George Bacon Wood's portrait

This oil-on-canvas portrait of George Bacon Wood by Bernard Uhle can be seen in the Mutter Museum of College of Physicians of Philadelphia.

Because of the chronology of Uhle's career, this portrait was very probably copied from an earlier source. Uhle was abroad between 1875 and 1879, the year of Wood's death, and was not steadily employed in making portraits until 1880. The collection at the College contains a photograph taken by Frederick Gutekunst and dated 1870 that is almost identical to the Uhle painting in pose, position, costume, and it is a likely source of this portrait.

  • Photo by Luca Borghi ti.supmacinu|ihgrob.l#| (June 2017), courtesy of Chrissie Perella, archivist, on behalf of the CPP (Historical Medical Library of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, Inventory Number PA17) and page layout by Annamaria Palese ti.liamtoh|49.eselapairamanna#| (January 2020).


  • Julie S. Berkowitz, The College of Physicians of Philadelphia. Portrait Catalogue. With photographs by Rick Echelmeyer, College of Physicians of Philadelphia, Philadelphia 1984, pp. 228-230.

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