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Portrait of William Wilson Corcoran (1798-1888)
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Portrait of William Wilson Corcoran (1798-1888)

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Description This portrait depicts the founder of the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., William Wilson Corcoran. William T. Walters acted as chairman of the Committee on Works of Art for the Corcoran Gallery from 1873 to 1877 (the gallery opened in 1874). He was assisted by his friends George Lucas and Samuel Avery. Walters purchased both American and European works for the gallery.
Date Description Narrative
8/16/1978Treatmentcleaned; coated; loss compensation
8/16/1978Examinationexamined for exhibition
  • A Baltimorean in Paris: George A. Lucas, 1860-1909. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1979.
Provenance William Oliver Stone Sale; William T. Walters, Baltimore, 1875-1884, by purchase [at the artist's sale]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1894, by inheritance; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Stamp] Canvas maker stamp stencilled on back: THEODORE KELLEY, ARTISTS' COLORMAN, N.Y.
Credit Acquired by William T. Walters, 1875-1884

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oil on canvas
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H: 28 3/16 x W: 22 1/8 in. (71.6 x 56.2 cm)
  • USA (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View


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