Archives of American Art

George Loring Brown account book

Collection ID:
Brown, George Loring, 1814-1889
Physical Description:
1 Volume
(32 p. on partial microfilm reel)

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Account book recording Brown's commissions, sales of work, and expenses, while in Rome, and including transactions with a banking company, and a record of money given to his wife, Louise, for her expenses. Some entries are in French. Miscellaneous notes are written on the inside of the front cover, including several about the activities of "Madame Brossard" and a note about a commission for a tableau. Two calling cards are also attached. The first page is inscribed "George L. Brown, Rome 1851," and contains handwritten notations and a paragraph, dated May 12, 1854, about the "modus operandi" of M. Pendleton's picture of the aquaducts.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Landscape, portrait and miniature painter, lithographer, etcher and wood engraver. Married for the second time to Louise Bressard, 1848. Studied in Rome from 1853-1855, and did a series of etchings of views of Rome in 1860.

Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reel 4599 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Existence and Location of Originals
Original in Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, William Morris Hunt Library Boston, Mass.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Lent for microfilming 1993 by the William Morris Hunt Library of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.

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