Winslow Homer and Homer family papers from the Bowdoin College Museum of Art

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.homewins
Creators:
Homer, Winslow, 1836-1910
Dates:
1846-1954
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
2 microfilm reels
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Biographical documents; correspondence; notebooks; artworks; scrapbooks; printed material; and photographs; ca. 600 items, total.
Scope and Contents
Awards and certificates; an address book kept by Homer's brother, Arthur; a biographical sketch of Homer by his nephew; correspondence, including letters, some illustrated, from Homer to his family and others, describing daily activities, his health, and his work; letters from Potter Palmer, Thomas B. Clarke, and John Beatty, and family correspondence which mentions Homer; 2 notebooks, containing notes and sketches; sketches and cartoons; 18 watercolors of plants, birds, and insects by Homer's mother; scrapbooks, containing photos of Homer, his studio, reproductions, clippings, a script and related material comparing Whistler and Homer for a radio program; catalogs; an album containing 60 annotated reproductions of artwork; printed material; Homer's Civil War pass; a contract between C. Klackner and Homer regarding the sale of etchings; receipts for sales; an inventory of the collection of Mrs. Charles S. Homer, Jr.; photos of Homer family members, Homer, his friends, and their surroundings in Prout's Neck, Me.; and miscellany.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Painter, illustrator; New York, N.Y. and Prouts Neck, Me. Illustrator for Harper's Weekly; artist-correspondent during Civil War; moved to Prouts Neck, Me., 1884.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reels 2932-2933 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Existence and Location of Originals
Originals in the Bowdoin College Museum of Art.
Author
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Lent for microfilming 1983 by Bowdoin College Museum of Art. The Museum received the material from Homer's descendants in 1964.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Conditions Governing Use
Authorization to publish, quote or reproduce requires written permission from Director, Bowdoin College Museum of Art.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Painting, American Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painters -- Maine -- Prout's Neck Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Clarke, Thomas B. (Thomas Benedict), 1848-1931 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Homer, Arthur Benson, b. 1841 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Homer, Charles S., b. 1834 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Homer, Charles S., b. 1809 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Palmer, Potter, 1826-1902 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Beatty, John W. (John Wesley), 1851-1924 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives of American Art
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