Cassius Marcellus Clay was appointed minister (=ambassador) to Russia by President Lincoln.
Frame, in iron gall ink: "Made at Southworth & Hawes, 5 1/2 Tremont Row, Boston."
U. l. plate maker mark, Spirit of Fact #4.
By inheritance within the family of the sitter to Landon T. Clay, Peterborough, NH; 2004, year-end gift of Landon T. Clay to the MFA. (Accession Date: February 23, 2005)
Gift of Landon T. Clay