Archives of American Art

Henry Hitchings papers

Collection ID:
Hitchings, Henry, d. 1902
Physical Description:
0.4 Linear feet

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Letters to Hitchings from his first wife, the Art Department at The University of Massachusetts, and publishers, 1867-1896; an illustrated manuscript, "True Principles of Art Found in Nature," 189 p.; a manuscript "Book Two General Remarks," 37 p.; two watercolors; a print; brochures from art schools; invitations to exhibitions; and reproductions of book illustrations.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Landscape painter, instructor; Boston, Mass. Exhibited at The American Art Union, 1849, at The Boston Athenaeum in 1856-1857 and the National Academy in 1868-1869. Taught a course in drawing for teachers in Boston and at the United States Naval Academy.

Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated 1987 by Elisabeth Rothschild, the granddaughter of Henry Hitchings.

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

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Art, Modern -- 19th century -- United States Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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