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Object Name Portrait
Title Governor A. Charles Wickliffe
Catalog Number 1982.23
Creator Gilbert, Antoine Placide
Date 1845
Material(s) Oil on board
Dimensions H-45.875 W-38.5 D-3 inches
Description This is a bust portrait of Governor A. Charles Wickliffe in a gold leaf frame. The painting depicts Gov. Wickliffe holding a letter in his right hand while his left hand rests on a book. The subject is depicted with dark brown hair and gray eyes. He is wearing a black suit, white shirt, stock, and jabot. The painting has a brown background and the subject is seated in a brown chair. The lower right has a red table top with a black and yellow book and grey quill pen on the surface. The artist signature is in the lower right and reads: "A Gilbert, 1845."
Notes Wickilffe was governor from September 27, 1839 to September 2, 1840. Wickiffe was born in 1788 and died in 1869. The file indicates that the painting is mounted on 'honey-comb' aluminum. The file shows that the painting was restored by Tony Zappone from Lexington, KY in 1975. The artist was born in 1806 and died in 1878.
Collection KHS Museum Collection
People Gilbert, Antoine Placide
Subjects Washington County
Nelson County
Physical Holder Kentucky Historical Society - KHS