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MARCHANT, Dalton Edward, artist, born in Edgarton, Massachusetts, 16 December, 1806; died in Asbury Park, New Jersey, 15 August, 1887. He first exhibited in 1829, at the National academy of design. He went to the west, about 1843, followed his profession with success in several cities, and resided chiefly in Nashville. Tenn. He settled in Philadelphia in 1845, and painted many portraits. Among them are that of John Quincy Adams, from which the portrait in the first volume of this work is engraved, Henry Clay, Andrew Jackson, Bishop Meade, and that of President Lincoln, now in the council-chamber of Independence hall, Philadelphia. Many of his other works are in the building of the Union league club of that city, of which he was a member.
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