The Legend of John Brown - Complete Portfolio

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Jacob Lawrence

Medium: Silk screens on Domestic etching paper

Signature: Signed in Pencil

Edition: Printer's Proof 2/2; Regular edition of 60

Date: 1977

Size: 20 x 14 inches each

Printer: Ives-Sillman, New Haven, CT

Publisher: Founders Society of the Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit

References: Nesbett L77-5

45922c

Sold as a set of twenty-two only. Price on Request.


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The Legend of John Brown - Complete Portfolio : 1. John Brown, a man who had a fanatical belief that he was chosen by God to overthrow black slavery in America at Davidson Galleries

Jacob Lawrence American (1917 - 2000)

1. John Brown, a man who had a fanatical belief that he was chosen by God to overthrow black slavery in America

The Legend of John Brown - Complete Portfolio : 2. For forty years John brown reflected on the hopeless and miserable condition of the slaves at Davidson Galleries

Jacob Lawrence American (1917 - 2000)

2. For forty years John brown reflected on the hopeless and miserable condition of the slaves

The Legend of John Brown - Complete Portfolio : 3. For twelves years John Brown engaged in land speculations and wool merchandising. All this to make some money for his greater work which was the abolishment of slavery. at Davidson Galleries

Jacob Lawrence American (1917 - 2000)

3. For twelves years John Brown engaged in land speculations and wool merchandising. All this to make some money for his greater work which was the abolishment of slavery.

The Legend of John Brown - Complete Portfolio : 4. His ventures failing him, he accepted poverty at Davidson Galleries

Jacob Lawrence American (1917 - 2000)

4. His ventures failing him, he accepted poverty

The Legend of John Brown - Complete Portfolio : 5. John Brown, while tending his flock in Ohio, first communicated with his sons and daughters his plans of attacking slavery by force at Davidson Galleries

Jacob Lawrence American (1917 - 2000)

5. John Brown, while tending his flock in Ohio, first communicated with his sons and daughters his plans of attacking slavery by force

The Legend of John Brown - Complete Portfolio : 6. John Brown formed an organization among the colored people of the Adirondack woods to resist the capture of any fugitive slaves at Davidson Galleries

Jacob Lawrence American (1917 - 2000)

6. John Brown formed an organization among the colored people of the Adirondack woods to resist the capture of any fugitive slaves

The Legend of John Brown - Complete Portfolio : 7. To the people he found worthy of trust, he communicated his plans at Davidson Galleries

Jacob Lawrence American (1917 - 2000)

7. To the people he found worthy of trust, he communicated his plans

The Legend of John Brown - Complete Portfolio : 8. John Brown

Jacob Lawrence American (1917 - 2000)

8. John Brown's first thought of the place where he would make his attack came to him while surveying land for Oberlin College in West Virginia, 1840

The Legend of John Brown - Complete Portfolio : 9. Kansas was now the skirmish ground of the Civil War at Davidson Galleries

Jacob Lawrence American (1917 - 2000)

9. Kansas was now the skirmish ground of the Civil War

The Legend of John Brown - Complete Portfolio : 10. Those pro-slavery were murdered by those anti-slavery at Davidson Galleries

Jacob Lawrence American (1917 - 2000)

10. Those pro-slavery were murdered by those anti-slavery

The Legend of John Brown - Complete Portfolio : 11. John Brown took to guerrilla warfare at Davidson Galleries

Jacob Lawrence American (1917 - 2000)

11. John Brown took to guerrilla warfare

The Legend of John Brown - Complete Portfolio : 12. John Brown

Jacob Lawrence American (1917 - 2000)

12. John Brown's victory at Black Jack drove those pro-slavery to new fury, and those who were anti-slavery to new efforts

The Legend of John Brown - Complete Portfolio : 13. John Brown, after long meditation, planned to fortify himself somewhere in the mountains of Virginia or Tennessee and there make raids on surrounding plantations, freeing slaves at Davidson Galleries

Jacob Lawrence American (1917 - 2000)

13. John Brown, after long meditation, planned to fortify himself somewhere in the mountains of Virginia or Tennessee and there make raids on surrounding plantations, freeing slaves

The Legend of John Brown - Complete Portfolio : 14. John Brown collected money from sympathizers and friends to carry out his plans at Davidson Galleries

Jacob Lawrence American (1917 - 2000)

14. John Brown collected money from sympathizers and friends to carry out his plans

The Legend of John Brown - Complete Portfolio : 15. John Brown made many trips to Canada organizing for his assault on Harper

Jacob Lawrence American (1917 - 2000)

15. John Brown made many trips to Canada organizing for his assault on Harper's Ferry

The Legend of John Brown - Complete Portfolio : 16. In spite of a price on his head, John Brown in 1859 liberated twelve negroes from a Missouri plantation at Davidson Galleries

Jacob Lawrence American (1917 - 2000)

16. In spite of a price on his head, John Brown in 1859 liberated twelve negroes from a Missouri plantation

The Legend of John Brown - Complete Portfolio : 17. John Brown remained a full winter in Canada, drilling negroes for his coming raid on Harper

Jacob Lawrence American (1917 - 2000)

17. John Brown remained a full winter in Canada, drilling negroes for his coming raid on Harper's Ferry

The Legend of John Brown - Complete Portfolio : 18. July 3, 1859 John Brown stocked an old barn with guns and ammunition. He was ready to strike his first blow at slavery at Davidson Galleries

Jacob Lawrence American (1917 - 2000)

18. July 3, 1859 John Brown stocked an old barn with guns and ammunition. He was ready to strike his first blow at slavery

The Legend of John Brown - Complete Portfolio : 19. Sunday, October 16, 1859. John Brown with a company of 21 men, white and black, marched on Harper

Jacob Lawrence American (1917 - 2000)

19. Sunday, October 16, 1859. John Brown with a company of 21 men, white and black, marched on Harper's Ferry

The Legend of John Brown - Complete Portfolio : 20. John Brown held Harper

Jacob Lawrence American (1917 - 2000)

20. John Brown held Harper's Ferry for twelve hours. His defeat was a few hours off

The Legend of John Brown - Complete Portfolio : 21. After John Brown

Jacob Lawrence American (1917 - 2000)

21. After John Brown's capture, he was put on trial for his life in Charles Town, Virginia (now West Virginia)

The Legend of John Brown - Complete Portfolio : 22. John Brown was found "guilty of treason and murder in the first degree" and was hanged in Charles Town, Virginia, on December 2, 1859 at Davidson Galleries

Jacob Lawrence American (1917 - 2000)

22. John Brown was found "guilty of treason and murder in the first degree" and was hanged in Charles Town, Virginia, on December 2, 1859