John Brown (1800-1859)
Date: ca. 1855-1860
Medium: Oil on canvas
Dimensions: Overall: 36 1/4 × 30 1/4 in. (92.1 × 76.8 cm)
Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Richard March Hoe
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Object Number: 1916.2
This portrait was painted from a photograph, possibly around the time of Brown's trial and execution when interest in him ran high among abolitionists.
"In Focus: Portrait and Small Paintings from the Society's Collections," New-York Historical Society, January 9, 2001-March 24, 2002.
"Reading Uncle Tom's Image: A Reconsideration of Harriet Beecher Stowe's 150-Year-Old Character," New-York Historical Society, October 1, 2002-February 9, 2003.