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Winslow Homer and Homer family papers from the Bowdoin College Museum of Art, 1846-1954

Creator:
Homer, Winslow, 1836-1910
Subject:
Beatty, John Wesley
Clarke, Thomas B. (Thomas Benedict)
Homer, Arthur Benson
Homer, Charles S.
Homer, Charles S.
Palmer, Potter
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
2 microfilm reels.
Access Note / Rights:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Summary:
Biographical documents; correspondence; notebooks; artworks; scrapbooks; printed material; and photographs; ca. 600 items, total.
Awards and certificates; an address book kept by Homer's brother, Arthur; a biographical sketch of Homer by his nephew; correspondence, including letters, some illustrated, from Homer to his family and others, describing daily activities, his health, and his work; letters from Potter Palmer, Thomas B. Clarke, and John Beatty, and family correspondence which mentions Homer; 2 notebooks, containing notes and sketches; sketches and cartoons; 18 watercolors of plants, birds, and insects by Homer's mother; scrapbooks, containing photos of Homer, his studio, reproductions, clippings, a script and related material comparing Whistler and Homer for a radio program; catalogs; an album containing 60 annotated reproductions of artwork; printed material; Homer's Civil War pass; a contract between C. Klackner and Homer regarding the sale of etchings; receipts for sales; an inventory of the collection of Mrs. Charles S. Homer, Jr.; photos of Homer family members, Homer, his friends, and their surroundings in Prout's Neck, Me.; and miscellany.
Citation:
Winslow Homer and Homer family papers from the Bowdoin College Museum of Art, 1846-1954. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
Microfilm reels 2932-2933 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Location of Originals:
Originals in the Bowdoin College Museum of Art.
Use Note:
Authorization to publish, quote or reproduce requires written permission from: Director, Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick, Me. 04011
Loan:
Loan
Biography Note:
Painter, illustrator; New York, N.Y. and Prouts Neck, Me. Illustrator for Harper's Weekly; artist-correspondent during Civil War; moved to Prouts Neck, Me., 1884.
Provenance:
Lent for microfilming 1983 by Bowdoin College Museum of Art. The Museum received the material from Homer's descendants in 1964.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Painters
Painting, American
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6715
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)208840
AAA_collcode_homewins
Theme:
Art Movements and Schools
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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