Archives of American Art

J. Leonard Benson writings on William Merritt Post

Collection ID:
Benson, J. L. (Jack Leonard)
ca. 1985
Physical Description:
0.25 Linear feet

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Unpublished manuscripts, undated: "William Merritt Post: A Painter of Light in the Marshes" and "The Earliest Drawings of William Merritt Post, both containing photographs to illustrate the text; and biographical notes on Post. Also included are photocopies of 2 articles by Post, 1909 and 1910.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Art historian; professor emeritus of Classical art at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Post was a late nineteenth century landscape painter, New England.

Existence and Location of Originals
Duplicate copies also available at New York Public Library, Art Department.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated by J. Leonard Benson, 1993.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
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Conditions Governing Use
Photographs produced by Benson: Authorization to quote or reproduce for purposes of publication requires written permission from J. Leonard Benson. Contact Reference Services for more information.
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Landscape painting, American -- 19th century -- Sources Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Landscape painters -- Connecticut Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Post, William Merritt, 1856-1935 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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