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Portrait of Lt. General Winfield Scott By Artist George Healy c1864

Portrait of Lt. General Winfield Scott By Artist George Healy c1864


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In 1861, the great American portrait painter George Peter Alexander Healy create a series of masterful oil copies of the latest Matthew Brady gallery photographs of the leaders of The union government and military. This may be one of them. So many of the subjects like Lincoln, renewed to the Washington seeing the same cannot be said for general in chief Winfield Scott age 75, who had been in uniform since 1812 George Peter Alexander Healy (July 15, 1813 – June 24, 1894) was an American portrait painter. He was one of the most prolific and popular painters of his day, and his sitters included many of the eminent personages of his time. Born in Boston, he studied in Europe, and over his lifetime had studios in Paris and Chicago.