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John Goffe Rand papers, circa 1832-1960, bulk 1832-1873

Rand, John Goffe, 1801-1873

Portrait painter

The papers of John Goffe Rand in the Archives of American Art were digitized in 2010. The papers have been scanned in their entirety and total 112 images.

Funding for the processing and digitization of this collection was provided by the Terra Foundation for American Art

Collection Information

Size: 0.2 Linear feet

Summary: The scattered papers of inventor and portrait painter John Goffe Rand measure 0.2 linear feet and date from circa 1832-1960, bulk 1832-1873. Included are biographical sketches, a will, lists of portraits by Rand, a small amount of correspondence, files regarding Rand's invention of the collapsible artists' paint tube, clippings, a photo, and an example of one of the first paint tubes made in a factory.

Biographical/Historical Note

John Goffe Rand (1801-1873) lived and worked in Boston, London, and New York as a portrait painter and inventor. Rand invented and patented the first collapsible artist's paint tube.

Provenance

The John Goffe Rand papers were donated by Rand's great-grandnieces Mary and Katherine Anglemyer in 1981 and 1985.

Funding

Funding for the processing and digitization of this collection was provided by the Terra Foundation for American Art