Patrick Henry oil painting ca. 1830-1835 by Asahel Powers, Shelburne Museum, VT, USA.
Patrick Henry (circa 1830-1835, oil painting on canvas) attributed to Asahel Powers (American, 1813-1843). The "LIBERTY OR DEATH" inscription implies that this is a despiction of orator Patrick Henry (1736-1799), who rallied Colonists against British taxation before the American Revolution by saying, "As for me, give me liberty, or give me death." Shelburne Museum is one of the finest, most diverse, unconventional museums of American folk art. Visit this extensive museum in the town of Shelburne, near Lake Champlain, in Vermont, USA. Over 150,000 works are exhibited in 38 buildings, 25 of which are historic (relocated from New England and New York). See impressionist paintings, American paintings, artifacts of the 1600s-1900s, folk art, quilts and textiles, carriages, furniture, a lighthouse, covered bridge, and 220-foot steamboat Ticonderoga. Electra Havemeyer Webb, an avid collector of American folk art, founded the Museum in 1947.Add to Cart Add to Lightbox Download