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Charles Hopkinson papers

Creator:
Hopkinson, Charles, 1869-1962  Search this
Names:
Shurcliff, Joan Hopkinson  Search this
Shurcliff, William A.  Search this
Extent:
1.4 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sketches
Sketchbooks
Photographs
Date:
1892-1993
Summary:
The papers of Massachusetts portait painter and watercolorist Charles Hopkinson date from 1892 to 1993 and measure 1.4 linear feet. The papers are comprised primarily of 17 sketchbooks and loose sketches. Also found are printed materials and three photographs of Hopkinson, as well as writings about Hopkinson written by his daughter Joan Hopkinson Shurcliff and her husband William Shurcliff.
Also found at the Archives is a small miscellaneous manuscript collection of five letters to Chauncey Stillman from Charles Hopkinson.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of Massachusetts portrait painter and watercolorist Charles Hopkinson date from 1892 to 1993 and measure 1.4 linear feet. The papers are comprised primarily of 17 sketchbooks and loose sketches. Also found are printed materials and three photographs of Hopkinson, as well as writings about Hopkinson written by his daughter Joan Hopkinson Shurcliff and her husband William Shurcliff.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 4 series.

Series 1: Writings and Notes, 1987-1993 (0.2 linear feet; Box 1)

Series 2: Printed Material, 1988-1991 (2 folders; Box 1)

Series 3: Photographs, 1938-1961 (1 folder; Box 1)

Series 4: Sketchbooks and Artwork, 1892-1957 (1.2 linear feet; Box 1-3)
Biographical / Historical:
Portrait and watercolor painter Charles Hopkinson (1869-1962) was active in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Charles Hopkinson was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts to Mary Watson and John Prentiss Hopkinson. He attended his father's school, Hopkinson School and later Harvard University. As a result of summers spent sailing and sketching boats in Northeast Harbor, Maine, he developed a love of art. After drawing cartoons for the Harvard Lampoon, Hopkinson decided to pursue a career as an artist. He studied at the Art Student's League and Académie Julian. Charles Hopkinson was noted for his oil portraits but showed his watercolors with the "Boston Five." He exhibited his works in Boston and New York City.

Hopkinson married fellow art student Angelica Rathbone in 1893. The pair divorced by 1899 while living in France. Afterwards, Hopkinson travelled to Roscoff, Brittany where he produced many watercolor and oil paintings. He returned to Massachusetts and married Elinor Curtis in 1903. Together, they had five daughters, Harriot (Mrs. Alfred Rive), Mary (Mrs. John Heysham Gibbon, Jr. later Mrs. Lovell Thompson), Isabella (Mrs. James Addison Halsted), Elinor (Mrs. James Henderson Barr), and Joan (Mrs. William Asahel Shurcliff).
Separated Materials:
The Archives of American Art also holds microfilm of material lent for microfilming (reels N-68-106, 482, 486, 515, 634-639) including biographical material, family correspondence, writings, business records, printed materials, and 96 sketchbooks. While six of the sketchbooks were later donated, all other loaned materials was returned to the lender and are not described in the collection container inventory.
Provenance:
Portions of the collection were loaned for microfilming between 1969-1973. Charles Hopkinson's daughters and granddaughters, Joan Hopkinson Shurcliff, Harriot Rive, Elinor Barr, Mrs. John M. Clarke and Mrs. James Masek, donated additional material in 1973 and 1992.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. research center. Please contact reference services for more information.
Rights:
The Charles Hopkinson and Hopkinson family 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:
Watercolorists -- Massachusetts  Search this
Portrait painters -- Massachusetts  Search this
Topic:
Painters -- Massachusetts  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sketches
Sketchbooks
Photographs
Citation:
Charles Hopkinson and Hopkinson family papers, 1892-1993. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.hopkchar
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Exhibition Catalogs

Collection Creator:
Hopkinson, Charles, 1869-1962  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 6
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1988-1991
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. research center. Please contact reference services for more information.
Collection Rights:
The Charles Hopkinson and Hopkinson family 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:
Charles Hopkinson and Hopkinson family papers, 1892-1993. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Charles Hopkinson papers / Series 2: Printed Material
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Portraits of Charles Hopkinson

Collection Creator:
Hopkinson, Charles, 1869-1962  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 7
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1938-1961
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. research center. Please contact reference services for more information.
Collection Rights:
The Charles Hopkinson and Hopkinson family 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:
Charles Hopkinson and Hopkinson family papers, 1892-1993. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Sketchbook 1

Collection Creator:
Hopkinson, Charles, 1869-1962  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 8
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1892
Scope and Contents:
Included is a sketch of Elinor Curtis, Boston scenes, and babies.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. research center. Please contact reference services for more information.
Collection Rights:
The Charles Hopkinson and Hopkinson family 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:
Charles Hopkinson and Hopkinson family papers, 1892-1993. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Sketchbook 2

