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Lamb, Rose, 1843-1927  Search this
Noyes, Alfred  Search this
Woodbury, Charles H. (Charles Herbert)  Search this
Lamb, Rose  Search this
Fiske, John  Search this
Sterner, Albert  Search this
Pyle, Howard  Search this
Hunt, William Morris  Search this
Deland, Margaret Wade Campbell  Search this
Turner, Ross  Search this
Hart, Albert Bushnell  Search this
Ritche, Anne Celia  Search this
Watercolor paintings
Oil paintings
Charcoal drawings
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
0.8 linear ft.
Access Note / Rights:
This collection is open for research. Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
The papers of Boston area portrait painter and drawing instructor Rose Lamb date from circa 1870 to 1961, with the bulk of the material dating from circa 1870 to 1900, and measure 0.8 linear feet. The collection contains a diploma; letters from artists, writers, historians, and others, including nine letters from former teacher and friend William Morris Hunt; photographs of unidentified people and artwork by Lamb; and original artwork, including a sketchbook from circa 1870, charcoal drawings, two watercolors, and two oil paintings. Artwork depicts landscapes, children, and other figure studies.
Rose Lamb papers, circa 1870-1961, bulk circa 1870-1900. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
The bulk of the collection was digitized in 2008 and is available via the Archives of American Art's website. Photocopies of letters from originals found at outside archival repositories have not been scanned.
Location of Originals:
Cassatt and Hassam letters: Originals in Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
Funding for the digitization of this collection was provided by the Terra Foundation for American Art.
Use Note:
The Archives of American Art encourages the use of its archival collections for non-commercial, educational, and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist, and AAA makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. It is the researcher's responsibility to ascertain whether any such rights exist, and to obtain any permission necessary to reproduce and publish the material. Collection items may be available for reproduction; fees may apply. Please refer to the Smithsonian Institution's Terms of Use for additional information.
Related Materials:
Also available at the Archives of American Art are the AimÔee Lamb (niece of Rose Lamb) papers, 1888-1991.
Biography Note:
Rose Lamb (1843-1927) was a portrait painter, Boston, Mass. Around 1876, Lamb began studying with William Morris Hunt and became a highly regarded student of his. Her specialty was children, but gave up painting around 1900 due to illness. Aunt of painter Aimee Lamb.
Donated 1980-1985 by Aimee and Rosamond Lamb nieces of Rose Lamb.
Digitization Note:
The papers of Rose Lamb in the Archives of American Art were digitized in 2009. The papers have been scanned in their entirety, and total 224 images.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Art teachers  Search this
Portrait painters  Search this
Record number:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art