Earl Shinn journal in the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, 1870-1882

Shinn, Earl, b. 1838 d. 1886
Art critic, Painter
Active in New York, N.Y.; Philadelphia, Pa.

Collection size: 0.1 linear ft. (on partial microfilm reel)

Collection Summary: Approximately 100 page journal of Shinn's handwritten notes with some newspaper clippings glued in pertaining to the Bible, and history; reports of sales of paintings by Courbet, Delacroix, Ingres, Millet; lists of major European galleries and the size of collections; artists' biographies; and notes on Japanese art, especially Hokusai.

Biographical/Historical Note: Art critic Earl Shinn wrote under the pseudonym of Edward Strahan.

The Earl Shinn commonplace book is part of the Charlotte White collection at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania.

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  • Microfilm reel 3656 (frames 1040-1115) available at Archives of American Art offices, through interlibrary loan, and at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania and the Free Library of Philadelphia.
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