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Edwin Burrage Child photographs

Creator:
Child, Edwin Burrage, 1868-1937  Search this
Extent:
2.2 Linear feet
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Photographs
Sketches
Glass plate negatives
Place:
Dorset (Vt.) -- photographs
Central Park (New York, N.Y.) -- photographs
Date:
1902-1936
Summary:
The photographs of painter Edwin Burrage Child measure 2.2 linear feet and date from 1902-1936. Included in this collection are original photographic prints and copy prints; 101 negatives; 59 glass plate negatives; and one folder of miscellaneous papers including a sketch by Edwin Burrage Child. Photographs depict artwork, interiors, furniture, and people.
Scope and Contents:
The photographs of Edwin Burrage Child measure 2.2 linear feet and date from 1902-1936. Included in this collection are original photographic prints and copy prints; 101 negatives; 59 glass plate negatives; and one folder of miscellaneous papers including a sketch by Edwin Burrage Child. Photographs depict artwork, interiors, furniture, and people.

Photographs of people and other subjects depict several portrait images of Edwin Burrage Child, as well as many photographs and negatives of unidentified groups and events, children, men building a log cabin structure at Child's Dorset, Vermont home, and several models for painting.

Photographs of landscapes, buildings, and animals include a series of landscape photographs of Central Park, complete with the city in the background; many images of the Dorset, Vermont landscape with Child's house and barn structures depicted; landscapes with rainclouds and lightning, also in Dorset, Vermont; and images of horses attached to carriages and wagons, and cows and sheep, as well as several images of a dead horse on the streets of a small town.

Photographs of interiors, furniture, and lighting are made up primarily of copy prints and negatives, and include images of pieces of furniture, light fixtures and sconces, as well as entire interior rooms of what is probably Child's Dorset home. Additionally, photographs of Child's studio with paintings hung on walls are also found here.

Photographs of artwork make up the bulk of the collection, with original prints, copy prints, negatives, and glass plate negatives of primarily portrait paintings by Edwin Burrage Child. Many of the original photographic prints have been annotated on the backs with descriptive information about the portrait model, where they are from, and their occupation. Some annotations contain anecdotal information about Child's interactions or experiences with the sitters, and have been written by Child's youngest son, Sargent Burrage Child. While some of the descriptive information has been identified as written by both Edwin Burrage Child and Sargent Burrage Child, some writing could not be identified. A set of glass plate negatives without prints also depicts several of Child's landscape paintings. Additionally, a dismantled photograph album contains original prints of Child's portraits of men, women, and children, as well as containing the most descriptive information of all the prints in the collection.

Miscellaneous papers contains a sketch with note by Edwin Burrage Child; a handwritten letter in pencil, on Child's stationery, by Child; a typed exhibition inventory of portraits in the Washington, D. C. exhibit, "Portraits by Edwin Burrage Child," in 1930; and a copy of the 5 x 7 glass plate negatives box that previously stored glass plate negatives.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 6 series. Glass plate negatives are housed in Series 6 and are closed to researchers.

Series 1: Photographs of People and Other Subjects, circa 1908-circa 1936 (15 folders; Box 1)

Series 2: Photographs of Landscapes, Buildings, and Animals, 1903-circa 1936 (24 folderst; Box 1)

Series 3: Photographs of Interiors, Furniture, and Lighting, circa 1902-circa 1936 (0.1 linear feet; Box 1)

Series 4: Photographs of Artwork, 1902-1936 (28 folders; Boxes 2-3, 6)

Series 5: Miscellaneous Papers, circa 1930 (1 folder; Box 3)

Series 6: Glass Plate Negatives, 1910-circa 1930 (0.9 linear feet; Boxes 4-5)
Biographical / Historical:
Edwin Burrage Child (1868-1937) was a landscape and portrait painter who lived and worked in New York City and Dorset, Vermont, and was most known for his male portraiture.

