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Taylor & His Battles hand-colored engraving depicting President Zachary Taylor on horseback and surrounded by vignettes illustrating significant military exploits involving Taylor, such as the Mexican-American War battles of Okeechobee, Monterey, and Buena Vista, along with the occupation of Matamoras; the War of 1812 battle of Fort Harrison; and battle scenes including the capture of Romulo Diaz de la Vega at the Battle of Resaca de la Palma and the death of Samuel B. Ringgold, following wounds sustained at the Battle of Palo Alto. With commentary on each scene along lower edge. Published by Ensigns & Thayer, New York, 1847. Housed under plexiglass in a black metal frame with ivory mat. Sight: 29" H x 22" W. Frame: 33 1/2" H x 26 1/4" W.
PROVENANCE: Private South Carolina Collection.
CONDITION: Toning throughout, with creasing and 5 1/2" repaired tear to lower center. Scattered staining and discoloration, especially to upper and lower margins. Not examined out of frame.