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John Brownson (1789-1865)

Object Number: 
1940.463
Date: 
ca. 1850
Medium: 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 
Overall: 34 x 27 in. ( 86.4 x 68.6 cm )
Marks: 
signature and date: on books at left: "C W J Pinx N Y 18 . . ."
Gallery Label: 
The subject was the son of Joel Brownson of Vermont. After practicing law for several years in St. Martinsville, Louisiana, he returned north and spent the last years of his life in Brooklyn and Oyster Bay. This portrait was probably painted in the artist's studio at 3 Laight Street in New York. It was given as a gift to the Society by the sitter's grandson.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Edward S. Brownson, Jr.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group