Oil on canvas
Unframed: 91.4 x 73.6 cm (36 x 29 in.)
Gift of various donors by exchange 1961.171
William Leete Stone (1792-1844) was a writer and editor in New York. From the 1820s, he fervently advocated the abolition of slavery in the United States. He actively supported a variety of other liberal causes, including the Greek war of independence and a campaign against the influence of Masonry in American government. About the time this portrait was made, Stone became the first superintendent of public schools in New York. The sitters's upward gaze captures his enthusiasm and energy.
The portrait was shown at The National Academy of Design, New York, in 1839.
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