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Martin Johnson Heade letter to Frederic Edwin Church, 1868

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Creator:
Heade, Martin Johnson, 1819-1904
Subject:
Church, Frederic Edwin
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Other
Physical Description:
1 item (6 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:
Writing from New York, April 27, 1868 (continued May 6 and June 16), Heade mentions Church's picture owned by Mr. De Forest, his own painting of a storm in the current exhibition at National Academy of Design, and that his work is selling well in Chicago. He writes how his salt marsh painting came to have a sun very similar to Church's style; that Charles Gould was "black-balled" at the Union League but Heade is now a member because he wants to use their gallery space; his work on a "Spring picture," but the weather is not cooperating; Cincinnati is planning its first big exhibition in ten years; the art scene in Chicago is thriving; Robbins needs a studio and has designs on Heade's; and that he saw Tuckerman. Also included is a typescript of the letter.
Citation:
Martin Johnson Heade letter to Frederic Edwin Church, 1868. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
Microfilm reel 5050 (fr. 981-993) available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Provenance:
Donated by William Sandrik and Dr. Martin Stampien, Jr., 1992. Sandrik purchased the letter at a philatelic show in Washington, D.C., 1992.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Painters
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)10959
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)214741
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Theme:
Art Movements and Schools
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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