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Research material on Scott Leighton, 1977-1982

Bain, Sherwood E., 1922-

Art historian


Collection Information

Size: 0.4 Linear feet

Summary: Research material on artist Scott Leighton compiled by Sherwood Bain in preparation for an article published in ANTIQUES magazine, 1978.
Included are correspondence about Leighton and his paintings; card files and research notes on Leighton's paintings; a biographical sketch written by Bain; photocopies of articles about Leighton; exhibition catalogs; a research file on artist Delbert Dana Coombs; and photographs and negatives of Leighton's works, his grave, and home.

Biographical/Historical Note

Sherwood Bain is a stockbroker and amateur art historian residing in Boston. Scott Leighton (full name Nicholas Winfield Leighton) was an animal painter who first worked in Portland, Maine, and periodically worked with Currier & Ives after his move to Boston in 1875.


Donated 1991 by Sherwood Bain.

Language Note

English .

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Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.

How to Cite This Collection

Research material on Scott Leighton, 1977-1982. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.