Child was born in Gouverneur, New York in 1868 to Jonathan Bush Child and Sarah Burnham. In the 1880s, Child attended Amherst College and received art lessons during the summers from artist Margaret C. Whiting (1860-1946). In 1890, he graduated from Amherst College and moved to New York City to pursue a career as an artist, becoming a student in 1891 at the Art Students League. Child's artistic debut was in 1892 at the National Academy of Design annual exhibition. From 1891 to 1895, he studied under painter, muralist, and stained-glass designer John LaFarge (1835-1910), and worked as his assistant from 1896-1901. Edwin Burrage Child then spent many years working as an illustrator and writer for leading periodicals such as Scribner's, Harper's, McClure's, and others.

As a landscape painter, Child was awarded a medal at the Louisiana Purchase Exhibition in St. Louis in 1904, and the majority of his landscapes were modeled from his summer home in Dorset, Vermont. In 1908, his focused moved to easel painting -- primarily landscapes and portraits. Child was most known for his portraits of intellectual males, with sitters including Senator Dwight M. Morrow, Governor Wilbur L. Cross of Connecticut, Professor John Dewey, and painter Ivan G. Olinsky, among many others. His work appeared in shows at the National Academy of Design and the Society of Independent Artists in New York, as well as the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, D. C. He also had many one-man shows over the years, primarily in New York City. In 1930, the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D. C. held an exhibition of his portraits.

Child was married to Anna Gertrude Sykes in 1894, and they had three children: Katherine E. (1895-1966), Bradford (1896-1948), and Sargent Burrage (1900-1972). Child also made furniture as a hobby and remodeled his home in Dorset Hollow, as well as Gray's Tavern, which later became the Dorset Village Public Library. Additionally, he was a frequent lecturer, speaking at colleges and universities, including Yale, Michigan State College, Columbia, City College of New York, and Massachusetts State College at Amherst. Child spent the last ten years of his life living in Dorset, Vermont, and died in 1937.
Provenance:
The Edwin Burrage Child photographs were transferred to the Archives of American Art on June 6, 1979, from the National Collection of Fine Arts (NCFA) Library.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment. Glass plates are housed separately and closed to researchers.
Rights:
The Edwin Burrage Child photographs 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.
Topic:
Artists' studios -- Photographs  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Sketches
Glass plate negatives
Citation:
Edwin Burrage Child photographs, 1902-1936. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.chiledwi
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-chiledwi
Additional Online Media:

Viola Alten, (painting)

Painter:
Alten, Mathias Joseph 1871-1938  Search this
Subject:
Alten, Viola  Search this
Medium:
Oil
Type:
Paintings
Date:
1909
Topic:
Portrait--Child  Search this
Control number:
IAP 70840141
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_133224

Indian Children, (painting)

Painter:
Robarts, Ellen G.  Search this
Subject:
Unidentified  Search this
Medium:
Oil
Culture:
Indian  Search this
Type:
Paintings
Date:
Ca. 1900
Topic:
Ethnic  Search this
Portrait--Child  Search this
Control number:
IAP 71067227
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_143745

Baby Stewart, (painting)

Painter:
Adkins, Hazel Moore  Search this
Subject:
Stewart  Search this
Medium:
Oil
Type:
Paintings-Copy
Paintings
Date:
Ca. 1905
Topic:
Portrait--Child  Search this
Control number:
IAP 71480244
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_150757

Baby Eating Chocolate, (painting)

Painter:
Elizabeth, Ady  Search this
Subject:
Unidentified  Search this
Medium:
Oil
Type:
Paintings
Date:
Ca. 1900
Topic:
Portrait--Child  Search this
Control number:
IAP 72930022
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_164722

Young Child, (painting)

Painter:
Moore, Ina  Search this
Subject:
Unidentified  Search this
Medium:
Watercolor
Type:
Paintings
Date:
1908
Topic:
Portrait--Child  Search this
Control number:
IAP 73100079
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_165723

Jamie the Willing Sitter, (painting)

Painter:
Nielson, John Alexander 1881-1954  Search this
Subject:
Unidentified  Search this
Medium:
Watercolor
Type:
Paintings
Date:
1901
Topic:
Portrait--Child  Search this
Control number:
IAP 92410016
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_240980

Chinese Child, (painting)

Painter:
Hunt, Esther Anna b. 1885  Search this
Subject:
Unidentified  Search this
Medium:
Watercolor
Culture:
Chinese  Search this
Type:
Paintings
Date:
Ca. 1900
Topic:
Portrait--Child  Search this
Ethnic  Search this
Control number:
IAP 7106A885
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_289825

