This photograph is one of six that Mathew Brady took of Robert E. Lee upon his return to his home in Richmond, Virginia. The date of the photograph was April 16, 1865, Easter Sunday, a week after Lee had surrendered to Grant at Appomattox.


  • Title: Robert E. Lee
  • Creator: Mathew B. Brady
  • Date Created: 1865
  • Physical Dimensions: w15.2 x h20.8 cm (Image/Sheet:)
  • Type: Albumen silver print
  • Rights: National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
  • External Link: https://npg.si.edu/portraits
  • Classification: Photograph

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