older gentleman with white/grey hair in a suit jacket, starched white shirt, and starched black bow-tie. He sits in a red arm chair in front of a single draped red curtain holding the Albany Journal. He looks at the viewer with a furrowed brow as if he is concerned

Thurlow Weed Portrait by Alvah Bradish

Early 19th Century

Weed was a mentor and life- long friend of Seward. He was integral in getting Seward involved in politics and continued as an advisor throughout his long career.

Painted by Alvah Bradish (1806-1901). He was born in Fredonia, New York but moved to Detroit where he became a famed portrait painter, and a professor of fine arts at the University of Michigan. He painted over 500 portraits of notable people.