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Worthington Whittredge painting

Photographer:
Green, M. Louise  Search this
Subject:
Whittredge, Worthington  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
ca. 1900
Topic:
Artists at or with their work  Search this
Artists' studios  Search this
Painting  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)5296
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Worthington Whittredge papers, circa 1840s-1965, bulk 1849-1908
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Archives of American Art
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Worthington Whittredge painting

Photographer:
Green, M. Louise  Search this
Subject:
Whittredge, Worthington  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
ca. 1900
Topic:
Artists at or with their work  Search this
Artists' studios  Search this
Painting  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)5297
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Worthington Whittredge papers, circa 1840s-1965, bulk 1849-1908
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Archives of American Art
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edanmdm:AAADCD_item_5297

Worthington Whittredge marriage certificate

Creator:
Rogers, Samuel J.  Search this
Subject:
Whittredge, Euphemia Foote  Search this
Whittredge, Worthington  Search this
Type:
Legal Documents
Date:
1867 October 16
Topic:
Marriage  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)12984
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Worthington Whittredge papers, circa 1840s-1965, bulk 1849-1908
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Archives of American Art
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edanmdm:AAADCD_item_12984

Worthington Whittredge manuscript of autobiography

Creator:
Whittredge, Worthington, 1820-1910  Search this
Subject:
Leutze, Emanuel  Search this
Whittredge, Worthington  Search this
Type:
Writings
Date:
circa 1905
Topic:
Artists' models  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)15823
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Worthington Whittredge papers, circa 1840s-1965, bulk 1849-1908
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Archives of American Art
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edanmdm:AAADCD_item_15823
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Whittredge, Worthington

Collection Creator:
Spark, Victor D. (Victor David), 1898-1991  Search this
Container:
Box 6, Folder 82
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1966-1979
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Victor D. Spark 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.
Collection Citation:
Victor D. Spark papers, circa 1830-1983, bulk 1930-1970. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Victor D. Spark papers
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Archives of American Art
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ead_component:sova-aaa-sparvict-ref560

Whittredge, Worthington

Collection Creator:
McEntee, Jervis, 1828-1891  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 47
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1865-1891
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires and appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Collection Rights:
The Jervis McEntee 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.
Collection Citation:
Jervis McEntee papers, 1796, 1848-1905. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Jervis McEntee papers
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Archives of American Art
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ead_component:sova-aaa-mcenjerv-ref61

Photographs of Worthington Whittredge

Collection Creator:
Whittredge, Worthington, 1820-1910  Search this
Container:
Box 2 (hol), Folder 14
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1864, 1900
Collection Restrictions:
The collection has been digitized and is available online via AAA's website.
Collection Rights:
The Worthington Whittredge 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.
Collection Citation:
Worthington Whittredge papers, circa 1840s-1965, bulk 1849-1908. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Archives of American Art
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ead_component:sova-aaa-whitwort-ref66

Prints of Whittredge Paintings

Collection Creator:
Whittredge, Worthington, 1820-1910  Search this
Extent:
(Oversized in Box 5, OV 9)
Container:
Box 1 (hol), Folder 19
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1889- early-1900s
Collection Restrictions:
The collection has been digitized and is available online via AAA's website.
Collection Rights:
The Worthington Whittredge 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.
Collection Citation:
Worthington Whittredge papers, circa 1840s-1965, bulk 1849-1908. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Archives of American Art
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Worthington Whittredge [painting] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Artist:
Alexander, John White 1856-1915  Search this
Subject:
Whittredge, Worthington  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1907
Topic:
Portrait male--Elderly  Search this
Portrait male--Occupation--Artist  Search this
Object--Art Tool--Palette  Search this
Image number:
JUL J0019575
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Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum
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edanmdm:siris_jul_19575

Worthington Whittredge sketchbook of a trip down the Rhine River

Creator:
Whittredge, Worthington, 1820-1910  Search this
Type:
Artworks
Place:
Dusseldorf, Germany
Date:
1849
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)5842
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Worthington Whittredge papers, circa 1840s-1965, bulk 1849-1908
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Archives of American Art
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edanmdm:AAADCD_item_5842

