Lilla Cabot Perry sketchbook

Collection ID:
Perry, Lilla Cabot
Physical Description:
1 Item
(on a partial microfilm reel)

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
A sketchbook (January 1871) contains 41 pages of pencil sketches. Subjects include annotated anatomical sketches, figure studies in action poses, and sketches of women and children, including two of Perry's daughter, Edith. A finished pencil and chalk drawing portrays her husband, Thomas Sergeant Perry (1885).

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Painter. Born in 1848 in Boston, Mass., Perry studied at Cowles Art School under D. M. Bunker and R. W. Vonnoh in Boston. She also studied at the Julian and Colarossi academies and at Alfred Stevens' studio in Paris. She died in 1933 in Hancock, N.H.

Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reel 3681 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The lendor, Lilla Grew Levitt, is Lilla Cabot Perry's granddaughter.

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

Keywords table of terms and types.
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Repository Contact
Archives of American Art
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