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A.W. Elson & Co. photogravure of George de Forest Brush's "Indian and the Lily"

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Creator:
A.W. Elson & Co., printer  Search this
Artist:
Brush, George de Forest, 1855-1941  Search this
Extent:
1 Print (photogravure)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Prints
Photogravures
Date:
circa 1900
Scope and Contents note:
Image of George de Forest Brush's painting, "The Indian and the Lily," depicting an American Indian with a white bird hanging on his back reaching toward a pond lily.
Biographical/Historical note:
A.W. Elson & Co. was a Boston-based firm that made photogravure plates and carbon prints around 1900. George de Forest Brush was an American painter most known for his romanticized images of American Indian life and his Renaissance-style portraits. He painted "The Indian and the Lily" in 1887.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 89-26
Location of Other Archival Materials:
Smithsonian Institution Libraries holds trade catalogs from A.W. Elson & Co.
The Archives of American Art holds the George de Forest Brush and Brush family papers, circa 1909-1993.
The Smithsonian American Art Museum and the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery hold Brush's paintings and drawings.
The Smithsonian American Art Museum Archives and Special Collections holds photographs of Brush and his paintings.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Genre/Form:
Photogravures
Citation:
Photo Lot 89-26, A.W. Elson & Co. photogravure of George de Forest Brush's "Indian and the Lily", National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.89-26
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-89-26