William H. Buckler

Date:
1871

This formal portrait of William H. Buckler (1867-1953), Eliza "Didy" Ridgely White Buckler’s (1828-1894) youngest child, has always been referred to by the child’s family nickname, "Little Willie." His father was Didy’s second husband, Dr. Thomas Hepburn Buckler, whom she married in 1866. The portrait of Little Willie was likely painted in France, where the family resided at that period and for many years thereafter. Little Willie grew up to be a noted diplomat and a respected classical archeologist.

Description (physical):

Material: Oil on canvas. H: 63.5cm, W: 52.2cm.

Location:
535 Hampton Lane Towson,Maryland 21286
Identifier:
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Institution:
Hampton National Historic Site

"Love Dominating The World" (William H. Buckler)

Date:
1868
Creator:
Pasquale Romanelli, (1822-1887)

The head of the allegorical figure of Love is a portrait of Little Willie Buckler (1867-1953), the son of Eliza "Didy" Ridgely White Buckler (1828-1894) and her second husband Dr. Thomas Hepburn Buckler (1812-1901). Although originally believed to by American expatriate sculptor William H Rinehart, Willie himself said that it was sculpted “…in Italy by Romanelli.” The Florentine sculptor Pasquale Romanelli (1822-1887) had earlier completed portraits of Willie’s older half-brothers Henry and Julian White.

Description (physical):

Material: Marble. H: 192cm, Di: 42cm.

Location:
535 Hampton Lane Towson,Maryland 21286
Identifier:
HAMP10098
Institution:
Hampton National Historic Site