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Wilson dissertation proposals, drafts, and research notes

Box 1

Dissertation proposals; research notes and related documents

Folder 1

Typescript biographical chronology for Richard and Maria Cosway and file cards covering relevant contemporary correspondence (1797-1834)

Folder 2

Handwritten biographical chronology for Richard and Maria Cosway and list of Cosway works sold at Sotheby's and Christie's

Folder 3

Dissertation proposal and notes

This folder contains a typescript proposal for Wilson's dissertation: "Richard Cosway: An investigation of the development of the role of the artist and the concept of portraiture in England, 1760-1820," and notes on how to proceed with the topic.
Folder 4

Dissertation proposal materials

This folder contains materials related to Wilson's dissertation proposal leading up to her oral presentation. Contents consist of:
  • “A. Given to R.R.W. [Robert W. Wark] Fall 1975. Suggested Revision. See B”
  • “B. Given to Entire Committee. See C.”
  • “C. Given to R.R.W. Suggest reserve paper…See D.”
  • D. Cosway and Prince Regent [Three versions]
  • Biographical section
  • Copy of Proposed Dissertation topic [I.B.3.a. above] with notes
Folder 5

Schedule of Appendices [for dissertation] with appendices for: Pictures exhibited by Richard; Pictures exhibited by Maria; Inventory of Household goods and R. Cosway's library sold at 1820 sale [handwritten and typescript]

Folder 6

Joseph Farington diary handwritten notes and transcriptions of Cosway entries

Folder 7

Miscellaneous notes

This folder contains miscellaneous notes by Wilson consisting of:
  • a. Thirteen pages of handwritten notes
  • b. Five pages of handwritten notes on Visuals
  • c. Seven pages of handwritten notes and copy of a 1981 letter to John R. Freeman and Company requesting a photographic print
  • d. Nine pages of handwritten notes
  • e. Twelve pages of small notes and notes on index cards
  • f. Information on Cosway sitter chair
  • g. 4 notebook pages of information on DGW film and photos
  • h. Copy of Shipley's School list (Cosway)
  • i. Sotheby's 1982 photos of Cosway miniature sold in 1981 [Not located]
  • j. Copy of Italian exhibition catalogue, "Autoritratti e ritratti di artisti 1725-1800”
  • k. Copy of Cosway work “The Harvey Children” offered for sales in 1980 by Charles Young, Fine Paintings Limited
  • l. Page of typescript and handwritten notes on books about British art and theater
Folder 8

Miscellaneous notes (41 pages)

Folder 9

Notes on collections and auction sales of Cosway works; Lists of reference works, archives, museum publications, and sales catalogues

Folder 10

Notes about Richard’s and Maria’s library and Maria’s correspondence at Lodi

Folder 11

Notes and examples of Richard Cosway's writing and signature

Consists of a photocopy of three pages of a book in French showing Richard Cosway’s and Charles I’s collector's marks, photocopies of two letters written by Richard Cosway with his signature plus a 5x8 index card and a portion of the envelope the copies were stored in with DGW notes regarding ordering the copies and the content of the letters.
Folder 12

Bibliographic note cards

Consists of five envelopes with note cards containing handwritten bibliographic notes related to collections in the Huntington Library and Art Gallery and UCLA as well as some articles and books.
Folder 13

Cosway research notes and note cards; Christie's sale catalogue, March 19, 1968 [photocopy]

This folder originally identified as information transferred to index cards [in file boxes] “save in case lose cards” contains 51 pages of handwritten notes; three pages of handwritten 5x8 index cards; and photocopies of three pages (37, 38, and 39) of Christie’s catalogue pages headed Tuesday March 19, 1968.
Folder 14

Miscellaneous Painting and Drawing reproductions not by the Cosways)

Consists of:
  • Opening Exhibition, July 5th-30th : William Drummond, Covent Garden Gallery Ltd. exhibition catalog, 1976
  • Illustration of inscription on Cosway tomb [photocopy with handwritten note “Anderson Notes – Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition Catalogues Vol 18/3”]
  • Five postcards from the Victoria & Albert in Museum Shop envelope with paintings by Danby, Raphael, Le Nain, and Gainsborough and a drawing by Watteau
  • Card and envelope from the Tate with Thomas Gainsborough’s painting of Edward Richard Gardiner
  • Plates with images of three italian costumes, Bernard Houthakker, 1973, and page of handwritten notes
  • Postcard with black-and-white print of Thomas Jefferson by John Trumbull
Box 2

Dissertation Drafts

Folder 1

Dissertation, first draft [typescript and handwritten pages, incomplete] (1979)

Folder 2

Dissertation typescript draft, pages 1-91 (Richard Cosway's biography, -1784)

Includes Richard Cosway's biography to 1784 (pages 1-91) plus three pages of notes including a list of "illustrations promised in the text."
Folder 3

Dissertation typescript draft, pages 92-164 (Richard Cosway's biography, 1784-1790)

Folder 4

Dissertation typescript draft, pages 165-225 (Richard Cosway's biography, 1790-1821)

Folder 5

Dissertation typescript draft of appendices, notes, and Cosway chronology

 

Research Card files

Box 3

5 x 8 cards

Contains:
  • 1. Cosway drawings
  • 2. Elements of Cosway's life
  • 3. Details of DGW-photographed R. Cosway drawings
  • 4. Miniatures; drawings not used for writing
Box 4

5 x 8 cards (continued)

Contains:
  • 5. Collections (London, England, Italy); exhibitions
  • 6. Portraiture (in general); Cosway's work (opinions, sales, influence)
  • 7. Maria - correspondence; works; "general reading notes"
  • 8. R. Cosway oils, engravings, "Medium uncertain"
Box 5

4 x 6 cards

Contains:
  • 1. Bibliography for paper; cards for "general-not particularly helpful"
  • 2. Miscellaneous bibliography
Box 6

Wilson Correspondence

Folder 1

General correspondence (1975-1978)

 

a. 02/19/75: Draft copy of letter to Mr. Reynolds at the Victoria and Albert Museum and Mr. Frederick Cummings at the Detroit Institute of Art inquiring about student interest in Richard Cosway. [See e., f., and g. below for replies]

 

b. 02/20/75: Draft copy of letter to Miss Foskett at Bishop’s House inquiring about student interest in Richard Cosway.

 

c. 02/28/[75]; Draft copy of letter to J. J. Wilson requesting slides on Maria Cosway work. [See d. below for reply]

 

d. 03/09/75: J. J. Wilson reply to 02/28 letter [See c. above]

 

e. 03/11/75: Linda Davis of The Detroit Institute of Art acknowledgement of 02/19 letter to Dr. Cummings [See a. above]

 

f. 03/21/75: Dr. Cummings reply to 02/19 letter [See a. above and h. below]

 

g. 03/30/75: Mr. Reynolds reply to 02/19 letter [See a. above]

 

h. 04/09/75: Draft of letter to Mr. Frederick Cummings thanking him for his response [See f. above]

 

i. 04/12/75: Draft copy of letter to Christie, Manson and Woods, Ltd. Requesting copy of an 1896 sales catalogue.

 

j. 10/04/75: Letter to “Dear Sir” [HEH] from Betty Mitchell requesting information on two Cosway prints she has. [See k. below for reply]

 

k. 01/18/76; Copy of reply to Betty Mitchell [See j. above]

 

l. 05/31/76: Draft copies of letter to Mr. Reynolds requesting information on Richard Cosway

 

m. 06/15/76: Draft copy of letter to Mr. Julian Boyd at Princeton Library requesting contacts at Lodi. [See q. below for reply]

 

n. 06/15/76: Draft copy of letter to “Joan and David” [Mr. David Goodreau of Carleton University, Ottawa] requesting information on Maria. [See bbb. Below]

 

o. 06/15/76: Draft copy of letter to Mr. Berwick responding to his request for information on Cosway work exhibited at the Royal Academy. [Original request not found]

 

p. 06/15/76: Draft copy of letter to Mr. Watson of The National Gallery of Art requesting information on Lodi. [See r. below for reply]

 

q. 06/21/76: Julian Boyd reply to 06/15 letter [See m. above]

 

r. 06/22/76: Ross Watson reply to 06/15 letter [See p. above and t. below]

 

s. 06/28/76: Draft copy of letter to Elizabeth Cometti [Charleston, West Virginia; University of West Virginia] requesting information on Lodi. [See v. below for reply]

 

t. 07/01/76: Draft copy of letter to Mr. Watson thanking him for his response [See r. above and u. below for reply] and sending him photos of Cosway work.

 

u. 07/12/76: Ross Watson reply to 07/01 letter [See t. above] sending copies of Cosway portraits.

 

v. 07/12/76: Elizabeth Cometti reply to 06/28 letter [See s. above]

 

w. 07/21/76: Graham Reynolds reply to 05/31 letter [See l. above]

 

x. 07/28/76: Draft copy of letter to Professor Cometti asking for Mr. Walker’s address. [See nn. below for reply]

 

y. 07/28/76: Draft copy of letter to Kenneth Garlick of the Ashmolean asking for clarification of a point in the Farington diary regarding a skull. [See kk. below for reply]

 

z. 07/28/76: Draft copy of letter to Dr. Robert Munn of the West Virginia University Library asking for copies of Cosway letters. [See cc. below for reply]

 

aa. 07/30/76: Draft copy of letter to the Camden Library Librarian asking for help in locating Williamson papers. [See gg. below for reply]

 

bb. 07/30/76: Draft copy of letter to the Royal Academy of Art Librarian asking for help in locating Williamson papers. [See ee. below for reply]

 

cc. 08/11/76: Robert Munn reply to 07/28 letter [See z. above and ii. below]

 

dd. 08/15/76: Letter from Carlo Pedretti(?) of UCLA regarding introductions at the Brera Gallery and at Lodi.

 

ee. 08/17/76: Constance-Anne Parker reply to 07/30 letter [See bb. Above and jj. below]

 

ff. 08/18/76: John Walker letter to Robert Wark responding to question about his [Walker’s] work on a biography of Maria.

