Sargent -- American
Magazine of History
The painting as is
displayed on a
cover of the Wisconsin Magazine of History.
Quite a remarkable
man. He was a three term Wisconsin Governor (1866-72), A
civil war hero at Gettysburg were he was severely wounded during the
Pickett's charge; his arm was amputated and he was subsequently taken
and paroled. He was commissioned brigadier-general. He served as U.S.
at Liverpool, England, 1873-78; U.S. consul-general at Paris, France.
and U.S. minister and envoy plenipotentiary to Spain, 1880-81.
When the State of
to give him a portrait, it was through his brother Mr. Charles
(whom Sargent had painted his wife that year) that Sargent was chosen
the artist to do the portrait.
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