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MS Thr 158.10

DeWilde, Samuel, 1747-1832. Samuel DeWilde additional drawings, 1792-1821: Guide.

Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University


Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 USA

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Descriptive Summary

Location: pf
Call No.: MS Thr 158.10
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: DeWilde, Samuel, 1747-1832.
Title: Samuel DeWilde additional drawings,
Date(s): 1792-1821.
Quantity: 1 collection (.25 linear feet (28 folders in 1 drawer)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Theatrical portrait drawings in pencil and watercolor by the English portrait painter Samuel DeWilde.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

No accession number. Gift of Robert Gould Shaw; received: 1918 January 9.

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material. Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Samuel DeWilde Additional Drawings, 1792-1821 (MS Thr 158.10). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

The English painter DeWilde was noted for his theatrical portraits in oil and watercolor. He first exhibited his work in 1776 and was commissioned to provide illustrations for Bell's British Theatre, ca. 1790.

Scope and Contents

Theatrical portraits in pencil and watercolor. Also includes two engravings after DeWilde.

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