Friday, February 04, 2011

John Marshall by Henry Inman

John Marshall was confirmed by the Senate on January 27, 1801, and received his commission on January 31, 1801. While Marshall officially took office on February 4, at the request of the President he continued to serve as Secretary of State until Adams' term expired on March 4. President John Adams offered this appraisal of Marshall's impact: "My gift of John Marshall to the people of the United States was the proudest act of my life."

John Marshall (September 24, 1755 – July 6, 1835) was the Chief Justice of the United States (1801-1835). He was the longest serving Chief Justice of the United States.

Artist: Henry Inman (1801–1846) Author: Henry Inman-crop.jpg. Description: American painter. Date of birth, 20 October 1801(1801-10-20). death, 17 January 1846(1846-01-17). Location of birth, Utica, NY. death, New York City.

Title: John Marshall. Date: 1832. Medium: Oil on canvas. Current location: Library of Virginia. Richmond, Virginia, United States.

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 by Henry InmanThis 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 1978 were copyright protected for a maximum of 75 years. See Circular 1 "COPYRIGHT BASICS" PDF. Works published before 1923, in this case 1832, are now in the public domain.

This image is also in the public domain 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 runs for a period of 50 to 70 years from the last day of that year.

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