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George Whitney letters to Henry Hill Collins relating to William Trost Richards, 1880

Whitney, George

Collector

Overview

Collection Information

Size: 2 Items

Summary: Two letters, March 2 and April 16, from George Whitney to prominent business owner Henry Hill Collins concerning the potential sale to Mr. Collins of the landscape painting "Lion Rock, Cornwall" by artist William Trost Richards. The letters include a detailed description of the painted scene, Richard's painting technique, and the price of the painting. Wright also writes "It is the best work that Mr. R (Richards) has ever done."

Biographical/Historical Note

George Whitney (d. 1885) was an art collector from Philadelphia, Penn.

Provenance

Donated 2007 by Polly Aird, Collins' great-grandaughter.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

Items have been scanned and are available on the Archives of American Art website.

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.

How to Cite This Collection

George Whitney letters to Henry Hill Collins relating to William Trost Richards, 1880. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.