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Collection HCHS Fine Art Collection
Catalog Number 2015.176.001
Object Name Painting, Panel
Description Portrait of Mary Woolverton Bray, wife of Captain Daniel Bray of the Revolutionary War. Oil painting on wood; subject is facing to left of the painting, wearing white lace skull bonnet, one hand is shown holding bible, which contains her name on the spine. Silver reading glasses and case appear next to the bible. The woman is elderly and seated in wood arm chair.
Located at the bottom lower left corner the words "painted of the age 68. y & 3 m"
Frame is wood, painted gold. On back of painting is the artiest name and date "1825 February."
Painted by William Bonnell
Date 1825
Provenance Gift from the estate of Susan Bray Bateman in 1939.
Search Terms Mary Woolverton Bray; Daniel Bray, Revolutionary War, William Bonnell