Truman Seymour papers, 1844-1974, (bulk 1844-1890)

Seymour, Truman, b. 1824 d. 1891
Painter, Watercolorist
Active in N.Y.; Italy

Collection size: 131 items (on 5 partial microfilm reels)

Collection Summary: Photographs, sketchbooks, and personal papers. REELS 940-942: Several loose sketches and 26 sketchbooks, mostly in pencil and watercolor and done in the U.S., Italy, France, England, North Africa, Switzerland, Germany, Spain, and Morocco; biographical material; two letters to John F. Weir, one from Weir's father Robert, both referring to the Civil War; 2 awards; a booklet "Pre-Raphaelitism," 1851; exhibition material, 1974; and a folio of watercolors by Gariel Corelli. REEL 1007: 44 copy prints made from slides of watercolors by Seymour; and one slide of a color chart by him (not microfilmed). REEL 1038: 7 sketchbooks, 1880-1885, executed while traveling in Italy, Spain, and Germany and often dated and identified. Most of the sketches are in pencil. Included among them are 13 watercolors and a color wheel.

Biographical/Historical Note: Painter and watercolorist; Massachusetts.

Material on reels 940-942 and 1007 lent 1975 by DeWolf Perry, Seymour's grandnephew. Material on reel 1038 lent 1976 by John Weir Perry, Seymour's nephew. 44 copy prints on reel 1007 were made from slides lent by DeWolf Perry.

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