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Author/Artist Park, Lawrence, 1873-1924.
Title Lawrence Park Diary, 1923.
Description 0.25 linear feet (1 box).
Arrangement Chronological.
Location Call Number Vol./Copy Status Information
 Frick Archives  MS.023    AVAILABLE BY APPT
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Summary Lawrence Park's diary of March-April 1923 trip to South Carolina to identify and photograph paintings throughout the state for the Frick Art Reference Library. Lawrence Park, Helen Clay Frick (for 3 weeks of the trip), Ira Martin, and various friends of Miss Frick made the trip. The diary is handwritten and full of enclosures. It gives a detailed account of their activities (who they met, where they went, where they stayed, what they ate, and what they saw).
Biographical/historical note Lawrence Park (1873-1924) was born in Worcester, Mass. to John Gray Park and Elizabeth Bigelow Lawrence. He attended Harvard and the School of Drawing and Painting in the Museum of Fine Arts at Boston. After graduation, he worked as an architect in Boston, commuting from Groton. He married Maria Davis Motley in 1905 and they had two children.
Lawrence Park became interested in family portraits in 1914 while writing a genealogy. He wrote publications regarding portraitists Joseph Badger, Joseph Blackburn, and Gilbert Stuart. He became an authority on early American painting and was made curator of Colonial Art at the Cleveland Museum in 1919. Park went on two Frick Art Reference Library photographing expeditions, to Virginia in 1922 and South Carolina in 1923.
Cite as Lawrence Park Diary. The Frick Collection/Frick Art Reference Library.
Related collections Lawrence Park Research Files on Gilbert Stuart, The Frick Collection/Frick Art Reference Library Archives.
LC subject Frick, Helen Clay, 1888-1984.
Martin, Ira W.
Park, Lawrence, 1873-1924 -- Diaries.
Frick Art Reference Library.
Art -- Private collections -- South Carolina.
Genre/Form Diaries.
WorldCat no. 605910718

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