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Thomas Eakins letters

Creator:
Eakins, Thomas, 1844-1916  Search this
Names:
Couture, Thomas, 1815-1879  Search this
Crowell, Frances Eakins, b. 1848  Search this
Crowell, William J.  Search this
Fussell, Charles Lewis, 1840-1909  Search this
Gérôme, Jean Léon, 1824-1904  Search this
Hallowell, William R.  Search this
Richards, Frederick de Bourg, 1822-1903  Search this
Sartain, William, 1843-1924  Search this
Wallace, J. Laurie (John Laurie)  Search this
Extent:
0.2 Linear Feet
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Place:
Paris (France) -- description and travel
Date:
1866-1934
Summary:
The letters of Thomas Eakins measure 0.2 linear feet and date from 1866 to 1934. They primarily document the period between 1866 and 1869 that he spent studying art in Paris, as well as his career as a portrait artist.
Scope and Content Note:
The letters of Thomas Eakins measure 0.2 linear feet and date from 1866 to 1934. They primarily document the period between 1866 and 1869 that he spent studying art in Paris, as well as his career as a portrait artist.
Arrangement:
Due to the small size of this collection, items are categorized into one series consisting of five folders. Items are arranged chronologically.
Biographical Note:
Realist painter Thomas Eakins was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1844. He was encouraged by his parents to develop his talent in art, and in 1862 he entered the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. Also during this period Eakins developed an interest in anatomy, revealed later in the realistically detailed Gross Clinic, painted in 1875. In 1866 he moved to Paris, where he studied painting with Jean-Léon Gérôme at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts for three years, and briefly with sculptor Augustin-Alexandre Dumont and painter Léon Bonnat. He toured Spain for six months in 1870 and then returned to Philadelphia to become a portrait artist. Eakins began teaching at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, and became its director of instruction in 1882. During this period he also met fellow artist Susan MacDowell and they were married in 1884. While at the Academy, he promoted a curriculum based on the study of the human figure, and began using photography as a method of study for his paintings. A dispute over the use of nude models forced Eakins to resign from the Academy in 1886, but he continued painting and exhibiting until his death in 1916.
Provenance:
Letters from Eakins to his family were donated by Dr. Caroline Crowell, daughter of Frances Eakins Crowell, and niece of Thomas Eakins. Other letters were donated in 1962 and 1963 by Irving Levitt and Lawrence Fleischman. Both accessions were microfilmed upon receipt.
Restrictions:
The bulk of the collection has been digitized and is available online via AAA's website. Use of material not digitized requires an appointment.
Rights:
The letters of Thomas Eakins 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:
Painters -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Painting, American  Search this
Portrait painting, American  Search this
Portrait painting -- 19th century -- United States  Search this
Portrait painters -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Citation:
Thomas Eakins letters, 1866-1934. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.eakithom
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Thomas Eakins letters
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-eakithom
Additional Online Media:

Path Along a Stream, (painting)

Painter:
Fussell, Charles Lewis 1840-1909  Search this
Medium:
Watercolor
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts Broad & Cherry Streets Philadelphia Pennsylvania 19102
Date:
1906
Topic:
Landscape--River  Search this
Landscape--Road--Path  Search this
Architecture--Bridge  Search this
Control number:
IAP 46120515
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_57705

Charles Lewis Fussell (1840-1909) / [author, Robert WIlson Torchia]

Author:
Fussell, Charles Lewis 1840-1909  Search this
Torchia, Robert Wilson  Search this
Schwarz Philadelphia (Gallery)  Search this
Subject:
Fussell, Charles Lewis 1840-1909  Search this
Physical description:
1 v. (unpaged). : ill. (some col.) ; 28 cm
Type:
Biography
Catalogs
Place:
United States
Pennsylvania
Philadelphia
Date:
2007
Topic:
Artists  Search this
Call number:
ND237.F888 A4 2007
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_827146

Flatbush, L.I. (painting)

Painter:
Fussell, Charles Lewis 1840-1909  Search this
Medium:
Watercolor on paper
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Smithsonian Institution Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Independence Avenue at 8th Street, S.W Washington District of Columbia 20560 Accession Number: 66.1972
Topic:
Landscape--New York--Long Island  Search this
Landscape--New York--Flatbush  Search this
Control number:
IAP 61571016
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_414254

Still Life with Vegetables, (painting)

Painter:
Fussell, Charles Lewis 1840-1909  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas mounted on cardboard
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Schwarz Gallery 1806 Chestnut Street Philadelphia Pennsylvania 19103
Date:
1891
Topic:
Still Life--Vegetable--Carrot  Search this
Still Life--Vegetable--Onion  Search this
Still Life--Vegetable--Turnip  Search this
Still Life--Other--Basket  Search this
Control number:
IAP 62400468
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_454623

Fort Hamilton, New York, (painting)

Painter:
Fussell, Charles Lewis 1840-1909  Search this
Medium:
Watercolor on paper
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Brandywine River Museum P. O. Box 141 Chadds Ford Pennsylvania 19317 Accession Number: 86.3.1
Topic:
Landscape--New York--Brooklyn  Search this
Architecture exterior--Military--Fort  Search this
Control number:
IAP 62900077
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_378021

