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Object ID 1959.023
Object Name Portrait
Title Caleb Prew Bennett
Collection Works of Art
Credit line Gift of Mr. Charles W. Bryan, Jr.
Date circa 1894
Artist Gheretein Yeatman Pyle
Description Framed, black and white engraving of Caleb Prew Bennett (1758-1836), Governor of Delaware from 1833-1836. The portrait depicts a bust view of an older man in profile facing right and wearing a naval uniform with epaulets. "Caleb P. Bennet " appears in script underneath the portrait and there is also a small signature in the shoulder of the subject: "Gheretein Y. Pyle (1894?) Wilmington, Del."
Dimensions H-14.75 W-12.25 D-0.875 inches
Dimension Details framed dimensions
Owned Robert Shaw
Provenance The donor was the son of Robert Shaw's sister, Mary. The engraving is said to have originally belonged to his uncle Robert Shaw.
Subjects Portraits
Governors
Engravings
People Bennett, Caleb Prew
Search Terms Caleb Prew Bennett
Delaware
Governors
Portraits
Engravings
Gheretein Yeatman Pyle
Robert Shaw
Nineteenth Century
Place of Origin Wilmington, DE
Medium Engraving