Burnett, Charles, 1768-1812

Subject: 
Paintings; Portrait male; Johnson, Joshua
Burnett, Charles, 1768-1812
Item ID: 
2002.1.1
Creator: 
Johnson, Joshua, fl. 1796-1824
Description: 
Three-quarter view portrait depicts Charles Burnett: man with grey, wavy hair and double chin. He wears dark military garb that features red, vertically oriented accent and gold buttons. Oil on canvas by Joshua Johnson. Johnson was the first African American painter to make his living as an artist.
Date of Original: 
ca. 1812
Collection: 
Museum Department
Type/Size: 
Image; 60.9 x 50.8 cm.
Restrictions: 
For more information, please contact the Museum Department: museum@mdhs.org
Rights: 
Copy of original owned by the Maryland Historical Society. For reproduction and permission information, please contact imagingservices@mdhs.org
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