Worthington Whittredge's Tenth St. studio

Photographer:
Beer, S.  Search this
Subject:
Beard, W. H. (William Holbrook)  Search this
Brown, John George  Search this
Casilear, John William  Search this
Gifford, Sanford Robinson  Search this
Gignoux, Régis François  Search this
Guy, Seymour J.  Search this
Hart, William McDougal  Search this
Henry, Edward Lamson  Search this
Hubbard, Richard William  Search this
Le Clear, Thomas  Search this
McEntee, Jervis  Search this
Weir, John F. (John Ferguson)  Search this
Whittredge, Worthington  Search this
Tenth Street Studio Building (New York, N.Y. )  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1866
Topic:
Artists in groups  Search this
Artists' studios  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)2562
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Miscellaneous photographs collection
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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edanmdm:AAADCD_item_2562
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Worthington Whittredge papers

Creator:
Whittredge, Worthington, 1820-1910  Search this
Names:
Metropolitan Fair (1864:New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Brady, Mathew B., 1823 (ca.)-1896 (Recollections of the art exhibition, Metropolitan Fair)  Search this
Extent:
2.2 Linear feet
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Drawings
Photographs
Paintings
Sketchbooks
Date:
circa 1840s-1965
bulk 1849-1908
Summary:
The papers of landscape painter Worthington Whittredge measure 2.2 linear feet and date from the 1840s to 1965, with the bulk of the papers dating from 1849 to 1908. This small collection documents Whittredge's career as a painter, particularly his years in Europe from 1849 to 1859, through biographical materials, a manuscript of his autobiography, news clippings, catalogs, six sketchbooks and numerous drawings and paintings. Also found are two photographs of Whittredge and a nineteenth-century photo album containing photographs of 32 famous artists.
Scope and Content Note:
The papers of landscape painter Worthington Whittredge measure 2.2 linear feet and date from the 1840s to 1965, with the bulk of the papers dating from 1849 to 1908. This small collection documents Whittredge's career as a painter, particularly his years in Europe from 1849 to 1859, through biographical materials, a manuscript of his autobiography, news clippings, catalogs, six sketchbooks and numerous drawings and paintings. Also found are two photographs of Whittredge and a nineteenth-century photo album containing photographs of 32 famous artists.

Biographical materials include a manuscript of his autobiography, passport, award certificates, and a ledger he kept while living in Düsseldorf, Germany, that documents commissions, accounts, and business activities. Printed material includes news clippings, catalogs, and the book Recollections of the Art Exhibition, Metropolitan Fair, New York, published by Mathew Brady, which includes a catalog of the art exhibition at the fair and 20 printed images by Brady.

Artwork consists of six sketchbooks and numerous drawings and paintings. The sketchbooks contain drawings Whittredge executed on a trip down the Rhine River in 1849 as well as during his travels in Italy and Mexico. Other loose drawings and paintings include numerous landscapes, figure studies, trees, animals, and other miscellaneous sketches.

There are two photographs of Whittredge, taken by M. Louise Greene, and a nineteenth-century photo album containing cartes de visite photographs of 32 artists. Most of these photographs include the artists autograph as well. Included are Albert Bierstadt, George H. Baker, William Holbrook Beard, Albert F. Bellows, John G. Brown, Seth Wells Cheney, Frederic Church, Jasper Cropsey, Thomas Seir Cummings, Mauritz De Haas, Francois Regis Gignoux, Henry Peters Gray, Seymour Guy, George Henry Hall, William Hart, William Hennessy, Richard W. Hubbard, Daniel Huntington, Henry Augustus Loop, Jervis McEntee, Samuel F. B. Morse, William Page, Horace Wolcott Robbins, Aaron Shattuck, James Augustus Suydam, Launt Thompson, Robert W. Weir, Henry Wenzler, Edwin White, and George Yewell, and two unidentified artists.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into 4 series:

