Marcus Camillus Knox, 1791

Contributed by The General Henry Knox Museum


This portrait is of Henry and Lucy Knox's fourth child, Marcus Camillus. Believed to be a child of great promise, the Knox's were distraught when he died from an accident at school at the age of eight. This portrait was painted by Joseph Wright in 1791, and the fact that the painting was paid for after the boy's death has led to speculation that it was done while the boy was laid out. Of thirteen children born to the Knox's, only three made it to adulthood.

View/Add Comments

About This Item

  • Title: Marcus Camillus Knox, 1791
  • Creator: Wright, Joseph
  • Creation Date: 1791
  • Subject Date: 1791
  • Town: Philadelphia
  • State: PA
  • Media: Oil on canvas
  • Dimensions: 75.4 cm x 61.8 cm
  • Local Code: H-1-05
  • Object Type: Image

Cross Reference Searches

Standardized Subject Headings


Other Keywords

For more information about this item, contact:

The General Henry Knox Museum
P.O. Box 326, Thomaston, ME 04861
(207) 354-0180

Use of this Item is not restricted by copyright and/or related rights, but the holding organization is contractually obligated to limit use. For more information, please contact the contributing organization. However, watermarked Maine Memory Network images may be used for educational purposes.

Please post your comment below to share with others. If you'd like to privately share a comment or correction with MMN staff, please use this form.