George Caleb Bingham

1811-1879 Kansas City, MO

"Portrait of Robert Harris Stone," 1844

Oil on canvas laid to aluminum backed by waxed canvas
Unsigned, titled and dated on an artist's label affixed to the backing board
24" H x 30" W

  • Provenance: The family of Robert Harris Stone and Elizabeth Rodes Stone, thence by descent to the present owner
  • Literature: E. Maurice Bloch, "The Paintings of George Caleb Bingham, A Catalogue Raisonne" University of Missouri Press, Columbia, MO, 1986, p. 60, no. 140, illustrated.
  • Notes: Typed note on a gum label affixed verso: "This portrait passed onto Elizabeth Pelly and then to Caleb Stone Pelly. October 1968."

    These portraits of Robert and Elizabeth stone (lot 34) were completed the year of their marriage on May 1, 1844 in Madison County, Kentucky. Bingham worked partly in Washington D.C. at this time and may have been commissioned to paint these portraits in Kentucky while en route to Missouri.
  • Condition: Visual: Generally good condition. Craquelure throughout.
    Blacklight: Touch-up scattered throughout. Difficult to read under heavy varnish.
    Frame: 37.75" H x 32.75" W x 4" D

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