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Cassius Marcellus Clay

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Inscription

Board, verso in graphite: "C. M. Clay/to Rus[sia]/Minist[er] -antislavery" [?]/11942 [?]. According to Lavinia Clay (11/10/04), Cassius Marcellus Clay was appointed minister (=ambassador) to Russia by President Lincoln. Frame, in iron gall ink: "Made at Southworth & Hawes, 5 1/2 Tremont Row, Boston."

Marks

U. l. plate maker mark, Spirit of Fact #4.

Provenance

Inherited by Landon Clay from his father; gift to MFA December 31, 2004

Credit Line

Gift of Landon T. Clay

about 1850

Dimensions

Image: 21.6 x 16.5 cm (8 1/2 x 6 1/2 in.) Framed: 34.2 x 29 x 3.5 cm (13 7/16 x 11 7/16 x 1 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

2004.2252

Medium or Technique

Photograph, daguerreotype, hand tinted by Mrs Hawes

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