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Martyrdom of Hayne, (painting)

Artist:
White, J. B.
Subject:
Hayne
Medium:
Oil
Type:
Paintings
Exhibition Catalogs
Date:
1876
Notes:
Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 258
. . . [In 1782] Col. Isaac Hayne, under charge of a breach of his parole, was tried by a Court Martial, and condemned to be hung. It was a false charge, gotten up to avenge the execution of Major Andre. Hayne found himself constrained . . . to quit the American Service, to surrender himself a prisoner, and to take British protection, under a solemn pledge, proferred by the crown, that he, nor any one that took such protection, should be called upon, during the war, to bear arms against America. This promise was soon after set at naught, by a proclamation, calling upon all persons, without distinction, to enter the service of the crown. Soon after this, Hayne was found in the camp of Gen. Marion. His untimely fate soon followed. The picture represents Hayne [as] a prisoner in the Provost, now the Custom House, in the City of Charleston. He is standing at a window of the surveyor's apartment, in an easy, composed posture, his right arm resting on the Bible. A British Colonel, one of his own rank, respectfully approaches, holding in his left hand the warrant for his immediate execution. . . . The other personages of the group are two devoted friends, John Webb, and James Fisher, Esq.; [and] his faithful body servant, . . . [P. 12.]
Catalogue of Articles on Exhibition at the Second Annual Fair of the South-Carolina Institute, at the Military Hall, November, 1850. Charleston, S.C.: Steam-Power Press of Walker & James, Nos. 101 and 103 East-Bay. 1850.
Artist address: Charleston.
Topic:
History--United States--Revolution
Occupation--Military
Figure(s) In Interior--Civic
Religion--Martyr
Portrait male
State of Being--Death--Execution
Control number:
AECI 02120029
Data Source:
Pre-1877 Art Exhibition Catalogue Index

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