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Binney, Horace, Dr.
American, 1874 - 1956
Dr. Horace Binney was the great-grandson and namesake of the Philadelphia lawyer Horace Binney (1780-1875), and the son of Rev. John Binney. The elder Horace was born in Philadelphia to Dr. Barnabas Binney and his wife Mary Woodrow Binney, educated at Harvard, and was admitted to the Pennsylvania bar in 1800, embarking upon a career in which he ultimately became the ackowledged leader of the Pennsylvania bar. Horace Binney the elder commissioned a portrait of himself from the artist Gilbert Stuart, which passed down thorough his family until donated by Dr. Horace Binney to the NGA (1944.3.1). [Compiled from sources and references recorded on CMS]
Miles, Ellen G. American Paintings of the Eighteenth Century. The Collections of the National Gallery of Art Systematic Catalogue. Washington, D.C., 1995: 219 [on Stuart's portrait of Horace Binney (1780-1875)]
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