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Diana Wilson Collection of Richard and Maria Cosway Materials: Finding Aid
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This collection contains materials on English artists Richard Cosway (1742-1821) and Maria Cosway (1760-1838) compiled by art history doctoral student Diana G. Wilson (1932-1988) for her dissertation (never completed) at the University of California, Los Angeles. Includes Wilson's correspondence, research files and notes, dissertation drafts, and reproductions of artwork and manuscripts. Note: all materials dating from the 18th and 19th centuries are reproductions.
Art historian Diana Gammie Wilson (1932-1988) was the art reference librarian at the Huntington Library in San Marino, California, from 1980 until her death on May 1, 1988. She was born in Illinois in May 1932. Wilson was a graduate student in art history at the University of California, Los Angeles, and began working on a dissertation on English portrait painter Richard Cosway (1742-1821) in the mid-1970s, with Dr. Robert Wark serving as her advisor. In 1978, Wilson researched the Cosways in England and Italy.
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