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Abel Buell, America's First Type Founder, and Connecticut's First Engraver
1947
Draftsman:Drawn by HH Art Studios Inc. , American
Drawing; ink wash and gouache with graphite on white wove paper with wood pulp paper lining
Primary Dimensions (height x width): 21 15/16 x 14 15/16in. (55.7 x 37.9cm)
Credit Line: Gift of Mr. & Mrs. Richard Koopman and Mr. & Mrs. Bernard Schiro
Description: Drawing of a man identified as Abel Buell seated in a chair, looking at a piece of paper in his right hand, and holding another piece of paper in his left hand. He wears a dressing robe, hat and slippers. There are shelves filled with books to the right, and an open window with curtains behind him. A blank square is drawn at the top of the picture.
Use Note: Original drawing number 46 of a series of 53 done for G. Fox & Co.'s 100th Anniversary. The drawings appeared in The Hartford Courant as full size advertisements on Sundays from December 29, 1946 to December 29, 1947. The drawing was later published in a book: G. Fox & Co. A Century in Connecticut. Hartford, 1948, p.46.
Inscription: Hand-written in ink on recto of paper cover, "Mr. Sears - / Please note - strip in is / missing can you pick up / from enamel proof or / will you need new photo print / HH" In pencil at bottom left corner, "#46 / tres nice!". Partially erased pencil in right margin, "Please darken - / would be colored / cloth - / probably velvet - "
Object Number: 1980.93.29
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