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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 1585

Frank Vizetelly drawings

Overview

Drawings by artist and British war correspondent, Frank Vizetelly, of American Civil War scenes. Includes a few of Vizetelly's drawings of military subjects in Europe and also one drawing by artist and war correspondent, Alfred R. (Alfred Rudolph) Waud.

Dates

  • 1861-1865 and undated

Language of Materials

Collection in English.

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Extent

2.5 linear feet (32 items in 6 portfolio boxes)
29 drawings are scenes of the American Civil War and 3 are of military subjects in Europe. Drawings of the Civil War include the artist's pencil notes on the back describing persons, places, and events. One Civil War drawing is by artist and war correspondent, Alfred R. (Alfred Rudolph) Waud (1828-1891).

Biographical / Historical

Frank Vizetelly was an artist and British war correspondent for "The Illustrated London News" (ILN) serving in Italy, in Spain, in the American Civil War, in Austria, and later in Egypt. He was one of the few reporters who served his paper within the Confederate lines during the American Civil War, reporting pictorially from the South and known as a newspaper "special artist." He disappeared during a British military disaster in the Sudan in November of 1883.

Arrangement

Arranged into the following series:
  1. I. Civil War Drawings (one by A.R. Waud)
  2. II. Military subjects in Europe

Physical Location

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

99M-47. Gift of Colonel John Glas Sandeman, Whin Hurst, Hayling Island, England; received: 23 Sep. 1902. Recataloged from: US 6095.17PF*

For additional information see: William Stanley Hoole. "Vizetelly covers the Confederacy", pub. in Confederate Centennial Studies, No. 4. Tuscaloosa, Ala.: Confederate Pub. Co., 1957. National Gallery of Art (U.S.). The Civil War; a centennial exhibition of eyewitness drawings. Washington, 1961.
  • William Stanley Hoole. "Vizetelly covers the Confederacy", pub. in Confederate Centennial Studies, No. 4. Tuscaloosa, Ala.: Confederate Pub. Co., 1957.
  • National Gallery of Art (U.S.). The Civil War; a centennial exhibition of eyewitness drawings. Washington, 1961.

Processing Information

Processed by: Bonnie B. Salt
Link to catalog
Title
Vizetelly, Frank, 1830-1883. Frank Vizetelly drawings, 1861-1865: Guide.
Author
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
EAD ID
hou00067

Repository Details

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