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Aaron Draper Shattuck papers, 1810-1983

Aaron Draper Shattuck papers, 1810-1983

Shattuck, Aaron Draper, 1832-1928

Painter, Marine painter, Printmaker


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, diaries, 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 of the "Shattuck" stretcher keys for artists' canvases who worked in New York City and West Granby, Connecticut.


Donated by Katherine and Eugene Emigh, 1983-1984. Katherine Emigh is Shattuck's granddaughter.

How to Use This Collection

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.

How to Cite This Collection

Aaron Draper Shattuck papers, 1810-1983. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.