Portrait of Henry Clay

1841
Joseph Greenleaf Cole (American, 1806–1860)


Catalogue Raisonné

Karolik (1962) cat. 176

Dimensions

Sheet: 16.1 x 13.3 cm (6 5/16 x 5 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

61.352

Medium or Technique

Graphite and brown wash on paper

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Drawings

Half-length portrait of Henry Clay (1777-1852), seated, head slightly turned to right. Drawn while he was U.S. Senator from Kentucky.

Inscription

Inscribed lower right: J. Cole / 41

Provenance

Maxim Karolik, Newport; Gift to MFA May 10, 1961

Credit Line

Gift of Maxim Karolik for the M. and M. Karolik Collection of American Watercolors and Drawings, 1800–1875