Frank Henry Norton (1836-1913)

Frank Henry Norton (1836-1913)
Title
Frank Henry Norton (1836-1913)
Date 
1874
Medium 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions 
Overall: 24 x 20 in. ( 61 x 50.8 cm )
Credit Line 
Gift of Mrs. Augusta (Norton) Simpson
Object Number 
1939.560
Marks 
signature: at right: "Gutierrez"
Gallery Label 
The subject, a native of Higham, Mass., began his career in 1855 as assistant librarian at the Astor Library, and after many years as a librarian in various libraries in New York, he entered journalism. In addition to writing for newspapers, Norton wrote biographies and plays. Several of his plays were produced in New York theaters, and 1700 of his biographical essays appeared in the "National Cyclopaedia of American Biography."
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Creative: Tronvig Group