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Anson Dickinson sketchbook and sketches, [ca.1800-1806]

Dickinson, Anson, 1779-1852

Miniature painter


Collection Information

Size: 2 Items, (on partial microfilm reel)

Summary: 76-page sketchbook of Anson Dickinson, 1806, containing pencil sketches and drawings of human figures, some done from life, finished drawings for engravings, and two pages of text by Dickinson on rules of portraiture. In addition, there is a pencil sketch of the "David Catlin House, Milton, Ct." and on the verso a sketch "Below the Dam, Milton, Ct." Both are by Dicknson, ca. 1800.

Biographical/Historical Note

Anson Dickinson was a miniature painter born in Milton, Conn., near Litchfield.


The Anson Dickinson sketches and sketchbook were lent in addition to the Adelaide Deming letters, described separately.

Language Note

English .

Location of Originals

  • Originals returned to the Litchfield Historical Society after microfilming.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reel 865(frames 28-82) available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

Restrictions on Access

The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.

How to Cite This Collection

Anson Dickinson sketchbook and sketches, [ca.1800-1806]. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.