Auction 139, Lot 727

"Daniel Webster", Schaus, William

Subject: Prints - Politics

Period: 1855 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

19.3 x 27 inches
49 x 68.6 cm

Daniel Webster was a Senator from Massachusetts and twice Secretary of State just prior to the Civil War. Webster was known for his nationalistic views, his effectiveness as a speaker, and his leadership role within the Second Party System. Webster is also a Dartmouth alumnus, often considered "Dartmouth's Favorite Son." During his time as a constitutional lawyer, Webster argued for the trustees of Dartmouth College against William H. Woodward, the state-approved secretary of the new board of trustees, before the United States Supreme Court. The landmark court case of Dartmouth College v. Woodward upheld the Contract Clause and limited the power of the State to interfere with private charters, a precursor to the free American enterprise system. Lithograph by Julien, printed by Francois Delarue, and published by W. Schaus in New York.


Condition: B

Light soiling with two short tears in bottom blank margin and a tear that enters 2.75" into image at right, that have been closed on verso with archival tape.

Estimate: $350 - $450


Closed on 2/15/2012