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William Cullen Bryant. National Portrait Gallery of Eminent Americans. New York: Johnson, Fry and Co., 1862. $95.00

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William Cullen Bryant (1794-1878) was a journalist, writer, poet, lawyer and the editor of the New York Evening Post. Was a leading proponent of the creation of Central Park and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. He had many friends among the artists who came to be known as members of the Hudson River School of Art. Bryant Park at the intersection of 42nd Street and 6th Avenue was named in his honor. 

From a series of beautifully engraved portraits most based upon photographs and painted portraits. Steel engraving.

10 ¾ x 8 inches, sheet.
Excellent condition.