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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. VI

Drawing by Benjamin Lander (American, 19th century), Drawing by James David Smillie (American, 1833–1909), Drawing by William Henry Bartlett (English, 1809–1854), Drawing by Cephas Giovanni Thompson (American, 1809–1888), Drawing by Edward Ruggles (American, died about 1866), Drawing by J. R. Chapin (American, 19th century), 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: 36.6 x 30 x 5 cm (14 7/16 x 11 13/16 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


Americas, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(New York: G. P. Putnam & Son; London: Sampson Low & Co., 1867) 36.6 cm; 547-639 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