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PAINTING

Category
PAINTINGS & PRINTS
Object Name
PAINTING
Maker/Artist
Wollaston, John\attributed
MESDA Craftsman ID Number
44923, 44924, 63182, 63183, 63184
Place Made
Virginia
Materials
oil on canvas __primary
Dimensions
[Overall Ht]34 7/8″ (sight) __[Overall Wdth]27 3/4″ (sight)
Description
half-view portrait of a man in full wig parted in middle; cravat tied in front, dark coat with long sleeves, ruffle at wrist
Object Location
private collection
Photo Number
S-11085
File Location
PAINTINGS/Wollaston, John/Bolling, Robert
History
Descended in Bolling family of Petersburg, Virginia to present owner.
Subjects
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.
Examined
Frank L. Horton –Bradford L. Rauschenberg –Luke Beckerdite –Catherine Roe __04/03/1981