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The quadrupeds of North America, by John James Audubon and John Bachman

Author:
Audubon, John James 1785-1851  Search this
Bachman, John 1790-1874  Search this
Ill:
Audubon, John Woodhouse 1812-1862  Search this
Audubon, Victor Gifford 1809-1860  Search this
Physical description:
3 v. 155 col. plates. 28 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
North America
Date:
1849
[1849]
Topic:
Mammals  Search this
Call number:
QL715 .A91 1849
QL715.A91 1849
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_160561

Victor Audubon letters to John L. Le Conte, 1852

Creator:
Audubon, Victor Gifford, 1809-1860  Search this
Subject:
LeConte, John L. (John Lawrence),  Search this
Audubon, John James  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)10951
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)214729
AAA_collcode_auduvict
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_214729

The quadrupeds of North America / by John James Audubon and John Bachman

Author:
Audubon, John James 1785-1851  Search this
Bachman, John 1790-1874  Search this
Audubon, John Woodhouse 1812-1862  Search this
Audubon, Victor Gifford 1809-1860  Search this
Lithographer:
Hitchcock, William E. ca. 1823-ca. 1880  Search this
Trembly, Ralph  Search this
Colorist:
Lawrence, John fl. 1834-1858  Search this
Printer of plates:
Bowen, John T. ca. 1801-1856?  Search this
Nagel & Weingärtner  Search this
Former owner:
Mearns, Edgar Alexander 1856-1916 DSI  Search this
Bell, Louis V. DSI  Search this
Physical description:
3 v., CLV leaves of plates : col. ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Pictorial works
Place:
North America
Date:
1849
1854
C1849-1854
Topic:
Mammals  Search this
Call number:
QL715 .A91 1849b
QL715.A91 1849b
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_147367

The viviparous quadrupeds of North America / by John James Audubon ... and ... John Bachman ..

Title:
Quadrupeds of North America
Author:
Audubon, John James 1785-1851  Search this
Bachman, John 1790-1874  Search this
Ill:
Audubon, John Woodhouse 1812-1862  Search this
Audubon, Victor Gifford 1809-1860  Search this
Printer of plates:
Bowen, John T. ca. 1801-1856?  Search this
Lithographer:
Hitchcock, William E. ca. 1823-ca. 1880  Search this
Former owner:
Goode, G. Brown (George Brown) 1851-1896 DSI  Search this
Chanler, Robert Winthrop 1872-1930 DSI  Search this
Baird, Spencer Fullerton 1823-1887 DSI  Search this
Physical description:
3 v., 6 leaves of plates in various foliations : col. ill. ; 29 cm. + 3 atlas v. ([150] leaves of plates : col. ill. ; 87 x 73 cm.)
Type:
Books
Place:
North America
Date:
1845
1854
1845-1854
Topic:
Mammals  Search this
Call number:
QL715 .A91 1846
QL715 .A91 1845
QL715.A91 1846
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_147205

Edward H. Dwight Papers

Creator:
Dwight, Edward H., 1919-1981  Search this
Names:
American Museum of Natural History  Search this
Cincinnati Historical Society  Search this
Louisiana State Museum  Search this
Mohammed Center for Restricted Communications  Search this
National Audubon Society  Search this
R. Havell & Son  Search this
Peale family  Search this
Audubon, John James, 1785-1851  Search this
Audubon, Maria R. (Maria Rebecca), 1843-1925  Search this
Audubon, Victor Gifford, 1809-1860  Search this
Bachman, John  Search this
Bakewell, Benjamin  Search this
Bell, John G.  Search this
Coffin, Annie R.  Search this
Corwine, Aaron H.  Search this
Duncanson, Robert S., 1821-1872  Search this
Fries, Waldemar H., 1889-  Search this
Gifford, George Edmund  Search this
Held, John, 1947-  Search this
Laning, Paul F.  Search this
Lichtner, Ruth  Search this
Lichtner, Schomer, 1905-2006  Search this
Martin, Maria  Search this
McDermott, John Francis, 1902-  Search this
Peale, Charles Willson, 1741-1827  Search this
Peale, James, 1749-1831  Search this
Peale, James, 1789-1876  Search this
Peale, Raphaelle, 1774-1825  Search this
Peale, Rembrandt, 1778-1860  Search this
Tyler, Morris F.  Search this
Extent:
18.6 Linear feet
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Business records
Typescripts
Photographs
Scrapbooks
Sketches
Date:
1821-2001
bulk 1950-1979
Summary:
The papers of Cincinnati art historian, museum director, and Audubon and Peale scholar, Edward H. Dwight (1919-1981), measure 18.6 linear feet and date from 1821-2001, with the bulk of the material dating from 1950-1979. Dwight's papers include biographical material, writings by Dwight, and research files on John James Audubon, Raphaelle Peale, and others, documenting Dwight's extensive contribution to the study of American painting, particularly naturalist, portrait, and still-life painting.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of Cincinnati art historian, museum director, and Audubon and Peale scholar, Edward H. Dwight (1919-1981), measure 18.6 linear feet and date from 1821-2001, with the bulk of the material dating from 1950-1979. Dwight's papers include biographical material, writings by Dwight, and research files on John James Audubon, Raphaelle Peale, and others, documenting Dwight's extensive contribution to the study of American painting, particularly naturalist, portrait, and still life painting.

