“Martin Van Buren. 8th President of the United States.”
New York: G. Endicott, ca. 1837. 13 1/4 x 10 1/2. Lithograph. Very good condition. Framed.
The first series of popular prints of the Presidents was published by Pendleton lithography in 1828. This inspired a number of other similar series, including those by Currier & Ives. The earliest series to follow the Pendleton prints was a set done by George Endicott in New York City about 1834. These prints were lithographed by W. Ball, and not only are they are generally higher quality than most other popular Presidential series, but Endicott expanded the original five prints to extend as late as Martin Van Buren, the eighth President. This is a fine example of this rare series.