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Lilla Cabot Perry sketchbook, 1871-1885

Perry, Lilla Cabot, 1848-1933

Painter, Author


Collection Information

Size: 1 Item, (on a partial microfilm reel)

Summary: A sketchbook (January 1871) contains 41 pages of pencil sketches. Subjects include annotated anatomical sketches, figure studies in action poses, and sketches of women and children, including two of Perry's daughter, Edith. A finished pencil and chalk drawing portrays her husband, Thomas Sergeant Perry (1885).

Biographical/Historical Note

Painter. Born in 1848 in Boston, Mass., Perry studied at Cowles Art School under D. M. Bunker and R. W. Vonnoh in Boston. She also studied at the Julian and Colarossi academies and at Alfred Stevens' studio in Paris. She died in 1933 in Hancock, N.H.


The lendor, Lilla Grew Levitt, is Lilla Cabot Perry's granddaughter.

Language Note

English .

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reel 3681 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

Lilla Cabot Perry sketchbook, 1871-1885. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.