Catalogue of the Thirty-Fifth Exhibition of Paintings and Statuary, at the Athenaeum Gallery, Beacon Street, Boston, 1860. Boston Athenaeum.
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Catalogue of the Thirty-Fifth Exhibition of Paintings and Statuary, at the Athenaeum Gallery, Beacon Street, Boston, 1860.

Boston: Prentiss & Deland, Printers, 1860. Item #688

8vo., 235 x 145 mm., [9 ¼ x 5 ¾ inches].  20 pp.  Original printed wrappers, stitched as issued. Wrappers and paper stock showing some light soiling but otherwise a very good copy.


The director of the Athenaeum Alfred Ordway and his committee consisting of Edward C. Cabot, Charles Codman, and G. Howland Shaw, put this exhibition together from the collections of the Athenaeum and perhaps more importantly from the private collections that were being built at mid-century in Boston.  The catalogue contains 67 select pieces of sculpture, many with annotations, and 334 paintings, drawings and watercolors, each with the donor’s name attached. 


The pamphlets offers a good look at the collecting patterns of the Boston elite and the names Adams, Beecher, Burgess, Kemble, Perkins, Sharpe, Tompkins are Boston notables that are repeated as owners of items throughout the catalogue.   

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Price: $100.00

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