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Louisa Dresser manuscript on 17th century painting in New England, 1934-1935

Creator:
Campbell, Louisa Dresser, 1907-1989
Subject:
Burroughs, Alan
Endicott, William Crowninshield
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Other
Physical Description:
0.2 linear ft.
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:
Carbon of the manuscript of a catalogue for an exhibition "Seventeenth Century Painting in New England," compiled and edited by Dresser for an exhibition held at the Worcester Art Museum in collaboration with the American Antiquarian Society, July-August 1934. Included are a report by Alan Burroughs on X-ray examination of the paintings on exhibit and a letter from Dresser to William C. Endicott asking for his "criticisms and corrections." The manuscript, published in 1935 by the Worcester Art Museum, is missing front matter and illustrations. Some pencil notations, presumably by Endicott, appear in the entry on Governor John Endecott.
Citation:
Louisa Dresser manuscript on 17th century painting in New England, 1934-1935. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Biography Note:
Art administrator; museum curator; art historian; Worcester, Mass. Died 1989. Joined the staff of the Worcester Art Museum in 1932 as an associate in Decorative Arts. She later became curator of the collections, and also served as acting director. Dresser retired in 1972.
Provenance:
Donated 1992 by Frances Herron, Louisa Dresser's sister.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Art historians
Arts administrators
Exhibition catalogs
Museum curators
Painting
Portrait painting
Women museum curators
Women museum curators
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)10854
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)214606
AAA_collcode_dresloui
Theme:
Publications
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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