Portrait of George Washington Hensel & Anna Light Uhler Hensel
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Thurlow American 1889-), Helen
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Classification: Communication Artifact Materials and Techniques:Painting Oil on Canvas Style, Period, Movement: The Portrait painted from a daguerreotype taken at the time of their marriage in 1845, was commissioned by their son, William Uhler Hensel to hang over the mantel in the old homestead. George Washington Hensel was born March 14, 1823 in Lancaster. Died in Quarryville, December 1, 1892. While a small chile, the family moved to Darlington, Maryland, which was the home of his Quaker mother Ann Norton. He came to Quarryville as a boy of fourteen and later wrote a pamphlet: "Thirty-five years in a country store". He became a merchant and held many positions of responsibility and trust. He was a Trustee of Franklin and Marshall College and of the Reformed Theological Seminary at the time of his death. He traveled extensivity and wrote a series of articles of his travels in Europe. Anna Light Uhler Hensel, born in Lebanon, August 15th, 1827. Died in Quarryville, February 9th, 1911. Educated at New London Seminary in Chester County. She met her future husband in 1844 and was married in 1845. In 1847 they built the stone house to which were added many additions to accommodations a growing family of eleven children. Their home became a center for many social and cultural events. The Cliosophic Society meeting was held there in January, 1888. Physical Description: Exhibition History: Collection or Donor:Gift of Mrs Jay R. Gilbert (Mary Hensel Rohrer Gilbert) Granddaughter of George Washington and Anna Light Uhler Hensel to hang in the Hensel Auditorium at Franklin and Marshal College.
34 1/4 x 31 1/4 inches
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