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Embellished postcard of the Tower Bridge in London

Creator:
Fitzgerald, James, 1899-1971  Search this
Type:
Artworks
Place:
London, England
Date:
196-?
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)17123
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James Fitzgerald papers, 1905-1992
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_17123
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Bolton Coit Brown papers

Creator:
Brown, Bolton, 1864-1936  Search this
Names:
Coit, Martha Day, 1840-1920  Search this
Elliott, Ellen Coit  Search this
Lankes, Julius J., 1884-1960  Search this
Extent:
1.7 Linear Feet
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Sketches
Photographs
Illustrated letters
Date:
1882-1987
bulk 1882-1936
Summary:
The papers of lithographer, educator, and author Bolton Coit Brown measure 1.7 linear feet and date from 1882 to 1987 with the bulk of the material dating from 1882 to 1936. Found within the papers are biographical material; extensive personal correspondence with family members and friends; writings, including drafts of Art of Art Study and Lithography Since Whistler; and printed material.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of lithographer, educator, and author Bolton Coit Brown measure 1.7 linear feet and date from 1882 to 1987 with the bulk of the material dating from 1882 to 1936. Found within the papers are biographical material; extensive personal correspondence with family members and friends; writings, including drafts of Art of Art Study and Lithography Since Whistler; and printed material.

Biographical information consists of a curriculum vitae, job application, list of artworks, and a photograph of Bolton Coit Brown.

Correspondence is primarily with Brown's immediate and extended family and with friends. The series includes extensive correspondence to his mother, Martha C. Brown, his sister, Ellen Coit Elliott, and letter drafts to his wife Lucy Fletcher Brown. Letters to Brown's family dating from 1887 to 1888 document his travels to Europe as an art student and include pen and ink and color washes of historical sites, art deco details, and illustrative scenes.

Writings include essays on lithography and the artist J.J. Lankes; typescripts of Art of Art Study and Lithography Since Whistler; and miscellaneous notes and writings on lithography. There is also a copy of a short play by Brown titled Spoiled Meat.

Printed material includes articles by and on Bolton Coit Brown, clippings, exhibition catalogs, and periodicals.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 4 series.

Series 1: Biographical materials, circa 1914-1936 (4 folders; Box 1)

Series 2: Correspondence, circa 1882-1949 (0.9 linear feet; Box 1, 3)

Series 3: Writings, circa 1914-1933 (0.4 linear feet; Box 1-2)

Series 4: Printed Material, 1882-1987 (0.3 linear feet; Box 2)
Biographical / Historical:
Lithographer, educator, and author Bolton Coit Brown (1864-1936) lived and worked in Woodstock and New York City, New York, and Stanford, California. He is known for his extensive writings on lithography technique, and for his interest in tonalism effects in painting and printmaking.

Brown was born in Dresden, New York to Edmund Woodward Brown, a minster of the Presbyterian church, and his wife Martha Coit Brown. His early aptitude in art was supported by his family and he received a Bachelor's and Master's degree in painting from Syracuse University. Upon graduation, Brown taught art at Cornell University, became principal of the Toronto Government Art School, and was invited to head the newly formed art department at Stanford University from 1891 to 1902. During his tenure at Stanford, his proximity to the Sierra Nevada ranges inspired him to climb the mountains and he published several articles, line drawings, and maps that document his explorations in the Sierra Club Bulletin.

In 1901, Ralph Radcliffe Whitehead, an aristocrat and progressive idealist, approached Brown with the idea of developing an arts and crafts colony based on the utopian ideals of John Ruskin. Brown agreed to the project and worked with Whitehead and Hervey White to establish Byrdcliffe Colony near the village of Woodstock, New York. After a break from Whitehead over management of the Colony, Brown focused his energies on landscape paintings and worked out of studios located in Woodstock and New York City.

