Arthur Cumming sketchbook, [ca. 1886]

Cumming, Arthur, b. 1847 d. 1913
Painter, Printmaker
Active in Mass.

Collection size: 28 p. (on partial microfilm reel).

Collection Summary: One sketchbook containing drawings of flowers, insects and wallpaper designs.

Biographical/Historical Note: Cumming, an English immigrant, studied under Robert Swain Gifford (painter, 1840-1905) and taught for several years at the Swain Free School (now known as the Swain School of Design) in New Bedford, Massachusetts.

The sketchbook was purchased by the donor from art dealer Samuel Murray of Wilbraham, Massachusetts.

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