Under Scott, Taylor’s Repulsed the Mexican Advance at Vera Cruz

New York, Hartford, Conn., and Buffalo: E. B. & E. C. Kellogg, 1847. Item #845

Folio.  355 x 250 mm., [14 x 10 inches]; image size285 x 200 mm., [11 x 8 inches].  Colored lithograph printed in tones of black, highlighted with green, yellow, and blue wash.  Paper stock with some brown toning noticeable on margins, otherwise a good copy with good color.

Excellent portrait of General Taylor, set in profile with strong features emphasizing the brow, nose and mouth of the sitter.  His posture is erect, with a trim and robust rendering of his chest, giving the General a powerful presentation. 

Like General Scott, Zachary Taylor was a life long military man, joining the U. S. Army in 1808 and fighting in every conflict from the War of 1812 to Mexican War of 1847-48.  His prowess as a military thinker and leader was tested at Vera Cruz in February of 1847, when outnumbered two to one, Taylor’s troops defended their position and forced a humiliating retreat of the Mexican Army.  Taylor was lionized by the American public for his victory and this portrait was created immediately after the announcement of his military achievement.

Appleton’s Cyclopaedia of American Biography, VI, pp. 51-56. (845)


Price: $250.00