Lawrence B. Van Ingen papers regarding a portrait of Daniel Boone, 1872-1985

Van Ingen, Lawrence B., d. 2003

Collection size: 13 items (on partial microfilm reel)

Collection Summary: Six letters concerning the provenance of the portrait of Daniel Boone by Chester Harding, including a two-page description of the painting and Harding written by George Bingham to Colvin Randall, Dec. 25, 1872, and two letters to Herbert Lee Pratt; a photograph of a detail; a receipt for the portrait from the Connecticut Valley Historical Museum to Mrs. Donald Bush; an auction catalog for the estate of Colvin Randall with a listing for the portrait; a typed account by unknown author relating to the portrait; and three magazine articles on the painting.

Biographical/Historical Note: Lawrence Van Ingen is the grandson of Herbert Lee Pratt, a collector of American art, who bought the portrait at the sale of J. Colvin Randall's estate.

The papers have been kept together by successive owners of the Boone portrait.

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