Dorothy Cavanagh research material on Henry Hudson Kitson, 1883-1983

Cavanagh, Dorothy, b. 1907 d. 1986
Art historian
Active in Lee, Mass.

Collection size: 1.4 linear ft.

Collection Summary: Research material for Cavanagh's "The Bronze Parade," an unpublished biography of sculptor Henry Hudson Kitson; and art work.

Included are lists of works by Henry Hudson and Theo Allice Ruggles Kitson, family geneaologies, reminiscences, extensive quotes from the Henry Hudson Kitson diaries, and two notebooks with additional information; a few letters; early and final drafts of the ca. 300 p. manuscript "The Bronze Parade"; a photograph of a plaster bas-relief; and works of art, including a plaster head of a youth, probably by Henry Hudson Kitson for "Music of the Sea," (ca. 1883); a plaster bas-relief and marble bas-relief of "My Mother," by Kitson (1893), and a painted plaster bookend with a bust of an American Indian signed T.(heo) A.(lice) R.(uggles) Kitson.

Biographical/Historical Note: Cavanagh: Art historian. Kitson: Sculptor; Lee, Mass.

Donated 1987 by the Dorothy Cavanagh estate, through Paul Bennett, Cavanagh's nephew and executor.

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