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Henry B. Brevoort (1775-1858)

Object Name: Portrait
Date: 1813
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Medium: Oil on wood panel
Dimensions: Overall: 11 7/8 x 9 7/8 in. ( 30.2 x 25.1 cm )
Credit Line: Purchase
Object Number: 1950.359
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Henry B. Brevoort of New York was commissioned second lieutenant in the United States Army in 1801, first lieutenant in 1805, and captain in 1811; he served during the War of 1812 and fought in the Battle of Lake Erie on September 10, 1813. Many, many portraits of the military heroes of the War of 1812 were done in the aftermath of the conflict. Otis followed the lead of fellow-Philadelphian Thomas Sully in creating a colorful, heroic, and handsome portrait.