A menu for a dinner held by a group of traveling American artists in honor of what would have been the 44th birthday of Spanish painter Mariano Fortuny (Fortuny died 8 years prior). Note in purple ink on top left of cover reads "June 9th 1838" (Fortuny's birthday as according to Robert Blum, one of the organizers of the event). A drawing of a sailor is underneath. The remainder of the cover reads "Menu of ye 7 painter fellers & one literary cuss on ye good ship Pennland, June 9th, 1882." Back of menu has a row of signatures in pencil: F.H. Lungren; Robt. Blum; A.A. Anderson; [illegible, possibly Mr. Sevy?]; Carroll Beckwith; Fred P. Vinton; C.C. Buel; Arthur Quartley. Beneath signatures is a drawing of a palette with the word "Fortuny" on it.
Mariano Fortuny birthday dinner menu, 1882 Jun. 9. Miscellaneous manuscripts collection. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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