Ulysses S. Grant Caricature
Frank Henry Temple Bellew. [Ulysses S. Grant] Engraved by R. Schugg & Co. New York: Augustus P. Dunlop, 1872.
One in a series of prints from Fifth Avenue Journal, this
portrait came with a group of twenty-eight portraits that we purchased from Frank
Amari. These are relief prints, partially printed in color and hand
colored. They incorporate aspects of portraiture and caricature.
Bellew was born in India in 1828 and educated in England and France. He
arrived in America in 1850 and specialized in work for comic journals
Gift of Frank Amari.
- Georgia B. Barnhill, Andrew B. Mellon Curator of Graphic Arts
"One day I am visited by a collector of ordination sermons; the next, by
a collector of 4th of July orations; then comes a collector of geography;
another wants religious newspapers; another wants every book printed in
New York before 1700. I accommodate myself to all; for I want every thing
and collect every thing, and I have more zeal than the whole of them: and
in this way I am kept very busy."
~Christopher Columbus Baldwin
3rd Librarian of AAS