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Timothy Cole papers, 1883-1936

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Creator:
Cole, Timothy, 1852-1931
Subject:
Sargent, John Singer
Cox, Kenyon
Brown, Alice
Pennell, Joseph
Gilder, Richard Watson
Whittle, George Howes
Frick, Helen Clay
Turner, Helen Maria
Johnson, Robert Underwood
Beal, Gifford
Guiney, Louise Imogen
Fraser, William Lewis
Drake, Alexander
Powell, Caroline Amelia
Brush, George de Forest
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
0.5 linear feet
Access Note / Rights:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Summary:
The papers of Timothy Cole measure 0.5 linear feet and date from 1883 to 1936. Found within the papers are letters primarily written by Timothy Cole to the editors of Century Magazine including A. W. Drake, W. Lewis Fraser, Richard Watson Gilder, Robert Underwood Johnson, and George Howes Whittle, discussing Cole's production of wood engraved copies of European master paintings for the magazine, and details of the wood engraving process. There are scattered letters to Cole from Century Magazine editors and colleagues Gifford Beal, Alice Brown (discussing Cole's wood engraved portrait of Louise Imogen Guiney for Brown's biography of her), George de Forest Brush, Kenyon Cox, David Finney, Helen C. Frick (concerning a bookplate), Joseph Pennell, Caroline Powell, John Singer Sargent, and Helen M. Turner.
Citation:
Timothy Cole papers, 1883-1936. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Biography Note:
Timothy Cole (1852-1931) was a wood engraver and printer from New York, N.Y.
Provenance:
The collection was acquired by the Archives of American Art in a series of accessions from several different donors between 1959 and 1973. Charles E. Feinberg donated letters in 1959. The artist's sons Percy J. Cole and Lucius Cole donated additional materials in 1962. Alphaeus Cole, another son, donated papers in 1973.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Wood-engravers
Wood-engraving
Essays
Wood engravings
Photographs
Magazine illustration
Poems
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9366
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211562
AAA_collcode_coletimo
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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