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Joseph Delaplaine letter: Philadelphia, [P.A.], to Ezra C. Gross, 1819 Dec. 21

Creator:
Delaplaine, Joseph, 1777-1824
Subject:
Gross, Ezra Carter
King, Charles Bird
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Other
Physical Description:
1 p.
Access Note / Rights:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Summary:
A letter from Delaplaine to Ezra C. Gross in the House of Representatives, "soliciting the honour of your portrait" for Delaplaine's "Gallery of portraits." Delaplaine comments on his gallery, suggests [Charles Bird] King as a possible portraitist, and offers to pay half of King's fee.
Citation:
Joseph Delaplaine letter: Philadelphia, [P.A.], to Ezra C. Gross, 1819 Dec. 21. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
Microfilm reel 4982 (fr. 1373-1376) available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Biography Note:
Delaplaine (1777-1824) compiled Delaplaine's Repository of the Lives and Portraits of Distinguished American Characters (1815-1818). Ezra C. Gross was a Congressman, ca. 1820; Elizabeth, New York.
Provenance:
The donor Anna Marie Ettell, according to acquisition information, "has copies of Delaplaine's repository - former staff member." The gift was received through Tina Morelli of the National Portrait Gallery.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Portraits, American
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8288
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210459
AAA_collcode_delajose
Theme:
Government Sponsorship of the Arts
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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