John Brownson (1789-1865)

John Brownson (1789-1865)
Title
John Brownson (1789-1865)
Date 
ca. 1850
Medium 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions 
Overall: 34 x 27 in. ( 86.4 x 68.6 cm )
Credit Line 
Gift of Edward S. Brownson, Jr.
Object Number 
1940.463
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.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group