General Grant, the Mammoth Ox, 19th Century

This painting, attributed to British artist William Henry Davis, represents the famous 4,000-lb mammoth ox that belonged to Carlos Pierce, wealthy entrepreneur and former owner of the Sunnyside residence. Its fame resulted in its being presented in 1854 to the future president of the United States, Abraham Lincoln. It was also offered to General U. S. Grant upon being sworn in as President of the United States, in Washington, on March 4th, 1869. Donated by Archie Butters, Carlo Pierce’s grand-nephew, 1990.

Inventory number: 1991.1725

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