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Aaron Draper Shattuck papers, 1810-1983

Shattuck, Aaron Draper, 1832-1928

Inventor, Landscape painter

Collection Information

Size: 0.8 Linear feet

Summary: The papers of Aaron Draper Shattuck measure 0.8 linear feet and date from 1810 to 1983. The papers document the activities of Aaron Draper Shattuck and his son, Walter, and include biographical material, writings, correspondence, notes, financial material, artwork, printed material, photographs, and a sample canvas stretcher.

Biographical/Historical Note

Aaron Draper Shattuck (1832-1928) was a landscape painter and inventor who worked in New York City and West Granby, Connecticut. Born in Francetown, New Hampshire, Shattuck studied art in Boston under portrait painter Alexander Ransom and at the National Academy of Design in 1852, becoming an academician in 1861. The principal subjects of his works are landscapes and pastoral scenes. Shattuck was also the inventor of the "Shattuck" stretcher keys for artists' canvases. In 1860, he married Marian Colman, sister of painter Samuel Colman, and descendant of the John Lincoln family. Their children were William, Walter, Edwin, Isabel, Helen, and Bertha. Shattuck maintained a studio in New York from 1856 until circa 1870, then moved to Granby, Connecticut.


The Aaron Draper Shatutuck papers were donated by Katherine and Eugene Emigh, 1983-1984. Katherine Emigh is Shattuck's granddaughter.

Language Note

English .

Location of Originals

  • Originals of photocopies are in the possession of the donors, Katherine and Eugene Emigh.