Chinese Child with Incense, (painting)

Painter:
Hunt, Esther Anna b. 1885  Search this
Subject:
Unidentified  Search this
Medium:
Watercolor
Culture:
Chinese  Search this
Type:
Paintings
Date:
1902
Topic:
Portrait--Child  Search this
Ethnic  Search this
Control number:
IAP 7106A887
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_289827

(Summer Street Baby), (painting)

Painter:
Crawford, Annie I. 1856-1942  Search this
Subject:
Unidentified  Search this
Medium:
Watercolor on paper
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Anonymous Collection
Date:
1901
Topic:
Portrait--Child  Search this
Control number:
IAP 9F600269
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_466087

The Children of Jacob H. Schiff, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Saint-Gaudens, Augustus 1848-1907  Search this
Subject:
Schiff  Search this
Medium:
Bronze
Type:
Sculptures-Relief
Sculptures
Date:
1907
Topic:
Portrait group--Family--Siblings  Search this
Portrait--Child  Search this
Control number:
IAS 76007889
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_18667

Portrait of a Baby, (painting)

Painter:
Whistler, James Abbott McNeill 1834-1903  Search this
Subject:
Unidentified  Search this
Type:
Paintings
Date:
Ca. 1902
Topic:
Portrait--Child  Search this
Control number:
IAP 84790416
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_225624

Child in a Georgian Interior, (painting)

Painter:
Unknown  Search this
Subject:
Unidentified  Search this
Medium:
Oil
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
American Folk Art Museum 45 W. 53rd Street New York New York 10019
Date:
Ca. 1850-1900
Topic:
Portrait--Child  Search this
Architecture interior--Domestic  Search this
Control number:
IAP 85520127
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_229450

The Wet Nurse, (painting)

Painter:
Rand, Ellen Emmet 1875-1941  Search this
Subject:
Unidentified  Search this
Medium:
Oil
Type:
Paintings
Date:
1906
Topic:
Portrait female  Search this
Portrait--Child  Search this
Occupation--Domestic--Nursemaid  Search this
Control number:
IAP 86680072
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_235102

Artist's Wife and Younger Child, (painting)

Painter:
Patrick, John Douglas 1863-1937  Search this
Subject:
Patrick, John Douglas, Mrs  Search this
Patrick  Search this
Medium:
Oil
Type:
Paintings
Date:
1907
Topic:
Portrait female--Profile  Search this
Portrait--Child  Search this
Control number:
IAP 98030188
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_243907

Group of 12 Portraits of Marsh Family Members, (painting)

Painter:
Marsh, Alice Randall 1869-1929  Search this
Subject:
Marsh  Search this
Medium:
Watercolor
Type:
Paintings
Date:
1896/1914
Topic:
Portrait--Child  Search this
Portrait male  Search this
Portrait female  Search this
Occupation--Art--Artist  Search this
Control number:
IAP 32180017
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_279573

Portrait of a Child, (painting)

Painter:
Sargent, John Singer 1856-1925  Search this
Subject:
Unidentified  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Type:
Paintings
Date:
After 1900
Topic:
Portrait--Child  Search this
Control number:
IAP 88570051
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_367639

Mrs. Harry Payne Whitney's Children, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Yandell, Enid 1870-1934  Search this
Subject:
Whitney  Search this
Type:
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Unlocated
Date:
Ca. 1903
Topic:
Portrait group--Family--Siblings  Search this
Portrait--Child  Search this
Control number:
IAS 89010070
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_370348

Mr. and Mrs. Henry Hammond's Baby. (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Yandell, Enid 1870-1934  Search this
Subject:
Hammond  Search this
Type:
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Unlocated
Date:
Ca. 1903
Topic:
Portrait--Child  Search this
Control number:
IAS 89010071
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_370349

Portrait of a Baby, (painting)

Painter:
Gegoux, Theodore 1850-1931  Search this
Subject:
Unidentified  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Jefferson County Historical Society 228 Washington Street Watertown New York 13601
Date:
1905
Topic:
Portrait--Bust  Search this
Portrait--Child  Search this
Control number:
IAP 78390022
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_408781

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