Portrait of Daniel Webster

1886
Josiah Johnson Hawes (American, 1808–1901)


Dimensions

Overall: 49.5 x 39.1cm (19 1/2 x 15 3/8in.)

Accession Number

1978.154

Medium or Technique

Photograph, albumen print after a daguerreotype

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Photography

Classifications

Photographs

Enlarged detail from a daguerreotype of Daniel Webster, seated, of about 1851 (43.1402).

Inscription

Verso, stamp in green: "Hawes/ Collection/ Holmans/ Holmans/ Boston"

In graphite: "From the daguerreotype/ enlarged 7 times."

Signed

Lower left: "J. J. Hawes, Photo" printed in photograph.
Lower right: "Copyright 1886 J. J. Hawes" printed in photograph.

Provenance

W. G. Russell Allen, Boston (1882-1955); his bequest to the MFA, accessioned April 1978.

Credit Line

Bequest of W. G. Russell Allen