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Book of the Artists. American Artist Life, Comprising Biographical and Critical Sketches of American Artists: Preceded by an Historical Account of the Rise and Progress of Art in America. Vol. IV.

Drawing by Peter Paul Duggan (Irish (worked in America and London), about 1810–1861), Drawing by Benjamin Lander (American, 19th century), Drawing by Charles Skinner (American, 19th century), Illustrated by Felix Octavius Carr Darley (American, 1822–1888), Author Henry Theodore Tuckerman (American, 1813–1871), Publisher George Palmer Putnam (American, 1814–1872), Publisher Sampson Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington

Place of Publication: New York, New York, USA


Overall: 36.5 x 29.7 x 5 cm (14 3/8 x 11 11/16 x 1 15/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Printed book, extensively extra-illustrated with drawings, autograph letters, and prints

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(New York: G. P. Putnam & Son; London: Sampson Low & Co., 1867) 36.5 cm; 397-476 pp., plus extra title page and illustrations; 19th-century gilt-stamped red morocco (Matthews).

New York: G. P. Putnam & Son; London: Sampson Low & Co., 1867


Coll. Lucius Tuckerman (1890); Bayard Tuckerman; William M. Elkins (1919) (The two latter, grandfather and father of the donor); Mrs. Goran F. Holmquist, by whom given to MFA, December 7, 1983.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Goran F. Holmquist in memory of Elizabeth Tuckerman Elkins