Many of his paintings experimented with tonalism, and interest in this style led him to the explore the gradational effects and mechanics of lithography. In 1915, he traveled to England and spent a year studying with the lithographer F. Ernest Jackson. When he returned home, he continued to document his experiments and technical findings in detailed journals. Many of these discoveries were published in several books and essays on the topic, including Lithography Since Whistler. He printed over 400 of his own lithographs and printed the artworks of George Bellows, John Sloan, and Rockwell Kent, among others. Brown died in Woodstock , New York in 1936.
Related Materials:
The Archives borrowed Bolton Coit Brown papers held by Bryn Mawr College Library, Special Collections in 1990 and microfilmed them on reels 3654-3655 as part of the Archives' Philadelphia Arts Documentation Project.
Provenance:
The Bolton Coit Brown papers were donated in 1987 and 1991 by Brown's granddaughter, Marian Sweeney. Brown's great granddaughter, Barbara Bandy, donated additional materials in 1989.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Rights:
The Bolton Coit Brown papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Art -- Study and teaching  Search this
Lithographers -- New York (State)  Search this
Authors -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Lithography  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sketches
Photographs
Illustrated letters
Citation:
Bolton Coit Brown papers, 1882-1987, bulk 1882-1936. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.browbolt
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Bolton Coit Brown papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-browbolt

A manual of lithography : clearly explaining the whole art, and the accidents that may happen in printing, with the different methods of avoiding them ... : to which is added ... selections from the work of M. Brégeaut, forming a sequel to the manual, and bringing down the improvements in the art to present time / translated from the French, by C. Hullmandel ..

Author:
Raucourt colonel (Antoine) 1799-1841  Search this
Printer of plates:
Hullmandel, Charles Joseph 1789-1850  Search this
Writer of supplementary textual content:
Brégeaut, L.-R.  Search this
Printer:
Valpy, Abraham John 1787-1854  Search this
Publisher:
Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, Green, and Longman  Search this
Former owner:
United States Patent Office Scientific Library DSI  Search this
Physical description:
xix, 117, [3] pages, [2] leaves of plates : illustrations ; 22 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1832
Topic:
Lithography--Technique  Search this
Call number:
NE2420 .R25 1832X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1097120

Nouveau manuel complet du dessinateur et de l'imprimeur lithographe

Author:
Villon, A.-M. 1863-1895  Search this
Physical description:
2 volumes 15 cm + atlas of XI plates
Type:
Books
Date:
1891
Topic:
Lithography--Technique  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_157005

Manuel complet théorique et pratique du dessinateur et de l'imprimeur lithographe

Author:
Brégeaut, L.-R  Search this
Physical description:
xxxvi, 176 p. illus. 15 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1827
Topic:
Lithography--Technique  Search this
Call number:
NE2420 .B7 1827
NE2420.B7 1827
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_146314

The technique of lithography

Author:
Weaver, Peter  Search this
Physical description:
176 pages illustrations (some color) plan 23 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1965
[1965, ©1964]
Topic:
Lithography--Technique  Search this
Call number:
NE2425 .W36 1965
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_85940

Making a lithograph [by] Stow Wengenroth

Author:
Wengenroth, Stow 1906-  Search this
Physical description:
79 p. incl. illus. (part mounted) mounted pl. 26 x 19 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1936
Topic:
Lithography--Technique  Search this
Call number:
NE2430.W4X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_250027

Nouveau manuel complet du dessinateur et de l'imprimeur lithographe

Author:
Knecht, Ed. fl. 1816-1867  Search this
Physical description:
xx, 403 p. and atlas of 7 p., 14 pl. 15 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1867
Topic:
Lithography--Technique  Search this
Call number:
NE2420 .K5 1867
NE2420.K5 1867
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_157003

Lithographic prints from stone and plate, by Manly Banister

Author:
Banister, Manly Miles 1914-  Search this
Physical description:
128 p. illus. 29 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1972
[1972]
Topic:
Lithography--Technique  Search this
Call number:
NE2425 .B36 1972X
NE2425.B36 1972X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_26220

Lithography. (English version by Julian Snelling and Claude Namy.)

