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George Loring Brown account book, 1851-1859

Brown, George Loring, 1814-1889

Printmaker, Illustrator


Collection Information

Size: 1 Volume, (32 p. on partial microfilm reel)

Summary: Account book recording Brown's commissions, sales of work, and expenses, while in Rome, and including transactions with a banking company, and a record of money given to his wife, Louise, for her expenses. Some entries are in French. Miscellaneous notes are written on the inside of the front cover, including several about the activities of "Madame Brossard" and a note about a commission for a tableau. Two calling cards are also attached. The first page is inscribed "George L. Brown, Rome 1851," and contains handwritten notations and a paragraph, dated May 12, 1854, about the "modus operandi" of M. Pendleton's picture of the aquaducts.

Biographical/Historical Note

Landscape, portrait and miniature painter, lithographer, etcher and wood engraver. Married for the second time to Louise Bressard, 1848. Studied in Rome from 1853-1855, and did a series of etchings of views of Rome in 1860.


Lent for microfilming 1993 by the William Morris Hunt Library of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

Language Note

English .

Location of Originals

  • Original in Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, William Morris Hunt Library Boston, Mass.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reel 4599 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

Restrictions on Access

The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.

How to Cite This Collection

George Loring Brown account book, 1851-1859. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.