 

gg. 08/23/76: F.D. Cole of the Camden Library reply to 07/30 letter [See aa. above]

 

hh. 08/24/76: Draft copy of letter to the Historical Manuscripts Commission asking for help in locating Williamson papers. [See oo. below for reply]

 

ii. 08/24/76: Draft copy of letter to Mr. Robert Munn of the West Virginia University Library thanking him for microfilm [See cc. above]

 

jj. 08/25/76: Draft copy of letter to Miss Parker thanking her for her reply [See ee. above]

 

kk. 08/26/76: Handwritten draft of letter to Mr. Garlick of the Ashmolean thanking him for his reply [Not found] to DGW’s 07/28 letter [See y. above]

 

ll. 08/27/76: Letter from Michael Blecker of Saint John’s University enclosing a response [Not found] to a 06/29/76 letter to the Reverend Mother Superior of Lodi [Not found] and a 07/02/76 letter to DGW from Blecker forwarding a copy of the 06/29 letter to Lodi. [See s. above]

 

mm. 08/27/76: Handwritten draft of letter to Mr. Boyd at Princeton requesting information on Cosway correspondence. [See pp. below for reply]

 

nn. 08/29/76: Elizabeth Cometti response to 07/28 letter [See x. above]

 

oo. 08/31/76: Julia Melvin of the Royal Commission on Historical Manuscripts response to 08/24 letter [See hh. above]

 

pp. 09/01/76; Julian Boyd, Editor of The Papers of Thomas Jefferson, response to 08/27 letter [See mm. above and qq. below]

 

qq. 09/09/76: Draft copy of letter to Julian Boyd thanking him for his response [See pp. above]

 

rr. 09/09/76: Draft copy of letter to Professor Cometti discussing events related to upcoming DGW trip to Lodi. One page of DGW miscellaneous notes attached.

 

ss. Undated [09/09/76]: Draft copy of letter to the Curator, The Guilford Muniment Room, requesting information on location of Williamson papers. [See vv. below for reply]

 

tt. 09/20/76: The Wallace Collection response to 09/09 DGW letter [Not found] requesting information on location of Williamson papers.

 

uu. Undated [09/09/76]: Draft copy of letter to Mr. Ciaran Mac an Aili asking for help in locating Williamson papers. [See ww. below for reply]

 

vv. 10/05/76: Shirley Corke response to 09/09 DGW letter [See ss. above] to the Curator of Guildford Museum regarding Williamson papers.

 

ww. 10/07/76: Ciaran Mac an Aili response to 09/09 letter [See uu. Above and aaa. below]

 

xx. 10/22/76: Draft copy of letter to G. Bell and Sons asking for help in locating Williamson papers. [See zz. below for reply]

 

yy. 11/01/76: Sotheby’s reply to 10/22 DGW letter [Not found] regarding status of a painting sold by Sotheby’s.

 

zz. 11/05/76: R J B Glanville, of G. Bell & Sons, response to 10/22 letter [See xx. above]

 

aaa. 12/06/76: Second Ciaran Mac an Aili response to 09/09 letter [See uu. and ww. above]

 

bbb. 01/10/77: Photocopy of letter to Mr. David Goodreau of Carleton University responding to his letter [Not found, probably a response to DGW letter of 06/15 [See n. above]

 

ccc. 08/22/77: Handwritten draft of letter to Librarian, Harvard University Fine Arts Library requesting a copy of a Christies sale catalogue.

 

ddd. 08/23/77: Handwritten draft of letter to Paul Hamilton of the British Museum requesting an appointment to see Cosway drawings. [See ggg. below]

 

eee. 08/26/77: Draft copy of letters to Mr. John Hayes of the National Portrait Gallery (London); Miss Constance-Anne Parker of the Royal Academy of Arts; D.G.C. Allan of the Royal Society of Arts; Miss Dorothy Stroud of Sir John Soane’s Museum; and Mr. John Sunderland of the Courtauld Institute requesting appointments to view Cosway material during an October trip to London. [See ggg. below] 09/08/77: Draft copy of letter to Prof. Luciano Berti of the Uffizi Gallery requesting appointment to view Cosway material during an October-November trip to Europe.

 

fff. Undated: Handwritten drafts of letters to Miss Parker of the Royal Academy of Art, D.G.C. Allan of the Royal Society of Art, Miss Dorothy Stroud of Sir John Soane’s Museum, and Mr. Hulton [Paul Hamilton of the British Museum] thanking each for appointment to look at Cosway material and canceling trip. [See ddd. and eee. above]

 

ggg. 05/15/78: Draft copy of letter to Mr. Paul Hulton [Hamilton] of the British Museum requesting appointment to review Cosway material on a June trip to London.

 

hhh. Undated [May, 1978]: Draft copies of letters to Mr. Kai Kin Yung of the National Portrait Gallery; Miss Constance Anne Parker to the Royal Academy of Arts; D.G.C. Allan of the Royal Society of Arts; and Miss Dorothy Stroud of Sir John Soame’s Museum; requesting appointments to review Cosway material on a June trip to London.

 

iii. Five pages of miscellaneous DGW notes and an Exhibition Programme from the Royal Academy of Arts, 1976

Folder 2

Correspondence with Joseph Foladare (1976-1977); catalogues [photocopies]

This folder contains correspondence between DGW and Joseph Foladare (JF) during 1976-1977 re Gen. Paoli, Maria Cosway, Boswell; a catalogue of Engraved British Portraits in British Museum (1912) (Copy); and copies of a Fogg Art Museum catalogue and New York Public Library catalogue relating to Cosway.
 

a. 01/02/76: JF letter to DGW discussing correspondence between Paoli and Maria.

 

b. 04/05/76: JF letter to DGW discussing a Richard Cosway portrait of Paoli. Letter indicates that a copy is enclosed. [Not found] [See c. below]

 

c. 05/14/76: Copy of DGW letter to JF replying to 04/05 letter [See b. above] continuing Paoli discussion and raising her upcoming trip to Lodi. [See d. below]

 

d. 06/10/76: JF letter to DGW replying to 05/14 letter [See c. above] continuing Paoli discussion.

 

e. 07/28/76; Copy of DGW letter to JF continuing ongoing discussions of Paoli, Maria, Jefferson, Lodi, the Farington Diary, and other Cosway-related subjects.

 

f. 08/06/76: JF letter to DGW with attachments: “Boswell’s Paoli Two Hundred Years Later” First twelve pages of typescript by JF on Paoli; Pages 156-172 of typescript by JF dealing with Paoli - Maria relationship; Copy of catalogue “Engraved British Portraits”; and copy of “a German item” [Not found].

 

g. 08/18/76: Copy of DGW letter to JF continuing ongoing discussion of a variety of Cosway subjects.

 

h. 08/30/76: JF letter to DGW continuing ongoing Cosway dialogue.

 

i. Undated [October 1976]: Draft copy of DGW letter to JF continuing ongoing Cosway dialogue. [See j. below]

 

j. 10/25/76: JF letter to DGW replying to recent letter [See i. above] inviting DGW as a house guest in conjunction with DGW trip to Santa Barbara for convention in November.

 

k. 11/10/76: Handwritten draft of DGW letter to JF (“Mae and Joe”) thanking them for their hospitality over the preceding weekend. Also responds to proposed joint authorship of an article on Paoli and Maria.

 

l. 11/10/76; JF letter to DGW with copies (original handwritten Italian, typescript in Italian, and typescript of English translation) of 08/14/1796 letter from Paoli to Maria.

 

m. 11/22/76: Handwritten draft of DGW letter to JF continuing ongoing dialogue.

 

n. 11/26/76: JF letter to DGW continuing ongoing dialogue.

 

o. 12/16/76: Copy of DGW letter to JF continuing ongoing dialogue.

 

p. 03/20/77: JF letter to DGW continuing ongoing dialogue.

 

q. 05/03/77: JF letter to DGW continuing ongoing dialogue.

 

r. Copy of the Catalogue of the Harvard University Fine Arts Library Richard Cosway material.

 

s. Copy of the New York Public Library Research Library Richard Cosway material.

 

t. Copy of JF [?] typescript page and printed reference page regarding a 03/29/1794 reference to Maria Cosway.

 

u. Copy of one page of Maria Cosway time line from 1790-1812

 

v. Undated two page fragment of a DGW letter to JF

 

06/22/77 letter to DGW from Joseph Foladare (JF) [Not on original Finding Aid] with various attachments: “…I enclose Xerox copies of my transcripts of the rest…” [Not found]; copy of August 14, 1796 letter from Maria to Paoli in Italian; copy of six pages of various Paoli letters illustrating his various ways of signing them; copy of typescript translation of March 30, 1798 letter from Paoli to Maria with her reply and Paoli's subsequent response

Folder 3

Correspondence with Francis Haskell (1979)

Correspondence between Wilson and Francis Haskell, Professor of the History of Art, University of Oxford (FH) during 1979. Note: this correspondence was not listed on the original Finding Aid.
 

a. 05/02/79: Copy of DGW letter to FH discussing Commander Barnett’s possession of Cosway drawings from Lodi and the implications of this. [See b. below]

 

b. 05/25/79: FH letter to DGW replying to her 05/02 letter [See a. above] suggesting that DGW contact Commander Barnett about returning the drawings to Italy.

 

c. 06/04/79: Copy of DGW letter to FH discussing how to proceed with contacting Commander Barnett. Includes draft of letter to Commander Barnett (dated July 14, 1979). [See d. and e. below]

 

d. 07/02/79: FH letter to DGW replying to 06/04 letter [See c. above] indicating that the draft letter is good.

 

e. 12/03/79: Copy of DGW letter to FH asking advice since Barnett has not replied to her letter. [See c. above]. Also a typed draft of this letter.

 

f. 12/21/79: FH letter to DGW indicating that he has forwarded the matter to Paul Goldman of the British Museum.

 

g. Handwritten page of names and addresses of people involved in the Barnett matter.

