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Mary, Xanthus, and Russell Smith family papers, 1793-1977, bulk 1826-1977

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Creator:
Smith, Mary Russell, 1842-1878
Smith, Xanthus, 1839-1929
Subject:
Sartain, John W.
Rothermel, Peter Frederick
Lambdin, James Reid
Neagle, John
Lambdin, George Cochran
Smith, family
Wister, Owen
Wister, Sarah Butler
Anthony, Susan B. (Susan Brownell),
Booth, Edwin Thomas
Sartain, Samuel
Peale, Rembrandt
Richards, William Trost
Smith, Russell
Clemon's Gallery (Philadelphia, Pa.)
Root's Gallery (Philadelphia, Pa.)
Van Loan & Ennis' Gallery (Philadelphia, Pa.)
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Other
Physical Description:
5.1 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:
Correspondence, writings, artwork, financial records, printed material, miscellaneous items and photographs provide documentation of the lives and works of painter, illustrator and poet, Russell Smith, and his son, painter Xanthus Smith, and scattered documentation of the lives of his wife, painter and educator Mary Priscilla Smith, and daughter and painter Mary Russell Smith.
Citation:
Mary, Xanthus, and Russell Smith family papers, 1793-1977, bulk 1826-1977. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
Portions of the collection are available on microfilm reels 2035-2040, and 2062 at Archives of American Art offices, and through interlibrary loan. The arrangement of the collection as described in this finding aid does not reflect the order of the collection on microfilm.
Biography Note:
Mary, Xanthus, and Russell Smith were a family of artists in the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania area. Russell Smith (1812-1896) was a native of Glasgow, Scotland whose family came to the United States in 1819 and settled near Pittsburgh. Russell Smith married Mary Priscilla Wilson, a flower painter and teacher of French and drawing, in 1838. Mary Priscilla Smith (1819-1874) studied at a female seminary in Germantown, Pennsylvania operated by noted educator William Russell (Russell Smith's uncle) in Germantown, Pennsylvania, and at Charles Picot's school in Philadelphia. After becoming a mother, she painted very little but taught her children, Xanthus and Mary, to draw and paint. Xanthus Smith (1839-1929) was born in Philadelphia. Mary Russell Smith (1842-1878) was born near Jenkintown, Pennsylvania.
Provenance:
Donated 1978-1979 by Franklin R. Smith, a descendant of Smith.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Daguerreotypes
Sketchbooks
Photographs
Landscape painting
Tintypes
Women painters
Painters
Exhibition catalogs
Sketches
Scrapbooks
Painting, Modern
Works of art
Ambrotypes
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9434
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211632
AAA_collcode_smitfami
Theme:
Sketches & Sketchbooks
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
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