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Author/Artist Brown, John Appleton, 1844-1902, artist.
Title John Appleton Brown Sketchbooks, undated.
Uniform title Drawings Selections
Address The Frick Collection and Frick Art Reference Library Archives, New York, NY,
Description 0.15 linear feet (2 volumes housed in one case)
Location Call Number Vol./Copy Status Information
 Frick Archives  MS.057    AVAILABLE
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Summary Two small sketchbooks, approximately 7in. x 4in. Volume one contains approximately 30 pencil drawings of lake and mountain landscapes and structures in the Swiss Alps, many with captions, along with some drawings of Parisian figures at the end. Volume two contains approximately 35 pencil sketches of landscapes, figures, and botanical objects, and one page of musical notation.
Biographical/historical note John Appleton Brown (1844-1902) was an American Impressionist painter. He was born in Newburyport, Massachusetts and studied in Boston and Paris. His teachers included Barbizon painters Camille Corot and Charles-Francois Daubigny. Returning to Boston in 1868, he married artist Agnes Bartlett. Aside from their trips to France in 1874 and England in 1886, Brown's career was centered in New England. He spent time at the Impressionist colony in Old Lyme with Childe Hassam and at the salon of Celia Thaxter on Appledore, in the Isles of Shoals. Brown was elected to the National Academy in 1896.
Cite as John Appleton Brown Sketchbooks. The Frick Collection/Frick Art Reference Library Archives.
Source of acquisition Purchase from R.W. Lull, 1944.
LC subject Brown, John Appleton, 1844-1902 -- Notebooks, sketchbooks, etc.
Genre/Form Sketchbooks.
WorldCat no. 78598692

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