Sep 28, 2017 - Sale 2455

Sale 2455 - Lot 218

Estimate: $ 500 - $ 750
(PRESIDENTS.) Maurin, Nicholas-Eustache; after Gilbert Stuart. James Madison, Fourth President of the United States. Lithograph, 15 1/2 x 12 inches; laid down on wood, full vertical split repaired on verso, toned. [Boston: Pendleton's Lithography, 1828]

Additional Details

One of the five presidential portraits from William Doggett's American Kings series. Doggett commissioned portraits of the first five presidents by Gilbert Stuart, then hired the Pendletons (America's pioneering lithographers) to reproduce them. The Pendletons outsourced the job to a French lithographer, who shipped the completed stones back to Boston. The Gilbert Stuart portraits have long since been lost in a fire.