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Book of the Artists. American Artist Life, Comprising Biographical and Critical Sketches of American Artists: Preceded by an Historical Account of the Rise and Progress of Art in America.

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New York: G. P. Putnam & Son; London: Sampson Low & Co., 1867

Provenance

Frederick S. Peck, Barrington, RI (1868-1947); probably sold in auction of his Rare American Historical Autographs (Philadelphia, Freeman, 13-14 May, 1947); Maxim Karolik, Newport, RI (1893-1963); by whom given to MFA May 10, 1961.

Credit Line

Gift of Maxim Karolik for the M. and M. Karolik Collection of American Watercolors and Drawings, 1800–1875

1867

Place of Publication

London, England

Place of Publication

New York, New York, USA

Catalogue Raisonné

Karolik (1962) cat. 97, 201, 395, 634-637, 684

Dimensions

Overall (each volume, variable): 34.7 x 27.8 x 5 cm (13 11/16 x 10 15/16 x 1 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

61.364a-b

Medium or Technique

Printed book, extra-illustrated with dozens of engravings, woodcuts, photographs, autograph letters, and original drawings

Collections

Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Illustrated books