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Edward H. Dwight papers, 1950-1977

Creator:
Dwight, Edward H., 1919-1981
Subject:
Audubon, John James
Audubon, John Woodhouse
Audubon, Victor Gifford
Corwine, Aaron H.
Drake, Daniel
Duncanson, Robert S.
Peale fam, Peale family
Peale, Raphaelle
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Other
Physical Description:
19.2 linear ft.
Addition: 2.0 linear ft.
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:
Research files containing correspondence, writings, business records, sketches, printed material, and photocopies of documents and art work, concerning Dwight's research on John James Audubon, Victor Gifford Audubon, John Woodhouse Audubon, Robert S. Duncanson, Aaron H. Corwine, Daniel Drake, Raphaelle Peal and the Peale family, and others.
The Audubon files include photocopies of correspondence, 1788-1852, of the Audubon family; photographs and reproductions of paintings by them; lists compiled by Dwight of paintings by the Audubon family; and printed material.
ADDITION: Research material on Raphaelle Peale and the Peale family for Dwight's record of the complete works of Raphaelle Peale (1774-1825). Included are correspondence, transcripts of nineteenth-century letters and other documents, research notes, exhibition records, articles, photographs, transparencies, and slides. Research consists of compilations of paintings, scholarly attributions and opinions, and examples of signatures.
Citation:
Edward H. Dwight papers, 1950-1977. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Biography Note:
Art historian and museum director. Born in Cincinnati, Dwight held posts at the Cincinnati Art Museum, the Milwaukee Art Center, and the Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute. He was particularly interested in American painting.
Provenance:
The Audubon materials were donated 1982-1983 by Mrs. Edward (Ruth R.) Dwight, the widow of Edward H. Dwight. The Peale material was donated in 2002 by the Barra Foundation, Inc., which had received them from Ruth R. Dwight, as they relate to the Foundation's mission to support scholarship in cultural history in the Philadelphia area. In 1983, the Barra Foundation loaned the documents to Dr. William H. Gerdts, an art historian, who was to continue Dwight's work on a catalog raisonne of Raphaelle Peale. Dr. Gerdts made limited use of the materials and the Barra Foundation then transferred the materials to the Archives of American Art in 2002.
Theme:
Art Theory and Historiography
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Art historians
Art, American
Business records
Drawings
Painters
Painting, American
Prints
Sketches
Works of art
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7613
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209775
AAA_collcode_dwigedwa
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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