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W.J. Edwards

steel engraving from an 1856 deguerreotype, signed
11X13
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Steel engraving from an 1856 daguerreotype. This would have been during Houston’s service as the first United States Senator from Texas (February 21, 1846 -March 3, 1859), immediately preceding his service as Governor of Texas on the eve of the Civil War.

W.J. Edwards was one of the very best and most sought-after engravers of the time. He was a highly skilled artist and his beautifully detailed engravings remain as popular today as they were 150 years ago. This is a fine example of his best work - a special piece of historical importance.

Signed lower center, by Houston:

“SAM HOUSTON - TEXAS”

Provenance: A private Dallas collection
A Jackson Hole, WY collection
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