Reproductive prints after Peter Paul Rubens, Honoré Daumier, Antonio Fabrès Costa, Sir Lawrence Alma Tadema, Louis Tocqué. Subjects include blacks in art, the miracles of St. Benoit, art collectors and collecting, artists's studios, janizaries and a portrait of a woman
Holograph poem signed, "To Lady Blessington" : 2 Jan 1849 : (BLES 1.067a) : 1 p.; in ink; begins, "When wintry winds in wild career, / Howl requiems for the bygone year ." With the excised address panel from the letter cover. Mounted in v. 1 of the Blessington Papers. Shelved with oversized manuscript volumes.
Arthur Davison Ficke (1883-1946) was a poet, author and collector of Japanese and Chinese art. Collection contains handwritten and typewritten documents, printed matter and negatives. Most of the papers are notes for lectures Ficke gave on Far Eastern art during the 1930s and 1940s. Also, some correspondence regarding these lectures. Correspondents include photographer Arnold Genthe and Japanese print collectors Louis V. Ledoux and Judson D. Metzgar. Other papers concern Ficke's collection of Japanese and Chinese art. Papers postdating Ficke's death are those of his widow, Gladys Brown Ficke, and pertain to a revision of his book Chats on Japanese Prints, originally published in 1915.