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Henry Hitchings papers, 1867-1896

Hitchings, Henry, 1824-1902



Collection Information

Size: 0.4 Linear feet

Summary: Letters to Hitchings from his first wife, the Art Department at The University of Massachusetts, and publishers, 1867-1896; an illustrated manuscript, "True Principles of Art Found in Nature," 189 p.; a manuscript "Book Two General Remarks," 37 p.; two watercolors; a print; brochures from art schools; invitations to exhibitions; and reproductions of book illustrations.

Biographical/Historical Note

Landscape painter, instructor; Boston, Mass. Exhibited at The American Art Union, 1849, at The Boston Athenaeum in 1856-1857 and the National Academy in 1868-1869. Taught a course in drawing for teachers in Boston and at the United States Naval Academy.


Donated 1987 by Elisabeth Rothschild, the granddaughter of Henry Hitchings.

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How to Cite This Collection

Henry Hitchings papers, 1867-1896. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.