Rocky Cliff, (painting)

Painter:
Fussell, Charles Lewis 1840-1909  Search this
Medium:
Watercolor on paper
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Brandywine River Museum P. O. Box 141 Chadds Ford Pennsylvania 19317 Accession Number: 86.3.2
Date:
1906
Topic:
Landscape  Search this
Control number:
IAP 62900078
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_378022

Sheepshead Bay, (painting)

Painter:
Fussell, Charles Lewis 1840-1909  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Joslyn Art Museum 2200 Dodge Street Omaha Nebraska 68102 Accession Number: 1966.153
Topic:
Landscape--New York--Brooklyn  Search this
Landscape--New York--New York City  Search this
Waterscape--Bay  Search this
Control number:
IAP 29990099
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_274900

Boat & Water, (painting)

Painter:
Fussell, Charles Lewis 1840-1909  Search this
Medium:
Oil
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Smithsonian Institution Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Independence Avenue at 8th Street, S.W Washington District of Columbia 20560
Topic:
Waterscape--Boat  Search this
Control number:
IAP 61570263
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_103198

Ft. Wadsworth, (painting)

Title:
Ft. Wadsworth (Staten Island), (painting)
Painter:
Fussell, Charles Lewis 1840-1909  Search this
Medium:
Watercolor on paperboard
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Smithsonian Institution Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Independence Avenue at 8th Street, S.W Washington District of Columbia 20560 Accession Number: 66.1973
Topic:
Landscape--New York--Staten Island  Search this
Architecture exterior--Military--Fort  Search this
Architecture exterior--Military--Ft. Wadsworth  Search this
Control number:
IAP 61570264
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_103199

Rockaway, (painting)

Painter:
Fussell, Charles Lewis 1840-1909  Search this
Medium:
Watercolor on paperboard
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Smithsonian Institution Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Independence Avenue at 8th Street, S.W Washington District of Columbia 20560 Accession Number: 66.1974
Topic:
Landscape--Beach--Rockaway Beach  Search this
Control number:
IAP 61570265
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_103200

Glen Cove, (painting)

Painter:
Fussell, Charles Lewis 1840-1909  Search this
Medium:
Watercolor on paperboard
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Smithsonian Institution Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Independence Avenue at 8th Street, S.W Washington District of Columbia 20560 Accession Number: 66.1975
Topic:
Landscape--New York--Glen Cove  Search this
Control number:
IAP 61570266
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_103201

Pennsylvania Memorabilia, (painting)

Painter:
Fussell, Charles Lewis 1840-1909  Search this
Type:
Paintings
Date:
1900
Topic:
Undetermined  Search this
Control number:
IAP 62640458
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_114681

Pennsylvania Memorabilia, (painting)

Painter:
Fussell, Charles Lewis 1840-1909  Search this
Medium:
Oil
Type:
Paintings
Date:
1900
Topic:
Still Life  Search this
Control number:
IAP 62641295
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_115449

Quarry Workers, (painting)

Painter:
Fussell, Charles Lewis 1840-1909  Search this
Medium:
Watercolor
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Sotheby Parke Bernet New York New York
Date:
1903
Topic:
Occupation--Labor  Search this
Occupation--Industry--Mining  Search this
Landscape  Search this
Control number:
IAP 63005097
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_122480

Hickories, (painting)

Painter:
Fussell, Charles Lewis 1840-1909  Search this
Medium:
Watercolor
Type:
Paintings
Date:
1908
Topic:
Landscape--Forest  Search this
Control number:
IAP 73300003
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_167734

East Hampton, Long Island, (painting)

Painter:
Fussell, Charles Lewis 1840-1909  Search this
Medium:
Watercolor on paper
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Sewell C. Biggs Museum of American Art P. O. Box 711, 406 Federal Street Dover Delaware 19903
Date:
1882
Topic:
Landscape--New York--Long Island  Search this
Landscape--New York--East Hampton  Search this
Architecture exterior--Detail--Fence  Search this
Landscape--Coast  Search this
Control number:
IAP 73500052
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_169296

Artist's Desk, (painting)

Painter:
Fussell, Charles Lewis 1840-1909  Search this
Medium:
Watercolor
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Berry-Hill Galleries, Inc New York New York
Date:
1900
Topic:
Still Life--Trompe L'Oeil  Search this
Control number:
IAP 80042759
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_176269

Desk, (painting)

Painter:
Fussell, Charles Lewis 1840-1909  Search this
Medium:
Mixed
Type:
Paintings
Date:
1900
Topic:
Still Life--Trompe L'Oeil  Search this
Control number:
IAP 80045411
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_178629

Academy Students Dissecting a Horse, (painting)

Painter:
Fussell, Charles Lewis 1840-1909  Search this
Medium:
Oil
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts Broad & Cherry Streets Philadelphia Pennsylvania 19102
Date:
1879
Topic:
Occupation--Education  Search this
Control number:
IAP 46120172
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_57364

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