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The Anti-Slavery Society Convention, 1840, by Benjamin Robert Haydon, 1841 - NPG 599 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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The Anti-Slavery Society Convention, 1840

by Benjamin Robert Haydon
oil on canvas, 1841
117 in. x 151 in. (2972 mm x 3836 mm)
Given by British and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society, 1880
NPG 599

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Jim Brennan

03 February 2018, 18:07

I did earlier and got it wrong. James Whitehorne didn't, as I suggested, die in 1880 or 1879. A death notice in The Standard I found today from 8(I think) September 1874 gives his date of death as 2nd Sep 1874 (British Newspaper Archive will find it online) at Bagneres de Bigorre, in the Hautes Pyrenees as"formerly of Jamaica aged 80". This is strictly accurate - he was born in 1793, but later in the year than September.

Pamela Poulin

08 January 2018, 03:49

Why are there women in the portrait, if women weren't allowed to sit with the men during the conference, rather kept from view behind drapery?

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