RARE Jefferson Davis Portrait

Rare Jefferson Davis Portrait.

PRESENTING a UNIQUE, RARE and ORIGINAL piece of AMERICAN HISTORY……..an ORIGINAL print of a very rare Portrait of an early Jefferson Davis by Enoch Wood Perry together with accompanying letter from Jefferson Davis’ Grandson Jefferson Hayes Davis dated 2nd April 1935…..with signature.


The print has a notation on the rear of it that reads:

“Historical Portrait of Jefferson Davis’ by Enoch Wood Perry”

This letter from Jefferson Hayes Davis is on The First National Bank of Colorado Springs CO headed Notepaper, and is addressed to Mrs. A.G. Smith of Belton, Texas, who was apparently doing a thesis on Jefferson Davis.

Jefferson davis, born june 3, 1808, in Christian
(now Todd) County, Kentucky, was raised on
his family’s small plantation near Woodville,
Mississippi. Th rough the generosity of his
older brother Joseph, he studied at St. Th omas
College, Washington County, Kentucky, and at
Transylvania University before graduating from
the United States Military Academy in 1828. He
served in the Army until 1835, when he became a
He was elected to the U.S. House of
Representatives in 1845 but resigned the following
year to command the “Mississippi Rifl es” in the
Mexican War. From 1847 to 1851 he served as a
U.S. senator. As secretary of war for President
Franklin Pierce (1853–1857) he strengthened
the Army and coast defenses, directed railroad
surveys, and supervised the enlarging of the U.S.
Capitol and the construction of a water viaduct
in Washington, D.C. He re-entered the Senate in
1857 and was a recognized as a spokesman for the
South. When Mississippi seceded, Davis resigned
and accepted command of Mississippi’s military
forces. Hoping to be appointed commander of all
southern armies, he found himself instead elected
president of the Confederate States. When the
Confederacy surrendered, Davis was captured
and imprisoned in Fort Monroe for two years,
indicted for treason (but never brought to trial),
and fi nally released on bond in 1867.
After travel abroad and a few unsuccessful
business ventures, he made his home at “Beauvior,”
near Biloxi, Mississippi, and wrote Rise and Fall
of the Confederated States. Jeff erson Davis died in
New Orleans on December 6, 1889.

Link: https://www.aoc.gov/art/national-statuary-hall-collection/jefferson-davis



Rare Jefferson Davis Portrait.

Provenance: From a Private Dallas Collection.

Dimensions: 14.25″ x  12.25″ in frame

Condition: In SUPERB ORIGINAL CONDITION and in ORIGINAL frame with notation on rear of print.

Price Now: $ 2,499

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