THOMAS BROWNE CORNELL (1937-2012): ‘Frederick Douglass’ – An original dry-point etching portrait print, circa 1964.

An original dry-point etching portrait depicting Frederick Douglass by artist Thomas Browne Cornell (1937-2012), printed circa 1964.

The print is signed in pencil to lower right and is mounted and unframed.

Dimensions: The print itself 24cm high x 16cm wide (see images), visible mount area 13 x 10cm.

Frederick Douglass (1818-1895)

Frederick Douglass (1818-1895) was one of the most important figures in 19th century American history. During his lifetime he worked tirelessly as an abolitionist, social reformer, author and orator.

Having been born into slavery in 1818, Douglass escaped aged 20. He went on to become a pivotal figure in the anti-slavery movement, writing several autobiographies detailing his experiences as a slave.

During the 1840s Douglass travelled across Britain and Ireland speaking to large crowds and fund raising for the abolitionist cause. The money he raised helped him found the North Star newspaper in the US. Douglass worked tirelessly throughout his life to bring equality to all peoples.

To read more about Frederick Douglass see

The Artist

Thomas Browne Cornell (1937-2012) was an American artist known particularly for producing works which reflect the theme of social justice. His works are included in the collections of: The Museum of Modern Art, New York; Princeton University; Harvard University and the Smithsonian.

To read more about the artist see

For further prints included within our store see SCHOOL PRINTS: Russell Sidney Reeve (1895 – 1970) for School Prints Ltd. “The Elephant Act” (aka The Circus), 1947


Dimensions: The print itself 24cm high x 16cm wide (see images), visible mount area 13 x 10cm.

Price: £175

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Condition Report: Overall in good condition, handling creases throughout and attached to mount (see images)

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