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Object ID 1879.003.001
Object Name Portrait
Title Gunning Bedford, Jr.
Collection Works of Art
Credit line Gift of Mr. & Mrs. W. McCaulley
Date circa 1879
Description Unframed, oil on wood panel portrait of Gunning Bedford, Jr. (1747-1812). The bust portrait depicts an older man with short white hair, a chubby face, and small mouth who is facing right. The sitter wears a black overcoat, grey waistcoat, and white shirt with a lacy jabot. The wood panel has a bevelled edge and is painted black on the back with white, hand-written text: "Gunning Bedford, Jr. / May 1879 W. McCaulley." There is also an old type-written label affixed to the back with adhesive tape: "May 19, 1879. / Gunning Bedford, Jr. / small colored picture. / From Mrs. S. McCaulley."
Dimensions H-9 W-6.5 D-0.25 inches
Provenance The donors were friends of Gunning Bedford, Jr.'s daughter, Henrietta Jane Bedford (1788-1871).
Subjects Paintings
Portrait paintings
Portraits
People Bedford, Jr., Gunning
Search Terms Gunning Bedford, Jr.
Portraits
Paintings
Nineteenth Century
Bedford Family
Wilmington
Medium Oil on wood panel