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Henry Bacon papers, 1849-1931

Bacon, Henry, 1839-1912

Painter

This site provides access to the papers of Henry Bacon in the Archives of American Art that were digitized in 2015, and total 1,828 images.

Processing and digitization of this collection was funded by the Terra Foundation for American Art

Collection Information

Size: 1.9 Linear feet

Summary: The papers of painter and writer Henry Bacon date from 1849-1931 and measure 1.9 linear feet. The collection documents Bacon's career and travels through France and Egypt. Included are biographical materials, correspondence, writings by Bacon and others, scattered business records, printed material, scrapbooks, photographs, eight sketchbooks and additional sketches.

Biographical/Historical Note

Painter and writer, Henry Bacon (1839-1912) spent much of his career and life in France and Egypt. He is best known for his watercolor depictions of Egyptian desert scenes.

Provenance

The collection was donated in 1987 by Nancy N. Brecht, the grandniece of Henry Bacon and granddaughter of Bacon's brother, Earle.

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Language Note

The collection is in English and French.

Funding

Processing and digitization of this collection was funded by the Terra Foundation for American Art