The American Penman, Comprising the Art of Writing Plain & Ornamental. Designed as a Standard Work, for the Use of Schools.
Huntington's American Penman
Eleazer Huntington (American, 1789–1852)
Place of Publication: Hartford, Connecticut, USA
Ray Nash, American Penmanship 1800-1850, no. 96
Overall: 13.8 x 22.4 x 0.4 cm (5 7/16 x 8 13/16 x 3/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Illustrated book, with 16 metal engravings and one wood engraving.
Not On View
(Hartford: [the author] 1824) Oblong octavo; 16 ff.; original publisher’s printed orange paper wrappers.
Writing samples; vignette of teacher and students.
Hartford: [the author] 1824
Old inscription: "Happylonia Stevens Book / Pittsfield 1829"; Maxim Karolik, Newport, RI (1893–1963), by whom bequeathed to the MFA (accessioned December 27, 2006).
Bequest of Maxim Karolik