Series 1: Biographical Material, 1849-circa 1940s (Box 1, 5, OV 9; 0.4 linear feet)

Series 2: Printed Material, 1861-1965 (Box 1, 4, 5, OV9; 0.4 linear feet)

Series 3: Artwork, circa 1840s-1902 (Box 2, 5, OV 6-9; 0.6 linear feet)

Series 4: Photographs, circa 1850s-1860s, circa 1900 (Box 2-3; 0.3 linear feet)
Biographical Note:
Thomas Worthington Whittredge (1820-1910) was born in 1820 in Springfield, Ohio. Receiving very little formal education, he moved to Cincinnati, Ohio at the age of 17 to serve as an apprentice house and sign painter. A few years later, in his early twenties, he briefly ran a daguerreotype studio in Indianapolis, Indiana, and worked as a portrait painter in Charleston, West Virginia.

In 1843 Whittredge decided to pursue landscape painting, and was greatly influenced by Hudson River School artist Thomas Cole. In 1849 he traveled to Düsseldorf, Germany, to further his training at the Düsseldorf Academy. There, he met painter Emanuel Leutze and modeled for Leutze's painting Washington Crossing the Delaware (1850). He lived for a year in the home of landscape painter Andreas Achenbach and became friends with Carl Friedrich Lessing. Whittredge spent the summer of 1856 sketching in Switzerland with Albert Bierstadt. That fall Whittredge and Bierstadt moved to Rome where they were joined by fellow artists Sanford Robinson Gifford and William Stanley Haseltine.

Whittredge stayed in Italy until 1859 when he returned to America and settled in New York City, renting a space at Richard Morris Hunt's famous Tenth Street Studio Building, which was frequented by some of the best-known artists, writers, and actors of the time. He kept company with Jervis McEntee, Eastman Johnson, Sanford Robinson Gifford, John Ferguson Weir, and other artists of the "old guard". Whittredge quickly became a very successful artist, adapting what he had learned in Europe to the American landscape. He was elected to the National Academy of Design in 1860 and became a full member in 1862. He also served as President of the National Academy of Design from 1874 to 1877.

In 1866 Whittredge went along on a government inspection tour of the Missouri Territory and was greatly inspired by the landscape. He traveled to Colorado in 1870 with John Frederick Kensett and Sanford Gifford and, in the late 1870s, began painting these new landscapes. He moved with his family to Summit, New Jersey, in 1880. In 1893 he went on a sketching trip to Mexico with fellow artist Frederic Church and continued painting into the early 1900s. Around this time he also began writing his autobiography which he completed in 1905. Worthington Whittredge died in 1910 at the age of 89.
Related Material:
Also found in the Archives of American Art are several collections relating to Whitteredge: the Anthony F. Janson research material on Worthington Whittredge, 1969-2003; the Worthington Whittredge sale records, 1900; the Edith Wilkinson Letter to E.P. Richardson and biographical notes on Worthington Whittredge, 1957; and a Worthington Whittredge letter to John Ferguson Weir, 1871.
Separated Material:
One sketchbook was loaned by William W. Katzenbach for microfilming in 1959 and returned. Loaned material is available on microfilm reel 153, but is not described in container listing of this finding aid.
Provenance:
The Worthington Whittredge papers were donated by William W. and L. Emery Katzenbach, grandsons of Whittredge, in 1959. Additional items were donated by William W. Katzenbach in 1968.
Restrictions:
The collection has been digitized and is available online via AAA's website.
Rights:
The Worthington Whittredge 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.
Topic:
Landscape painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Painting, American  Search this
Genre/Form:
Drawings
Photographs
Paintings
Sketchbooks
Citation:
Worthington Whittredge papers, circa 1840s-1965, bulk 1849-1908. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.whitwort
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Archives of American Art
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List of Whittredge Family Births & Deaths

