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Rand, John Goffe, 1801-1873  Search this
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
0.2 Linear feet
The collection is arranged into 6 series: Series 1: Biographical Information, 1873-1941, circa 1960 (Box 1; 5 folders) Series 2: Correspondence, 1864, 1906-1960 (Box 1; 2 folders) Series 3: Subject Files, 1841-1844, 1941-1956(Box 1; 2 folders) Series 4: Printed Material, circa 1900 (Box 1; 1 folder) Series 5: Photographs, circa 1930 (Box 1; 1 folder) Series 6: Artifact, circa 1832 (Box 1; 1 folder)
Access Note / Rights:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
The scattered papers of inventor and portrait painter John Goffe Rand measure 0.2 linear feet and date from circa 1832-1960, bulk 1832-1873. Included are biographical sketches, a will, lists of portraits by Rand, a small amount of correspondence, files regarding Rand's invention of the collapsible artists' paint tube, clippings, a photo, and an example of one of the first paint tubes made in a factory.
John Goffe Rand papers, circa 1832-1960, bulk 1832-1873. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
The papers of John Goffe Rand in the Archives of American Art were digitized in 2010 and total 112 images.
Funding for the processing and digitization of this collection was provided by the Terra Foundation for American Art
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Biography Note:
John Goffe Rand (1801-1873) lived and worked in Boston, London, and New York as a portrait painter and inventor. Rand invented and patented the first collapsible artist's paint tube.
Language Note:
English .
The John Goffe Rand papers were donated by Rand's great-grandnieces Mary and Katherine Anglemyer in 1981 and 1985.
Digitization Note:
The papers of John Goffe Rand in the Archives of American Art were digitized in 2010. The papers have been scanned in their entirety and total 112 images.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Inventors -- England  Search this
Portrait painters -- England -- London  Search this
Painting -- Equipment and supplies  Search this
Lives of artists  Search this
Record number:
Lives of artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art