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Dickinson, Lowes-Cato 1819-1908
Lowes Cato Dickinson Correspondence
Manuscripts Division
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1 box and 0.2 linear feet
Storage Note:
  • Firestone Library (scamss): Box 1


Consists primarily of letters from pre-Raphaelite painters to English painter Lowes Cato Dickinson.

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

The collection consists primarily of letters from pre-Raphaelite painters to Dickinson. Correspondents include Ford Maddox Brown, William Holman Hunt, John Everett Millais, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, and John Ruskin. Also included is a letter from John Bright, whose portrait was painted by Dickinson.

Collection Creator Biography:

Dickinson, Lowes-Cato 1819-1908

Lowes Cato Dickinson was an English portrait painter in the Victorian establishment. He also painted and lithographed sporting pictures. Son and pupil of stationer and lithographic publisher, Joseph Dickinson, he was inspired by the Pre-Raphaelites. Dickinson taught drawing with John Ruskin and Dante Rossetti, and exhibitions of his portraits were held at the Royal Academy from 1848-1891.

Collection History


AM12968, AM84-23.


No appraisal information is available.

Processing Information

Folder inventory was added by Hilde Creager (2015) in 2012.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

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Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

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Credit this material:

Lowes Cato Dickinson Correspondence; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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Storage Note:
  • Firestone Library (scamss): Box 1