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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 ft.

Summary: Unpublished manuscripts, undated: "William Merritt Post: A Painter of Light in the Marshes" and "The Earliest Drawings of William Merritt Post, both containing photographs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.

Location of Originals

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

How to Use This Collection

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.

Restrictions on Use

Photographs produced by Benson: Authorization to publish must be obtained from: J. Leonard Benson, 82 Jug End Rd., Great Barrington, Mass. 01230-9809.

How to Cite This Collection

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