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President Ulysses S. Grant Portrait

President Ulysses S. Grant Portrait

Artist
Thomas Le Clear
Date of Work
1880
Medium
Oil on Canvas
Credit
White House Collection/White House Historical Association

President Ulysses S. Grant Portrait

President U.S. Grant was painted in several portraits by Thomas Le Clear (1818-1882), for whom the former president sat in New York in 1879, two years after the end of his presidency. The sitting led to three portraits, two of which are in the White House. The bust portrait (8 x 6 in.) was not purchased by the government until the 20th century, and was produced by the painter in 1880.

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