Patrick Henry (1736-1799)
Oil on canvas
Overall: 28 3/4 x 24 3/4 in. ( 73 x 62.9 cm )
This portrait, which was long in the possession of Philip Aylett and his wife, Elizabeth (Henry) Aylett, the daughter of the subject, is known as the "Aylett Portrait." It represents Patrick Henry at a younger age than any of the other known portraits of him, and, according to a tradition traceable to George Morgan, one of Henry's biographers, was not executed from life.
Gift of Mrs. E. H. Harriman
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