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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. Volume I

Author Henry Theodore Tuckerman (American, 1813–1871), Drawing by Benjamin Lander (American, 19th century), Publisher George Palmer Putnam (American, 1814–1872), Publisher Sampson Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington

Place of Publication: New York, New York, USA; Place of Publication: London, England


Overall: 36.6 x 30 x 5.6 cm (14 7/16 x 11 13/16 x 2 3/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Printed book, 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; xi, [7]-106 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