Archives of American Art

Daniel Varney Thompson letters to Edith Simonds Moore

Collection ID:
Thompson, Daniel V. (Daniel Varney), 1902-1980
Physical Description:
3 Items
(on 1 partial microfilm reel)

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Letters from Thompson to "Edie," his sister-in-law, Edith Simonds (Moore), regarding art work and techniques. The 1925 letter is written from Lachow, China while on an expedition with the Fogg Art Museum. Thompson describes a painting technique for wook-block he saw used which he recommends instead of printers' ink. In his Jan. 13, 1926 letter from Cambridge, he details techniques for fresco painting, gives a poor recommendation for the frescoe teaching techniques taught at the Fontainebleau School, and discusses his class at Harvard. In the final letter, Thompson recommends a varnishing technique using Krylon.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Art historian, conservator, chemist engineer; d. 1980. Studied techniques of medieval, Renaissance painting. Professor at Courtald Institute, London, 1938-1947.

Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reel 5474 (fr. 873-885) available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated 1983-1984 by Edith Simonds Moore.

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
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Repository Contact
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