Folder 4

General correspondence (1979-1985) (Folder 1 of 2)

 

a. 09/04/79 letter from Charles Stookey to DGW regarding a painting of Maria Cosway painting he had purchased in Indiana. A slide of the painting and a photograph of two miniatures by Maria are enclosed. [See I.C.6.a. below for original letter from DGW to Stookey]

 

b. 09/11/79 letter from Miss Helen Sanger of the Frick Art Reference Library to DGW describing their policy on copying material for individuals and institutions.

 

c. 11/25/79 letter from Charles Stookey replacing the slide and photo from his 09/04 letter [See a. above] with two new slides.

 

d. 04/23/80 copy of DGW letter to Alfred Karlsen asking to see and photograph a Maria oil portrait.

 

e. 03/20/81 copy of DGW letter to Martin Meisel of Columbia University requesting photographic copies of Cosway materials at the New York Public Library. A one page list of items requested is attached. [See h. and i. Below for reply]

 

f. Undated copy of letter to Soprintendenza alle Gallerie, Palazzo Pitti, Firenze requesting photographs of certain Cosway works exhibited at the Pitti. [See g. below for reply]

 

g. 03/24/81 letter (in Italian) from Dr. ssa Silvia Meloni, Directtrice dell’Ufficio Recerche replying to request for copies [See f. above and q. below]

 

h. 04/06/81 copy of DGW letter to Martin Meisel reporting that the photos had been ordered [See e. above and i. below] and would be sent to him (Meisel).

 

i. 04/21/81 letter to DGW from Martin Meisel regarding status of the above [See e. and h. above and w. below]

 

j. 11/20/81 letter to Dr. Robert Wark of the HEH inquiring about the person [DGW] working on Richard Cosway who offered information regarding a mantelpiece.

 

k. 11/25/81 copy of DGW letter to Groke Mickey inquiring about his studies of Maria Cosway

 

l. 11/25/81 copy of DGW letter to Jane Bainbridge and Richard Allen of Sotheby’s requesting a photograph of a Cosway miniature in Sotheby’s 07/20/81 sale.

 

m. 11/25/81 copy of DGW letter to Rector, St. George’s Church, London inquiring whether Richard’s marriage to Maria was Anglican or Catholic. [See p. below for reply]

 

n. 11/25/81 copy of DGW letter to Virginia Crawford of the Cleveland Museum of Art requesting information on a chimney-piece. [See o. below for reply. See r. below]

 

o. 12/01/81 Henry Hawley of the Cleveland Museum of Art letter to DGW replying to the Crawford letter [See n. above] enclosing a photograph of the mantel. [Not found]

 

p. 12/01/81 letter to DGW from W.M. Atkins of St. George’s Church replying to 11/25 letter [See m above] with information about Anglican and Catholic marriages. [See s. below]

 

q. 12/04/81 copy of DGW letter to Dr. ssa Silvia Meloni (in Italian) referring to an earlier letter [See f. and g. above]

 

r. 12/04/81 copy of DGW letter to Henry Hawley of the Cleveland Museum of Art responding to his letter [See o. above] further discussing the mantle-piece. Copy of an envelope with Maria Cosway sketch of a mantle-piece attached. [See t. below]

 

s. 12/10/81 copy of DGW letter to W.M. Atkins thanking him for response. [See p. above]

 

t. 12/10/81 letter to DGW from Henry Hawley of the Cleveland Art Museum in response to DGW letter [See r. above] further discussing the mantelpiece.

 

u. 12/11/81 copy of DGW letter to Sir Ellis Waterhouse of Oxford inquiring about a Richard Cosway painting. [See v. below for reply]

 

v. 01/02/82 Ellis Waterhouse letter to DGW replying to her letter [See u. above]

 

w. 01/09/82 Martin Meisel, of Columbia University, letter to DGW continuing prior discussion [See e., h., and i. above]

 

x. 02/22/82 copy of DGW letter to Morton Paley of UC Berkeley providing information on the Cosway inventory and requesting Paley’s comments on her Cosway draft.

 

y. 06/20/83 copy of DGW letter to Harold Joachim of the Art Institute of Chicago requesting permission to view and photograph Cosway material at the Art Institute. [See z. below for reply]

 

z. 07/05/83 letter from Anselmo Carini of the Art Institute of Chicago to DGW with a positive reply to Harold Joachim letter [See y. above and aa. and bb. below]

 

aa. 08/18/83 copy of DGW letter to Anselmo Carini thanking him for his hospitality. [See z. above]

 

bb. 08/18/83 copy of DGW letter to Milo Nave of the Art Institute of Chicago thanking him for his hospitality [See z. above]

 

cc. 07/18/85 copy of DGW letter to Martin Meisel (and Martha) discussing personal events in DGW’s life.

 

dd. Sotheby’s Preview July/August 1981 Catalogue

Folder 5

General correspondence (1979-1985) (Folder 2 of 2)

 

a. Undated [September, 1979] draft copy of DGW letter to Charles Stookey requesting information on a Maria self-portrait owned by Stookey. [See I.C.5.a. above for reply]

 

b. Undated [September, 1979] draft copy of DGW letter to Frick (?) Art Reference Library requesting a copy of a Cosway sale catalogue.

 

c. 09/14/79 draft copy of DGW letter to Malcolm Cormack of the Yale Center for British Art requesting information on Cosway material in their collection.

 

d. 09/14/79 draft copy of DGW letter to Elizabeth Roth of the New York Public Library requesting information on Cosway material in their collection. [See e. below]

 

e. 11/08/79 copy of DGW letter to Elizabeth Roth thanking her for the information she sent [See d. above] [Reply and material sent not found] and requesting additional information.

 

f. 11/08/79 copy of DGW letter to D.G.C. Allan of the Royal Society of Arts thanking him for his earlier help and requesting additional information. [See g. below]

 

g. 11/21/79 letter from D.G.C. Allan responding to DGW letter. [See f. above]

 

h. 12/12/79 draft copy of DGW letter to Mr. Elliot thanking him for his earlier help, sending him photographs, and asking additional questions.

 

i. 04/23/80 copy of letter to Alfred Karlsen of Beverly Hills requesting information about a Maria portrait that he owns.

 

j. 05/19/80 copy of DGW letter to Elizabeth Roth of the New York Public Library thanking her for her 11/17/79 letter [Not found] and rescheduling her New York visit.

 

k. 01/22/81 copy of DGW letter to Patrick Noon of the Yale Center for British Art requesting information on Cosway drawings offered for sale to the Yale Center.

 

l. 01/24/81 copy of DGW letter to the Director of the Horne Museum in Florence requesting photographs of Cosway material in the Horne collection.

 

m. 01/24/81 copy of DGW letter to Constance-Anne Parker of the Royal Academy of Arts thanking her for her earlier help and asking a new question about exhibiting self-portraits at the Academy along with attached copy of an article on the subject. [See o. below for reply]

 

n. 02/02/81 copy of DGW letter to Francis Haskell of the J. Paul Getty Museum discussing a previous meeting and informing him of the status of his request for photographs. [See p. below for reply]

 

o. 02/03/81 letter to DGW from Constance-Anne Parker of the Royal Academy of Art answering her question about self-portraits. [See m. above]

 

p. 02/04/81 letter to DGW form Francis Haskell of the Getty replying to her letter. [See n. above]

 

q. 03/05/81 copy of DGW letter to John R. Freeman and Company following up on her 11/27/80 letter [Not found] requesting photographs.

 

r. 03/20/81 copy of DGW letter to Richard Hutton of the National Gallery of Art, Washington, following up on a visit and requesting a copy of a catalogue and some photographs. [See u. below for reply]

 

s. 03/23/81 letter to Dr. Wark from Paul Lynch of the BBC asking about the lady [DGW] researching Richard Cosway. He is writing a book on Cosway and wanted to inquire about possible conflicts. [See t. below for reply]

 

t. 03/31/81 copy of DGW letter to Paul Lynch of the BBC replying to 03/23 letter [See s. above] describing her work and the lack of conflict. DGW also refers Lynch to Commander Barnett and describes his situation. [See I.C.4. above for correspondence regarding Barnett]

 

u. 04/10/81 Richard [Hutton] response to DGW letter [See r. above and v. below]

 

v. 04/25/81 copy of DGW letter to Richard [Hutton] responding to his letter [See u. above] and continuing the dialog.

 

w. 08/04/81 letter (In Italian) from Annamaria Petrioli Tofani of the Uffizi in Firenze. Content unknown. [See z. below for reply]

 

x. 08/09/81 copy of DGW letter to Sir Oliver Millar of St. James Palace inquiring about a title used by Richard Cosway. [See aa. below for reply]

 

y. 08/11/81 copy of DGW letter to Carol Osbourne of Stamford University discussing Osbourne’s upcoming trip to the HEH.

 

z. 08/15/81 copy of DGW letter (In Italian) to Annamaria Petrioli Tofani of the Ufizzi replying to her letter [See w. above]. Content unknown.

 

aa. 08/18/81 Oliver Millar letter to DGW responding to her letter. [See x. above]

 

bb. 10/08/81 copy of DGW letter to “Pat” [Patricia Crown see reference in j. above and pp. below] referring to an earlier note from Pat [Not found] and expressing sympathy on the death of Pat’s mother.

 

cc. 02/27/82 Morton Paley of Blake’s letter to DGW thanking her for a booklist and offering comments on the list.

 

dd. 12/02/83 copy of DGW letter to Jenifer Neils of the Cleveland Museum of Art inquiring about any Cosway material they might have and requesting permission to see and photograph it. [See gg. below for reply]

 

ee. 12/02/83 copy of DGW letter to Robert Phillips of the Toledo Museum of Art inquiring about any Cosway material they might have and requesting permission to see and photograph it. [See ff. below for reply]

 

ff. 12/06/83 Roberta Waddell of the Toledo Museum of Art letter to DGW replying that they have no Cosway material. [See ee. above]

 

gg. 12/06/83 Jane Glaubinger of the Cleveland Museum of Art letter to DGW replying that they have no Cosway material. [See dd. above]

 

hh. 08/20/84 Malcolm Cormack of the Yale Center for British Art requesting a photograph of a Cosway print. [See ii. below for reply]

 

ii. 08/29/84 copy of DGW letter to Malcolm Cormack of the Yale Center for British Art replying to his letter. [See hh. above and jj. below]

 

jj. 11/06/84 Malcolm Cormack of the Yale Center for British Art letter to DGW thanking her for her answer and continuing the dialog. [See ii. above and kk. below]

 

kk. 01/29/85 copy of DGW letter to Malcolm Cormack responding to his letter [See jj. Above and ll. below] and continuing the dialog.

