Lowes Cato Dickinson Correspondence
Held at: Princeton University Library: Manuscripts Division [Contact Us]
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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.
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.
Folder inventory was added by Hilde Creager (2015) in 2012.
No appraisal information is available.
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Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. No further photoduplication of copies of material in the collection can be made when Princeton University Library does not own the original. Inquiries regarding publishing material from the collection should be directed to RBSC Public Services staff through the Ask Us! form. The library has no information on the status of literary rights in the collection and researchers are responsible for determining any questions of copyright.
1 A.L.S.Physical Description
5 A.Ls.S.Physical Description
3 A.Ls.S. to Dickinson, 1 A.L.S. to Mrs. Rossetti.Physical Description
6 A.Ls.S. by Millais to Dickinson and Mrs. Dickinson, 1 A.L.S. by Frederick Macmillan to Dickinson.Physical Description
2 A.Ls.S, 1 A.N. (AM12968); 1 A.L.S.  (AM84-23)Physical Description
12 A.Ls.S.Physical Description