John Brown collected money from sympathizers and friends to carry out his plans, between 1974 and 1977

  • Ives-Sillman, Inc., American, founded 1958
  • Jacob Lawrence, American, 1917-2000
  • Sirocco Screenprinters, American

Screenprint printed in color on wove paper

  • Framed: Overall: 20 × 14 inches (50.8 × 35.6 cm)

Commissioned by Founders Society Detroit Institute of Arts, 1978

2000.108.14

Department

African American Art

  • Religious art
  • Christianity
  • Iconography
  • Harlem renaissance
  • Religion
  • History (discipline)
  • Screen printing
  • Wove paper
  • Money
  • Coins
  • Man
  • Woman
  • Table (support furniture)
  • Abolitionist
  • Screen print
  • Virgin
  • Infant
  • Crucifix
  • Christ
  • Virgin mary
  • Brown, john

Signed, Marks, Inscriptions

Signed, lower right: Jacob Lawrence 1977

Inscribed in pencil, lower left: #14 H.C. I/XX Signed and dated in pencil, lower right: Jacob Lawrence 1977

Provenance

2000-present, found in collection of the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

Rights Status

© 2005 Estate of Gwendolyn Knight Lawrence / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Jacob Lawrence; Ives-Sillman, Inc., John Brown collected money from sympathizers and friends to carry out his plans, between 1974 and 1977, screenprint printed in color on wove paper. Detroit Institute of Arts, Commissioned by Founders Society Detroit Institute of Arts, 1978, 2000.108.14.