Large 1870 Robert E. Lee Hand Colored Engraved Memorial Portrait
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Robert E. Lee Hand Colored Engraved Portrait. Copyright 1870 by Bradley & Company, engraved by A. B. Walter, after a photo from life, 19.5" x 23.5" and framed to an overall size of 29.5" x 36", with facsimile signatures of Robert E. Lee and General W. N. Pendleton, Chairman, and Charles A. Davidson, Secretary of the Lee Memorial Association, in 1920s gilted wood frame w/ glass. Very good condition. This beautifully engraved portrait of Robert E. Lee was originally sold to help pay for a memorial at his tomb in Lexington, Virginia. The inscriptions at the base of the print read: "Sold by authority of the Lee Memorial Association for the erection of a monument at the tomb of Genl. R. E. Lee at the Washington & Lee University, Lexington, Virginia." William N. Pendleton, acted as Lee's wartime artillery chief and became chairman of the Lee Memorial Association dedicating himself to preserving General Lee's "sacred memory."
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