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Lot 35: President ULYSSES S. GRANT Signed Engraved Portrait
29 October 2016
Rancho Santa Fe, CA, USALive Auction
Choice Original "U.S. Grant" Signed BEP Engraved Portrait
ULYSSES S. GRANT (1822-1885). 18th President of the United States serving from (March 4, 1869-March 4, 1877), First "Lieutenant-General" since George Washington, and Major General (July 4, 1863), who led the Union Armies to victory in the last years of the American Civil War.
(c. 1869) Original Die Sunk Engraved Portrait Print by the Bureau of Engraving & Printing of Ulysses S. Grant, Boldly Signed, "U.S. Grant" while as President, below the image Choice Very Fine. Official oval portrait of President Grant, undated, measuring 1.75" x 2.25" on a die sunk sheet measuring 4" x 5.5" on heavier card to fully 6" x 8.5". Grant's large dark, bold signature is written just below his portrait. Some light overall even tone and a crease at lower left corner tip of the mount, overall in nice condition. Grant was serving in his first term as the eighteenth President of the United States when he signed this portrait engraving produced by the U.S. Bureau of Engraving and Printing. Engravings signed by Grant are rare, especially when signed during his Presidency. A very rare Signed official BEP Portrait, considered by collectors to be equivalent to a signed photograph, ready to be beautifully matted and framed for display.