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Series 5 | A Finding Aid to the Dorothea A. Dreier papers, 1881-1941, bulk 1887-1923 | Digitized Collection

Dorothea A. Dreier papers, 1881-1941, bulk 1887-1923

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Series 5: Artwork, circa 1885 - 1941
(Box 3; 9 Folders)

Items in this series include sketchbooks, a matted graphite drawing and two prints. Only one item, an undated sketchbook of botanical drawings, is the work of Dorothea Dreier. There is a sketchbook titled
L.S.S.
by an unidentified artist that includes pencil sketches done aboard the transatlantic liner the S.S. Lahn and locations across Western Europe in the summer of 1901. Finally there are five sketchbooks belonging to friend and teacher Walter Shirlaw containing pencil, watercolor and crayon sketches that suggest designs for mural paintings. There is also a matted pencil drawing of a toad that Shirlaw has inscribed "Dorothea Dreir's Coat of Arms, The Biggest Toad in the Puddle." Finally prints include an undated Huquier engraving from several studies of dogs by Sneyders and Ernest D. Roth's 1941 etching for the Friends of the Brooklyn Public Library.
This series has been scanned in its entirety.
DescriptionContainer
Dorothera A. Dreier Sketchbook, undated
3 (hol)
14
Sketchbook "L.S.S.", 1901
4 (pam)
1
Walter Shirlaw Sketchbooks, before 1909
(5 folders; 5 sketchbooks)
4 (pam)
2-6
Walter Shirlaw Artwork, circa 1903-1904
(includes a drawing,
The Biggest Toad in the Puddle
, and a watercolor of a turkey)
4 (pam)
7
Prints by Other Artists, 1941 and undated
4 (pam)
8

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  • To request an appointment to view materials, make your selections using the checkboxes and click the "Reading Room" button. Please note, you will receive the full box.
  • To request reproductions, make your selections using the checkboxes and click the "Reproduction" button.