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Margaret Fitzhugh Browne papers, [ca. 1904-1960]

Margaret Fitzhugh Browne papers, [ca. 1904-1960]

Browne, Margaret Fitzhugh, 1884-1972

Portrait painter

Collection Information

Size: 0.2 linear ft. (on 2 partial microfilm reels)

Summary: Notes and writings, photographs, and printed material.

REEL 2787: 3 genealogies of Browne and her ancestors John Fenno and Daniel Maynadier, notes describing Browne's birthplace; a poem "The Flight of the Eagle" by Cordelia Brooks Fenno; and a photograph of the house (south view) of the house in which Browne was born.

REEL 4306: Three photographs of Browne and one of the house (front view), photographs of works of art, including 2 self-portraits, 33 undated portraits, 68 portraits executed between 1918-1960, and 16 others works; printed reproductions of works.

Biographical/Historical Note

Portrait painter; Boston, Mass. Browne studied at the Massachusetts Normal Art School, the Boston Museum of Fine Arts School, and with Frank Benson and Joseph De Camp. She began her career as a portrait painter in 1910, was the art editor for the BOSTON EVENING TRANSCRIPT from 1919-1920, and was a member of the Grand Central Galleries, New York.

Provenance

Donated 1975 and 1982 by Emily Wainwright Browne, Margaret Fitzhugh Browne's sister.

Alternative Forms Available

Microfilm reels 2787 and 4306 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.

How to Cite This Collection

Margaret Fitzhugh Browne papers, [ca. 1904-1960]. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.