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Artist:
Joseph Kyle, 1815 - 1863  Search this
Sitter:
Lucretia Coffin Mott, 3 Jan 1793 - 11 Nov 1880  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
Stretcher: 76.8 x 64.1 x 2.5cm (30 1/4 x 25 1/4 x 1")
Frame: 91.8 x 78.7 x 6cm (36 1/8 x 31 x 2 3/8")
Type:
Painting
Date:
1842
Exhibition Label:
Lucretia Mott was of the liberal wing of the Society of Friends (Quakers), and she received an early schooling in debate and oratory by traveling with her husband to Quaker meetings throughout the country. The Quakers were a major force in antislavery agitation, and Mott naturally gravitated to the issue, helping to found Philadelphia's Female Anti-Slavery Society. Mott held that women had a special position in the reform of society, and she soon began to consider women's rights as essential in furthering the reform platform. With Elizabeth Cady Stanton, she organized the Seneca Falls, New York, convention in 1848 that launched the women's civil rights movement in the United States. As she wrote: "Let woman then go on-not asking favors, but claiming as a right the removal of all hindrances to her elevation in the scale of being."
Provenance:
Mrs. Hendon Chubb, Orange, New Jersey; her niece Mrs. Alan Valentine, Princeton, New Jersey; gift 1974 to NPG
Topic:
Costume\Outerwear\Shawl  Search this
Costume\Headgear\Hat\Bonnet  Search this
Lucretia Coffin Mott: Female  Search this
Lucretia Coffin Mott: Education\Educator\Lecturer  Search this
Lucretia Coffin Mott: Society and Social Change\Reformer\Social Reformer  Search this
Lucretia Coffin Mott: Education\Educator\Teacher  Search this
Lucretia Coffin Mott: Society and Social Change\Reformer\Abolitionist  Search this
Lucretia Coffin Mott: Society and Social Change\Reformer\Suffragist  Search this
Lucretia Coffin Mott: Society and Social Change\Reformer\Feminist  Search this
Lucretia Coffin Mott: Religion and Spirituality\Clergy\Minister  Search this
Lucretia Coffin Mott: Society and Social Change\Reformer\Women's rights advocate  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Mrs. Alan Valentine
Object number:
NPG.74.72
See more items in:
National Portrait Gallery Collection
Exhibition:
American Origins
On View:
NPG, East Gallery 122
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.74.72