Portraits on a Page of History: The Career of James B. Longacre (1794-1869)

April 9, 1983 – October 10, 1983

National Portrait Gallery
8th and F Streets, NW
Washington, DC

1st Floor, Print Corridor Floor Plan

This exhibition traces the development of the American artist's multi-faceted career as engraver, portraitist, and illustrator and chief engraver to the U.S. Mint. On view are his portrait drawings of distinguished contemporaries, including President Andrew Jackson, Bishop William White, statesman Daniel Webster, and politician John C. Calhoun, as well as self-portraits, caricatures, landscape sketches, and his design for the Indian-head penny.