Guide to the Henry Ossawa Tanner Sketched or Drew Poem, undated

Summary Information

Title: Henry Ossawa Tanner Sketched or Drew Poem, undated
Collection: AC.776
Extent: 0.01 linear feet (1 folder)

This poem or writing on a card describes the artist Henry Ossawa Tanner, sent to George at Christmas by a person whose signature cannot be read.

Creator: unknown

Biographical/Historical Note

Henry Ossawa Tanner (June 21, 1859 – May 25, 1937) was an African-American artist. He was the first African-American painter to gain international acclaim. He moved to Paris in 1891 to study, and decided to stay there, being readily accepted in French artistic circles. His painting entitled Daniel in the Lions Den was accepted into the 1896 Salon.

Scope and Contents

This collection is a card entitled Henry Ossawa Tanner Sketched or Drew sent to George for Christmas, undated, by a person whose signature is not readable.


This is a single-item collection.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for use in the Dougherty Reading Room. An appointment for research is recommended. The Dougherty Reading Room is located on the 4th floor of Belk Library in Special Collections.

Acquisitions Information

This item was found in the collection, provenance unknown. It was accessioned as AC.2011.080.

Processing Information

This was processed by Anita Elliott, January 2014. This collection was processed as part of a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission. The grant funded extensive processing of the backlog within the W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection between 2012 and 2014.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], AC.776: "Henry Ossawa Tanner Sketched or Drew" Poem, W.L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina, USA.

Container List

Poem, undated ACSC_Box 26, Folder 8