Jennie Augusta Brownscombe

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Jennie Augusta Brownscombe (1850–1936) was an American painter, designer, etcher, commercial artist and illustrator. She studied art for a few years in the United States and in Paris. She was a founding member, student and teacher at the Art Students League of New York. She made genre paintings, including revolutionary and colonial American history, most notably ‘The First Thanksgiving’ held at Pilgrim Hall in Plymouth, Massachusetts. She sold the reproduction rights to more than 100 paintings, and images of her work have appeared on prints, calendars and greeting cards. Her works are in many public collections and museums. In 1899 she was described by New York World as “one of America’s best artists.”