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Charles Henry Hart papers, 1774-1930, bulk 1888-1918

Hart, Charles Henry, 1847-1918

Author, Art historian

Collection Information

Size: 6.1 Linear feet

Summary: The papers of Philadelphia art historian and writer Charles Henry Hart date from 1774-1930, bulk 1888-1918, and measure 6.1 linear feet. Found within the papers are correspondence, subject files, scattered personal business records, a file of images of art work, notes and writings, and printed material. The subject files include letters from art historians, art collectors, dealers, and gallery owners.

Biographical/Historical Note

Charles Henry Hart (1847-1918) was an art historian, lawyer, writer, and director of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts from 1885-1904. He worked primarily in the Philadelphia area and published widely on the subject of eighteenth and nineteenth-century portraiture in America.

Provenance

The Charles Henry Hart papers were donated anonymously in 1971.

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