Collection Creator:
Whittredge, Worthington, 1820-1910  Search this
Container:
Box 1 (hol), Folder 10
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1906
Collection Restrictions:
The collection has been digitized and is available online via AAA's website.
Collection Rights:
The Worthington Whittredge 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.
Collection Citation:
Worthington Whittredge papers, circa 1840s-1965, bulk 1849-1908. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Worthington Whittredge papers
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Archives of American Art
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ead_component:sova-aaa-whitwort-ref21

Worthington Whittredge letter to Jervis McEntee

Creator:
Whittredge, Worthington, 1820-1910  Search this
McEntee, Jervis, 1828-1891  Search this
Type:
Correspondence
Date:
1877 Sept. 5
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)6639
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Jervis McEntee papers, 1796, 1848-1905
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_6639
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Copy portrait photograph of Worthington Whittredge

Photographer:
Rockwood, George Gardner, 1832-1911  Search this
Sarony, Napoleon, 1821-1896  Search this
Subject:
Whittredge, Worthington  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1978
Topic:
Portraits  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)9762
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[Artists' portraits from Henry Tuckerman's Book of the Artists...] [graphic] / [George Rockwood and Napoleon Sarony], [ca. 1865]-1867
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_9762
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Declaration by members of the National Academy of Design honoring Worthington Whittredge on his eighty-eighth birthday

Creator:
National Academy of Design (U.S.)  Search this
Subject:
Whittredge, Worthington  Search this
Type:
Writings
Date:
1908
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)5269
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Worthington Whittredge papers, circa 1840s-1965, bulk 1849-1908
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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edanmdm:AAADCD_item_5269
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Worthington Whittredge papers, circa 1840s-1965, bulk 1849-1908

Creator:
Whittredge, Worthington, 1820-1910  Search this
Subject:
Brady, Mathew B.  Search this
Thiel, Philip  Search this
Metropolitan Fair  Search this
Topic:
Photographs  Search this
Landscape painters  Search this
Sketchbooks  Search this
Painting, American  Search this
Drawings  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9364
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211560
AAA_collcode_whitwort
Theme:
Diaries
Sketches & Sketchbooks
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211560
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Biographical Notes compiled by E. Whittredge (probably daughter Euphemia)

Collection Creator:
Whittredge, Worthington, 1820-1910  Search this
Container:
Box 1 (hol), Folder 12
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1940s
Collection Restrictions:
The collection has been digitized and is available online via AAA's website.
Collection Rights:
The Worthington Whittredge 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.
Collection Citation:
Worthington Whittredge papers, circa 1840s-1965, bulk 1849-1908. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Worthington Whittredge papers
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Archives of American Art
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The Birches of the Catskills

Artist:
Worthington Whittredge, born Springfield, OH 1820-died Summit, NJ 1910  Search this
Medium:
oil on canvas mounted on paperboard
Dimensions:
13 1/4 x 7 3/4 in. (33.5 x 19.8 cm)
Type:
Painting
Date:
ca. 1875
Topic:
Landscape\water  Search this
Landscape\New York  Search this
Landscape\mountain\Catskill Mountains  Search this
Landscape\tree\birch tree  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of William Katzenbach
Object number:
1967.144
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Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Department:
Painting and Sculpture
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1967.144

Seconnet Point, Rhode Island

Artist:
Worthington Whittredge, born Springfield, OH 1820-died Summit, NJ 1910  Search this
Medium:
oil on canvas
Dimensions:
13 5/8 x 20 7/8 in. (34.7 x 53.0 cm)
Type:
Painting
Date:
ca. 1880
Topic:
Figure group  Search this
Landscape\road  Search this
Landscape\coast  Search this
Landscape\Rhode Island\Newport  Search this
Landscape\Rhode Island\Seconnet Point  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, L.E. Katzenbach Fund
Object number:
1967.142.1
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Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Department:
Painting and Sculpture
On View:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Luce Foundation Center, 3rd Floor, 14A
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Luce Foundation Center
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Luce Foundation Center, 3rd Floor
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1967.142.1

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