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Jervis McEntee papers, 1796, 1848-1905

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Creator:
McEntee, Jervis, 1828-1891
Subject:
Palmer, Erastus Dow
Church, Isabel
Chapin, E. H. (Edwin Hubbell),
Church, Frederic Edwin
Thompson, Launt
Stribling, C. K.
Wickes, E. T.
Booth, Edwin Thomas
Lang, Louis
Johnson, Eastman
Vaux, Calvert
Hicks, Thomas
Anthony, A. V. S. (Andrew Varick Stout),
Shumway, Henry Colton
Zarnnhus, E. L.
Youmans, Kate
Sawyer, C. M.
Bellows, Henry W. (Henry Whitney),
DeForest, H. G.
Gray, Henry Peters
Cropsey, Jasper Francis
Sykes, Charles W.
Jourmans, E. L.
McEntee, James S.
Donoho, J. R.
Inness, George
Boughton, George Henry
Casilear, John William
Meeks, Louisa B.
Whittredge, Worthington
Derrenbacher, John
Kensett, John Frederick
Weir, John F. (John Ferguson)
Hubbard, Richard William
Gifford, Sanford Robinson
Von Glumer, Francisca
Butler, Benjamin F.
Ward, John Quincy Adams
Baker, George Augustus
Boardman, Andrew
Stone, William O. (William Oliver)
Stoddard, Richard Henry
Huntington, Daniel
Hart, William McDougal
Husted, James W.
National Academy of Design (U.S.)
Century Association (New York, N.Y.)
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Other
Physical Description:
1.2 linear feet
Access Note / Rights:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Summary:
The papers of Hudson River School painter Jervis McEntee contain letters from close friends and family members to McEntee and include many from his mentor Frederic Edwin Church, and fellow artists Samuel Putnam Avery, George Henry Boughton, Sanford Gifford, Richard Henry, Eastman Johnson, Elizabeth B. Stoddard, John Ferguson Weir, Worthington Whittredge, and others. Papers relating to the McEntee family include obituaries, a family genealogy, and letters from and regarding family members. There are also papers relating to the Vaux family (McEntee's brother-in-law's family) and American architect and landscape artist Calvert Vaux, who designed a studio for McEntee. Of special significance are five volumes of diaries dating from 1872 through 1891 which provide a detailed depiction of the American art world in the 1870s and 1880s.
Citation:
Jervis McEntee papers, 1796, 1848-1905. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
The collection has been digitized and is available online via AAA's website. Diaries are available on microfilm reel D180.
Location of Originals:
Reel D9: Originals in the Adirondack Museum, Blue Lake Mtn., New York.
Related Materials:
A diary was lent for microfilming in 1964 by the Adirondack Museum and is available on Reel D9.
Biography Note:
Jervis McEntee (1828-1891) was a landscape painter from New York, N.Y. Born in Rondout, N.Y.
Provenance:
The diary on reel D9 was lent for microfilming 1964 by the Adirondack Museum. Many of the letters were donated in 1959 by Charles E. Feinberg, an active donor and friend of AAA. The 5 v. diary was donated 1964 by Mrs. Helen S. McEntee. Additional papers were donated by William Gaffken, director of the insurance company which acquired the McEntee family insurance firm, in 1990 and 1997.
Digitization Note:
Letters and family papers of Jervis McEntee in the Archives of American Art were digitized in 2007. Diaries scanned from the original microfilm of McEntee's diaries (5 volumes, 1872 to 1890) are temporarily unavailable online except at Archives of American Art offices.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Sketches
Hudson River school of landscape painting
Diaries
Artists' studios
Artists
Art, Modern
Bull Run (Va.), 1st Battle, 1861
Painters
Landscape painters
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7251
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209401
AAA_collcode_mcenjerv
Theme:
Diaries
Art Movements and Schools
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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