Fonds SC115 - A.H. Howard fonds

Identity area

Reference code

CA ON00012 SC115

Title

A.H. Howard fonds

Date(s)

  • 1880-1914 (Creation)

Level of description

Fonds

Extent and medium

15 sketchbooks
85 drawings
2 albums
1 portfolio
11 bookplates
9 die impressions
8 photographs
1 folder of textual records
1 certificate
1 diploma

Context area

Name of creator

(1889 - 1904)

Biographical history

A.H. Howard (fl. 1889-1904) was an artist and member of the Toronto Art League.

Archival history

The materials now constituting the A. H. Howard fonds, apart from the sketchbooks, were left unclaimed with the Art Museum of Toronto following its memorial exhibition for A. H. Howard in 1916. In 1921 they were given to the Museum, along with the sketchbooks, by the artist’s son, C.S. Howard. For several decades the materials were in the Canadian Historical Study Collection of the Art Gallery of Ontario. They were transferred to the AGO Research Library and Archives in 2007.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Gift of C.S (Clifford) Howard, the artist’s son, in 1921. — Miscellaneous items in series 5: Decorative designs and drawings were added to the fonds in 2010.

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Scope and content

Fonds consists of drawings, watercolours and designs of A. H. Howard produced in Toronto between 1880 and 1914, especially in the sketchbooks in which Howard drew Ontario landscapes and towns, flowers, trees, human figures, factory interiors and other subjects. Similar drawings and watercolours are contained in two albums and a portfolio. Also included are examples of his decorative and calligraphic work from illuminated presentation addresses, certificates, bookplates and other materials.
Contains series:
1. Portfolio and albums
2. Sketchbooks
3. Decorative designs and drawings

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Accruals

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Conditions governing access

Open. Access to Special Collections is by appointment only. Please contact the reference desk for more information.

Conditions governing reproduction

Copyright has been transferred to the Art Gallery of Ontario.
Material in this fonds is in the public domain. Permission of the Art Gallery of Ontario is required for publication.

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Physical characteristics and technical requirements

Some materials are brittle and fragile.

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Related units of description

Presentation books designed by A. H. Howard are in the United Church Archives at the University of Toronto and in the City of Toronto Archives. The Archives of Ontario holds microforms of the sketchbooks along with calendars of the Toronto Art Students’ League designed by Howard.

Bookplates by A. H. Howard are in the Canadian Bookplate Collection (SC020). — Presentation books designed by Howard are in the Grange collection. — Books (2) from the library of A. H. Howard are in the main collection of the AGO Research Library and Archives.

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Institution identifier

Art Gallery of Ontario

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Status

Final

Level of detail

Partial

Dates of creation revision deletion

August 9, 2013

Language(s)

  • English

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