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A Finding Aid to the Henry Kirke Brown papers, 1836-1893

Henry Kirke Brown papers, 1836-1893

Brown, Henry Kirke, 1814-1886

Sculptor, Painter

Collection Information

Size: 0.8 linear feet

Summary: The papers of sculptor and portrait painter Henry Kirke Brown measure 0.8 linear feet and date from 1836 to 1893. The collection includes Brown's correspondence with his wife, Lydia Louise Udall, his nephew, Henry Kirke Bush-Brown, and other family members. Also included are letters from artists George Catlin, George Fuller, Sanford R. Gifford, James Reid Lambdin, Louis Lang, Erastus Dow Palmer, Hiram Powers, Horatio Stone, and others; five news clippings; and miscellaneous notes.

Biographical/Historical Note

Henry Kirke Brown (1814-1886) was an American sculptor and portrait painter born in Leyden, Massachusetts and died in Newburgh, New York.

Provenance

The Henry Kirke Brown papers were donated to the Archives of American in 1981 by Dorothy Young, who acquired the papers from her husband, an art dealer.