Bust Portrait of a Man; from disassembled Cummings album

Bust Portrait of a Man; from disassembled Cummings album
Title
Bust Portrait of a Man; from disassembled Cummings album
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 )
Description 
Portrait
Credit Line 
Gift of Whitney Hartshorne
Object Number 
1979.23a
Marks 
inscription: on album leaf: "Bishop White"
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.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group