MS01.01.03.B02.F10.020

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"AM I NOT A WOMAN AND A
SISTER". [strikethrough: as early as 1835.] The
extent to ^ [which his] artistry grew beyond
mere illustration and [strikethrough: just] traditional
portraiture may never be known
since his career ^ [in the arts] cannot be
documented beyond the middle
of the nineteenth century. Racial
types were ^ [not] uncommon among
Reason's portraits. One such work which is
house in [strikethrough: the Reason's portrait the] the Mooreland's
[strikethrough: Collection of the] Negro Collection
Founders Library at Howard University,
has [strikethrough: shows a portrait] as its
subject [strikethrough: [?]] a handsomely
modelled portrait of Henry Bibb,
[strikethrough: standing] a well dressed young
writer [strikethrough: man] ^ [of 33 years of age] who ^ [whose book on the subject] [strikethrough: must have been]
[strikethrough: approximately] of the American Slave had been well [strikethrough: years old]
received when he sat for [strikethrough: Reason] the artist.
Reason's work shows that
he, like Jules Lion and
Robert S. Duncanson, was
also familiar with the work
of the [strikethrough: newly introduced] camera which had only
recently been [strikethrough: introduced in] brought to the United
[strikethrough: America] States from Europe. More recently, a portrait
of the ^ [famous] abolitionist, John Brown, [strikethrough: was] has been
attributed to the [strikethrough: Reasons Portrait] artist, thus leading
one to believe that Patrick Reason
may have executed a body of work
that has not yet been discovered.

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