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Portrait of Martha Jefferson Randolph, 1870s stipple and line engraving by J. Serz, signed in plate at the lower right corner "Eng by J. Sertz. Phila"

Martha "Patsy" Randolph (Jefferson; September 27, 1772 - October 10, 1836) was the eldest daughter of Thomas Jefferson, the third President of the United States, and his wife Martha Wayles Skelton Jefferson. She was born at Monticello, near Charlottesville, Virginia.

She married Thomas Mann Randolph Jr., who served as a politician at the federal and state levels and was elected a governor of Virginia (1819-1822). They had twelve children together. When her widowed father was President, she sometimes lived with him at the White House, serving as his hostess and informal First Lady. Martha was very close to her father in his old age. She was the only one of his acknowledged children to survive past age 25.

J. Serts born in Saxony, died 1878 in Philadelphia as the result of the fall. Serz came to Philadelphia c.1850, worked as engraver for the publishers of books and magazines. [Reference: David McNeely Stauffer, American Engravers Upon Copper and Steel, Volume 1, p. 243]

US: Priority (c 2-4 days) ----------- $8.50
Canada: 1st Class (c. 2-6 weeks) --- $18.50
World: 1st Class (c.2-8 weeks) ----- $27.50


Heavy stock paper, the plate is 5.1/2" x 8.1/2"; some soiling, slightly bumped upper corner, very good condition.

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Portrait of Martha Jefferson Randolph, engraved by Serz

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