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A Finding Aid to the Charles Henry Hart autograph collection, 1731-1918

Charles Henry Hart autograph collection, 1731-1918

Hart, Charles Henry, 1847-1918

Art historian, Author

Collection Information

Size: 226 items

Summary: The Charles Henry Hart autograph collection dates from 1731-1917 and consists of 226 letters, portrait prints, and other documents signed by American artists.

Biographical/Historical Note

Charles Henry Hart (1847-1918) was a historian, lawyer, writer, and director, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, 1882-1904. Widely, he published on the subject of 18th and 19th century portraiture in the United States.

Provenance

The Charles Henry Hart autograph collection was donated to the Archives of American Art in 1954 as an anonymous gift. It is assumed that Hart assembled the letters. Original collation was two letterbooks entitled "The History of Art in America as Tolk in a Remarkable Collection of Autograph Letters and Documents of Celebrated American Artists of the Eighteenth, Nineteenth, and Twentieth Century."

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Funding

Funding for the processing of this collection was provided by the Terra Foundation for American Art.