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Henry Perlee Parker collection

 Collection
Call Number: MSS 20

Scope and Contents

The collection includes two albums containing Parker's own record of the sale of his paintings and prints from his paintings. The first album (dated 1822-1837) contains details of 66 of his paintings and their purchasers, with notes by the artist together with relevant newspaper clippings collected by him. The material is mounted on 36 leaves with 33 of his pictures engraved on 6 leaves.

The second album (46 leaves) contains more newspaper clippings collected by the artist about his own pictures. It also serves as a detailed account book of the sale and distribution of prints from his paintings. The back of the volume includes 40 pages of addresses of agents and customers in different parts of the country. There are also a number of drawings in pen and graphite.

The albums are accompanied by a working file by Nerys Johnson for the exhibition she organized on Henry Perlee Parker at the Laing Art Gallery, 1969-1970.

Dates

  • 1822-1970

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open without restriction.

Conditions Governing Use

The collection is the physical property of the Yale Center for British Art. Literary rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns. For further information, consult the Curator of Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund

Extent

0.42 Linear Feet (1 box, 2 volumes)

Language of Materials

English

Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog

Persistent URL

https://hdl.handle.net/10079/fa/ycba.mss.0020

Overview

The collection includes two albums containing Parker's own record of the sale of his paintings and prints from his paintings.

Biographical / Historical

Henry Perlee Parker specialized in pictures of marine subjects and smugglers and came to be known as "Smuggler" Parker. He was a leading artist in Newcastle in the 1820s and 1830s, a member of the Northumberland Institution, and a co-founder (with T.M. Richardson) of the ill-fated Northern Academy of Arts. He died penniless in Shepherd's Bush in 1873. There was an exhibition of his work at the Laing Art Gallery, 1969-1970.
Title
Guide to the Henry Perlee Parker Collection
Status
In Progress
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Part of the Yale Center for British Art, Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

Contact:
Department of Rare Books and Manuscripts
1080 Chapel Street
P. O. Box 208280
New Haven CT 06520-8280 US
203-432-2814

Location

1080 Chapel Street
New Haven , CT 06510

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