Portrait of Ulysses Simpson Grant (1822-1885), Union General during the American Civil War and 18th President of the United States. The portrait is after a photograph by Frederick Gutekunst. President Grant is dressed in uniform and looks directly at the viewer. He is striking a Napoleonic pose appropriate for a victorious military figure, with his left hand tucked into his waistcoat and his right hand in his pocket. The artist embellished the background with a marble column draped with a red curtain. In the original photograph, taken shortly after President Abraham Lincoln’s death in 1865, President Grant wears a mourning ribbon on his left arm. In later prints of the same photographic image, the mourning ribbon was removed.

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  • Title: Ulysses Simpson Grant
  • Creator: Anthony Lamor
  • Physical Dimensions: Height- 40 inches, Width- 30 inches
  • Provenance: Gift of Frederick Gutekunst to The Union League of Philadelphia, a patriotic society founded in 1862 to support Abraham Lincoln and the Union during the American Civil War, in 1892.
  • Type: Oil painting
  • Rights: The Abraham Lincoln Foundation of the Union League of Philadelphia. For questions regarding usage please contact archives@unionleague.org.
  • Medium: Oil on canvas