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Eugene C. Worman research material on William H. Bartlett, 1835-1995,

Eugene C. Worman research material on William H. Bartlett, 1835-1995,

Worman, Jr., Eugene C., 1915-

Collection Information

Size: 4.1 linear ft.

Summary: The collection reflects Worman's interest in Bartlett's career as an illustrator, and includes material on Bartlett's work and travels, his publisher, George C. Virtue, and the museums and institutions in which his artwork is represented. Records include biographical material, correspondence, notes, writings, articles, printed material, reproductions, photographs, slides, and transparencies.

Biographical/Historical Note

Print collector; b. 1915 William H. Bartlett (1809-1854), a British artist, primarily known as an illustrator of commercially popular travel books. Bartlett apprenticed with British art historian and draftsman John Britton (1771-1857). George C. Virtue (1793?-1869), owner and founder of Virtue and Company, a major publisher of books and periodicals in London, England; Virtue published Bartlett's illustrations in several of the company's periodicals, including American Scenery.

Provenance

Donated 1997 by Paul Worman, son of Eugene C. Worman. Initially Worman had compiled the materials in preparation of a study to date and authenticate Bartlett's prints.

A Preliminary Finding Aid to the Eugene C. Worman Research Material on William H. Bartlett,
1835-1995
, in the Archives of American Art
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Author
Finding aid prepared by Justin Brancato
Biographical Note
Print collector, Eugene C. Worman, was born in 1915. Worman's interest in illustrator Willian H. Bartlett (1809-1854), led him to compile research material in preparation of a study to date and authenticate Bartlett's prints. Bartlett, a British artist, primarily known as an illustrator of commercially popular travel books, apprenticed with British art historian and draftsman John Britton (1771-1857). His work was published by major London publisher of books and periodicals, Virtue and Company, owned and founded by George C. Virtue (1793?-1869). Bartlett's work was published in several of the company's periodicals including
American Scenery
.
Arrangement
The collection is arranged as 5 series based primarily on material type. Each series is arranged in either chronological or alphabetical order.
Series 1: Correspondence, 1984-1995, undated (Box 1; 0.4 linear feet)
Series 2: Research Files, 1844-1995, undated (Boxes 1-3, OV 5; 2.3 linear feet)
Series 3: Writings, 1986-1995, undated (Boxes 3-4; 0.5 linear feet)
Series 4: Printed Material, 1835-1995, undated (Box 4, OV 5; 0.4 linear feet)
Series 5: Slides, photographs, transparencies, 1995, undated (Box 4, OV 5; 0.4 linear feet)
Scope and Content Note
The Eugene C. Worman research material on William H. Bartlett measures 4.1 linear feet and dates from 1835-1995. The collection reflects Worman's interest in Bartlett's career as an illustrator, and includes material on Bartlett's work and travels, his publisher, George C. Virtue, and the museums and institutions in which Bartlett's artwork is represented. Records include biographical material, correspondence, notes, drafts of Worman's writings, printed material including some rare reproductions of Bartlett prints, photographs, slides, and transparencies.
Provenance
Donated 1997 by Paul Worman, son of Eugene C. Worman. Initially Worman had compiled the materials in preparation of a study to date and authenticate Bartlett's prints.
Processing Information
The papers were processed to a minimal level in October 2004 by Justin Brancato in the Archives of American Art's New York office.

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.

How to Cite This Collection

Eugene C. Worman research material on William H. Bartlett, 1835-1995, . Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

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