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Object ID 1997.003.017
Object Name Plate, Engraving
Collection Works of Art
Credit line DHS Collection
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
Portraits
Etchings
Engravings
Engraving
People Gillis, Commodore John P.
Search Terms John P. Gillis
John Gillis
Commodore John P. Gillis
Wilmington
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