James E. Freeman letters to W. D. Pickman, 1848-1849

Freeman, James E., b. 1808 d. 1884
Active in Rome, Italy; N.Y.

Collection size: 4 items (on partial microfilm reel)

Collection Summary: Freeman from Rome, Italy, to Pickman of Salem, Massachusetts, discussing Freeman's work in obtaining Italian paintings for Pickman. In addition, Freeman discusses his own painting and the political situation in Rome.

Biographical/Historical Note: Painter; New York State and Rome, Italy. Born in New Brunswick, N.J. Grew up in New York State and studied at the National Academy of Design. Settled permanently in Italy, serving as the U.S. consul at Ancona and residing in Rome.

Donated 1984 by Letitia Howe, relationship to James Freeman is not known.

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