Daniel Varney Thompson letters to Edith Simonds Moore, 1925-1961
Thompson, Daniel V. (Daniel Varney), 1902-1980
Moore, Edith Simonds
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Letters from Thompson to "Edie," his sister-in-law, Edith Simonds (Moore), regarding art work and techniques. The 1925 letter is written from Lachow, China while on an expedition with the Fogg Art Museum. Thompson describes a painting technique for wook-block he saw used which he recommends instead of printers' ink. In his Jan. 13, 1926 letter from Cambridge, he details techniques for fresco painting, gives a poor recommendation for the frescoe teaching techniques taught at the Fontainebleau School, and discusses his class at Harvard. In the final letter, Thompson recommends a varnishing technique using Krylon.
Daniel Varney Thompson letters to Edith Simonds Moore, 1925-1961. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Microfilm reel 5474 (fr. 873-885) available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Art historian, conservator, chemist engineer; d. 1980. Studied techniques of medieval, Renaissance painting. Professor at Courtald Institute, London, 1938-1947.
Donated 1983-1984 by Edith Simonds Moore.
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001