Anson Dickinson Sketch Book, 1806
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Brief Description: The Anson Dickinson Sketch Book collection (1951-03-2) is a sketch book containing over seventy sketches. Most of the sketches are of figures in the nude with classical drapery. Some of the sketches are for engravings. Also part of the collection is a letter in which Dickinson describes his views on art and the idea of  a painter.
Held at:
Litchfield Historical Society
7 South Street, P.O. Box 385
Litchfield, CT 6759
Phone: 860-567-4501
Fax: 860-567-3565
Email: archivist [at]
Record Series Number: 00/1951-03-2
Created by: Dickinson, Anson (1779-1852)
Volume: 1.0 Folders
Acquired: 06/29/1951.
Biographical Note for Dickinson, Anson (1779-1852) : Anson Dickinson was born in Milton, Connecticut. He is known for his miniature painting, and he painted miniatures for many famous men and women; he traveled across the country and even into Canada to paint portraits. His first known work is from 1803.. In 1804 he opened a studio in New York, but would still travel to Connecticut to visit family and paint students at the Litchfield Female Academy and Litchfield Law School.
Access Restrictions: This collection is open for research.
Subject Index
Dickinson, Anson, 1779-1852
Languages of Materials
English [eng]
Rights/Use Restrictions: Copyright has been transferred to the Litchfield Historical Society for materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection. Copyright status for other collection materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.
Acquisition Notes: Cameron T. Dickinson  Gift
PreferredCitation: Anson Dickinson Sketch Book (1951-03-2), Litchfield Historical Society, Helga J. Ingraham Memorial Library, P.O. Box 385, 7 South Street, Litchfield, Connecticut, 06759.