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Francis A Bean Barbour (1811-1839)


Francis A Bean Barbour (1811-1839)
American portrait painter & poet ;
Francis Barbour ; F. Barbour ; Francis A. B. Barbour ; F.A.B. Barbour ; Francis A.B. Barbour ; Francis A. Barbour ; Francis A. D. Barbour ;  Francis A[ble?] Bean Barbour ;
[Born January 13, 1811 in Gorham, ME – died March 1, 1839 in Portland, ME at his father’s home of pulmonary TB caused by M. tuberculosis [then called consumption]]


FAD record control number: 46503 ;

Record level: Person ;

Record type: Artist ;


Francis A Bean Barbour (1811-1839) biography:

Birth: January 13,1811 in Gorham, ME ;
Death: March 1, 1839 in Portland, ME at his father’s home of pulmonary TB caused by M. tuberculosis [then called consumption] ;
Sex: Male ;
Ethnicity: White ; 
Capricorn ;

Known for: Portrait painting ;
Medium: Oil ;
Technique: Painting ;
Subjects: People ;

Areas: Gorham, ME (1811-ca.1826, ca.1837-ca.1839) ; Brunswick, ME (1826-1830) ; Boston, MA (ca.1831-ca.1835) ; New York, NY (1835-1836) ; Portland, ME (1839) ;
Region: North East ;
Lived: Portland, ME ; 164 Broadway, New York, NY (1835) ; 327 Broadway, New York, NY (1836) ;
Father: Joseph Bean Barbour, Jr. (1776-1854) ;
Mother: Lucy (Potter) Barbour (1777-1818) ;
Relatives: Henry Barbour (2nd) (1818-?), brother ; Elizabeth Barbour (1803-?), half-sister ; Henry Barbour (1805-?), half brother ; Caroline Barbour (1808-1832), half-sister ; Andrew Barbour (1814–1849), half-brother ; Lucy Barbour (1821-1821), half-sister ; Lucy Elizabeth Barbour (1823-1880), half-sister ;
Spouse: none ;
Children: none ;

Training: Bowdoin College, Brunswick, ME (class of 1830), studied law and medicine ; Studied painting in Boston & New York at [unknown schools or studios] ; Returned to Gorham, ME to self-train in portrait painting ;
Instructors: [unknown] ;


Member: Peucinian Society, Bowdoin College, Brunswick, ME (1829, 1830), poet member ;
Exhibited with: National Academy of Design, New York, NY (1835, 1836) ;

Milestones: College classmates remembered Barbour as “gentlemanly in his deportment and graceful in his manners ;—generous, high-minded, and honorable in his intercourse with his fellow men ; independent in thought, word, and action” and at the same time governed by “that kindness and good sense that never allowed his independence to degenerate into obstinacy” ;



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Record birth date:
February 26, 2019


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