JOHN NEAGLE (AMERICAN 1796-1865). PORTRAIT OF A YOUNG MAN, EDWARD M. DAVIS OF PHILADELPHIA, 1835.
Davis (1811-1887), a merchant and abolitionist who served on General John C. Fremont’s staff in Missouri during the Civil War, was the son-in-law of Lucretia Mott, noted Quaker abolitionist and women’s rights advocate. For a time they shared a home called “Roadside” which became a stop on the Underground Railroad. Oil on canvas, 26 x 21 ½ inches. Signed “J. Neagle” and dated 1835, u.r.
Provenance: Edward M. Davis, the sitter; Charles Henry Davis, New York City.