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Benjamin Haydon: The Anti-Slavery Society Convention, 1840  wikidata:Q28049668 reasonator:Q28049668 
artist QS:P170,Q817668
Benjamin Haydon: The Anti-Slavery Society Convention, 1840
The Anti-Slavery Society Convention, 1840
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English: The Anti-Slavery Society Convention, 1840, by Benjamin Robert Haydon (died 1846), given to the National Portrait Gallery, London in 1880 by the British and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society. Oil on canvas, 1841. 117 in. x 151 in. (2972 mm x 3836 mm). See source website for additional information.

Quote from the description at the National Portrait Gallery website:

This monumental painting records the 1840 convention of the British and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society which was established to promote worldwide abolition. A frail and elderly [Thomas] Clarkson addresses a meeting of over 500 delegates. [...] Haydon later wrote: 'a liberated slave, now a delegate, is looking up to Clarkson with deep interest ... this is the point of interest in the picture, and illustrative of the object in painting it, the African sitting by the intellectual European, in equality and intelligence'.

Identified persons in this portrait (based on National Portrait Gallery description) follow. For an image map showing the location of each person in the painting, see image.

Date 1841
date QS:P571,+1841-00-00T00:00:00Z/9
Medium oil on canvas
medium QS:P186,Q296955;P186,Q12321255,P518,Q861259
Dimensions Height: 297.2 cm (117 in); Width: 383.6 cm (12.5 ft)
dimensions QS:P2048,297.2U174728;P2049,383.6U174728
institution QS:P195,Q238587
Accession number
NPG 599
Credit line Given by British and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society, 1880
References Earl L. Griggs () "BENJAMIN HAYDON and THOMAS CLARKSON" in Quarterly Review, 42, Alumni Association of the University of Michigan, pp. 318–323 Retrieved on July 25, 2017. OCLC: 1771843.

National Portrait Gallery: NPG 599

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