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William Kelby (1841-1898)

William Kelby (1841-1898)
Title
William Kelby (1841-1898)
Date 
1901
Medium 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions 
Overall: 36 x 29 in. ( 91.4 x 73.7 cm )
Credit Line 
Painted for the Society
Object Number 
1901.2
Gallery Label 
For thirty-six years William Kelby was the assistant librarian of the Society (1857-93), and for the last five years of his life he was the librarian. He was succeeded in the latter position by his brother, Robert Hendre Kelby. The artist, Robert Hinckley, was born in Boston in 1853. He studied painting in Paris at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts and with Carolus-Duran. For many years his studio was at Rehobeth Beach, Delaware.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group