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Sartain, John (1808-1897) Engraving of Joseph Hopkinson.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02453.55 Author/Creator: Sartain, John (1808-1897) Place Written: s.l. Type: Print Date: circa 1850 Pagination: 1 engraving : b&w ; 32.7 x 23.2 cm.

Summary of Content: Adhered to scrapbook mount. Adhered to lower right is typed biographical note. Based on the ca. 1810 portrait by Thomas Sully.

People: Hopkinson, Joseph, 1770-1842
Sartain, John, 1808-1897

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Art, Music, Theater, and FilmPoetryLiterature and Language Arts

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