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Thomas Casilear Cole papers, 1750-1976

Cole, Thomas Casilear, 1888-1976

Portrait painter


Collection Information

Size: 18.2 Linear feet

Summary: Biographical and genealogical data including early Cole family letters and writings, 1750-1900; correspondence of Cole and family including letters from owners of Cole portraits, friends and associates (see list of correspondents below); diaries, ca. 1904-1928; ca. 150 poems, articles and commentary by Cole and other including a report of Charles Melville Dewey's comments on the work of Albert Pinkham Ryder; financial records of household expenses and portraits painted; works of art including 5 x 7 self-portrait in oil, and sketches; also includes exhibition catalogs, clippings, and other printed material; and photgraphs of Cole, his family and friends, and photographs of portraits painted.

Biographical/Historical Note

Painter, portrait painter.


Donated 1973-1977 by Thomas Casilear Cole.

Language Note

English .

How to Use This Collection

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How to Cite This Collection

Thomas Casilear Cole papers, 1750-1976. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.