James Madison intaglio portrait, after G. Stuart 1856
Portrait of James Madison after a painting by Gilbert Stuart from The Life of George Washington, by Washington Irving, 1856. This is an original 19th century item, not a contemporary print.
James Madison Jr. (March 16, 1751[b] – June 28, 1836) was an American statesman, lawyer, diplomat, philosopher and Founding Father who served as the fourth president of the United States from 1809 to 1817. He is hailed as the “Father of the Constitution” for his pivotal role in drafting and promoting the Constitution of the United States and the United States Bill of Rights. He co-wrote The Federalist Papers, co-founded the Democratic-Republican Party, and served as the fifth United States secretary of State from 1801 to 1809.