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A Finding Aid to the 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.