 

ll. 02/22/85 Malcolm Cormack of the Yale Center for British Art letter to DGW thanking her for her letter. [See kk. above and mm. below]

 

mm. 02/26/85 copy of DGW letter to DGW letter to Malcolm Cormack responding to his letter [See ll. Above] and continuing the dialog.

 

nn. 03/07/85 G.E. Bentley, Jr. letter to DGW thanking her for Cosway material sent [DGW letter not found] and continuing their dialog. [See oo. below]

 

oo. 03/21/85 copy of DGW letter to Jerry [G.E. Bentley, Jr] continuing their dialog and with a particular description of the Cosway Foundation at Lodi. [See nn. above]

 

pp. Undated [but prior to 05/19/80] copy of letter to “Pat” [Patricia Crown - see reference in j. above] requesting photographs

 

qq. Undated four handwritten pages of notes “Minor points for the record – not mailed to Haskell”

 

rr. Undated two handwritten pages of notes “Visit to Portsmouth 23-11-78” regarding DGW visit with Commander Barnett.

 

ss. Undated page of handwritten notes “for Jerry Bentley – from Diana Wilson” relating to the Commander Barnett removal of Cosway drawings from Lodi.

 

tt. Three 5x8 cards with information on Cosway art photographed by DGW

Folder 6

Correspondence: New York Public Library (1981) and Yale Center for British Art (1981) with related notes and photocopies

 

a. 09/17/79 Elizabeth Roth of the New York Public Library letter to DGW describing the library’s holdings of Cosway prints. Attached listing of holdings.

 

b. 11/17/79 Elizabeth Roth of the New York Public Library letter to DGW describing photographic services. Four pages of DGW handwritten notes relating to the library’s holdings

 

c. 02/12/81 Patrick Noon of the Yale Center for British Art letter to DGW replying to DGW’s 01/22 letter [Not found] and enclosing a list of Cosway material held by the Yale Center [Not found]. A photography order form is also attached. [See f. below]

 

d. 02/13/81 Joy Pepe of the Yale Center for British Art letter to DGW with three pages of attachments regarding Cosway’s Portrait of a Gentleman. [See e. below]

 

e. 03/20/81 copy of DGW letter to Joy Pepe of the Yale Center for British Art thanking her for information [See d. above].

 

f. 03/20/81 copy of DGW letter to Patrick Noon of the Yale Center for British Art thanking him for his help [See c. above] and continuing their dialogue about Cosway material. A price list for photographic services is attached.

 

g. Undated – Four pages of handwritten notes headed “Beinecke Library, Yale” describing certain artwork.

 

h. Undated – Handwritten, one-page letter to “Diana” from “P” describing P’s efforts to photograph art work in New York.

 

i. Undated – Handwritten two-page list headed “Yale Center Photo Order” describing several pieces of artwork.

 

j. Undated – Two page, annotated “List of Cosway drawings in the Yale Center for British Art”

 

k. Undated – Two pages of copy of original Richard and Maria Cosway drawings held by the Francis Peabody collection [NY Public Library]

 

l. Undated – Two pages of typewritten descriptions of Richard Cosway artwork held by Yale.

 

m. Copy of article “English Portrait Drawings & Miniatures” by Patrick J. Noon of the Yale Center for British Art.

 

n. Copy of article “Richard Cosway, R.A. and his Wife and Pupils Miniaturists of the Eighteenth Century” by George C. Williamson, D. Lit.

 

o. Copy of two labels from “Recent Acquisitions” show at the Yale Center for British Art, May 15 – Aug. 12, 1979 describing “Flight into Egypt” and “Cupid Overpowering a Satyr”

 

p. Copy of “A Catalogue Raisonne or The Engraved Works of Richard Cosway, R.A.” by Fredk. B. Daniell.

 

q. Handwritten sheet headed “Roll 2 - 800”

 

r. Three pages of handwritten notes headed “Yale Center”

 

s. Two pages of typewritten notes headed “Diana Wilson: re study and photographing appointment 6-14-82”

 

t. 11/13/79 - Typewritten page describing “Elizabeth, Marchioness of Conyngham” by Richard Cosway. Signed “PN”

 

u. Undated – Description of a Richard Cosway painting “Portrait of a Lady (Mrs. Talbot?) standing near a lake”.

 

v. Undated – Description of a Richard Cosway painting “Portrait of Frederick, Prince of Wales”

Folder 7

Correspondence for New York trip, June, 1982

 

a. 05/28/82 Copy of DGW letter to the Keeper of Prints and Drawings of the New York Public Library requesting an appointment to photograph Cosway artwork.

 

b. 05/28/82 Copy of DGW letter to Helen Mules, Curator of Prints and Drawings, of the Pierpont Morgan Library requesting an appointment to photograph Cosway artwork.

 

c. 05/29/82 Copy of DGW letter to Helen Sanger, Art Reference Librarian, of the Frick Gallery requesting an appointment to visit the Art Reference Library.

 

d. 06/02/82 Copy of DGW letter to Terri Edelstein of the Yale Center for British Art confirming an appointment. [See g. below]

 

e. 06/02/82 Copy of DGW letter to Patrick Noon of the Yale Center for British Art continuing their dialogue on Cosway art and requesting an appointment. [See f. below for reply]

 

f. 06/10/82 Patrick Noon of the Yale Center for British Art letter to DGW confirming an appointment. [See e. above and h. below]

 

g. 07/22/82 Copy of DGW letter to Terri Edelstein of the Yale Center for British Art thanking her for her help. [See d. above]

 

h. 07/23/82 Copy of DGW letter to Partick Noon of the Yale Center for British Art thanking him and continuing their dialogue. [See f. above and j. below]

 

i. 07/29/82 Draft copy of handwritten note from DGW to Anne Marie Logen(?) and Tom S. Hill discussing DGW’s upcoming visit.

 

j. 08/09/82 Patrick Noon of the Yale Center for British Art letter to DGW replying to July 23 letter [See h. above] continuing their Cosway dialogue.

 

k. Undated – Handwritten notes headed “Frick Photo Archive”

Box 7

Book and article photocopies

 

Book photocopies

Folder 1

Miscellaneous

This folder contains photocopies of pages from miscellaneous books consisting of: pages 36-38 and 91 of the Annals of Thomas Banks (1938) page 114 of the Farington Diary (ed. Grieg); pages 118-121 of An Authentic History of the Professors of painting ... by Anthony Pasquin (1796); page 217 of A Book for a Rainy Day by John Thomas Smith; page 102-103 of Vathek with the Episodes: Conte Arabe; page 11 of Andrew & Nathaniel Plimer, Miniature Painters by George Williamson (1903); pages 132-139 of book with Prince of Wales's will, 1796; and a page with a detail of John Trumbull’s original “Declaration of Independence.”
Folder 2

Angelo, Henry. The Reminiscences of Henry Angelo (London, 1904) [photocopy of pages 277-279]

Folder 3

Bell, C. F., ed. Annals of Thomas Banks (Cambridge University Press, 1938) [photocopy of pages 17-18, 23-25]

Folder 4

Bergmans, Simone. La Peinture Ancienne (Bruxelles, 1952) [photocopy of pages 107-115]

Folder 5

Brodie, Fawn. Thomas Jefferson : An Intimate History (New York: Norton, 1974) [photocopy of pages 198-255, 519-527

Folder 6

Campbell, R. The London Tradesman (London: printed by T. Gardner, 1747) [photocopy of pages 84-115, 137-141]

Folder 7

Clayton, Ellen. English Female Artists (London: Tinsley Brothers, 1876) [photocopy of 294-335]

Folder 8

Clifford, James, editor. Man Versus Society in Eighteenth-Century Britain (Cambridge University Press, 1968) [partial photocopy of various pages]

Folder 9

Cunningham, Allan. Lives of the British Painters (Cosway) [photocopy of Cosway chapter, pages 1-21]

Folder 10

Dunsford, Martin. Historical Memoirs of the Town and Parish of Tiverton, in the County of Devon (Tiverton: George Boyce and James Salter, 1836) [photocopy of pages 26-27, 92-99, 106-142]

Folder 11

Hazlitt, William. "On the Old Age of Artists" [photocopy of pages 95-96]

Folder 12

Joppien, Rüdige. Philippe Jacques de Loutherbourg, RA, 1740-1812 : [exhibition held at] Kenwood, The Iveagh Bequest ... 2 June-13 August [1973] [photocopy of biographical essay on Loutherbourg]

Folder 13

Kerslake, J. F., ed. Catalogue of Theatrical Portraits in London Public Collections (London: Society for Theatre Research, 1961) [photocopy of introduction]

Folder 14

Long, Basil S. British Miniaturists (London, G. Bles, 1929) [photocopy of pages 94-103]

Folder 15

Reynolds, Graham. English Portrait Miniatures (London : A.& C. Black, 1952) [photocopy]

Folder 16

Smith, John Thomas. Nollekens and His Times (1829?) [photocopy of Cosway chapter, pages 400-415]

Folder 17

Trumbull, John. The autobiography of Colonel John Trumbull (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1953) [photocopy of pages 92-121, 176-179]

Folder 18

Williamson, George Charles. Richard Cosway, R.A., and his wife and pupils : miniaturists of the eighteenth century (London: George Bell & Sons, 1897) [incomplete photocopy with annotations presumably by Wilson].

Folder 19

Williamson, George Charles. Richard Cosway, R.A., and his wife and pupils : miniaturists of the eighteenth century (London: George Bell & Sons, 1905) [photocopy].

