Hamerton, Philip Gilbert, 1834-1894?

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Philip Gilbert Hamerton was an English artist, critic, and author, perhaps best known for writing The Intellectual Life. Born in Lancashire, his mother died in childbirth, and Hamerton was raised by aunts. Although prepared for Oxford, he eschewed higher education, and studied painting, specializing in landscapes. He found himself more suited to writing, and wrote essays, articles, criticism, autobiography, and even a few novels, writing about many topics but chiefly painting. He was also editor and co-proprietor of The Portfolio, an innovative and influential journal that published drawings and literature chosen to appeal to a cultivated public.

From the description of Philip Gilbert Hamerton letter to My dear sir, 1876 Feb. 4. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 123906048

English artist and essayist who wrote extensively on prints and drawings. Hamerton studied art in London, and established the periodical, The Portfolio, with Richard Seeley in 1869. His publications also include two novels.

From the description of The graphic arts : a treatise on the varieties of drawing and painting in comparison with each other and with nature, 1881-1882. (Getty Research Institute). WorldCat record id: 80568660

British artist and essayist.

From the description of Letter : Autun, France, to Mr. Niles, 1878 Feb. 4. (Boston Athenaeum). WorldCat record id: 316061183

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creatorOf Hamerton, Philip Gilbert, 1834-1894. Philip Gilbert Hamerton letter to My dear sir, 1876 Feb. 4. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
referencedIn Autograph File, H, 1584-1988. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Hamerton, Philip Gilbert, 1834-1894. Letter : Autun, France, to Mr. Niles, 1878 Feb. 4. Boston Athenaeum
referencedIn Dickinson family library, 1810-1977. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Thomas Wentworth Higginson correspondence, 1843-1911. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Joseph and Elizabeth R. Pennell Papers TXRC97-A16., 1832-1951 Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
referencedIn Sylvester Rosa Koehler Correspondence, 1877-1896 Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries
referencedIn Books from the library of Amos Bronson Alcott, 1579-1893. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Hamerton, Philip Gilbert, 1834-1894. The graphic arts : a treatise on the varieties of drawing and painting in comparison with each other and with nature, 1881-1882. Getty Research Institute
creatorOf Pennell, Joseph, 1857-1926. Papers of Joseph and Elizabeth R. Pennell, 1832-1951 (bulk, 1854-1936). Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
referencedIn North American Review, papers, ca.1842-1868. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Alcott family additional papers, 1707-1904 (inclusive), 1821-1888 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Thomas Bailey Aldrich papers, 1837-1926. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Hamerton, Philip Gilbert, 1834-1894. Philip Gilbert Hamerton : artist file : study photographs and reproductions of works of art with accompanying documentation 1920-2000 [graphic]. Frick Art Reference Library
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associatedWith Alcott, Amos Bronson, 1799-1888 person
correspondedWith Alcott family. family
correspondedWith Aldrich, Thomas Bailey, 1836-1907 person
associatedWith Dickinson family, collector. family
associatedWith Frick Art Reference Library. corporateBody
associatedWith Higginson, Thomas Wentworth, 1823-1911 person
associatedWith Jacquemont, Victor, 1801-1832. person
associatedWith Koehler, S. R. (Sylvester Rosa), 1837-1900 person
associatedWith North American Review. corporateBody
associatedWith Pennell, Joseph, 1857-1926 and Elizabeth R., 1855-1936 person
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Painters--19th century--Correspondence
Art--Technique
Art, British
Art--British (?)--Reproductions
Male authors, English--19th century--Correspondence
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Birth 1834-09-10

Death 1894-11-04

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