Henrietta McKenney

Henrietta Foxall McKenney (November 11, 1825 – February 2, 1887) was an American painter.

McKenney was born in Georgetown, Washington, D.C., the daughter of Samuel and Mary Ann Foxall McKenney; her grandfather, Henry Foxall, was a noted industrialist and lay Methodist preacher. In teenage years she was a clever artist, painting at fifteen a View of Mount Vernon and at sixteen a view of Harper's Ferry. In 1845 she produced a port scene; two foreign views are known as well. She married Dr. Charles Hartwell Cragin, Sr., who served for a time as Police Commissioner of the District of Columbia, and died in Washington, where she is buried in Oak Hill Cemetery.[citation needed]

McKenney's view of Harper's Ferry was included in the inaugural exhibition of the National Museum of Women in the Arts, American Women Artists 1830–1930, in 1987.

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