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Hart family photographs and clipping, 1865-[189-?]

Creator:
Hart fam, Hart family
Subject:
Hart, James McDougal
Hart, Letitia Bonnet
Hart, Marie Theresa Gorsuch
Hart, Mary Theresa
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Other
Physical Description:
11 items (on a partial microfilm reel).
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:
Cartes-de-visite and cabinet photographs depicting James McDougal Hart (1865), Hart's wife Marie Theresa Hart, their daughters, Letitia and Marie Theresa, and a painting, accompanied by an undated clipping "A Woman Who Paints Women" from Metropolitan Magazine, concerning the work of Letitia and her sister Mary Theresa.
Citation:
Hart family photographs and clipping, 1865-[189-?]. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
Microfilm reel 4283 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Biography Note:
James McDougal Hart, the younger brother of painter William Hart, worked as an apprentice to a coach and sign painter in Albany before he went abroad to study in Munich and Dusseldorf under Johann Wilhelm Schirmer and others. He opened a studio in New York in 1857 and the following year was elected an associate of the National Academy. In 1859 he became an academician. He married amateur painter Marie Theresa Gorsuch in 1866, and their children Robert Gorsuch, Mary Theresa, and Letitia also became artists. Hart is associated with the Hudson River School, specializing in painting landscapes with cows and oxen.
Provenance:
Donated 1988 by Edward B. Sackett. Mrs. Seth C. Beach of Saginaw, Michigan, Sackett's great-grandmother, was a cousin of James McDougal Hart's aunt, Mrs. Robert J.S. Page of Flint, Michigan. Through these connections, the families were friendly. Sackett's grandfather visited the McDougals in Brooklyn and, over the years, photographs were exchanged.
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Painters
Photographs
Women painters
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9676
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211884
AAA_collcode_harthart
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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