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Research material on artist Scott Leighton compiled by Sherwood Bain in preparation for an article published in ANTIQUES magazine, 1978. Included are correspondence about Leighton and his paintings; card files and research notes on Leighton's paintings; a biographical sketch written by Bain; photocopies of articles about Leighton; exhibition catalogs; a research file on artist Delbert Dana Coombs; and photographs and negatives of Leighton's works, his grave, and home.
Research material on Scott Leighton, 1977-1982. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Sherwood Bain is a stockbroker and amateur art historian residing in Boston. Scott Leighton (full name Nicholas Winfield Leighton) was an animal painter who first worked in Portland, Maine, and periodically worked with Currier & Ives after his move to Boston in 1875.
Donated 1991 by Sherwood Bain.
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