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Arthur Elliot graphic collection

Description

This collection includes thirteen watercolors of sights in and around Boston, including Jamaica Pond, the Public Garden, City Point, Nantasket Beach, Revere Beach, Point Shirley (in Winthrop), and Mount Auburn Cemetery (in Cambridge). The collection also includes a scrapbook containing ephemera and photographs memorializing the Elliots’ visit to Boston.

Details

Collection Name
Arthur Elliot graphic collection
Collection Code
GC005
Dates
1882
Acquisition Type
Gift
Date of Acquisition
2009
Physical Description
1 scrapbook
13 watercolors
Finding Aid Info
Finding aid available in the Library & Archives.

Collection Type
Graphic Materials
Description Level
Collection
Custodial History
This collection was consigned to Sotheby and Company in London and auctioned on June 13, 1961. Much of the Canadian material is held by Library and Archives Canada, but the watercolors of Boston and vicinity and the related ephemera were purchased from a shop in Boston by Nancy and Bill Osgood. In 2009, the Osgoods donated the materials to Historic New England.
Credit Line
Gift of Bill and Nancy Osgood, 2009.
GUSN
273093
Reference Code
GC005

Historical/Biographical Note

Arthur Elliot was an English watercolor artist. He and his wife toured the United States and Canada in 1881 and 1882, visiting New York City, Niagara, Toronto, Georgian Bay, Montreal, Quebec, and Boston, where he arrived in April, 1882. The Elliots stayed first at the American House Hotel and later at a boarding house on Columbus Avenue. Throughout his trip, Elliot made more than three hundred drawings of the places he visited.

Material in other collections

Arthur Elliot collection of views of Québec and Montréal. Library and Archives Canada. http://collectionscanada.gc.ca/ourl/res.php?url_ver=Z39.88-2004&url_tim=2013-04-04T16%3A09%3A54Z&url_ctx_fmt=info%3Aofi%2Ffmt%3Akev%3Amtx%3Actx&rft_dat=199803&rfr_id=info%3Asid%2Fcollectionscanada.gc.ca%3Apam&lang=eng.

Peter Winkworth Collection of Canadiana at the National Archives of Canada. Library and Archives Canada. http://collectionscanada.gc.ca/ourl/res.php?url_ver=Z39.88-2004&url_tim=2013-04-04T16%3A10%3A34Z&url_ctx_fmt=info%3Aofi%2Ffmt%3Akev%3Amtx%3Actx&rft_dat=191488&rfr_id=info%3Asid%2Fcollectionscanada.gc.ca%3Apam&lang=eng.

Record details

Originator
Elliot, Arthur (Painter)
Descriptive Terms
leisure
painting (image-making)
recreation
tourism
travel
Material Type
ephemera
scrapbooks
watercolors (paintings)
Places
Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)
Jamaica Pond (Suffolk county, Massachusetts) [lake]
Nantasket Beach (Plymouth County, Massachusetts)
Point Shirley (Barnstable county, Massachusetts) [cape]
Restrictions
This collection is available for research.
Publications Referencing This Collection
Condon, Lorna. (Fall 2011). Historic New England Magazine. Boston, Mass.: Historic New England (Organization), "A Visit to Boston" (pg. 12).
Language Note
This collection is entirely in English.
Preferred Citation
[Item identification]. Arthur Elliot graphic collection (GC005). Historic New England.
Processing Information
This finding aid was created by Abigail Cramer, April, 2013.
Rules and Conventions
This finding aid is DACS compliant.

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