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Item Details
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Culture
America, 19th century
Title
Colonel William Leete Stone
Work Type
Painting
Date
1839
Material
oil on canvas
Measurements
Unframed: 91.4 x 73.6 cm (36 x 29 in.)
Description
William Leete Stone (1792-1844) was a writer and editor in New York. From the 1820s, he fervently advocated the abolition of slavery in the United States. He actively supported a variety of other liberal causes, including the Greek war of independence and a campaign against the influence of Masonry in American government. About the time this portrait was made, Stone became the first superintendent of public schools in New York. The sitters's upward gaze captures his enthusiasm and energy.
The portrait was shown at The National Academy of Design, New York, in 1839.
Repository
Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Collection: American - Painting
Department: American Painting and Sculpture
Provenance: W. L. Stone (1839), to family of the sitter; (V. Spark, New York)
Gift of various donors by exchange
Accession Number
Source
Image and original data from The Cleveland Museum of Art
License
Use of this image is in accordance with the applicable Terms & Conditions
File Properties
File Name
1961.171_full.tif
SSID
24605036

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