Bust Portrait of a Man; from disassembled Cummings album

Object Number: 
1979.23a
Medium: 
Graphite on paper squared for transfer and backed with yellow album paper
Dimensions: 
Overall: 2 1/8 x 1 7/8 in. ( 5.4 x 4.8 cm )
Marks: 
inscription: on album leaf: "Bishop White"
Description: 
Portrait
Gallery Label: 
The subject of this portrait is identified in an inscription only as "Bishop White." He is probably William White (1748-1836) of Philadelphia, an Episcopal clergyman who was consecrated bishop of Pennsylvania in 1787. With William Smith, White was chiefly responsible for the American revision of the Book of Common Prayer. This sketch came to the society mounted in an album of sketches and engravings by Thomas S. Cummings and various other nineteenth-century American artists.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Whitney Hartshorne
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group