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Portrait of Morgan L. Martin (1805-1887)


Samuel Marsden Brookes (1816-1892) and Thomas H. Stevenson
Oil on canvas
1856
1942.37

From the time of his arrival in Green Bay in 1827, Morgan Lewis Martin was an important figure in Wisconsin. He was an organizer of the Wisconsin Democratic Party, a member of the territorial and state legislatures, a delegate to Congress, and a Civil War paymaster. He played a key role in the early development of Milwaukee and for almost fifty years promoted various Fox and Wisconsin River improvement projects. Brookes and Stevenson, a Milwaukee-based partnership, executed this portrait of Martin during a two-month visit to Green Bay in the summer of 1856.

Investigate this painting by clicking on a link below. Each link opens a large image file.


Master of Self-Promotion

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Have Brush, Will Travel

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Contrived Environment

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Into the Light

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Displayed in the original gallery exhibition with this painting:

Top hat
Made by Orel Cook, Rutland, Vermont
Owned by Morgan L. Martin, Green Bay
Plush beaver fur
1830s
1968.644

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