Portrait of William Wilson Corcoran (1798-1888)

William Oliver Stone (American, 1830-1875)19th century

The Walters Art Museum

The Walters Art Museum

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.

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  • Title: Portrait of William Wilson Corcoran (1798-1888)
  • Creator: William Oliver Stone (American, 1830-1875)
  • Date Created: 19th century
  • External Link: For more information about this and thousands of other works of art in the Walters Art Museum collection, please visit art.thewalters.org
  • Roles: Painter: William Oliver Stone (American, 1830-1875)
  • 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.
  • Object Type: oil paintings; portraits
  • Medium: oil on canvas
  • Inscriptions: [Stamp] Canvas maker stamp stencilled on back: THEODORE KELLEY, ARTISTS' COLORMAN, N.Y.
  • Exhibitions: A Baltimorean in Paris: George A. Lucas, 1860-1909. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1979.
  • Dimensions: H: 28 3/16 x W: 22 1/8 in. (71.6 x 56.2 cm)
  • Credit Line: Acquired by William T. Walters, 1875-1884
  • Classification: Painting & Drawing
  • Accession Number: 37.69