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At a Glance
Primarily oil portraits of 18th century literary figures. There are also engravings, and pen and ink and pencil sketches. Among the literary figures are portraits of Samuel Butler, Lord Byron, Thomas Carlyle; Colley Cibber; Charles Dickens; John Evelyn; John Foxe; David Garrick; Thomas Gray; Charles Lamb; Sir Thomas More; Sir Walter Raleigh; Samuel Richardson; Richard B. Sheridan; Alfred, Lord Tennyson; William M. Thackeray; and others. There is also a portrait by Blanche Ames of George A. Plimpton. Among the artists represented in the collection are James Maubert, Frederick Sandys, and William Hogarth (attrib.)
Using the Collection
Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Restrictions on Access
This collection is located on-site.
This collection has no restrictions.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction
Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); George A. Plimpton collection of portraits; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.
The majority of the collection is on loan to the Plimpton family.
Bequest of Mrs. George A. Plimpton, 1950.
Gift of Mrs. Francis T. P. Plimpton, 1987.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Portraits Entered in AMC 11/27/90.
History / Biographical Note
Biographical / Historical
Collector, publisher, trustee, and philanthropist. Plimpton collected manuscripts and early books of an educational nature, Italian literature, and Americana.