Monday, December 19, 2011

Learning Every Day

One of the things I love about museum work is the continuing learning and discovery.
We have a great painting of hunting hounds by Percival Rosseau. I got an email today:

Do you have a photo of the American artist Percival Rosseau? (1859-1937) We need this photo for our forthcoming book, "The Art Hunters Handbook" (May, 2012, see below) which will feature profiles of 120 artists including Percival Rosseau. We will be happy to give you credit in the book for providing this photo. If you do not have a photo, would you be able to direct us to the right source, perhaps a museum or a library? Thank you.

I didn't think we had one, but look what our Curator wrote!

Dear Mr. Fox,
Our director forwarded your inquiry regarding a photograph of Percival Rosseau on to me. We do not have a photograph, but I would suggest contacting the Florence Griswold Museum in Old Lyme Connecticut. They seem to have information on a lot of the artists who worked there, and I came across some engaging films of Rosseau with his dogs on their website. You can see these at (scroll down the page until you come to the Rosseau film). If they have the film, they may have still images of him.

Best of luck,
Janie Welker

Janie M. Welker Curator of Exhibitions and Collections
From: Walsh-Piper, Kathleen Sent: Monday, December 19, 2011 9:53 AMTo: Welker, Janie MSubject: FW: Inquiry: Photo of Percival Rosseau

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