Thursday, August 05, 2010

John Marshall

John MarshallTitle: John Marshall. Year: 1832(1832) Technique: Oil on canvas. Current location: Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia, United States. Artist: Henry Inman (1801–1846)

Notes: Henry Inman painted his original portrait of Chief Justice John Marshall in September 1831, when the jurist sat for Inman in Philadelphia. This painting is a copy of Inman's original that he made in 1832 for an engraver. John Marshall bought the painting for his daughter who passed it to her daughters. Marshall's granddaughters lent the portrait to the Virginia State Library in 1874 and the surviving granddaughter bequeathed it to the Library in 1920.
John Marshall (September 24, 1755 – July 6, 1835) was an American jurist and statesman who shaped American constitutional law and made the Supreme Court a center of power. Marshall was Chief Justice of the United States, serving from January 31, 1801, until his death in 1835.

This Image (or other media file) is in the public domain because its copyright has expired. This applies to the United States, where Works published prior to 1923 are copyright protected for a maximum of 75 years. See Circular 1 "COPYRIGHT BASICS" PDF from the U.S. Copyright Office. Works published before 1923 (in this case 1832) are now in the public domain.

and also in countries that figure copyright from the date of death of the artist (post mortem auctoris in this case Henry Inman (1801–1846) and that most commonly run for a period of 50 to 70 years from December 31st of that year.

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