 

Article photocopies

Folder 20

Miscellaneous

This folder contains photocopies of miscellaneous articles consisting of: Gaunt, William. "George Dance's Royal Academy" [photocopy of page 182]; Harris, Cheryl. "Eighteenth-Century Portraiture and the Seventeenth-Century Past," Art History, 1982 [pages 3-4]; "Fonthill and Portraits of William Beckford," The Register of the Museum of Art (1967) [1 page]; "Recollections of Richard Cosway, Esq. R.A." from Library of the Fine Arts (September 1832), photocopy of pp. 184-193; and a newspaper clipping stating …“An 18th century miniature of Thomas Jefferson will be presented to the United States as a bicentennial gift…”
Folder 21

Cometti, Elizabeth. Maria Cosway' s Rediscovered Miniature of Jefferson," William & Mary Quarterly (1952) [photocopy]

Folder 22

Cruger, Cornelia. "Lafayette's Imprisonment at Olmutz," The Century (November 1911) [photocopy]

Folder 23

Hamilton, Chloe. "A Portrait of General Kosciusko by Benjamin West." Allen Memorial Art Museum Bulletin 9, no. 3 (1952) [photocopy of pages 81-91]

Folder 24

Hardy, John. "The Discovery of Cosway's Chair," Country Life (March 15, 1973) [photocopy, 3 pages]

Folder 25

Hayward, Helena. "A Unique Rococo Chair by Matthias Lock," Apollo Vol. 98 (October 1973) [photocopy]

Folder 26

Hutchison, Sidney. "The Royal Academy Schools," The Walpole Society, XXXVIII (1962) [photocopy]

Folder 27

Long, Basil S. "On Identifying Miniatures," The Connoisseur (November 1933) [photocopy of pages 298-307]

Folder 28

M. "Anecdotes and Remarks Respecting the Sudden Death of the Late L. Lyttelton," London Magazine (December 1779) [photocopy of pages 534-536]

Folder 29

Pointon, Marcia. "Portrait Painting as a Business Enterprise in London in the 1780s," Art History (June 1984) [photocopy]

Folder 30

Scott, Barbara. "Italian Primitives from the Collection of Cardinal Fesch at Ajaccio," Apollo 1987 [photocopy]

Folder 31

Walker, John. "Maria Cosway, An Undervalued Artist," Apollo (May 1986) [photocopy]

Box 8

Catalogues and Lists of Cosway Artwork and Property

 

Catalogues and Lists of Cosway Artwork

Folder 1

Handwritten lists of dated oils; drawings, engravings, patrons; list of oils "seen by DGW"

This folder contains 11 pages of handwritten notes of oil canvases seen by DGW; 16 pages of handwritten notes on dated art work; and one page of handwritten notes on patrons.
Folder 2

Robert Udny sale catalogue; Witt's Marquis of Stafford catalogue; Witt's Wellesley Collection catalogue [photocopies]

This folder contains photocopies of three printed items: Catalogue of the Entire Collection of Pictures of Robert Udny, Esq. Deceased (1804), with handwritten notes; Catalogue with handwritten note “Wellesley Collection Catalogue” “Copy at DeWitt” “Miniatures – prints – letters” (20 pages + handwritten notes on 5x8 index card); and a list of plates with handwritten note “Marquis of Stafford Catalogue of Collection” (8 pages).
Folder 3

List of Cosway pieces on loan for an exhibition loan, courtesy of Commander Barnett [photocopy]; I Disegni de Riccardo Cosway nella biblioteca de Lodi at Museo Civico Biblioteca [photocopy]; and handwritten notes on various "Barnett" drawings

This folder contains a photocopy of a published list of "51 drawings by R. Cosway & 1 by Maria Cosway on loan for exhibition, courtesy of Commander Barnett"; a photocopy of pages 144 through 147 of Rassegna D’Arte article: "I Disegni de Riccardo Cosway nella biblioteca de Lodi"; and 11 pages and one 5x8 index card of handwritten notes of Wilson's comments on various of the "Barnett" drawings
Folder 4

Daniell, Frederick. Catalogue of Engraved Works of Richard Cosway (London, 1890) [photocopy with two pages of handwritten notes]

Folder 5

Lists of unidentified subject drawings at Lodi [handwritten and photocopies]

This folder contains: photocopies of four pages of a book with handwritten notations “Whitley, Vol I” (pages 313 and 314) and “Whitley, Vol II” (pages 311 and 312); handwritten notes (2 pages); one page of a book headed “Notes” (photocopy of page 268); and handwritten notes on film rolls headed “Strange Themes” (3 pages).
 

Cosway Property

Folder 6

Inventory of the Cosway property, 1820 [photocopy of handwritten original, pages 1-123]

Folder 7

Inventory of the Cosway property, 1820 [photocopy of handwritten original, pages 124-229]

Folder 8

Sales catalogues of Cosway property, 1791-1896 [photocopies]

This folder contains photocopies of:
  • “A Catalogue of the Entire Collection of Pictures of Richard Cosway…1791”
  • “A Catalogue of all the Reserved And Valuable Part of the Capital Collection of Pictures, the Property of Richard Cosway…1792” [One copy and one partial copy]
  • “A Catalogue of the Pictures of Richard Cosway…1821”
  • “The Cosway Collection A Catalogue…[1822?]”
  • “A Catalogue of the Last Portion of the Very Numerous Collection of Pictures…Richard Cosway…1822”
  • “Catalogue of a Collection of Drawings & Miniatures by Richard Cosway…1896”
  • Handwritten notes of DGW on envelope originally containing the above catalogues
 

Cosway correspondence and manuscripts (reproductions and transcriptions)

Box 9

Cosway Correspondence (transcriptions and reproductions of originals)

Folder 1

Maggs Brothers catalogue of Cosway letters [photocopy]

Folder 2

Letters in Italian that appear to be to and from Maria Cosway [photocopies of originals] (Folder 1 of 2)

Folder 3

Letters in Italian that appear to be to and from Maria Cosway [photocopies of originals] (Folder 2 of 2)

Folder 4

Maria Cosway Italian correspondence [typescript and published]

Contains: five typewritten pages titled "La Baronessa Marie Cosway e il Collegio delle Grazie in Lodi"; photocopy of pages 106-121 of a book with chapter heading: "Dalla Corrispondenza di Lettere con Madama Baronessa Maria Hadfield Cosway"; and a photocopy of pages 36-51 of a book with chapter heading: "Lettera sull'educazione pratica dei piccoli fanciulli...
Folder 5

Letters from Osborn Collection at Beinecke Library at Yale and the Musio Civico at Lodi [photocopies]

This folder contains:
  • a. 07/11/1779 copy of letter in Italian to Prince Hoare from? - Five pages
  • b. 01/17/1780 copy of letter in Italian to Prince Hoare from [G. Bastiznelli?] - Four pages plus two pages of handwritten transcription also in Italian
  • c. 02/24/1781 copy of letter in English to “Dear Sir” [Prince Hoare?] modern handwritten note indicates letter is four pages [4th page not found]
  • d. 02/08/1788 copy of letter in English to “Dear Prince” [Prince Hoare] from J. Cavello - Four pages
  • e. 03/02/1788 copy of letter in English from Dr. Burney to Mrs. Cosway - One page
  • f. 01/07/1799 copy of letter in English to Richard Cosway from Benjamin West - One page
  • g. 11/23/1800 copy of letter in English from Mr. Murphy to Richard Cosway - Two pages
  • h. 07/24/1806 copy of letter in English to Prince Hoare from Joseph Bonomi - Two pages
  • i. 01/13/1807 copy of letter in English to “Sir” from Richard Cosway regarding naval prize money - Six pages
  • j. 01/12/1810 copy of letter in English to Richard Cosway from Caleb Whitefoord regarding the Prince of Wales becoming a Patron of the Society of Arts. Also a two page typescript of the handwritten letters - Six pages
  • k. Undated copy of letter from Lady Ailesberg(?) to Mrs. Cosway
  • l. Undated – modern handwritten draft of a letter to Katherine Gordon from DGW regarding assistance on Cosway correspondence
Folder 6

Letters from Pierre d'Hancarville to Maria Cosway, in Museo Civico, Lodi (17 letters in Italian) 1787-1791.

Folder 7

Letters at Lodi from Cardinal Fesch (1807, 1811); from Maria to Don Carlos Mancini, 1821

Folder 8

Maria Cosway's proposed Louvre reproductions project and list [photocopies]

Folder 9

Maria Cosway letters and some translations [typescripts and photocopies]

Folder 10

2 letters from Maria Cosway to Ozias Humphrys [photocopy of Italian originals and handwritten translations]

Folder 11

Paoli - copies of diary and correspondence? (1802-05) (pages 1-127) [photocopies]

Folder 12

Paoli - copies of diary and correspondence? (1802-05) (pages 128-266) [photocopies]

Folder 13

Thomas Jefferson correspondence and papers from The Papers of Thomas Jefferson [photocopies]

Folder 14

Horace Walpole Correspondence from Horace Walpole's correspondence with Mary and Agnes Berry (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1944) [photocopies of pages 212-213, 510-513, 644-649]

Box 11 (Reels 1-2)

Maria Cosway correspondence and manuscripts [microfilm]

Two duplicate microfilm reel copies of a collection of letters and manuscripts of Maria Cosway from Italy, including letters to Cosway from the Marquis d'Hancarville (Pierre-Francois Hugues), 1787-1791 and undated, from originals held by the Biblioteca Laudense, as well as letters from Maria Cosway to Annette Prodon (or Anna Proudhon) from 1815-1828, and a 1828 diary in Italian. This microfilm presumably was copied by Wilson from film held by the West Virginia University Library (see Wilson letter to Robert Munn, July 29, 1976).
Box 10

Cosway artwork reproductions (photocopies and photographs)

