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Frederick Arthur Bridgman papers, 1869-1929

Frederick Arthur Bridgman papers, 1869-1929

Bridgman, Frederick Arthur, 1847-1928


Collection Information

Size: 24 items.

Summary: Photographic reproductions of a sketchbook/scrapbook, photographs, and a handwritten genealogy of the Bridgman family; and a photocopy of a catalog of the sale of the contents of Bridgman's studio after his death.

The sketchbook contains pencil and ink drawings, some of Bridgman's children, a few clippings, a genealogy, a program and a letter. The photographs show Bridgman, his family, and his Paris studio, 146 Blvd. Malesheherbes. The sales catalog, "Atelier F.A. Bridgman," (32 p.) was for paintings and objects of Bridgman's, held Nov. 25-26, 1929 at Hotel Drouot, Paris, and handled by Galerie A.M. Reitlinger.

Biographical/Historical Note

Bridgman was an American born painter who studied and lived in Paris. He is best known for his paintings of North Africa.


The items were copied as part of the Archives of American Art's Paris Survey Project, November 1993. The originals are in the possession of anonymous Bridgman descendants.

For study purposes only: not to be microfilmed or reproduced.

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