Portrait of Daniel Webster, painting by an unknown artist, after a painting by James Reid Lambdin, c. 1850
Bust portrait of Daniel Webster, 1782-1852, facing slightly left. Brown jacket, black vest and tie, white shirt. Balding - grey hair. Daniel Webster was born in New Hampshire on January 8, 1782. He died in Massachusetts on October 24, 1852. Famous orator, lawyer and statesmen. U.S. Senator (1827-39); Sec State (Harrison) 1840; retired from Pres. John Tyler's Cabinet, 1843; re-chosen U.S. Senator, 1845. Re-appointed Sec State, 1850, Pres.Fillmore; held this office until his death.
This portrait depicts one of the 19th century's leading statesmen and orator, Senator Daniel Webster of Massachusetts. In backing the Compromise of 1850, Webster answered secessionists and abolitionists alike in his famous speech of March 7th: “I wish to speak today, not as a Massachusetts man, nor as a Northern man, but as an American …I speak today for the preservation of the Union. Hear me for my cause.”