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Francis Davis Millet and Millet family papers, 1858-1984, bulk 1858-1955

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Series 5: Art Work , 1872-1908, undated
(Box 4; 0.5 linear ft.; Reels 5906-5907)

Art work by Millet includes twelve sketchbooks, containing pencil sketches, a few finished drawings, and a small number of ink drawings. The sketchbooks were executed over a quarter of a century, from his student days in Antwerp through 1896, mostly during periods of travel. Subjects, many of which are identified, include landscapes, buildings, and local peoples with emphasis on their clothing. Loose sketches and drawings, 1872-1874 and undated, record Millet's travels are arranged by location. Two watercolors are "Menu, Nov. 14th, Peking" with a finished painting of a hillside pagoda by the water, on board; and a small sketch of a man and boy, on paper.
Work by other artists includes 20 caricatures drawn in ink, several of which are annotated by John Singer Sargent. Sargent experts Richard Ormond and Stanley Olson, in 1985 correspondence with the Archives of American Art attribute the caricatures to Sargent. Depicted are Sargent, Edwin Austin Abbey, Lily and Frank Millet, Mrs. Gosse, Mrs. Alma-Tadema [?], Mrs. Blashfield [?], and unidentified tennis players.
The series is arranged into 2 subseries:
  • 5.1: By F. D. Millet, 1872-1908, undated
  • 5.2: By Other Artists, circa 1885-1886, undated
5.1: By F. D. Millet, 1872-1908, undated
Description Container
Sketchbooks
Holland; Vol. 2: Italy, undated
(2 volumes)
5906
972-1057
"E.A.A.," (probably United States), undated
5906
1058-1078
Belgium, Austria, and Germany, 1872-1873
5906
1079-1107
Turkey, Russia, Romania; Turkey and Greece, 1873-1874
(2 volumes)
5906
1108-1203
Russo-Turkish War, 1877-1878
(includes notes in English and Russian)
5906
1204-1280
The Danube, circa 1891
(4 volumes)
5906
1281-1485
"Algiers," (includes Tripoli and Tunisia), 1896
5907
14-56
Loose Sketches and Drawings
Antwerp Sketches, undated
5907
57-68
Bulgaria, undated
5907
69-72
England, 1872, undated
5907
73-90
Germany, undated
5907
91-92
Italy, 1874, undated
5907
93-101
Romania, 1872
5907
102-103
Turkey, undated
5907
104-106
Unidentified, undated
5907
107-111
Watercolors, 1908, undated
5907
112-115
5.2: By Other Artists, circa 1885-1886, undated
Description Container
Unidentified Artists, undated
(1 pencil drawing, and 1 ink drawing)
5907
116-118
John Singer Sargent, circa 1885-1886, undated
(20 caricatures)
5907
119-134

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