Jefferson Davis Portrait

April 18, 1980 – June 30, 1980

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

1st Floor, Lobby Floor Plan

On view is a recently acquired portrait, a gift of Davis' great- grandchildren. The earliest known likeness of Davis, it was painted in 1849 in Washington when he was a Senator from Mississippi. The artist is George Lethbridge Saunders, an English miniaturist.