Thomas Eakins letters, 1866-1934

Eakins, Thomas, b. 1844 d. 1916
Painter, Photographer, Sculptor
Active in Philadelphia, Pa.

The letters of Thomas Eakins were digitized in 2006 by the Archives of American Art. The letters have been scanned in their entirety, and total 143 images.

Funding for the processing and digitization of this collection was provided by the Terra Foundation for American Art.


Collection size: 0.2 linear feet

Collection Summary: The letters of Thomas Eakins measure 0.2 linear feet and date from 1866 to 1934. They primarily document the period between 1866 and 1869 that he spent studying art in Paris, as well as his career as a portrait artist.

Biographical/Historical Note: Thomas Eakins (1844-1916) was a painter and art instructor in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Original letters were donated 1972 by Dr. Caroline Crowell, daughter of Fanny Eakins Crowell and neice of Thomas Eakins, via Prof. Marian Davis of the University of Texas. Copies were donated 1962-1963 by Irving Levitt, the Joslyn Art Museum, and Lawrence Fleischman.

Funding for the processing and digitization of this collection was provided by the Terra Foundation for American Art.

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