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Major General Henry Wager Halleck
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Major General Henry Wager Halleck


Description Conservation Provenance Inscription Credit
Description In 1862, President Lincoln appointed Halleck "general-in-chief of all U.S. land forces"-the liaison between the president and the forces in the field. Acquaintances recalled Halleck as "a regimental clerk with the personality of a cold muffin." Ritchie, a Scottish-born artist, was known chiefly for his prints.
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Date Description Narrative
6/24/1964Treatmentother
Provenance Jacob A. Rosenfield, Chicago [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; A.J. Fink, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; A.J. Fink Foundation Inc., Baltimore, [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1963, by gift.
Inscriptions [Signed] Right: A.H. Ritchie; [Inscription] On back of frame: General Halleck / Of the Civil War / Painted on ivory / A. Ritchie / About 1865
Credit Gift of the A. Jay Fink Foundation, Inc., in memory of Abraham Jay Fink, 1963

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Period
ca. 1865
Medium
watercolor on ivory
(Miniatures)
Accession Number
38.489
Measurements
Overall (excluding frame) H: 3 3/8 × W: 2 9/16 in. (8.6 × 6.5 cm) Framed H: 5 13/16 × W: 4 13/16 × D: 13/16 in. (14.7 × 12.3 × 2 cm)
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  • USA (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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