Edward Augustus Brackett notebook

Collection ID:
Brackett, Edward Augustus, 1818-1908
circa 1845
Physical Description:
1 Volume

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Notebook of painting instructions presented to E[dward] A[ugustus] Brackett by his sculptor friend, Durivage, signed and dated "Boston, November 10, 1845." The notes pertain to such topics as drawing from nature, perspective, shadows, head and figure painting, and proportions of figures. Sketches of the primary palette and of the head are also included. The last entry, in a different handwriting, is entitled, "Notes on Painting" and the last date appearing is 1888. A note in pencil on the front cover says "translation from French."

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Edward Augustus Brackett was a portrait sculptor born in Vassalboro, Maine, who worked in Cincinnati, New York, and Boston.

Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm roll 1034 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
A handwritten note in the front of the notebook indicates that it was "presented to the Worcester Art Museum by Frank D. Brackett son of E. A. Brackett."

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.

Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Painting -- Technique Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painting -- Study and teaching Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painters Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Durivage, Francis A. (Francis Alexander), 1814-1881 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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