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J. Leonard Benson writings on William Merritt Post, ca. 1985

Benson, J. L. (Jack Leonard), 1893-1989



Collection Information

Size: 0.25 Linear feet

Summary: Unpublished manuscripts, undated: "William Merritt Post: A Painter of Light in the Marshes" and "The Earliest Drawings of William Merritt Post, both containing photographs to illustrate the text; and biographical notes on Post. Also included are photocopies of 2 articles by Post, 1909 and 1910.

Biographical/Historical Note

Art historian; professor emeritus of Classical art at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Post was a late nineteenth century landscape painter, New England.


Donated by J. Leonard Benson, 1993.

Language Note

English .

Location of Originals

  • Duplicate copies also available at New York Public Library, Art Department.

How to Use This Collection

Restrictions on Access

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Restrictions on Use

Photographs produced by Benson: Authorization to quote or reproduce for purposes of publication requires written permission from J. Leonard Benson. Contact Reference Services for more information.

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How to Cite This Collection

J. Leonard Benson writings on William Merritt Post, ca. 1985. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.