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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Thr 158.10

Samuel DeWilde additional drawings


Theatrical portrait drawings in pencil and watercolor by the English portrait painter Samuel DeWilde.


  • 1792-1821

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material. Collection is open for research.


.25 linear feet (28 folders in 1 drawer)
Theatrical portraits in pencil and watercolor. Also includes two engravings after DeWilde.

Biographical / Historical

The English painter DeWilde was noted for his theatrical portraits in oil and watercolor. He first exhibited his work in 1776 and was commissioned to provide illustrations for Bell's British Theatre, ca. 1790.

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

No accession number. Gift of Robert Gould Shaw; received: 1918 January 9.
DeWilde, Samuel, 1747-1832. Samuel DeWilde additional drawings, 1792-1821: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library

Repository Details

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