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The Magnet and the Iron: John Brown and George L. Stearns The Stories Behind the Busts

The Last Moments of John Brown (Hovenden)

Date:
1882-1884
Exhibit Description:
Oil on canvas painting of John Brown on the way to his execution on December 2, 1859. Brown, still injured from the failed raid at Harpers Ferry, was said to have kissed the head of a black baby on his way to the gallows.
Source:
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Attribution:
Hovenden, Thomas
Attribution Statement:
Courtesy of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Stoeckel, 1897
Source URL:
http://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/11160
Exhibit Tags:
John Brown, Metropolitan Museum of Art, paintings, and West Virginia