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Sydney Richmond Burleigh sketchbooks, 1875-1914

Burleigh, Sydney Richmond, 1853-1931

Painter, Illustrator


Collection Information

Size: 9 v.

Summary: Nine sketchbooks with drawings from art classes, from his travels in England, France, Holland, Italy, and Switzerland, and for book illustrations. Three photographs of Burleigh and one of his house in Little Compton, Rhode Island, were inserted in the sketchbooks and have been microfilmed with them.

Biographical/Historical Note

Painter and illustrator. Burleigh studied under Paul Laurens in Paris. He was founder of the Art Workers Guild as well as an officer in the Providence Art Club from 1886 to 1931.


Lent for microfilming 1985 by the Providence Art Club.

Location of Originals

  • Originals are in the Providence [Rhode Island] Art Club.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

Microfilm reel 3554 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

Sydney Richmond Burleigh sketchbooks, 1875-1914. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.