William Sidney Mount papers, 1830-1860

Mount, William Sidney, b. 1807 d. 1868
Painter
Active in Long Island, N.Y.

Collection size: 1 microfilm reel.

Collection Summary: Five pencil drawings (2 signed), one pen, ink and watercolor drawing, and one watercolor drawing by William Sidney Mount; and a pencil drawing by Shepard Alonzo Mount; 13 letters and 2 notes written by William Sidney Mount, and letters written by his brothers Shepard, Robert, and Henry, his mother Julia, many which mention William, and 5 letters from Thomas S. Mount to William. In addition, there are clippings, diplomas and a photograph of William S. Mount.

Biographical/Historical Note: Painter; Stony Brook, Long Island. Born Setauket, L.I. to Thomas Shephard and Julia Hawkins Mount. Studied at National Academy of Design and with Henry Inman. Importance as an early genre painter. His three brothers and sister Ruth were also artistic and musical.

Collection purchased by Theodore Stebbins, Jr. and lent to AAA for microfilming, December 1967.

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