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Object Name Portrait
Title John Brown
Catalog Number 1982.6
Creator Davenport, Patrick Henry
Date 1860
Material(s) Oil on canvas
Dimensions H-27 W-21.825 inches
Description The subject of this portrait is John Brown. He is depicted with greying beard and hair wearing a black coat with a white collar. The portrait is signed on back -- painted by P.H. Davenport, 1860. Also Inscribed on the back of the canvas is "A Martyr to the cause of Freedom/John Brown, who/ was hung at Harper's Ferry Va./Dec. 2 1859 age 63 yrs."
Notes John Brown was born in 1800 and died by hanging in 1859.

Patrick Henry Davenport was born in 1803, Danville, Kentucky, and died in 1890.
Collection Sarah Bryan Collection
People Davenport, Patrick Henry
Brown, John, 1800-1859.
Subjects Portraits
Portrait paintings
Abolition movement
Physical Holder Kentucky Historical Society - KHS