Lot 10    

Daguerreotype of Wm. Learned Marcy,
2003 Americana and Decorative Arts. Nov. 12 - 13.
6th plate housed in a full-embossed leather case. Outstanding anonymous 3/4-length portrait of this important American Statesman. Marcy (1786-1857) coined the phase: "To the victor belong the spoils". Born in Sturbridge (now Southbridge), Mass., was State Adjutant General 1821; Justice of States Highest Court 1829; U.S. Senator 1831; N.Y. Governor 1833-39; Secretary of War 1845; Lost Presidential nomination in 1852; and Secretary of State in 1853. Still with original seals.

Provenance:  
From the Olcott family in Albany, N.Y.


Condition:  
Very slight, & incomplete solar ring & 1 tiny spot to right of head, else EXC.
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