PAINTINGS & PRINTS
MESDA Craftsman ID Number
44923, 44924, 63182, 63183, 63184
oil on canvas __primary
[Overall Ht]34 7/8″ (sight) __[Overall Wdth]27 3/4″ (sight)
half-view portrait of a man in full wig parted in middle; cravat tied in front, dark coat with long sleeves, ruffle at wrist
PAINTINGS/Wollaston, John/Bolling, Robert
Descended in Bolling family of Petersburg, Virginia to present owner.
Robert Bolling (1682-1749) __Robert Bolling of Prince George County, Virginia was the son of Robert Bolling, the emigrant, by his second marriage, and ancestor of the Bollings of Prince George, Dinwiddie, and Petersburg. He was Burgess for Prince George, 1723 and 1726. (Virginia Historical Society, p. 278, footnote 5) See S-11084 for portrait of his son and S-11086 for portrait of his granddaughter, Mary Anna. MESDA has identified Robert Bolling as a surveyor, id #67236. See Craftsman Database. __For information on the artist, refer to Craftsman Database and information filed at Paintings/Wollaston.
Frank L. Horton –Bradford L. Rauschenberg –Luke Beckerdite –Catherine Roe __04/03/1981