Lithograph portrait of Andrew Johnson


P. Kramer. “Andrew Johnson.” Philadelphia, ca. 1855. Lithograph. Ca. 12 x 10. Very good condition.

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An unusual image of the seventeenth President, Andrew Johnson. This lithograph is signed in the image “P. Kramer.” This is likely Peter Kramer, a painter and lithographer from Bavaria, who emigrated to the United States in 1848. He worked for P.S. Duval, a Philadelphia lithographic publisher, until 1857, and returned to Germany in 1858. He was later exiled for caricaturing the King of Bavaria and returned to America until he died in 1907. This is a handsome portrait and a fine example of lithographic printmaking in the middle of the nineteenth century.