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Object ID 1944.043.005
Object Name Portrait
Title Thomas McKean
Collection Works of Art
Credit line Gift of Mr. & Mrs. F. J. Blatz
Date circa 1933
Description Watercolored engraving of Thomas McKean (1734-1817), a lawyer from New Castle, DE who signed the Declaration of Independance and served as the second President (Governor) of Delaware in 1777. The portrait depicts a half-length view of an older man with brown eyes, a large nose, and ruddy complexion. The subject is facing sideways but is turned to face the viewer and wears a white wig with a brown bow, black coat, and white shirt that is ruffled at the front. He has a medal pinned to his left lapel and is framed by red drapery at the upper corners. The image has been cut down and mounted on cardboard and a paper insert has been installed along the bottom of the frame that reads "Thomas Mckean / Chief Justice of Pennsylvania / 1777 - 1799". This engraving was one of a series of engravings in the National Gallery of Distinguished Americans series produced by the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in 1933.

Dimensions H-27.5 W-21.75 D-2.75 inches
Dimension Details framed dimensions
Subjects Portraits
People Mckean, Thomas
Search Terms Thomas McKean
Watercolored Engravings
Chief Justice
New Caslte
American Revolution
Declaration of Independence
Event American Revolution
Medium Watercolored engraving