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Patrick Reason, " Protrait of Henry Bibb" lithograph, 1840.Reason, Patrick A:

(1816-1898) A printmaker in New York City, Reason did portrait engravings for anti-slavery societies. Reason made his own interpretation of the kneeling slaves but instead of looking docile he depicted the slave as a pious figure, like he was praying. Through his work as an engraver, Reason was a part the abolitionist movement and used imagery as propaganda.

Source: Patton, Sharon F. African-American Art. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1998. 77-78.