Luther Martin by Albert Rosenthal

Luther Martin by Albert Rosenthal

Luther Martin

Albert Rosenthal

Title

Luther Martin

 
Artist
Year
1905  
Technique
etching 
Image Size
16 11/16 x 13 1/8" image 
Signature
Pencil, lower right 
Edition Size
unnumbered; edition of 100 
Annotations
Ink titled; additional annotation engraved below image: "Etched, copyrighted, and published by Albert Rosenthal, Phila. 1905 (after miniature owned by Mrs. Garrett, Balti. Md.) (Edition 100 signed proofs)" 
Reference
 
Paper
antique-white wove 
State
published 
Publisher
artist 
Inventory ID
16841 
Price
$300.00 
Description
Luther Martin (February 9, 1748 – July 8, 1826) was a politician and one of United States' Founding Fathers, who refused to sign the Constitution because he felt it violated states' rights. He was a leading Anti-Federalist, along with Patrick Henry and George Mason, whose actions helped passage of the Bill of Rights. Martin served as defense council in two of the nation's most controversial cases of the 19th century. In the first, Martin won an acquittal for his close friend Supreme Court Justice Samuel Chase in his impeachment trial in 1805. Two years, later Martin was one of Aaron Burr's defense lawyers when Burr stood trial for treason in 1807.