Anson Dickinson sketchbook and sketches

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.dickanso
Creators:
Dickinson, Anson, 1779-1852
Dates:
[ca.1800-1806]
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
2 Items
(on partial microfilm reel)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
76-page sketchbook of Anson Dickinson, 1806, containing pencil sketches and drawings of human figures, some done from life, finished drawings for engravings, and two pages of text by Dickinson on rules of portraiture. In addition, there is a pencil sketch of the "David Catlin House, Milton, Ct." and on the verso a sketch "Below the Dam, Milton, Ct." Both are by Dicknson, ca. 1800.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Anson Dickinson was a miniature painter born in Milton, Conn., near Litchfield.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reel 865(frames 28-82) available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Existence and Location of Originals
Originals returned to the Litchfield Historical Society after microfilming.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The Anson Dickinson sketches and sketchbook were lent in addition to the Adelaide Deming letters, described separately.

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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Repository Contact
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