Oil portrait on canvas of Governor William Henry Seward by Henry Inman

Oil portrait on canvas of Governor William Henry Seward by Henry Inman.  Dated 1843 and signed on portrait of Frances Seward (1951.1.3).  This was a study for a full-length portrait of Governor Seward commissioned by the New York City Common Council.  Young man with hair parted on left is wearing a dark jacket, white shirt and white cravat.  Background is mottled blue with areas of tan, and his shadow is cast on background at lower right.