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Truman Seymour papers, 1844-1974, (bulk 1844-1890)

Creator:
Seymour, Truman, 1824-1891
Subject:
Corelli, Gabriel
Weir, John F. (John Ferguson)
Weir, Robert Walter
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Other
Physical Description:
131 items (on 5 partial microfilm reels)
Access Note / Rights:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Summary:
Photographs, sketchbooks, and personal papers. REELS 940-942: Several loose sketches and 26 sketchbooks, mostly in pencil and watercolor and done in the U.S., Italy, France, England, North Africa, Switzerland, Germany, Spain, and Morocco; biographical material; two letters to John F. Weir, one from Weir's father Robert, both referring to the Civil War; 2 awards; a booklet "Pre-Raphaelitism," 1851; exhibition material, 1974; and a folio of watercolors by Gariel Corelli. REEL 1007: 44 copy prints made from slides of watercolors by Seymour; and one slide of a color chart by him (not microfilmed). REEL 1038: 7 sketchbooks, 1880-1885, executed while traveling in Italy, Spain, and Germany and often dated and identified. Most of the sketches are in pencil. Included among them are 13 watercolors and a color wheel.
Citation:
Truman Seymour papers, 1844-1974, (bulk 1844-1890). Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
Microfilm reels 940-942, 1007, and 1038 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Location of Originals:
Reels 940-942 and 1007: Originals returned to lender, DeWolf Perry, after microfilming. Reel 1038: Originals returned to lender, John Weir Perry, after microfilming.
Biography Note:
Painter and watercolorist; Massachusetts.
Provenance:
Material on reels 940-942 and 1007 lent 1975 by DeWolf Perry, Seymour's grandnephew. Material on reel 1038 lent 1976 by John Weir Perry, Seymour's nephew. 44 copy prints on reel 1007 were made from slides lent by DeWolf Perry.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Painting, Modern
Watercolor painting
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9226
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211421
AAA_collcode_seymtrum
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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