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Savage, Edward (1761-1817) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.05295 Author/Creator: Savage, Edward (1761-1817) Place Written: London, England Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 22 January 1792 Pagination: 1 p. : address : docket ; 23.3 x 18.9 cm.

Summary of Content: Per Knox's request, he has sent Knox prints of the portrait he painted of Knox. Hopes they will meet with Knox and his wife's approval.

Background Information: Edward Savage was an American portrait painter who spent time living in Europe, particularly London.

People: Knox, Henry, 1750-1806
Savage, Edward, 1761-1817

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Art, Music, Theater, and FilmRevolutionary War GeneralPrinting

Sub Era: The Early Republic

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