The Young American Sailor

Description (Brief)
Colored print of a young boy dressed in a white sailor suit with a brimmed hat, facing slightly left. He stands with his back to the ocean with two sailing vessels vessels in the background. Ironically, this is probably a modified copy of the December 1846 portrait by Franz Xaver Winterhalter of a young Albert Edward, Prince of Wales and later King Edward VII of the United Kingdom. The original painting does not have the ships in the background, the prince faces in the opposite direction, and their are minor facial discrepancies and stylistic differences.
Currently not on view
date made
ca 1847
depicted (sitter)
Edward VII King of the United Kingdom
Nagel, Louis
graphic artist
Prevost, Victor
original artist
Winterhalter, Franz Xaver
place made
United States: New York, New York
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
image: 19 1/2 in x 13 in; 49.53 cm x 33.02 cm
overall: 22 in x 15 in; 55.88 cm x 38.1 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Harry T. Peters "America on Stone" Lithography Collection
Patriotism and Patriotic Symbols
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Clothing & Accessories
Domestic Furnishings
Peters Prints
Data Source
National Museum of American History


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