John Durand papers, 1854-1907

Durand, John, b. 1822 d. 1908
Editor
Active in Paris, France; New York, N.Y.

Collection size: 2000 items (on 5 microfilm reels)

Collection Summary: Correspondence and printed material. Reels N21-N24: Letters concerning publication of THE CRAYON, a journal devoted to the graphic arts and related literature edited by Durand, and published by Stillman and Durand, New York. Reel N25: The book A COMPANION TO THE HEART OF THE ANDES, 1859, by Theodore Winthrop, with John Durand's signature on the title page. The book is a critique of Frederic Edwin Church's painting "The Heart of the Andes."

Biographical/Historical Note: Editor; Paris, France and New York City.

Microfilmed 1956 by the Archives of American Art with other art-related papers in the Manuscript Division of the New York Public Library. Included in the microfilming project were selected papers of the Art Division and the Prints Division.

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