Gilbert C. Walker
Gilbert C. Walker is the subject of this portrait by the Virginia-born artist Flavius J. Fisher. Walker was appointed the provisional governor of Virginia on September 21, 1869, after Governor Henry H. Wells was dismissed from the office by Brigadier General Richard S. Canby, then the military commander of Virginia. Walker, then a moderate Republican, served for three months; during that time he ran for governor as a Democrat, won the position, and served from January 1, 1870, to January 1, 1874. This painting is part of the Commonwealth of Virginia's art collection.