Folder 1

Artwork photocopies

This folder contains photocopies of artwork by Richard Cosway reproduced in published resources. The original envelope the items were received in had handwritten notes: "Copies of Cosway pencil drawings; works of other artists; drawings & miniatures of members of some family; engravings; “For Docet Amor – artist drawing woman's shadow profile – see 1791 Sales Catalogue Pen-Collegio – Roll 16”; “Have here many Docet Amors by other artists.”
Contents consist of:
  • a. Venus Dissuades Adonis from Hunting, William Blake
  • b. Ann, Marchioness of Townshend
  • c. A Portrait of a Lady, R. Cosway
  • d. Harriet, Vicountess Berkeley, F. Bartolozzi
  • e. Printed description of Portrait of Isabella Czartoriska, R. Cosway
  • f. Miniature of Anne Damer, R. Cosway
  • g. Portrait of The Hon. Mrs. Damer
  • h. Mademeiselle La Cheraliere, D’eon de Beaumont, R. Cosway
  • i. Major-General Ferguson, M.P.
  • j. “The Fair Moralist and her Pupil”, R. Cosway
  • k. Portraits of Lady Elizabeth Townshend, Second Wife of General William Loftus, and his two Daughters, R. Cosway
  • l. Prince Michal and Princess Izabella Oginscy, Schiavonetti after Cosway original
  • m. Charles, First Lord Yarborough, and his wife and family
  • n. Cary Elwes and Family, R. Cosway
  • o. “Kitty Fischer”, R. Cosway
  • p. Portrait of a woman and her four daughters, R. Cosway
  • q. 6th Earl of Jersey when Viscount Villiers and Hon. Augustus Child-Villiers, R. Cosway
  • r. “? Hebe”, R. Cosway
  • s. Hon. Catherine Neville & Child?, R. Cosway
  • t. Lady Orde
  • u. Elizabeth, Lady Craven, R. Cosway
  • v. Master Thornhill Riddlesworth Hall, Norfolk, R. Cosway
  • w. Mary, Fourth daughter of George III, R. Cosway
  • x. Isabella Czartorisca
  • y. Anne Damer, R. Cosway
  • z. Mrs. Duff, Wife of James Duff, Earl of Fife, R. Cosway
  • aa. Mrs. Jackson, R. Cosway
  • bb. Mrs. Tickell, R. Cosway
  • cc. Handwritten page of notes headed “Peter and Mrs. Tickell”
  • dd. Paul Sandby, R.A., R. Cosway
  • ee. Master Horace Beckford and Hon. Mrs. E. Bouverie, J. Conde
  • ff. Lord Granville Leveson-Gower
  • gg. 2nd Lord Gwydyr, R. Cosway
  • hh. 7th Duke of Beaufort, R. Cosway
  • ii. William Edward Tomline, Esq, R. Cosway
  • jj. HRH Frederick, Duke of York and Albany, R. Cosway
  • kk. Unidentified from Lord Sandwich Coll., Witt Library, R. Cosway
  • ll. Mrs. Siddons and Lady Melbourne, R. Cosway
  • mm. Pascal Paoli, Robert Shewell, Jr., and Mrs. Robert Shewell, Jr., Benbridge
  • nn. An actor facing right in “Van Dyck” costume, R. Cosway
  • oo. Frances Abington, R. Cosway
  • pp. A Pencil Portrait Sketch, R. Cosway
  • qq. Lady E. Paget, R. Cosway
  • rr. The Gloucester Family, R. Cosway
  • ss. Portrait of Mrs. Plooden, R. Cosway
  • tt. Lady Honeywood, R. Cosway
  • uu. Morassi: Disegni Antichi dalla Collezione Rasini in Milano, R. Cosway
  • vv. Emma Hart, Lady Hamilton, R. Cosway
  • ww. Portrait of a Lady, Cosway
  • xx. Unidentified, reclining nude, noted on back “#57 photos of a private collection”
  • yy. Daughters of the 2nd Earl of Buckinghamshire, R. Cosway
  • zz. Unidentified portrait of a woman, R. Cosway
  • aaa. Lady Mary Sturt, Cosway
  • bbb. Young Lady in White Standing Near a Lake, R. Cosway
  • ccc. Lady Airey, Cosway
  • ddd. Miss Hayes (?), Cosway
  • eee. Lady Duncombe (?), Cosway
  • fff. Lady St. Germaine, Cosway
  • ggg. Mrs. Graham
  • hhh. Lady Rushout, Cosway
  • iii. A Lady Standing by a garden ornament, R. Cosway
  • jjj. Portrait of a Lady, R. Cosway
  • kkk. Peter Robert Burrell and Elizabeth Burrell, R. Cosway
  • lll. Colonel the Hon. Henry Murray, R. Cosway
  • mmm. Hon. Sir Henry and Lady Murray
  • nnn. 5th Earl of Jersey in fancy dress, R. Cosway
  • ooo. Portrait of a Gentleman, R. Cosway
  • ppp. Said to be Poet Shelley
  • qqq. Miss Jocelyn of Stansted Bury House and Drawing of a Gentleman
  • rrr. The Duchess of Gordon, Mrs. Moffat, Lady Paget, and Unknown, Cosway
  • sss. Frances Julia Burrell, Elizabeth Burrell, believed to represent Elkizabeth Amelia Burrell, and Sophia
  • ttt. Peter Burrell, Sir John Swinburne, and Emilia Elizabeth, his wife
  • uuu. The Ladies Priscilla and Georgiana Bertie and the Duchess of Ancaster
  • vvv. Peter Burrell, Lady Priscilla Burrell, and Robert Fourth Duke of Ancaster
  • www. Emma, Lady Hamilton
  • xxx. Emma, Wife of Sir Wm. Hamilton, Mrs. Fitzherbert, and a Lady
  • yyy. Four of the Daughters of Charles Pelham
  • zzz. Three Ladies of the Rushout Family, A. Plimer
  • aaaa. Sir William Burrell
  • bbbb. George Barret: Coast Scene
  • cccc. Miss Hodgson and Major-General John Stadholm Hodgson, J. Downman
  • dddd. General Dulong de Rosnay, Ingres
  • eeee. Her Majesty Queen Charlotte, J. Downman
  • ffff. Portrait of a Young Lady, J. Hopper
  • gggg. H.R.H. Princess Amelia, H. Edridge
  • hhhh. Madame Destouche, Ingres
  • iiii. Madame Hinard, Ingres
  • jjjj. The Forestier Family, Ingres
  • kkkk. Dame auf Diwan, aus dem Fenster blickend and Lesendes Maddchen auf Diwan vor Fenster
  • llll. Mrs. Fisher, G. Engleheart
  • mmmm. Archers, Wright & Ziegler
  • nnnn. Two copies of unidentified drawing, one noted “attributed – Cosway”
  • oooo. Page from Art Bulletin Vol. 39, Dec. 1957 with three drawings
  • pppp. Page from Art Bulletin Vol. 39, Dec. 1957 with six drawings
  • qqqq. Page 67 – Wittkaver – Eng Art & Med engraving by Adamo Ghisi…
  • rrrr. Martyrdom of Four Saints
  • ssss. Unidentified woman seated with dog and bird, R. Cosway
  • tttt. A Classical Subject, Cosway
  • uuuu. Cupid plucking the wings of Time, R. Cosway
  • vvvv. Nude female figure and an eagle, R. Cosway
  • wwww. Minerva Directing the Arrows of Cupid
  • xxxx. The Toilet of Venus, R. Cosway
  • yyyy. Cupid Unmasking False Love
  • zzzz. Woman and Child, R. Cosway
  • aaaaa. Descent from the Cross, Cosway
  • bbbbb. The Rest in Egypt
  • ccccc. The Holy Family and St. John
  • ddddd. The Virgin and the Holy Child
  • eeeee. Madonna and Child
  • fffff. Angels Holding the Sleeping Child
  • ggggg. Angels Watching Sleeping Child, Cosway
  • hhhhh. Virgin & Child
  • iiiii. Mrs. Fitzherbert; Unidentified male figure running
  • jjjjj. Il Guioco del Pallone, J. Sergel; Il Guioco del Pallone, Feder; and Ginuocatori del Pallone, S. Kreide
  • kkkkk. Lucifer and the Gods
  • lllll. Male figure with Harp
  • mmmmm. Marquis of Blandford, W. Barney after Cosway
  • nnnnn. The Birth of Venus, R. Cosway
  • oooo. Cosway portrait of Lady Boynton from 1986 Christie's sale, New York
Folder 2

Copies of self-portraits by Richard Cosway and Maria Cosway; portraits of Prince Regent and Mrs. Fitzherbert; some works of other artists

