Size: 4.1 Linear feet
Summary: 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 his artwork is represented. Records include biographical material, correspondence, notes, writings, articles, printed material, reproductions, photographs, slides, and transparencies.
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 .