I am hoping to learn as much as I can about an artist by the name of Asahel Powers who lived in Springfield, Vermont. He was born in 1813 and died either 1843 or 1846. His father was also a painter.
There is a portrait that Powers did of the patriot Patrick Henry (1736-1799) that is at the heart of my interest. From what I can gather the portrait was done after Henry's death and may have been done on the request of Henry's daughter for her mother, Dorothea Dandridge Henry. A companion portrait of Dorothea was also done by Powers.
I guess it may be too much to ask- but is there anyone on this board who is related to Asahel Powers by chance? And can give me some details on his life and career?
Any help would be most appreciated. Thank you.