inscription: on back: "Rev. A. Sherwood / J. P. Sherwood pinx."
The subject, a native of Fort Edward, New York, was a descendant of Thomas Sherwood who had settled in Stratford, Conn., in 1645. He studied theology and then, for reasons of health, went to Georgia, where he became an itinerant Baptist minister. The artist, J. P. Sherwood (relationship to the subject is uncertain), was active in Charleston, South Carolina.
Purchase, The Louis Durr Fund
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