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Object ID 1928.048
Object Name Portrait
Title Thomas Garrett
Collection Works of Art
Credit line Gift of Miss Helen S. Garrett
Date 1838
Artist Bass Otis
Made Bass Otis
Makers mark Mark stamped on back of frame: "Tho. Garrett Aged 50---By Otis---1838".
Description Portrait of Quaker abolitionist and Underground Railroad conductor, Thomas Garrett (1798-1871) of Wilmington. The half-length, three-quarters view portrait depicts an older man with short blond hair and blue eyes. The subject faces right and wears a black coat, grey vest, and white shirt and holds a piece of paper in his right hand. He is portrayed against a dark empty background.
Dimensions H-36.75 W-31.75 D-3 inches
Dimension Details framed dimensions
Owned Garrett family
Provenance The portrait descended in the Garrett family until it was donated to DHS.
Subjects Portraits
Portrait paintings
Abolition movement
People Garrett, Thomas
Otis, Bass
Search Terms Thomas Garrett
Abolition Movement
Portrait Paintings
Underground Railroad
Black History
Bass Otis
Shipley Street
Nineteenth Century
New Castle County
Place of Origin Wilmington, DE
Medium Oil on canvas