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Catalog Number PA.127
Title William Cullen Bryant
Artist Wenzler, Henry Antonio, -1871
Date 1862
Description William Cullen Bryant (1794-1878), an American poet and journalist, was editor of the New York Evening Post from 1829-1878. Referred to by James Fennimore Cooper as “the author of America,” William Cullen Bryant’s contributions as a romantic poet, editor and intellectual made him one of the most beloved authors of the nineteenth century.

Portrait. Adult Male Subject. Mid-waist length view. He is turned 3/4ths to his right, while he gazes at the viewer. He has grey hair and a beard. He wears a black necktie, a white shirt, and a black coat.
Object Name Painting
Medium Oil Paint
Material Canvas
Dimensions H-76.9 W-63.5 cm
Credit line n.d.
Provenance n.d.
Signed Name A.H. Wenzler pinx, 1862
Inscriptions and Marks On reverse (in block letters)
Collection Painting
People Wenzler, Henry Antonio, -1871
Bryant, William Cullen, 1794-1878
Notes Formerly #65. The work was painted when Bryant was 68 years old.