Dwight's biographical material includes two address books, a calendar, a small amount of personal correspondence including letters and postcards from Schomer and Ruth Lichtner, and printed material documenting his work as a museum curator and director.

Writings and notes include correspondence about Dwight's writings, drafts and typescripts of articles on Audubon and other artists, and lecture notes.

The bulk of the collection comprises Dwight's research material on Audubon and includes correspondence related to his research with scholars, collectors, publications, museums, and libraries, including: the American Museum of Natural History, the Audubon Society, the Cincinnati Historical Society, the Louisiana State Museum, Annie R. coffin, Waldemar H. Fries, John Francis McDermott, and the collections of G. Edmund Gifford, Jr., Paul F. Laning, and Morris Tyler.

Copies of Audubon's correspondence, including letters from Audubon's father-in-law, Benjamin Bakewell, son Victor G. Audubon, and grandchildren, form a substantial portion of Dwight's research files. Notes and card files reflecting Dwight's research by categories such as life event, activity, geographical area, and subject of study, further illuminate his research and provide cross references to the Audubon letters and other material.

Data compiled and supplemented with reproductions of Audubon's artwork forms another substantial portion of Dwight's research, and provides detailed information about individual Audubon works and works attributed to him.

Dwight's subject files on Audubon house collated research on individuals, subjects, and events that intersected with Audubon's life and work, as well as Audubon research from other sources and scholars. They include copies of documents, such as the journal of Audubon collaborator John G Bell, and a scrapbook of granddaughter, Maria Audubon; documents relating to Audubon collaborators such as John Bachman and Maria Martin; material related to collections of Audubon's work; and information concerning editions of his prints, such as the Havell Edition, engraved and hand-colored by the firm of Robert Havell Sr. and Jr. in the 1830s.

Printed material used by Dwight in his research includes original American newspapers, from states including New England, New York, and Pennsylvania, dating from 1821 to the 1870s, which include articles on Audubon, as well as later magazines, journals, catalogs, and news clippings on Audubon. A small number of photographs, slide transparencies, and negatives of Audubon's artwork can be found at the end of the series.

Dwight's research material on Raphaelle Peale, Charles Willson Peale, Rembrandt Peale, James Peale, and other Peale family members, includes correspondence requesting and responding to requests for information; material collated by subject on Peale collectors, family history, miniatures, portraits, silhouettes, still lifes, and other subjects; and photographs of artwork.

Other research files document Dwight's interest in other artists such as Aaron H. Corwine, Robert S. Duncanson, and artists from the Cincinnati area in general. They include catalogs of data compiled on individual works of art, subject files, notes and index card files, printed material, and photographs of artwork. Of special note are eleven issues of John Held, Jr.'s, mail art correspondence sent to Dwight by the Mohammed Center for Restricted Communications.
Arrangement:
This collection is arranged as five series.

Series 1: Biographical Material, 1944-1980 (8 folders; Box 1, OV 20)

Series 2: Writings and Notes, 1954-circa 1979 (0.9 linear feet; Box 1)

Series 3: Audubon Research Material, 1821-circa 1979 (13 linear feet; Boxes 1-14, OVs 20-23)

Series 4: Peale Research Material, circa 1930-2001 (1.9 linear feet; Boxes 14-16)

Series 5: Other Research, 1881-1980 (2.7 linear feet; Boxes 16-19)
Biographical / Historical:
Cincinnati art historian and museum director, Edward H. Dwight (1919-1981), conducted extensive research on American painting, in particular the works of John James Audubon, Charles Willson Peale, and Raphaelle Peale. He was also credited with rediscovering the Cincinnati artist, Aaron H. Corwine.

