William Gedney Bunce

  • Olin Levi Warner, William Gedney Bunce, 1885, plaster, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Carlyle Jones, 1974.88.10

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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.”

Title
William Gedney Bunce
Artist
Date
1885
On View
Dimensions
11 1/8 x 6 5/8 x 6 1/2 in. (28.2 x 16.8 x 16.5 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Mrs. Carlyle Jones

Mediums
Mediums Description
plaster
Classifications
Keywords
  • Portrait male – Bunce, William Gedney
  • Occupation – art – painter
Object Number
1974.88.10
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