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Title A Basket of Chips: An Autobiography
Creator Harwood, James Taylor, 1860-1940
Subject Artists; Painters; Artists' writings
Subject Local Harwood, James Taylor, 1860-1940; Artists--Utah--Biography; Harwood, Harriett Richards, (1870-1922)
Description These memoirs of Utah artist and teacher James T. Harwood cover a wide range of subjects including farming, gardening, bird watching and cooking. But, primarily, "A Basket of Chips" is about his early love, Harriett Richards, and their life together.
Publisher Tanner Trust Fund University of Utah Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
Contributors Olpin, Robert S.; Ward, Margery W.; Cooley, Everett L.; Madsen, Brigham D.; Tyler, S. Lyman
Date 1985
Type Text
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Language eng
Relation Is part of: Utah, the Mormons, and the West, no. 12
Coverage 1860-1940
Rights Management University of Utah, Copyright 2001
Holding Institution J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah.
Source Physical Dimensions 14.5 cm x 22.75 cm
Source Characteristics Printed Hard Cover Book
Scanning Technician Karen Edge
Metadata Cataloger Kenning Arlitsch; Jan Robertson
Call Number N 6537 H364 A2 1985
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Topic Artists; Painters; First person narrative
Setname uum_ttb
Date Created 2005-04-20
Date Modified 2011-04-07
ID 327930
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6zs2vsj

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Title Basket of Chips, page 042
Description A Basket of Chips box. It would sometimes get out when we were away. It had never learned anv clean habits and the results would be found in the most unappropriate places. My wife would scold it se- verely but with no better result. She said it would have to be killed. We had intended to complete its usefulness by eating it. But it was too much of a pet. And one day near the time for us to leave, I opened the window, stood it on the sill, and shut the window. It was a long time before it spread its wings and flashed out into the unknown. The family was reduced to two. Today I saw on a screen the word "cher," - it was a French production. That was her [Harriett's) name for me, and a sob was in my throat during the whole time of the show. With the same scene a keepsake was given showing three initials, H.R.H., - hers after she married me. During the rest of my life daily reminders will keep her memory ever before me. I had painted her portrait in Switzerland, and it is con- sidered one of my best'pieces. And now I did another of her in our studio home in Paris, but this was not so successful as the first. I labored too much over it, and yet there is much of her in it. It shows the slight swelling of the neck that was fatal to her.33 Her painting Still-life," a big red pumpkin, cauliflower, and potatoes, was painted at this time, and is considered the best she ever did. It was exhibited at the Woman's Building, World's Fair, Chicago, 1873, the only oil by a woman painter to be received from Utah although several others by women artists were submitted.34 One water color by Mary Gorlinki 33 This second portrait of Harriett Richards Harwood is in a collection in Nevada. This work was, for many years, in the possession of J. T. Harwood's daughter June. It is only one of a large number of Harwood's creations and possessions which belonged to her. Following June's conversion to the L. D. S. Church in recent years, that organization made arrangements to receive from June, in the form of a trust, many of J. T. Harwood's paintings. Whether these will become part of the L. D. S. Church Collection remains a question to be decided by the State of Nevada (June's legal guardian). Interview by author with Willard Harwood 3 September 1982. Ownership of these works was still in dispute in 1983. 3 4 Harriett was busy doing sti Ii-life works during this time. Wil lard Har- wood owned a work by h is mother and the Utah Museum of Fine Arts owns one 42
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Source A Basket of Chips: An Autobiography
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Date Created 2005-04-14
Date Modified 2005-04-14
ID 327522
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6zs2vsj/327522