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1881 Steel Engraving JC Buttre Art Hannah Van Buren Portrait First Lady LWH1

1881 Steel Engraving JC Buttre Art Hannah Van Buren Portrait First Lady LWH1

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"Mrs. Martin Van Buren"

This is an original 1881 black and white steel engraving by John Chester Buttre (1821-1893) that portrays Hannah Hoes Van Buren (1783-1819), the wife of Martin Van Buren (1782-1862), the eighth President of the United States of America. Hannah died of tuberculosis before her husband Martin became President. He never remarried however, and was one of the few Presidents to be unmarried while in office.


This 132+ year old Item is rated Very Fine +++. Light aging throughout. Light surface rub - bottom left corner.

  • Product Type: Original Steel Engraving; Black / White
  • Grade: Very Fine +++
  • Dimensions: Approximately 5.25 x 7.5 inches; 13 x 19 cm
  • Authentication: Serial-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity w/ Full Provenance
  • Protection: Packaged in a custom archival sleeve with an acid-free black board (great for display, gift-giving, and preservation)

Period Paper is proud to present a collection of steel and wood engravings from 1881 of portraits of First Ladies and the historical estates of American Presidents such as George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, Andrew Jackson, and many others. This collection is perfect for anyone interested in the lives of the women of the White House, as many of the First Ladies in this collection, including Martha Washington, Dolley Madison, Rachel Donelson Jackson, Mary Todd Lincoln, and several others helped to shape the course of American history just as much as their husbands. To continue browsing this "stately" collection, simply click on the link provided beneath the condition paragraph. Enjoy!

Reproductive art by John Chester Buttre.

Keywords specific to this image: Government