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Miscellaneous papers relating to Clyde Harold Wortham, 1957-1976

Wallace, David H. (David Harold), 1926-



Collection Information

Size: 9 Items

Summary: Miscellaneous photographs and letters concerning painter and conservator, Clyde Harold Wortham and Hazel and Donald Detwiler who purchased a painting restored by Wortham. Photographs are of Wortham's work in progress on the restoration of a circa 15th century painting of Madonna and Child (unknown artist) restored for the Detwilers who purchased the work in Spain. Letters include a Christmas card from the Detwilers (recipient unknown) regarding the restoration, including photographs of the painting; a letter from "Bill" to the Detwilers regarding Wortham; two pages of a letter (photocopy) from Archibald Detwiler to his sister-in-law Hazel Detwiler regarding Wortham [August 13, 1957]; and a photocopy of a certificate of award from the Order of Isabel the Catholic to Clyde Harold Wortham, April 8, 1976.

Biographical/Historical Note

Wortham: Painter and conservator, Madrid, Spain; b. 1910; d. 1978. Wortham was an American artist working in Madrid, Spain.


Donated 2007 by David H. Wallace who purcahsed the documents at an antique shop.

Language Note

English .

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How to Cite This Collection

Miscellaneous papers relating to Clyde Harold Wortham, 1957-1976. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.