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Object ID 1997.003.017
Object Name Plate, Engraving
Collection Works of Art
Credit line Gift of Willliam Henry Furrowh
Year Range from 1860
Year Range to 1870
Made John Sellers & Sons
Makers mark Back of the plate is stamped: "John Sellers & Sons, 51 Arundel Street, Sheffield."
Description Copperplate engraving plate with a bust portrait of Commodore John P. Gillis (1803-1873) of Wilmington. The plate was used as an illustration on page 343 of John T. Scharf's "History of Delaware 1609-1888." The back of the plate is stamped, "John Sellers & Sons, 151 Arundel Street, Sheffield."
Dimensions H-10 W-7.125 inches
Dimension Details
Subjects Navies
People associated with military activities
People Gillis, Commodore John P.
Search Terms John P. Gillis
John Gillis
Commodore John P. Gillis
U.S. Navy
Mexican-American War
Civil War
Engraving Plates
John Thomas Scharf
John Sellers & Sons
Nineteenth Century
Material Copper
Place of Origin Sheffield, England