David Croal Thomson papers, 1879-1931.

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Thomson, David Croal, 1855-1930. David Croal Thomson papers, 1879-1931.

David Croal Thomson papers, 1879-1931.

Collection consists primarily of letters from artists, friends, relatives and businesses which Thomson received during his tenure as an art critic and editor for the Year's art and the Art journal. A few letters written by Thomson are also included. As head of the Goupil Gallery in London, he received letters from leading artists, art dealers and historians such as Thomas Agnew & Sons, Lawrence Alma-Tadema, Bernard Berenson, Félix Bracquemond, Frank Brangwyn, Ford Madox Brown, Sir Edward Coley Burne-Jones, David Young Cameron, the French Gallery Edward Linley Sambourne, Walter Sickert, Frederick Stephens, George Frederick Watts, and Gleeson White. The letters reflect art trends and tastes, as well as what was being purchased and by whom, around the turn of the 20th century. They describe what artists are working on, exhibitions in which they are included, their observations on the art world, and notes about their works for reproduction in publications. There are also letters from art patrons in Great Britain, France, Canada, and the United States, and family correspondence, most written to Thomson's son, Herbert. Printed ephemera include newspaper clippings, brochure on exhibition at Barbizon House and some personal documents.

ca. 2,500 items (4.75 linear ft.)

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