Artist Jacob Lawrence, American, 1917-2000
Printer Sirocco Screenprinters, American
Collaborator Ives-Sillman, Inc., American, founded 1958
  • For 12 years, John Brown engaged in land speculations and wool merchandising; all this to make some money for his greater work which was the abolishment of slavery
  • The Legend of John Brown (series title)
Date between 1974 and 1977
Medium screenprint printed in color on wove paper
Dimensions Overall: 20 × 14 inches (50.8 × 35.6 cm)
Credit Line Commissioned by Founders Society Detroit Institute of Arts, 1978
Accession Number 2000.108.3
Department African American Art
Not On View
Signed Signed, lower right: Jacob Lawrence 1977
Inscriptions Inscribed in pencil, lower left: #3 H.C. I/XX
Signed and dated in pencil, lower right: Jacob Lawrence 1977
2000-present, found in collection of the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)