Fielding, Mantle, 1865-1941

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Mantle Fielding was an architect and authority on colonial painting. Born in New York City, the son of Mantle and Anna M. Stone, he was educated at the Germantown (Pa.) Academy. He graduated in 1883 and then studied architecture at MIT. After working as a draftsman and architect in Philadelphia, he launched an independent firm around 1886 that continued in operation until 1938. Fielding joined the T-square club in 1886. The first of Fielding's numerous publications in the field of art history appeared in 1904. His best known work, Dictionary of American Painters, Sculptors, and Engravers, was first published in 1926. Fielding was married to Amy Reeve Williams; they had two children, Richard M. and Frances. For many years, they resided in Germantown. Fielding died at his home there at the age of 76.

From the description of Papers, 1902-1938. (Winterthur Library). WorldCat record id: 84665805

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associatedWith Hart, Charles Henry, 1847-1918. person
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United States
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Portrait painting, American
Portrait painters
Portrait painting--Expertising
Painting--History
Painting--Attribution
Art--Collectors and collecting
Painting, Colonial
Art criticism
Artists
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Birth 1865-09-30

Death 1941-03-27

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