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Author/Artist Bolton, Theodore, 1889-1973.
Title Theodore Bolton Card Files, 1922-1925.
Description 2 linear feet (4 card file boxes).
Arrangement Arranged alphabetically by artist.
Location Call Number Vol./Copy Status Information
 Frick Archives  MS.021    AVAILABLE BY APPT
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Summary Note cards created by Frick Art Reference Library staff who copied material from notebooks compiled prior to 1925 by Theodore Bolton. Bolton gathered the material in preparation for an intended dictionary of American painters in oils corresponding to his "Early American Portrait Draughtsmen in Crayons," 1923 and "American Miniatures, 1730-1850," 1927. He was attempting to list all oil portraits prior to 1850.
The files contain a biographical card for each artist, and a description card for each portrait by that artist which may include the birth and death dates of the sitter, measurements, owner at the time, and other references.
Biographical/historical note Theodore Bolton (1889-1973) was an art historian, artist, scholar, and Librarian of the Century Association. His research specialties were book illustration and portrait miniatures.
Cite as Theodore Bolton Card Files. The Frick Collection/Frick Art Reference Library Archives.
Source of acquisition Bolton offered the Library use of his notebooks on early American oil portraits to be copied onto card files. The project was completed from 1922-1925.
Related collections Theodore Bolton papers, 1917-1958, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian.
LC subject Portraits, American.
Portrait painters -- United States.
Genre/Form Research notes.
Related corporate bodies Frick Art Reference Library.
WorldCat no. 605926735

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