Anson Dickinson Sketch Book
Scope and Contents
The Anson Dickinson Sketch Book collection (1951-03-2) is a sketch book containing over seventy sketches. Most of the sketches are of figures in the nude with classical drapery. Some of the sketches are for engravings. Also part of the collection is a letter in which Dickinson describes his views on art and the idea of a painter.
- created: 1806
- Other: Date acquired: 05/06/1953
- Dickinson, Anson, 1779-1852 (Person)
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This collection is open for research.
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Copyright has been transferred to the Litchfield Historical Society for materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection. Copyright status for other collection materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.
Biographical or Historical Information
Anson Dickinson was born in Milton, Connecticut. He is known for his miniature painting, and he painted miniatures for many famous men and women; he traveled across the country and even into Canada to paint portraits. His first known work is from 1803.. In 1804 he opened a studio in New York, but would still travel to Connecticut to visit family and paint students at the Litchfield Female Academy and Litchfield Law School.
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Cameron T. Dickinson
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- Anson Dickinson Sketch Book
- Benjamin Bradley
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