Subseries B. "Romantic Art in Britain: Paintings and Drawings, 1760-1860." Mar. 14-Apr. 21, 1968


Scope and Content Note

Frederick Cummings and Allen Staley jointly organized an exhibition British romantic art for the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Detroit Institute of Arts. The curators focused on the period between 1760 and 1860, beginning with works by Reynolds and Gainsborough and exploring the evolution of romantic art through the Pre-Raphaelites. Due to its focus on British art, the majority of exhibition records related to loan correspondence with international institutions and private collectors. These records also include administrative files related to preparing the exhibition catalogue, planning the installation and opening in Philadelphia, and shipping loans internationally.


Exhibition records are organized into correspondence files for institutions and individuals, which account for the bulk of the records, and administrative files.