Webster, Daniel (1782-1852)
This portrait of Daniel Webster (1782-1852) by Chester Harding (1792-1866) is based on two daguerreotypes taken in 1850-52. Webster's second wife, Caroline LeRoy, had one of them in her New York apartment until the end of her life, calling it the most satisfactory likeness of her husband.
Other examples of this portrait are at Springfield Museum of Fine Arts and the Cincinnati Art Museum.
25" x 30.25"
Oil on canvas; gilt frame
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. David B. Grant.
General Collection, Museum Collection, The Athenaeum of Philadelphia