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The last moments of John Brown, 1885 (etching on vellum)

IMAGE number
GLC497532
Title
The last moments of John Brown, 1885 (etching on vellum)
Artist
Hovenden, Thomas (1840-95) / American
Location
Gilder Lehrman Collection, New York, USA
Medium
etching on vellum
Date
1885 AD (C19th AD)
Dimensions
82x68 cms
Description

John Brown (1800-59) American abolitionist based on Hovenden's 1884 painting depicting John Brown on his way to the gallows. The painting was based on an incident reported in the New York Tribune, that later proved to be apocryphal. Printed by George Gebbie.

Photo credit
© Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History / Bridgeman Images
Keywords
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