Henry was born in NYC he was a pupil of Daniel Huntington in New York, and subsequently studied in Rome and Florence. Elected a member of the National Academy of Design in 1842, he succeeded Huntington as president in 1870, holding the position until 1871.
New York City.
This portrait is from an original watercolor on ivory by Henry Shumway in 1842.
It is available through Snyderman-Works Gallery.