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[Cavalier] [graphic] / Edwin Austin Abbey, 1890

Abbey, Edwin Austin, 1852-1911

Muralist, Painter, Illustrator


Collection Information

Size: 1 Drawing, pencil, pen and ink on paper, 19 x 11.5 cm., on sheet 28 x 20.1 cm.

Summary: Pen and ink over preliminary drawing in pencil of a cavalier, signed and dated lower right: E.A. Abbey, 1890.

Biographical/Historical Note

Painter, illustrator, muralist. Studied at PAFA. Well known for his illustrations for Shakespeare's works and Herrick's poems. Executed murals at the Boston Public Library and the State Capitol Building at Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.


Donated 1963-1964 by Julius H. Weitzer, who received it with other papers of August De Forest, a collection of art reference materials accumulated by De Forest from Charles Henry Hart and other sources.

Language Note

English .

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reel 2786, frame 26 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.

How to Cite This Collection

[Cavalier] [graphic] / Edwin Austin Abbey, 1890. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.