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John Toole collection, [undated] and 1959

Toole, John, 1815-1860

Painter, Miniature painter, Portrait painter


Collection Information

Size: 34 Items, (on partial microfilm reel)

Summary: Lists of Toole's paintings with dimensions; genealogical notes about family sitters; a note regarding Toole's painting (author unknown), 1959; and photographs of his paintings at an exhibition of his works at the Bayly Museum, University of Virginia.

Biographical/Historical Note

Itinerant painter, portraitist, miniature painter; Piedmont, Va. Was an Irish immigrant to Virginia and a self-taught painter. Worked during the ante-bellum period.


Lent for microfiling in 1983 by Mrs. Woodruff Weaver, great granddaughter in-law of Toole.

Language Note

English .

Location of Originals

  • Originals returned to the lender, Mrs. Woodruff Weaver after microfilming.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reel 2762 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

Restrictions on Access

The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.

How to Cite This Collection

John Toole collection, [undated] and 1959. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.