Overall (unframed): 18 x 21 in. (45.7 x 53.3 cm)
Overall (framed): 26 1/2 x 30 1/2 x 3 in. (67.3 x 77.5 x 7.6 cm)
An African-American man, wrapped in brown coat and scarf, sits near a slightly dilapidated hearth, heating his kettle. In one hand is his cane, in the other a folded newspaper; his hat sits on the floor nearby. In the top right corner are his painter's tools. Pinned to the door is a poster marked "Hayti."
Holzer, Harold, ed. "Lincoln and New York." New York: The New-York Historical Society and London: Philip Wilson Publishers Ltd., 2009.
The Robert L. Stuart Collection, the gift of his widow Mrs. Mary Stuart, New-York Historical Society
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