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One sketchbook containing drawings of flowers, insects and wallpaper designs.
Arthur Cumming sketchbook, [ca. 1886]. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Microfilm reel 4211 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Cumming, an English immigrant, studied under Robert Swain Gifford (painter, 1840-1905) and taught for several years at the Swain Free School (now known as the Swain School of Design) in New Bedford, Massachusetts.
The sketchbook was purchased by the donor from art dealer Samuel Murray of Wilbraham, Massachusetts.
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001