Author:
Loche, Renée  Search this
Physical description:
128 p. illus. 18 x 21 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1971
(1971)
Topic:
Lithography--Technique  Search this
Call number:
NE2425 .L5813X
NE2425.L5813X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_33180

Lithography; a complete handbook of modern techniques of lithography

Author:
Cliffe, Henry  Search this
Physical description:
96 p. illus. (part col.) 26 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1965
[1965]
Topic:
Lithography--Technique  Search this
Call number:
NE2425 .C63
NE2425.C63
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_35751

Lithography

Author:
Weddige, Emil 1907-  Search this
Physical description:
xx, 221 p. illus., col. plates, ports. 29 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1966
[1966]
Topic:
Lithography--Technique  Search this
Lithographers  Search this
Call number:
NE2425 .W38
NE2425.W38
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_61543

Autolithography: the technique

Author:
Trivick, Henry H  Search this
Physical description:
122 p. illus. 22 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1960
[1960]
Topic:
Lithography--Technique  Search this
Call number:
NE2425 .T84
NE2425.T84
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_67184

Practical lithography, by Alfred Seymour ... with frontispiece and thirty-three illustrations

Author:
Seymour, Alfred  Search this
Physical description:
ix, 104 p. incl. illus., plates. front. (port.) 23 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1903
Topic:
Lithography--Technique  Search this
Photolithography  Search this
Call number:
NE2425 .S5
NE2425.S5
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_79947

Manual of advanced lithography / Richard Vicary

Author:
Vicary, Richard  Search this
Physical description:
192 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 25 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1977
C1977
Topic:
Lithography--Technique  Search this
Call number:
NE2425.V5X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_99973

How to draw and print lithographs. Drawing on the stone, by Adolf Dehn; Printing from the stone, by Lawrence Barrett

Author:
Dehn, Adolf 1895-1968  Search this
Barrett, Lawrence Louis 1897-1973  Search this
Physical description:
119 p. : ill. ; 32 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1950
[1950]
Topic:
Lithography--Technique  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_590653

Traité de lithographie [microform] / par G. Engelmann

Author:
Engelmann, G (Godefroy) 1788-1839  Search this
Physical description:
ix, 467 p., [1], l leaves of plates : ill., 1 port. ; 27 cm
Type:
Microforms
Date:
1981
1840
[ca. 1840]
Topic:
Lithography  Search this
Lithography--Technique  Search this
Call number:
TR15 .H5810 no. 712
mfm 814
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_376380

Every man his own printer, or, Lithography made easy : being an essay upon lithography in all its branches, showing more particularly the advantages of the "patent autographic press."

Author:
Waterlow and Sons  Search this
Physical description:
50 p., [1], 9 leaves of plates : ill., 1 port. ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1854
Topic:
Lithography--Technique  Search this
Call number:
NE2425.E8 1854X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_213047

The art of drawing on stone / by Charles Hullmandel ; with a new introduction by Joan Friedman

Author:
Hullmandel, Charles Joseph 1789-1850  Search this
Physical description:
x, b-xvi, b-vii, 92 p. ill. 26 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1982
1824
Topic:
Lithography--Technique  Search this
Call number:
NE2420 .H9 1982X
NE2420.H9 1982X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_152381

The theory and practice of painting in oil and water colours, for landscape and portraits; including the preparation of colours, vehicles, varnishes, etc. ... and a manual of lithography

Author:
Fielding, T. H (Theodore Henry) 1781-1851  Search this
Physical description:
xii, 208 p. plates (part col.) 27 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1852
Topic:
Painting--Technique  Search this
Lithography--Technique  Search this
Call number:
ND1260 .F459 1852
ND1260.F459 1852
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_165324

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