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J. Bond Francisco papers, 1880-1957

Francisco, J. Bond (John Bond), 1863-1931



Collection Information

Size: 0.2 Linear feet

Summary: Writings, including handwritten anecdotes of Francisco's life in Berlin in 1890, an evening at Cafe des Arts in Paris, his service on a coroner's jury in Los Angeles in 1919, early concerts by Adelina Patti, and an essay on music and painting; a 121 p. photo album, "Arizona Notes in Picture by and for Harold Bell Wright, 1911-1914," inscribed by the author to Francisco; photographs of Francisco, his studio, family and paintings; an ink sketch; articles; and reproductions of Francisco's paintings.

Biographical/Historical Note

Painter, concert violinist, art and music teacher; Los Angeles, Calif. Studied art and music in Berlin, Munich, and Paris with Bouguereau.


Donated 1992 by Francisco's grandson, A. Bond McGaffey.

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How to Cite This Collection

J. Bond Francisco papers, 1880-1957. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.