- 1880-1914 (Creation)
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9 die impressions
1 folder of textual records
Name of creator
A.H. Howard (fl. 1889-1904) was an artist and member of the Toronto Art League.
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.
- Portfolio and albums
- Decorative designs and drawings
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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.
A detailed finding aid is available at http://www.ago.net/assets/files/pdf/special_collections/SC115.pdf.
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Dates of creation revision deletion
August 9, 2013