[Gus Wortham's bull standing by wooden fence]

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Gus Wortham's bull standing by wooden fence. Brand visible.

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Original print, black & white. 10" x 8"

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Creator: Unknown. c. 1960 - 1969.

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This photograph is part of the collection entitled: Robert Joy Collection and was provided by The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston to The Portal to Texas History, a digital repository hosted by the UNT Libraries. It has been viewed 176 times . More information about this photograph can be viewed below.

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The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston contributes photographs from the Robert Joy Collection. Joy, Houston's premiere portraitist, painted more than 350 portraits over a career that spanned more than forty years. Lawyers, politicians, and the socially elite of Houston were among those who sat for Joy. Photos in the collection, assembled over the course of his work, include those of Lillie Abercrombie, Robert E. Blaffer, Sarah Campbell Blaffer, Alfred C. Glassell Jr., William Clayton, Libbie Rice Farish, William Stamps Farish, Lamar Fleming, and Lyndon B. Johnson.

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Gus Wortham's bull standing by wooden fence. Brand visible.

Physical Description

Original print, black & white. 10" x 8"

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Gus Sessions Wortham (1891-1976) was the Chairman of American General Insurance. He was also involved in raising cattle, particularly Santa Gertrudis cattle. A philanthropist, he established the Wortham Foundation which supports many Houston area cultural organizations.

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Robert Joy Collection

Robert Joy, considered Houston's premiere portraitist, painted more than 350 portraits over a career that spanned more than forty years. Lawyers, politicians, and the socially elite of Houston were among those who sat for Joy. Photos in the collection, assembled over the course of his work, include those of Lillie Abercrombie, Robert E. Blaffer, Sarah Campbell Blaffer, Alfred C. Glassell Jr., William Clayton, Libbie Rice Farish, William Stamps Farish, Lamar Fleming, and Lyndon B. Johnson.

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  • c. 1960 - 1969

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  • Oct. 9, 2006, 10:03 a.m.

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  • Dec. 21, 2007, 10:42 a.m.

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[Gus Wortham's bull standing by wooden fence], photograph, c. 1960 - 1969; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth18738/: accessed December 3, 2016), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.