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Paul Bransom papers, 1862-1985, bulk 1904-1979

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Series 8: Artwork , 1903-1976
1.7 Linear feet
Boxes 8-9, OV 13-22

This series includes sketchbooks, sketches, drawings, designs, illustrations, cartoons, and prints by Paul Bransom, and artwork of various media by other artists. Most of the artwork depicts wildlife and other animals, although drawings of landscapes, flora, and people are also found.
Sketches, drawings, and designs encompass the bulk of this series. Three sketching expeditions from the 1920s are represented. The drawings from the Green Tree racehorse stables in Saratoga Springs are accompanied by an essay recounting the trip. Additional material related to the New Mexico Lion Hunt is found in Notes and Writings. The remainder of miscellaneous sketches, drawings, and designs in this series depict a wide range of subjects in various media, from preliminary rough sketches to very finished drawings. Subjects include domestic animals, North American and African wildlife, flora, landscapes, and narrative subjects for illustrations, usually also with animal subjects. Included are works in charcoal, pencil, pastel, watercolor, and ink.
Prints by Bransom include a series of 26 monotype prints, lithographs, and several woodblock prints, some of which are for bookplates and Christmas cards.
Many of the works of art in this series are signed and/or annotated by Paul Bransom. A few have an inventory number written on them beginning with "E/B," which refers to the artwork inventory created by Mario Cesar Romero. Additional documentation of this inventory project is found in Personal Business Records. Bibliographic information about Bransom's illustrations is also found in Personal Business records. Notes listing artwork and exhibitions can be found in Notes and Writings. Additional artwork, including illustrated letters and cards, is found in Correspondence. See series descriptions for further details.
Description Container Select
Sketchbook, circa 1930-1940
8
29
Sketchbook, Cattle Sketches, undated
8
30
Sketches, Drawings, and Designs
Alabama Quail Hunt, 1925
8
31
New Mexico Lion Hunt, 1927
(See also OV 13)
8
32
Green Tree Stables, Saratoga Springs, NY, 1929, undated
(See also OV 13)
8
33
Miscellaneous Sketches, Drawings, and Designs, undated
(14 of 19 folders)
8
34-47
Miscellaneous Sketches, Drawings, and Designs, undated
(5 of 19 folders; see also OV 13-21)
9 (hol)
1-5
"News From Bugville" Original Drawing, circa 1905
(See OV 22)
9 (hol)
6
Design for Starr Family Shield, undated
9 (hol)
7
Prints
Miscellaneous Prints, undated
(2 folders; see also OV 22)
9 (hol)
8-9
Linoleum Blocks, undated
9 (hol)
10
Proofs, 1947, undated
9 (hol)
11
Test Prints, undated
9 (hol)
12
Artwork By Others
Cartoon by Clare Victor "Dwig" Dwiggins, undated
9 (hol)
13
Painting by O.F. von Feuher, undated
9 (hol)
14
Painting by Al Gilbert, 1976
9 (hol)
15
Sketch of Bransom by Everett Hibbard, 1973
9 (hol)
16
Bookplate by Lionel Lindsay, undated
9 (hol)
17
Print by Benson Moore, 1974
9 (hol)
18
Drawing Signed "MCO", undated
9 (hol)
19
Paintings and Drawings by Charles Sarka, 1903-1910, 1946, 1956, undated
9 (hol)
20
Print by R. Harmer Smith, 1973
9 (hol)
21
Painting by Marion Terry, undated
9 (hol)
22
Oversized Sketches, Drawings, and Designs (See Box 8, f32-33; and Box 9, f5)
13 (OV)
Oversized Sketches, Drawings, and Designs (See Box 9, f5)
14 (OV)
Oversized Sketches, Drawings, and Designs (See Box 9, f5)
15 (OV)
Oversized Sketches, Drawings, and Designs (See Box 9, f5)
16 (OV)
Oversized Sketches, Drawings, and Designs (See Box 9, f5)
17 (OV)
Oversized Sketches, Drawings, and Designs (See Box 9, f5)
18 (OV)
Oversized Sketches, Drawings, and Designs (See Box 9, f5)
19 (OV)
Oversized Sketches, Drawings, and Designs (See Box 9, f5)
20 (OV)
Oversized Sketches, Drawings, and Designs (Copies)
21 (OV)
Oversized "News From Bugville" Original Drawing (See B9, f6)
22 (OV)
Oversized Miscellaneous Prints (See B9, f9)
22 (OV)
Oversized Artwork by Al Gilbert (See B9, f15)
22 (OV)

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