This folder contains:
  • a. Georgiana Duchess of Devonshire by Valentine Green after Maria Cosway, Connoisseur XLVII, March 1917 [photocopy of p. 166]
  • b. Mrs. Fitzherbert, Christie’s March 19, 1968, Lot 133 [photocopy]
  • c. "A Smuggling Machine [Richard Cosway in his wife's hoop]" [photocopy of page 329 headed “Richard Cosway, R.A.” ]
  • d. Woman with music book [photocopy of page 237 with handwritten note “Richard Cosway. A young lady by a Pillar, a book of music open before her”]
  • e. Mrs. Cosway and her Daughter by Smith [photographic print copy of Eye of Jefferson Catalogue entry #342]
  • f. Mrs. Fuller and son [photocopy of Parke-Bernet Jan. 15-19, 1957 #446]
  • g. The Milkmaid [photocopy of drawing with handwritten note “The Milkmaid – M/s Cosway”]
  • h. Richard Cosway [photocopy of drawing of a man in profile signed Geo. Dance, 1793]
  • i. Mrs. Cosway and daughter; Harriet, Lady Cockerell as a Gypsy Woman [photocopy of two drawings with handwritten note “Collection of E.M. Hodges”]
  • j. Sir James Hamlyn, 1st Baronet & wife Miss Williams [photocopy with handwritten note of identification]
  • k. Richard and Maria Cosway, engraved by Richard Cosway, 1786 [photocopy of book page]
  • l. Cosway pencil drawing [photocopy with note “#42 Photos of a Private Collection”]
  • m. Drawing of a woman [photocopy with the handwritten note at bottom of page “Lord Peel acquired Rubens’ chapeau de Paille in 1823”]
  • n. Article with "Lady With Hat," attributed to Maria Cosway [photocopy of page 32 of The Art Digest, 15th March, 1934]
  • o. Portraits of Richard Cosway [photocopy of “Foskett, Vol. 2 – courtesy Natl Gallery of Ireland”, Plate 60]
  • p. Caleb Whiteford [photocopy of page 272 headed “Nollekens and his Times”]
  • q. The Macaroni Painter [photocopy of page 320 headed “Nollekens and his Times”]
  • r. The Painter of Macaronis [photocopy of page 321 headed “Richard Cosway, R.A.”]
  • s. Richard Cosway miniature of Maria Cosway [photocopy of page of book with handwritten note “Repro: Brodie – plate 1 – cp. p. 192”]
  • t. Prince Regent portrait by Richard Cosway [photocopy of page of The Illustrated London News, June 15, 1957]
  • u. Four miniatures [photocopy of page showing four miniatures sold at Christie’s, June 1, 1896 with handwritten note “between p. 86 & 87”]
  • v. Three miniatures [photocopy of page of three miniatures headed “Collection of Henry Drake, Esq.” with handwritten note ‘ between p. 42 & 43”]
  • w. Three miniatures [photocopy of page with three miniatures with handwritten note at bottom of page “Collection of H.R.H. Duke of Cambridge, k. G.”]
  • x. H.R.H. Prince of Wales [photocopy of portrait noted “#39 Photos Private Collection”]
  • y. H.R.H. Princesses and Queen Charlotte [photocopy of page of three miniatures with handwritten note “Coll: Her Majesty the Queen” and “between p. 78 & 79”]
  • z. H.R.H. Princesses [photocopy of page of two miniatures with handwritten note: “Coll. H.R.H. The Duke of Cambridge, k. G.”]
  • aa. Portrait of Princess Isabel Czartoryska [photocopy of Apollo, Mar 1965, Vol. 82, p. 392]
  • bb. Photocopy of two pages of drawings with handwritten note “Oliver Millar, Late Georgian Pictures”
  • cc. Photocopy of page 286 of Van Dyck, Des Meisters Gemalde, 1931
  • dd. Photocopy of page 381 of Van Dyck, Des Meisters Gemalde, 1931
  • ee. Photocopy of page 459 of Van Dyck, Des Meisters Gemalde, 1931
  • ff. Photocopy of page with three drawings headed “At Lodi” with handwritten note at bottom of page “between p. 62 & 63”
  • gg. Photocopy of pages 197-199 and a second copy of page 199 Europe: The Vaunted Scene from The Eye of Jefferson, Exhibition Catalogue, National Gallery, Washington ‘76
  • hh. Photocopy of page 395 Selected Biographies from The Eye of Jefferson, Exhibition Catalogue, National Gallery, Washington ‘76
  • ii. Page of handwritten notes headed “Richard & Maria – engraved 1786”
  • jj. Page of handwritten notes headed “Rasagna – Self Portrait & La Dick Whittington – see my Corres”
  • kk. Black-and-white photographic reproduction of Mrs. Cosway painting with handwritten note “Cincinnati Art Museum…”
  • ll. Photocopy of a page of book headed “In the Uffizi Gallery, Florence At Lodi” with handwritten note at bottom of page “between p. 72 & 73”
  • mm. Photocopy of a page of book headed “At Lodi” with handwritten note at bottom of page “between p. 58 & 59”
  • nn. Photocopy of a page of book headed “At Lodi” with handwritten note at bottom of page “between p. 60 & 61”
  • oo. Photocopy of a page of book with handwritten note at bottom of page “between p. 64 & 65”
  • pp. Photocopy of a page of book headed “In the Collection Belonging to the Crown” with handwritten note at top of page “Coll: The Crown”
  • qq. Photocopy of a drawing of two seated figures with handwritten note “#44 - Photos of a Private Collection”
  • rr. Photocopy of a drawing of George, Prince of Wales with handwritten note #40 Photos of a Private Collection”
  • ss. Photocopy of a page of book showing Maria Cosway’s design for Angelica Church from “A Diary of the French Revolution, Gouverneur Morris, Vol. 1 op. p. 530”
  • tt. Photocopy of a drawing labeled “Maria Cosway. From a Stipple Engraving by Bartolozzi. 1785”
  • uu. Photocopy of Apollo, Apr 1966, Vol. 83, p. 256
  • vv. Photocopy of page 114 headed “Richard Cosway 1742-1821” with handwritten note at bottom of page “The Fuseli Circle in Rome”
  • ww. Photocopy of two drawing of George IV by R. Cosway
  • xx. Photocopy of a drawing of Saint George by R. Cosway with handwritten note at bottom “Roll 36 Proof sheet #9H”
  • yy. Photocopy of pages 144 and 145 of “Rassegna D’Arte”
  • zz. Photocopy of drawing with handwritten note at bottom of page “self portrait ?” and noted “HEH Photo files”
  • aaa. Photocopy of a drawing labeled “Angel holding a child” by R. Cosway
  • bbb. Photocopy of a drawing labeled “H.R.H. George, Prince of Wales (Geo. IV.)” by R. Cosway
Folder 3

Artwork photocopies

This folder includes "Cosway: Oils and questionable". Contents consist of:
  • a. Photocopy of a painting with handwritten note “Cosway A Skating Party. Portraits of Richard Cosway, Mrs. Cosway, and others”
  • b. Photocopy of a pencil drawing of Mrs. Seymour Damer & Miss Berry in the Library at Strawberry Hill by R. Cosway
  • c. Photocopy of an ink and oil on canvas titled “The Vials of Wrath” attributed to R. Cosway
  • d. Photocopy of a group portrait of the Mackenzie childres
  • e. Page of handwritten notes starting “Charles Towneley with a group of connoisseurs…”
  • f. Photocopy of plate 878, “Venus and Amor” with handwritten note “Gert Schiff Vol. 2”
  • g. Photocopy of plate 1196, “Fragment einer Darstellung des rasenden Aias: Tckmessa und Eurysakes”” with handwritten note “Gert Schiff Vol. 2”
  • h. Photocopy of page 1 of book “Thomas and Paul Sandby”
  • i. Photocopy of page of three portraits (No. 505, No. 681, and No. 609) from The National Portrait Gallery, p. 38 #505 Vol I
  • j. Two photocopies of two paintings: John William, Earl of Ancrum (R. Cosway) and Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire (M. Cosway)
  • k. Photocopy of three paintings from “Portraits in Norfolk Homes, Price Duleep Single, 1928, Vol. 1 opp. P. 176”
  • l. Photocopy of painting of Elizabeth Draper
  • m. Photocopy of painting of William, Viscount Folkestone and Lady Mary Anne Pleydell
  • n. Portrait of two reclining children noted Repro from Huntington files
  • o. Photocopy of painting “The Calling of Samuel” by R. Cosway
  • p. Photocopy of page 61 from book with handwritten note at bottom of page “1757-1806 Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire 50 x40 Cat illus: Christie’s June 28, 1929”
  • q. Photocopy of painting with handwritten notes “Miss Dorothy Styles Richard Cosway (1740 – 1821) Mulliken Sale 1933 48 ½ ” h x 37” w”
  • r. Photocopy of painting headed “Collection of the Earl Percy” with handwritten note at bottom of page “between p. 20 & 21”
  • s. Photocopy of painting of “Lucy Pelhams - 2nd wife of John, Earl of Sheffield”
  • t. Photocopy of painting labeled “Mrs. Thomas Barrett Lennard as a child with her mother. Nee Mary Sheddon”
  • u. Photocopy of a painting labeled “Lady Barbara Pleydell-Bouverir”
  • v. Two photocopies of a painting labeled “Portrait of a Lady on Horseback”
  • w. Photocopy of a painting labeled “Peter Templeman, M.D.” by R. Cosway
  • x. Two photocopies of a painting labeled “4th Duke of Marlborough (George Spencer Churchill)” by R. Cosway
  • y. Two photocopies of a painting labeled “5th Duke of Argyll” by R. Cosway
  • z. Photocopy of the frontispiece of book showing Viscount Folkestone
  • aa. Two copies of a painting with handwritten notation “William 3rd Viscount Courtenay 1768-1835”
  • bb. Photocopy of page xi and facing page of “Vathek With the Episodes’ showing a painting of William Courtenay, Earl of Devon
  • cc. Photocopy of page 110 and facing page of “Vathek With the Episodes’ showing a painting of William Beckford
  • dd. Photocopy of page with two paintings (No. 431 and No. 650) from The National Portrait Gallery Vol. I p. 240 #650
  • ee. Photocopy of painting with handwritten note “Mrs. Cosway & Child Was in collection of E. M. Hodges - provenance probably good but not Maria”
  • ff. Photocopy of painting with handwritten note at bottom of page “Admiral Montagu 30 x 25”
  • gg. Photocopy of painting of a standing and seated figure with the label “Painting by Cosway”
  • hh. Photocopy of paintings labeled “A Protestation of Love” and “Two Turkish Soldiers” by R. Cosway
  • ii. Photocopy of a figure labeled “Figura del sottarco a sud”
  • jj. Photocopy of a painting labeled “Lady Boynton’s Daughters” by R. Cosway
  • kk. Photocopy of a painting labeled “Lady Harriet Somerset” by R. Cosway
  • ll. Photocopy of a painting with handwritten note “Mrs J P Fector & Children Peter and Mary”
  • mm. Photocopy of a painting labeled “Maria Cosway by Richard Cosway”
  • nn. Photocopy of Apollo 95 (front p. 49) March 1972
  • oo. Photocopy of a painting labeled “Mrs Graham Montgomery”
  • pp. Photocopy of a painting from Parke-Bernet Cat. Jan 4, 1945 #12
  • qq. Photocopy of a painting labeled “Portrait of a Lady” by R. Cosway
  • rr. Photocopy of a painting from Parke-Bernet Cat. Nov. 16, 1949 #54
  • ss. Photocopy of a painting, presumed to be Duchess of Devonshire
  • tt. Photocopy of a painting with handwritten note “Mrs. Mary Gee 30x25”
  • uu. Photocopy of a painting of Miss Pocklington by R. Cosway
  • vv. Photocopy of painting of Mrs. Thomas Graham by (?) R. Cosway
  • ww. Photocopy of painting “Portrait of a terrier” by R. Cosway
  • xx. Photocopy of Country Life, June 11, 1981 p. 1698 and a page of handwritten notes headed “Gallery at Cleveland House”
  • yy. Photocopy of page 44 and facing page of a book headed “Richard Cosway” showing a drawing of a monogram from the collection of Baroness Cosway
  • zz. Photocopy of a painting by Richard Cosway from the Soane Museum
  • aaa. Photocopy of book pages “Cosway 115” and “116 Lock” with handwritten notation “The Fuseli Circle in Rome” describing two Maria Cosway paintings.
  • bbb. Photocopy of painting “Death of Leonardo da Vinci” by R. Cosway
  • ccc. Photocopy of painting with handwritten notation “3 Sisters of 3rd Viscount Courtnay Reclining”
  • ddd. Photocopy of painting with handwritten notation “3 Ladies Courtenay”
  • eee. Photocopy of painting with handwritten notation “Hon. J. Pleydell Bouverie”
  • fff. Photocopy of painting labeled “Child of first Viscount Melbourne” by R. Cosway
  • ggg. Photocopy of painting with handwritten notation “Cat. # LXII b- Earl of Radner Collection…”
  • hhh. Photocopy of page of Art News 29:39, Dec. 20, 1930 showing a painting of Mrs. Joseph Smith by R. Cosway
  • iii. Photocopy of book page 214 and facing page headed “Perdita” showing a Cosway of Thomas Lord Lyttlelton.
  • jjj. Photocopy of three painting from a book with handwritten note “See Daniell #92”
  • kkk. Photocopy of a painting of Thomas Lord Lyttleton by R. Cosway
  • lll. Copies of pages 1386 and 1387 of a book headed “Townley”
  • mmm. 4x6 index card with address of Frank Dabell
Folder 4

