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Prown, Jules David, 1930-  Search this
West, Benjamin  Search this
Copley, John Singleton  Search this
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
12.2 Linear feet; 0.004 Gigabytes
The collection is arranged as 5 series. The original order of the donor was maintained. Series 1: Research Material on John Singleton Copley, 1935-2018 (8.8 linear feet; Boxes 1-9, 15, 0.004 GB; ER01) Series 2: Research Material on Benjamin West, 1965-1990s (1.4 linear feet; Boxes 9-10, 12-14) Series 3: Research Material on Other Artists, 1950s-2008 (0.4 linear feet; Box 9) Series 4: Lectures, 1960s-2010 (1.1 linear feet; Boxes 10-11) Series 5: Printed Material, 1960-2000 (0.3 linear feet; Box 11)
Access Note / Rights:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center.
Researchers interested in accessing born-digital records in this collection must use access copies. Contact References Services for more information.
Jules David Prown research material on artists measures 12.2 linear feet and 0.004 GB and dates from 1935 to 2010, with the bulk of the material dating from 1958 to 1975. Prown, an art historian and educator, is an authority on the work of artist John Singleton Copley, and these papers contain related notes, subject files, correspondence, portrait and attribution files, and photographs and digital photographs of artwork. Also found are Prown's research files on other artists, including Benjamin West, typescripts of his lectures, and copies of his published writings.
Jules David Prown research material on artists, 1935-2018, bulk 1958-1975. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Related Materials:
Jules David Prown papers, 1954-2018, is located at Yale University Archives.
Biography Note:
Art historian Jules David Prown (1930- ) is a Paul Mellon Professor Emeritus of the History of Art at Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut. He is an authority on American art and material culture. Prown is a graduate of Lafayette College and the Winterthur Program in Early American Culture at the University of Delaware. He received his Ph.D. from Harvard University in 1961 with a dissertation on John Singleton Copley. That year he joined the faculty of the Department of the History of Art at Yale University where he was also Curator of American Art at the University Art Gallery and the founding Director of the Yale Center for British Art. In 1966 he published the two-volume John Singleton Copley . While working on the publication he conducted an in-depth computer analysis of Copley's 240 American sitters. Prown retired from Yale in 1999.
Language Note:
English .
The collection was donated by Jules David Prown from 2003-2023.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Art -- Study and teaching  Search this
Research and writing about art  Search this
Record number:
Research and writing about art
Data Source:
Archives of American Art