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Shepperson, Matthew, 1785–1874

Matthew Shepperson archive, 1810-1869.

Physical Description:
0.42 Linear Feet (1 box)
Rare Books and Manuscripts
MSS 32 (In Process)
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
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Copyright Status:
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Archives & Manuscripts
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The collection comprises manuscript material concerning Matthew Shepperson, portrait copyist, art instructor to lords and ladies, and collector of portraits. Includes two account books, recording forty-three years of financial records. Also present are four visiting cards, the original will of Shepperson's mother (naming him as executor and heir), one manuscript receipt for paintings, and 18 autograph letters signed, four of the latter with red wax seals. A number of the letters are from John Childs, dated from about 1823 to 1826.
Subject Terms:
Art -- Collectors and collecting.
Childs, John, 1784-
Painters -- Great Britain.
Painting, British
Portrait painting.
Shepperson, Matthew, 1785-1874.
Account books.
Receipts (financial records)
Visiting cards
Childs, John, 1784-

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