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William Gedney Bunce

1885 Olin Levi Warner Born: Suffield, Connecticut 1844 Died: New York, New York 1896 plaster 11 1/8 x 6 5/8 x 6 1/2 in. (28.2 x 16.8 x 16.5 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Mrs. Carlyle Jones 1974.88.10 Smithsonian American Art Museum
Luce Foundation Center, 3rd Floor, 17A


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In 1879 the painter William Gedney Bunce returned to America after twelve years of living in Europe. He moved to New York and established a studio in the new Benedick Building at 80 East Washington Square. Olin Warner was among the members of the Society of American Artists who had studios there. When Bunce joined this community, he and Warner became close friends. In 1885, Warner made this portrait for Bunce as a gift, inscribing the right side in script, “To my friend/Wm Gedney Bunce.”

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Occupation - art - painter

Portrait male - Bunce, William Gedney

sculpture

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About Olin Levi Warner

Born: Suffield, Connecticut 1844 Died: New York, New York 1896

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