This series comprises a sketchbook and a sketch on a separate sheet of paper.
Scope and Contents:
Leather covered, bound. Inscribed: "D W Tryon Hartford" 44 leaves (gathered matter components) ; Graphite on paper ; 12.3 cm x 19.0 cm x 1.3 cm. The sketchbook contains marginal notes and mnemonic notations for colors in Tryon's hand. Depicted: nature, farms, villages, harbors, ships, and boats. Also include a loose sketch of ships at harbor Graphite on paper 11.5 cm x 17.5 cm. The back side of the sketch shows a fragmentary image of seashore in watercolor
The collection is arranged into 4 series: Series 1: Photographs, circa 1872 - 1915, no date, Series 2: Sketchbook, 1887-1888, no date, Series 3: Correspondence, June 17, 1895, Series 4: Newspaper Clippings, 1923, 1925, 1930, no date
Biographical / Historical:
American landscape painter Dwight William Tryon was born in Hartford, CT on August 13, 1849. When Tryon was about 2 years old, his father Anson Tryon was killed in a hunting accident and he was raised at his maternal grandparents' home. At the age of fourteen, Tryon began work as a machinist at Colt's Firearms Factory in Hartford to support his mother and himself. He enrolled in evening classes at Hannum's Business School and developed calligraphic skills which supplemented his income.
FSA A1989.02 2
Collection is open for research.
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