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William Charles McNulty sketchbook, 1929

McNulty, William Charles, 1884-1963

Painter, Etcher, Educator, Illustrator


Collection Information

Size: 23 Pages, (on partial microfilm reel)

Summary: A sketchbook of 34 sketches in pencil and ink of sailboats, sailing ships and sailors. Only one sketch is dated: August 31, 1929 and it depicts a sailboat race. It was attributed to McNulty by the Archives of American Art, however other names are inscribed on the covers of the book, along with that of "McNulty 1929." These include "Chas Pearce," "Russell H. Tarr, 72 Barrow, Walker 3796," and "Mr. D.F. Harris & Co., Wharf St, ? Sea Co."

Biographical/Historical Note

Painter, illustrator, etcher and art instructor. Worked in New York City and Rockport, Massachusetts. Born in Ogden, Utah. Studied at Art Students League for 3 months. Taught illustration and composition at Art Students League from 1931 on. Illustrator for local daily papers and magazines prior to that.


The sketchbook was an annonymous gift.

Language Note

English .

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reel 4202 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.

How to Cite This Collection

William Charles McNulty sketchbook, 1929. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.