“Ashland / The Homestead of Henry Clay” [caption title below image]; Drawn by James Hamilton after daguerreotypes taken on the spot by J.M. Hewitt. Engraved by J. Sartain. Henry Clay.

“Ashland / The Homestead of Henry Clay” [caption title below image]; Drawn by James Hamilton after daguerreotypes taken on the spot by J.M. Hewitt. Engraved by J. Sartain

Louisville, KY: Published by F. Hegan, 1853. First edition (?; a reworked version was issued in Philadelphia in 1863). Engraved view of Henry Clay's home in Lexington, Kentucky, 20 3/4 x 30 1/2 inches, a richly hand-colored view of the stately southern house in a grove of trees, a dog lounging by an empty chair under one tree, household staff tending to daily business on the front steps and to the side. Henry Clay and his family resided on their plantation in Lexington, Kentucky, from 1806 until his death in 1852, though much time was spent in Washington, D.C.; the main plantation house, as pictured here, was completed about 1815. Copies of this print are held in the Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection at the Indiana State Museum and in the Yale University Art Gallery. Not in Deak "Picturing America." Not recorded on OCLC. Margins show a little soiling, lower margin with some chips; still a beautiful colored copy of a rare view of Henry Clay's Lexington, Kentucky, home. Laid down on linen, with some other professional restoration. (#6418). Item #59369

Price: $2,250.00

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