Royal Academy reproductions and miscellaneous

This folder chiefly contains reproductions of paintings exhibited at the Royal Academy and miscellaneous items. Includes photocopies, photograph reproductions, clippings, etc. Contents consist of:
  • a. 1772 - Rinaldo and Armida, from Tasso, copy of painting and two typewritten pages of notes
  • b. V. Green. Duchess of Cumberland, photograph of painting
  • c. Cosway. Sigisminda, photograph of painting
  • d. Wisdom Directing Beauty and Virtue to Sacrifice, photograph of painting and copy of page showing painting and another painting
  • e. Cosway. Gen. P. Paoli, photograph of painting
  • f. Cosway. Wm. Shipley, copy of painting
  • g. Cosway. H.R.H. Duchess of Cumberland and Strathern, copy of painting
  • h. Cosway. Vanity, copy of painting
  • i. Hodges, Cosway and Birch. View from Cosway's Breakfast Room with Mrs. Cosway, together with commentary
  • j. An Armenian, copy of painting
  • k. Cosway. Venus and Cupid
  • l. 2 copies of page 724: Country Life, April 9, 1948 (copies)
  • m. Photographic Order Card, British Library, Dept. of Mss.
  • n. Prince Hoare by unknown artist, photograph, and accompanying letter from the Thomas Coram Foundation
  • o. Lely. Diana Kirke, Countess of Oxford, National Portrait Gallery program cover
  • p. Handwritten DGW note beginning "Zoffany: The Tribune of the Uffizi. . . "
  • q. Powderham Castle: catalogue, printed card and envelope with 3 photographs and 6 negatives.
  • r. Page showing 7 items to be auctioned by Christie's on Wednesday, March 19
  • s. Page showing 9 items to be auctioned by Sotheby's on Monday 24th March, 1980, with 3 more items on the reverse
  • t. Copy of Cosway. Lancelot ‘Capability' Brown
  • u. Copy of self-portrait of Cosway in fancy dress with accompanying letter of 08/04/86 from the Courtauld
  • v. Copy of Cosway painting of Lady Almeira Carpenter and page of description w. Copy of two paintings of Susanna and the Elders and page of DGW handwritten notes regarding the paintings
  • x. Copy of Delilah Cutting Sampson's Hair with letter from U. Minn and description of painting
  • y. 4 pages of DGW handwritten notes
  • z. List: Books of Emblems
  • aa. Copy of West’s Madonna di S. Girolamo and page of description
  • bb. Six items clipped together, one reads "Preface to National Gallery Catalogue of 1836 ... " being typewritten and handwritten DGW notes
  • cc. Copy of page 17 of “Biographical Index”
  • dd. Copy of Van Dyck Children of Charles I
Folder 5

Cosway miniatures

This folders chiefly contains photocopies of Cosway miniatures (from Williamson book). Contents consist of:
  • a. 18 pages of copies from book
  • b. Copy of page from Illus. London News 211:523 Nov. 8, 1947
  • c. Copy of page from Apollo March 1974 Vol. 99 P 120 (front)
  • d. Copy of page from Beaux Art V.69: Sup 90 Feb. 1967
  • e. Copy of page from Burlington 115:lxxi, November 1973
  • f. 24 pages of copies from book
  • g. One page of handwritten notes headed “Illustrated in Text of Williamson:”
Folder 6

Various prints

Consists of:
  • 3 black-and-white prints identified as from proof sheets (drawing of Horace Beckford; drawing of 2nd Lord Gwydye; painting of Mrs. Fitzwilliam)
  • 13 black-and-white prints from the Ashmolean Museum
  • 9 black-and-white prints from the British Museum
  • 4 color prints of painting of woman with harp labeled on back “from #14 HEH”; painting of seated woman labeled on back “from #2 HEH”; painting of person labeled on back “from #24 HEH”; and photo of miniature of unidentified person
  • 1 black-and-white print of "Poetry and Painting" from the Nottingham Castle Museum
  • 2 black-and-white prints of Judgment on Korah, Dathan and Abiram
  • copy of 05/15/81 letter from DGW to the Courtauld Institute of Art requesting a photograph of the Cosway portrait of Robert, 4th Duke of Ancaster and his sister Lady Georgiana Bertie; copies of pages 128 and 129 of “Complete Peerage Ancaster” and a page of handwritten notes; a 5x8 index card with notes on the painting; and the requested photograph with a card from the Courtauld
  • 1 black-and-white print and color enlargement of a Cosway miniature (possibly a portrait of Thomas Cosway) with a 1982 letter to DGW from Jane Bainbridge of Sotheby’s
  • Black-and-white photograph (2 copies) of Cosway portrait of Countess of Albany with 1985 letter from Sotheby's
Folder 7

Record of films exposed and descriptions [handwritten list and notes arranged by roll number]

Folder 8

28 proof sheets for photographs chiefly of artwork from roll #s 1-14, 16-17, 19-25, 30-31, 33-36; photocopy of inventory of works in Collegio Cosway de Lodi.(May 29, 1910)

Includes photographs of works held by the Fondazione Cosway Maria, Lodi; the Museo Civico; the Victoria & Albert Library; and the British Museum. Descriptions of these items are included in the list in Box 11, Folder 7.
Folder 9

Film negatives of rolls

Folder 10

Proof sheets and lists of R. and M. Cosway drawings in Peabody Collection, New York Public Library, Yale Center for British Art, and Martin Meisel letters

Note: negatives are filled separately. Items consist of:
  • a. Roll 1A, NY Public Library
  • b. Roll 2A, Yale Center and NY Public Library
  • c. Roll 3A, Yale Center
  • d. Three unlabeled black-and-white proof sheets and two color
  • e. Typewritten list of “Original Drawings by Richard and Maria Cosway from the Francis Peabody Collection”
  • f. 03/27/81 typewritten letter to DGW from Martin Meisel saying that photos have not yet been taken
  • g. Undated handwritten letter to DGW from Martin Meisel enclosing the requested photos and negatives and a list of what was photographed
  • h. Handwritten sheet regarding a phone call to Meisel
Folder 11

Proof sheets and film negatives

Folder 12

Prints from rolls #1 and #37

Forty chiefly 12 x 9 cm prints of black-and-white photographs of artwork from roll #1 and roll #37.
Folder 13

"Eye of Thomas Jefferson" exhibition photographs, 1976

Two photos From Eye of Thomas Jefferson exhibition at the National Gallery, Washington, D.C., consisting of a Cosway self-portrait and a Cosway portrait of Maria Cosway.
Box 11 (Slide box)

Slides

Slide box

Slides of art

Box containing 248 color slides both of Cosway art and unrelated art images presumably used in various presentations. The slides consist of:
  • D.1.a. Miniatures 1 of 2 (12 slides)
  • D.1.b. Miniatures 2 of 2 (12 slides)
  • D.1.c. Political cartoon and comic art - "used for talk" April, 1975 (25 slides)
  • D.1.d. Misc. from 18th century seminar - March, 1978 (27 slides)
  • D.1.e. Early slides: reproductions and Scotland 1975 (April) (7 slides)
  • D.1.f. Cosway and Huntington Library objects; Palmer-Muller May, 1976 (7 slides)
  • D.1.g. Gilray and Huntington Library objects - April, 1975 (26 slides)
  • D.1.h. Cosway talk and additional Cosway’s in the Huntington Library- May, 1976 (19 slides)
  • D.1.i. Huntington Library objects, May, 1976 (12 slides)
  • D.1.j. Unrelated French slides 1 of 2 (11 slides)
  • D.1.k. Unrelated French slides 2 of 2 (9 slides)
  • D.1.l. Unrelated slides of Ephesus 1 of 2 (11 slides)
  • D.1.m. Unrelated slides of Ephesus 2 of 2 (14 slides)
  • D.1.n. Cosway miniatures and other art (13 slides)
  • D.1.o. Cosway paintings (12 slides)
  • D.1.p. Cosway miniatures (11 slides)
  • D.1.q. Cosway paintings (8 slides)
  • D.1.r. British slides (12 slides)