Dwight attended Yale and Cornell Universities, and studied art at the Cincinnati Art Academy and the School of Fine Arts of Washington University, St. Louis. From 1946 he held posts, including curator of American Art, at the Cincinnati Art Museum, until becoming director of the Milwaukee Art Center in 1955. In 1962 he left Milwaukee to direct the Munson-Williams-Proctor Art Institute Museum of Art, where he remained until the end of his career. He was the author of numerous articles for publications including Antiques, Audubon, Art in America, The Art Gallery, The Art Quarterly, and Canadian Art, and lectured widely on contemporary art, Spanish painting, and American painting.

In 1955 Dwight published the article "Aaron Houghton Corwine: Cincinnati Artist" in Antiques magazine. With this, and the exhibition, Rediscoveries in American Painting (1955), which he launched at the Cincinnati Art Museum, Dwight revived interest in this all but forgotten painter.

Dwight wrote many scholarly articles on Audubon's life and work throughout his career, in addition to writing catalogs for, and curating, exhibitions of Audubon's work. In 1960 he was awarded a $7,500 fellowship from the Ford foundation to pursue a reevaluation of Audubon, and to reexamine some long-held assumptions and exagerrations about Audubon's life and personality. He focused primarily on the artist-naturalist's original drawings and paintings, especially portraits and pictures of birds, animal life, and insects. Dwight was awarded an additional fellowship by the National Endowment for the Arts in 1973, to continue his research on Audubon.

Dwight's scholarly interest also extended to Raphaelle Peale and the Peale family of artists. In the 1960s and 1970s he wrote and published several articles about Raphaelle Peale, his father, Charles Willson Peale, and his brothers, Rembrandt and James. Dwight was working on a book about the family, and a catalog raisonné of Raphaelle Peale, when he died.

Dwight was an accomplished photographer and his work was included in at least eight exhibitions from 1951 to 1972, including two one-man exhibitions at Louisiana State University (1952), and Weyhe Gallery (1972).
Provenance:
The Audubon materials were donated to the Archives of American Art by Dwight's widow, Ruth R. White, in 1982-1983. The Peale material was donated in 2002 by the Barra Foundation, Inc., which had received them from Ruth R. Dwight as they relate to the Foundation's mission to support scholarship in cultural history in the Philadelphia area. In 1983, the Barra Foundation loaned the documents to Dr. William H. Gerdts, an art historian, who was to continue Dwight's work on a catalog raisonné of Raphaelle Peale. Dr. Gerdts made limited use of the materials and the Barra Foundation then transferred them to the Archives of American Art in 2002.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information
Rights:
The Edward H. Dwight papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Occupation:
Museum curators -- Ohio -- Cincinnati  Search this
Artists -- Ohio -- Cincinnati  Search this
Art historians -- Ohio -- Cincinnati  Search this
Museum directors -- Ohio -- Cincinnati  Search this
Topic:
Still-life painting  Search this
Mail art  Search this
Art, American  Search this
Painting, American  Search this
Painters  Search this
Portrait painting  Search this
Genre/Form:
Business records
Typescripts
Photographs
Scrapbooks
Sketches
Citation:
Edward H. Dwight papers, 1821-2001, bulk 1950-1979. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.dwigedwa
See more items in:
Edward H. Dwight Papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-dwigedwa

[Victor Gifford Audubon : miscellaneous uncataloged material]

Author:
Audubon, Victor Gifford 1809-1860  Search this
Subject:
Audubon, Victor Gifford 1809-1860  Search this
Type:
Books
Vertical files
Call number:
VF-- Audubon, Victor Gifford
Restrictions & Rights:
FOLDER(S) DO NOT CIRCULATE . FOLDER(S) AVAILABLE FOR USE ONLY AT THE AAPG LIBRARY.
Photocopies of items in the folder(s) are available upon request, subject to fees and other current copyright guidelines for reproduction.
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_673731

Letters to Samuel G. Morton from Victor and John James Audubon, 1836-1840

Creator:
Morton, Samuel George, 1799-1851  Search this
Audubon, Victor Gifford, 1809-1860  Search this
Subject:
Audubon, John James  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)10949
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)214727
AAA_collcode_mortsamu
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_214727

Dusky Grouse, (painting)

Painter:
Audubon, Victor Gifford 1809-1860 (possibly by)  Search this
Medium:
Oil
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Boston Society of Natural History Boston Massachusetts
Topic:
Animal--Bird--Grouse  Search this
Control number:
IAP 87240039
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_238863

