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Magnolia Sketch Book, 1829-1908

Magnolia Sketch Book, 1829-1908

Bray, Maria H., 1828-1921

Businessperson

Collection Information

Size: 1 item (on 1 partial microfilm reel).

Summary: Bound collection assembled by Bray of 39 landscape and figure sketches drawn on Cape Ann, Massachusetts, by William Morris Hunt and by his peers and students, including Ellen Day Hale, Susan Hale, Jane Hunt, Fitz Hugh Lane, and others. They are evidence of the artistic community of late nineteenth-century Gloucester, and they reflect the influence of Hunt's teaching on his students.

Biographical/Historical Note

Maria H. Bray was the proprietress of Willow Cottage, a boardinghouse in the Magnolia section of Gloucester, Mass., where many of William Morris Hunt's students stayed.

Provenance

Lent for microfilming 1981 by the Cape Ann Historical Association, which received it from Theodora Willard, the neice of Maria H. Bray.

Location of Originals

  • Original in the possession of the Cape Ann Historical Association, Gloucester, Massachusetts.

Additional Forms Available

Microfilm reel 2329 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

Magnolia Sketch Book, 1829-1908. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.