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Portrait Stephen F. Austin

Item #: 100042 In Stock
$25.00
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Painted from life by an unknown New Orleans artist, this powerful 1836 portrait of Stephen F. Austin (1793-1836) was commissioned by the Father of Texas himself as a gift for his sister, Emily Bryan Perry. At the time, the 42-year-old Austin was undertaking a diplomatic mission from the Republic of Texas to aid the revolution by fitting out warships, arranging for loans, and soliciting volunteers, munitions, and equipment. Despite his relative youth, Austin had been the leading figure in Anglo-American Texas for fifteen years, from settling hundreds of American families (including the pioneering Old Three Hundred), to instituting courts, organizing land titles, and fighting Indians. He was imprisoned in Mexico City for months after he tried to negotiate a compromise between rebellious settlers and Santa Annas government. After he regained his freedom, he embraced the cause of revolution and Texas independence. Ultimately, Austin hoped to persuade the United States to recognize and annex Texas, but it was left to others to carry on his work. Worn down by hard work, illness, and his imprisonment, Austin contracted pneumonia and died just months after this portrait was painted. The original portrait remained in the family until 1919 when it was donated to the State of Texas. Now part of the Texas Capitol Historical Art Collection, it is on permanent display in the Senate Chamber of the Texas State Capitol.

Details

15 1/2” x 18"

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