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Letter to F.C. Sessions of Columbus, Ohio from Paul Peel of Paris from the collections of the Worthington Historical Society (WHS) may be used for educational purposes as long as it is not altered in any way and proper credit is given: "Courtesy of the Worthington Historical Society, Worthington, OH." Prior written permission of the WHS is required for any other use of Letter to F.C. Sessions of Columbus, Ohio from Paul Peel of Paris. Contact WHS at firstname.lastname@example.org to request permission.
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It was created in June 1890.
In this brief letter, artist Paul Peel writes to Francis C. Sessions of Columbus, Ohio to thank Sessions for his encouragement. Peel shares that he has won an award and is working on another painting.
Francis Sessions was a successful dry goods merchant in Columbus, who prospered in the wholesale wool business, invested in railroads, and eventually became founder and president of the Commercial National Bank. Francis married Mary Johnson on August 18, 1847. Mary was daughter of one of Worthington's founders, Orange Johnson and wife Achsa (Maynard) Johnson. The Sessions were interested in promoting art and art instruction in Columbus. The Sessions art collection formed a basis for the Columbus Museum of Art collection. Francis planned upon his death for his estate to found the Sessions Academy of Fine Arts and museum to foster art education in Columbus.
Paul Peel was a Canadian artist born in London, Ontario. He won a medal at the Paris Salon in 1890 for his painting "After the Bath." Peel died two years after this letter was written in 1892 at the age of 32. His painting "A Country Boy and His Dog Among the Daisies" was bequeathed to the Columbus Museum of Art by Francis C. Sessions.
It covers the city Worthington.
You can find the original at Worthington Historical Society.
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The Worthington Historical Society identification code is 2012.0005.37.
The Worthington Memory identification code is whs1022.
This metadata record was human prepared by Worthington Libraries on October 31, 2017. It was last updated November 27, 2017.