A. J. Parsons, 1857-1935
Date of Birth: 1857
A. J. Parsons was an American amateur print collector.
Parsons' collection focused on prints of modern artists, including Cameron, Whistler and their contemporaries. The Library of Congress currently houses some of his collection of Japanese Ukiyo-e woodblock prints and printed books. Among his Whistler etchings were K1850401, K1890501, K1920201, K2120501, K3720301, K4080201 and K4270101. His collection, comprising 174 items, was sold at Christie's, London, on 7 February 1911, where it realised £4415.14.
Lugt, Frits, Les marques de collections de dessins et d'estampes: marques estampillèes et écrites de collections particulières et publiques; marques de marchands, de monteurs et d'imprimeurs; etc..., Amsterdam, 1921 (supplement 138b); Kita, Sandy et al, The Floating World of Ukiyo-e: Shadows, Dreams and Substance, exh. cat., Library of Congress, Washington, 2002.