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Arthur Burdett Frost and Arthur Burdett Frost, Jr. sketchbooks, 1877-1905

Frost, A. B. (Arthur Burdett), 1851-1928

Painter, Illustrator

Overview

Collection Information

Size: 0.4 Linear feet

Summary: Four sketchbooks including two, 1877 and circa 1885, by Arthur Burdett Frost and two, 1902-1905, by his son Arthur Burdett Frost, Jr.

Biographical/Historical Note

Arthur Burdett (A.B.) Frost (1851-1928), was an American illustrator, graphic artist and comics writer. He was also well known as a painter. Frost's son, Arthur Burdett Frost, Jr. (1887-1917), was not as well known, but was an early painter of color abstractions.

Provenance

Donated 2017 by Mrs. Henry M. Reed, wife of art historian Henry M. Reed.

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.

How to Cite This Collection

Arthur Burdett Frost and Arthur Burdett Frost, Jr. sketchbooks, 1877-1905. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.