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Artist:
Augustus Saint-Gaudens, 1 Mar 1848 - 3 Aug 1907  Search this
Sitter:
Wayne MacVeagh, 19 Apr 1833 - 11 Jan 1917  Search this
Medium:
Bronze relief
Dimensions:
Diameter: 7.9cm (3 1/8")
Type:
Medal
Date:
1902
Exhibition Label:
Pennsylvania attorney Wayne MacVeagh was one of a group of liberal or independent Republicans-derisively referred to as Mugwumps-who jumped to the Democratic Party to support reform candidates in the late nineteenth century. Passionately opposed to slavery, MacVeagh joined the Republican Party in 1856, and seven years later he was a member of the small group that accompanied Abraham Lincoln to the dedication of the Gettysburg Battlefield cemetery. In 1892 he shifted his allegiance to the Democrats, supporting Grover Cleveland, but William Jennings Bryan's candidacy drove him back to the GOP in 1896. There, MacVeagh continued to support reform measures, including taxation on both earnings and estates in order to redistribute wealth and aid the poor. Throughout his career, he served in several diplomatic posts and also as the country's chief counsel in arbitration before the Hague Court.
Topic:
Personal Attribute\Facial Hair\Mustache  Search this
Sculpture\Relief\Bas-relief  Search this
Wayne MacVeagh: Male  Search this
Wayne MacVeagh: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer  Search this
Wayne MacVeagh: Politics and Government\Cabinet Member\US Attorney General  Search this
Wayne MacVeagh: Politics and Government\Diplomat\Ambassador  Search this
Wayne MacVeagh: Politics and Government\Diplomat\Consul\US Consul  Search this
Wayne MacVeagh: Politics and Government\Diplomat\Minister  Search this
Wayne MacVeagh: Politics and Government\District Attorney  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; transfer from the National Gallery of Art; gift of Eames MacVeagh, 1947
Object number:
NPG.65.64
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
Exhibition:
American Origins
On View:
NPG, East Gallery 133
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm499a2eda3-3bd1-437a-bbde-25b0fc8fa383
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.65.64