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Judge Thomas Ewing

ca. 1840 Attributed to Daniel Dickinson Born: Litchfield, Connecticut 1795 Died: Litchfield, Connecticut watercolor on ivory sight 3 x 2 3/8 in. (7.5 x 6.0 cm) oval Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Alexander Vernon Wasson 1976.31 Not currently on view


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Judge Thomas Ewing, born in West Virginia in 1789, began his career as a schoolteacher in Ohio. He went on to practice law and in 1830 was elected to the U.S. Senate. This portrait shows Ewing at around fifty-five years old, about the time he became secretary of the treasury for President Tyler.

Keywords

Occupation - law - judge

Portrait male - Ewing, Thomas - bust

painting - miniature

paint - watercolor

ivory

About Attributed to Daniel Dickinson

Born: Litchfield, Connecticut 1795 Died: Litchfield, Connecticut

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