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A Finding Aid to the William Trost Richards papers, 1848-1920 | Digitized Collection

William Trost Richards papers, 1848-1920

Richards, William Trost, 1833-1905

Painter, Printmaker, Illustrator

This site provides access to the papers of William Trost Richards in the Archives of American Art that were digitized in 2010. The papers have been scanned in their entirety, and total 4,388 images.

Funding for the processing and digitization of this collection was provided by the Terra Foundation for American Art.

Collection Information

Size: 1.8 linear ft.

Summary: The William Trost Richards papers measure 1.8 linear feet and date from 1848-1920. The collection documents Richards' personal life and his career as a landscape and seascape painter. The collection consists of correspondence, writings, business files, printed material, photographs, and other miscellaneous materials.

Biographical/Historical Note

William Trost Richards (1833-1905) was a marine and landscape painter in Newport, R.I. and Germantown, Pa.

Provenance

The bulk of the collection was donated in 1980 by Mrs. James B. Conant, Richards's granddaughter. The Archives microfilmed this portion of the collection on reels 2296-2299 upon receipt. The inventory of paintings by others was donated by Victor Spark in 1954 and filmed on reel 3470.

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Funding

Funding for the processing and digitization of this collection was provided by the Terra Foundation for American Art.