Portrait of William Baker


Stephen Ferris etched the portrait of distinguished Philadelphian William Spohn Baker in 1882. Baker (1824–1897), a critic and author, wrote several books, including American Engravers and Their Works and The Origin and Antiquity of Engraving. An antiquarian who specialized in George Washington, he collected medals, biographies, and engraved portraits of the first president, and wrote about these subjects. Baker was an active member of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, serving as a vice president from 1892 and also as a director of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.

Date Made: 1882

Graphic Artist: Ferris, Stephen James

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States

Subject: PortraitsPortraits


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Credit Line: Jean Leon Gerome Ferris

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: GA.14536.16Catalog Number: 14536.16Accession Number: 94830

Object Name: print

Physical Description: paper (overall material)ink (overall material)Measurements: image: 12.5 cm x 10.5 cm; 4 15/16 in x 4 1/8 inplate: 25 cm x 19 cm; 9 13/16 in x 7 1/2 insupport: 35 cm x 29 cm; 13 3/4 in x 11 7/16 in

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a5-e301-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1002023

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