Edward Dearborn Everett (1818-1903)
- Edward Dearborn Everett (1818-1903)
- Marsh at Sundown
- Watercolor on paper
- 6 ½ x 10 ¾ inches
- Signed lower right
Edward Dearborn Everett was born in London in 1818 to Elizabeth Boyle and Charles Everett of Massachusetts. He was baptized by his father’s cousin and namesake, the notable American orator and former Secretary of State, Edward Everett (1794-1865). The elder Everett is known for his lengthy oration given prior to President Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address in 1863. Everett’s grandfather, the Rev. Moses Everett was the pastor of the Meeting House Hill church in Dorchester, Massachusetts during the mid to late 18th century. Other prominent family members include the American patriot, Nathan Hale, the author Edward Everett Hale, and the novelist Nathaniel Hawthorne. Everett’s father was a successful importer and exporter of goods who lived for many years in London. The family returned to the U.S. in 1840 and settled in Quincy, Illinois.