Birds, (painting)

Painter:
Audubon, Victor Gifford 1809-1860  Search this
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
National Academy of Design 1083 Fifth Avenue New York New York 10128
Topic:
Animal--Bird  Search this
Control number:
IAP 36270020
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_43671

Moon Rising Composition, (painting)

Painter:
Audubon, Victor Gifford 1809-1860  Search this
Medium:
Oil
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Victor D. Spark 1000 Park Avenue New York New York 10028
Topic:
Landscape--River  Search this
Landscape--Time--Night  Search this
Control number:
IAP 61200084
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_80442

John James Audubon (1785-1851), (painting)

Painter:
Audubon, Victor Gifford 1809-1860  Search this
Subject:
Audubon, John James  Search this
Type:
Paintings-Miniature
Paintings
Topic:
Occupation--Art--Artist  Search this
Portrait male  Search this
Occupation--Science--Scientist  Search this
Control number:
IAP 83490001
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_208310

Back Ground for Northern Hare, (painting)

Painter:
Audubon, Victor Gifford 1809-1860  Search this
Medium:
Oil
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
American Museum of Natural History 79th Street & Central Park West New York New York 10024
Date:
1841
Topic:
Landscape  Search this
Control number:
IAP 85910032
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_231207

John James Audubon, (painting)

Painter:
Audubon, John Woodhouse 1812-1862  Search this
Audubon, Victor Gifford 1809-1860  Search this
Subject:
Audubon, John James  Search this
Medium:
Oil
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
American Museum of Natural History 79th Street & Central Park West New York New York 10024
Date:
1842
Topic:
Portrait male  Search this
Occupation--Art--Artist  Search this
Control number:
IAP 35570008
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_283429

Alexander Gordon Bakewell (1822-1920), (painting)

Painter:
Audubon, John James 1785-1851  Search this
Audubon, Victor Gifford 1809-1860  Search this
Subject:
Bakewell, Alexander Gordon  Search this
Medium:
Oil
Type:
Paintings
Topic:
Portrait male--Child  Search this
Portrait male--Bust  Search this
Control number:
IAP 72900018
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_163092

Say's Chipmunk, (painting)

Painter:
Audubon, John James 1785-1851  Search this
Audubon, Victor Gifford 1809-1860  Search this
Medium:
Mixed
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Princeton University Library Princeton New Jersey 08544
Date:
May 17, 1841
Topic:
Animal--Squirrel  Search this
Landscape  Search this
Control number:
IAP 82290054
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_198542

Black Rat, (painting)

Painter:
Audubon, John James 1785-1851  Search this
Audubon, Victor Gifford 1809-1860  Search this
Medium:
Mixed
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
American Museum of Natural History 79th Street & Central Park West New York New York 10024
Date:
Sept. 1, 1842
Topic:
Animal--Rat  Search this
Control number:
IAP 82290062
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_198550

Say's Chipmunk, (painting)

Painter:
Audubon, Victor Gifford 1809-1860  Search this
Audubon, John James 1785-1851  Search this
Medium:
Watercolor
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Princeton University Library Princeton New Jersey 08544
Date:
May 17, 1841
Topic:
Animal--Squirrel  Search this
Landscape  Search this
Control number:
IAP 82290076
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_198564

Black Rat, (painting)

Painter:
Audubon, Victor Gifford 1809-1860  Search this
Audubon, John James 1785-1851  Search this
Medium:
Mixed
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
American Museum of Natural History 79th Street & Central Park West New York New York 10024
Date:
Sept. 1, 1842
Topic:
Animal--Rat  Search this
Control number:
IAP 82290079
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_198567

Wolverine, (painting)

Painter:
Audubon, John James 1785-1851  Search this
Audubon, Victor Gifford 1809-1860  Search this
Medium:
Mixed
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
American Museum of Natural History 79th Street & Central Park West New York New York 10024
Date:
JULY 3, 1841
Topic:
Animal--Wolverine  Search this
Control number:
IAP 82290056
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_198544

Cross Fox, (painting)

Painter:
Audubon, John James 1785-1851  Search this
Audubon, Victor Gifford 1809-1860  Search this
Medium:
Watercolor
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Smith College Smith College Museum of Art Elm Street at Bedford Terrace Northampton Massachusetts 01063
Date:
1841
Topic:
Animal--Fox  Search this
Landscape  Search this
Control number:
IAP 82290060
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_198548

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