Papers, 1922-1932.


Bayley, Frank W. (Frank William), 1863-1932. Papers, 1922-1932.

Papers, 1922-1932.

This collection of correspondence centers primarily on American painting, particularly portraiture, from the seventeenth through the early nineteenth centuries. Much of the material concerns confirmation of attribution of portraiture to leading American artists like Joseph Badger, Joseph Blackburn, John Singleton Copley, John Smibert, Jeremiah Dummer, and Gilbert Stuart. There is also a scrapbook outlining activities at the Copley Gallery in the 1920s and photostats concerning colonial artists from the Frick Library in New York. There is an incomplete index to references to early American artists, prepared by Clarence S. Brigham in the 1930s.

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Smibert, John, 1688-1751 (person)

Artist. From the description of Journal of John Smibert, 1719-1733. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71068467 ...

Bayley, Frank W. (Frank William), 1863-1932 (person)

Frank William Bayley (1863-1932) was the proprietor of the Copley Gallery in Boston, Mass. From the description of Papers, 1922-1932. (American Antiquarian Society). WorldCat record id: 191259159 ...

Stuart, Gilbert. (person)

Badger, Joseph (person)

Blackburn, Joseph, -1815 (person)

Copley, John Singleton, 1738-1815 (person)

This is a preparatory drawing for the painting "Julia, Third Viscountess Dudley and Ward" that was exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1800. From the description of [Study for Julia, third Viscountess Dudley and Ward] [graphic]. [1800] (Boston Athenaeum). WorldCat record id: 246658012 Painter, noted for portraits and historical subjects. Born in Boston, moved to England in 1775 because of Loyalist sympathies. From the description of ALS : London, to John Boydell, 1...

Dummer, Jeremiah, 1792-1834 (person)

Brigham, Clarence S. (Clarence Saunders), 1877-1963 (person)

Clarence Saunders Brigham (1877-1963) began his distinguished library career while a student at Brown University. After graduation in 1899 he was appointed librarian of the Rhode Island Historical Society and in 1908 he left that position to accept the offer of the librarian's post at the American Antiquarian Society. He was named director of the Society in 1930 and was made its president in 1955. He resigned fifty-one years after he began working in Worcester. Brigham was a dedicated librarian ...