"A portrait is a picture in which there is just a tiny little something not quite right about the mouth." -- John Singer Sargent

Saturday, February 2, 2019

Harriet Tubman

This portrait of Harriet Tubman by William H. Johnson hangs in the National Portrait Gallery in Washnington, DC.

The main image derives from this famous image of Harriet Tubman during the Civil War that appeared in Scenes in the Life of Harriet Tubman Harriet Tubman by Sarah H. Bradford, 1869.

The inset image shows an older Harriet Tubman.

It appears to be based on this photograph fromScrapbooks of Elizabeth Smith Miller and Anne Fitzhugh Miller / Elizabeth Smith Miller, 1911.

W. H. Johnson

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