Worman, Jr., Eugene C., b. 1915
Collection size: 4.1 linear ft.
Collection Summary: The collection reflects Wormans interest in Bartletts career as an illustrator, and includes material on Bartlett's work and travels, his publisher, George C. Virtue, and the museums and institutions in which his artwork is represented. Records include biographical material, correspondence, notes, writings, articles, printed material, reproductions, photographs, slides, and transparencies.
Biographical/Historical Note: Print collector; b. 1915 William H. Bartlett (1809-1854), a British artist, primarily known as an illustrator of commercially popular travel books. Bartlett apprenticed with British art historian and draftsman John Britton (1771-1857). George C. Virtue (1793?-1869), owner and founder of Virtue and Company, a major publisher of books and periodicals in London, England; Virtue published Bartletts illustrations in several of the companys periodicals, including American Scenery.
Donated 1997 by Paul Worman, son of Eugene C. Worman. Initially Worman had compiled the materials in preparation of a study to date and authenticate Bartlett's prints.