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Dorothy Cavanagh research material on Henry Hudson Kitson, 1883-1983

Cavanagh, Dorothy, 1907-1986

Art historian


Collection Information

Size: 1.4 Linear feet

Summary: Research material for Cavanagh's "The Bronze Parade," an unpublished biography of sculptor Henry Hudson Kitson; and art work.
Included are lists of works by Henry Hudson and Theo Allice Ruggles Kitson, family geneaologies, reminiscences, extensive quotes from the Henry Hudson Kitson diaries, and two notebooks with additional information; a few letters; early and final drafts of the ca. 300 p. manuscript "The Bronze Parade"; a photograph of a plaster bas-relief; and works of art, including a plaster head of a youth, probably by Henry Hudson Kitson for "Music of the Sea," (ca. 1883); a plaster bas-relief and marble bas-relief of "My Mother," by Kitson (1893), and a painted plaster bookend with a bust of an American Indian signed T.(heo) A.(lice) R.(uggles) Kitson.

Biographical/Historical Note

Cavanagh: Art historian. Kitson: Sculptor; Lee, Mass.


Donated 1987 by the Dorothy Cavanagh estate, through Paul Bennett, Cavanagh's nephew and executor.

How to Use This Collection

Restrictions on Access

Unmicrofilmed; use requires an appointment and is limited to Washington, D.C. storage facility.

How to Cite This Collection

Dorothy Cavanagh research material on Henry Hudson Kitson, 1883-1983. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.