Collection Creator:
Hopkinson, Charles, 1869-1962  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 9
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1900-1910
Scope and Contents:
Included are sketches of Elinor, Harriot, and Margaret Curtis
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. research center. Please contact reference services for more information.
Collection Rights:
The Charles Hopkinson and Hopkinson family 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:
Charles Hopkinson and Hopkinson family papers, 1892-1993. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Sketchbook 3

Collection Creator:
Hopkinson, Charles, 1869-1962  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 10
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1900-circa 1920
Scope and Contents:
Included are sketches of babies, unidentified portraits, and landscapes.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. research center. Please contact reference services for more information.
Collection Rights:
The Charles Hopkinson and Hopkinson family 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:
Charles Hopkinson and Hopkinson family papers, 1892-1993. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Sketchbook 4

Collection Creator:
Hopkinson, Charles, 1869-1962  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 11
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1903-1907
Scope and Contents:
Includes sketches of ships, Mrs. Hopkinson, self-portraits, and some notes.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. research center. Please contact reference services for more information.
Collection Rights:
The Charles Hopkinson and Hopkinson family 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:
Charles Hopkinson and Hopkinson family papers, 1892-1993. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Sketchbook 5

Collection Creator:
Hopkinson, Charles, 1869-1962  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 12
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1903-1907
Scope and Contents:
Included are sketches of Mrs. Hopkinson, babies and relatives.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. research center. Please contact reference services for more information.
Collection Rights:
The Charles Hopkinson and Hopkinson family 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:
Charles Hopkinson and Hopkinson family papers, 1892-1993. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Sketchbook 6

Collection Creator:
Hopkinson, Charles, 1869-1962  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 13
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1915-circa 1950
Scope and Contents:
Includes sketches of babies and landscapes.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. research center. Please contact reference services for more information.
Collection Rights:
The Charles Hopkinson and Hopkinson family 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:
Charles Hopkinson and Hopkinson family papers, 1892-1993. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Sketchbook 7

Collection Creator:
Hopkinson, Charles, 1869-1962  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 14
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1920-1925
Scope and Contents:
Includes sketches of Hopkinson daughters and a watercolor.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. research center. Please contact reference services for more information.
Collection Rights:
The Charles Hopkinson and Hopkinson family 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:
Charles Hopkinson and Hopkinson family papers, 1892-1993. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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"The Extended Family of the Five Hopkinson Daughters," by Joan Hopkinson Shurcliff and William Shurcliff

Collection Creator:
Hopkinson, Charles, 1869-1962  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 1
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1987
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. research center. Please contact reference services for more information.
Collection Rights:
The Charles Hopkinson and Hopkinson family 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:
Charles Hopkinson and Hopkinson family papers, 1892-1993. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Charles Hopkinson papers / Series 1: Writings and Notes
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Sketchbook 8

Collection Creator:
Hopkinson, Charles, 1869-1962  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 15
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1924-1937
Scope and Contents:
Included are sketches of Italy in pencil and watercolor.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. research center. Please contact reference services for more information.
Collection Rights:
The Charles Hopkinson and Hopkinson family 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:
Charles Hopkinson and Hopkinson family papers, 1892-1993. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Sketchbook 9

Collection Creator:
Hopkinson, Charles, 1869-1962  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 16
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1925-1935
Scope and Contents:
Included are sketches of ships, buildings, and the Hopkinson daughters.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. research center. Please contact reference services for more information.
Collection Rights:
The Charles Hopkinson and Hopkinson family 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:
Charles Hopkinson and Hopkinson family papers, 1892-1993. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Sketchbook 10

Collection Creator:
Hopkinson, Charles, 1869-1962  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 17
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1935
Scope and Contents:
Included are sketches from England.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. research center. Please contact reference services for more information.
Collection Rights:
The Charles Hopkinson and Hopkinson family 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:
Charles Hopkinson and Hopkinson family papers, 1892-1993. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Sketchbook 11

Collection Creator:
Hopkinson, Charles, 1869-1962  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 18
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1930
Scope and Contents:
Included are watercolor and pencil sketches of landscapes.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. research center. Please contact reference services for more information.
Collection Rights:
The Charles Hopkinson and Hopkinson family 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:
Charles Hopkinson and Hopkinson family papers, 1892-1993. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Sketchbook 12

Collection Creator:
Hopkinson, Charles, 1869-1962  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 19
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1930
Scope and Contents:
Included are sketches of portraits and boats.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. research center. Please contact reference services for more information.
Collection Rights:
The Charles Hopkinson and Hopkinson family 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:
Charles Hopkinson and Hopkinson family papers, 1892-1993. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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"Explanatory Version of Mrs. Charles Hopkinson's Journal, Pages Recording Payments Received from Charles Hopkinson's Painting Activity," by Joan Hopkinson Shurcliff and William Shurcliff

Collection Creator:
Hopkinson, Charles, 1869-1962  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 2
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1990
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. research center. Please contact reference services for more information.
Collection Rights:
The Charles Hopkinson and Hopkinson family 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:
Charles Hopkinson and Hopkinson family papers, 1892-1993. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Charles Hopkinson papers / Series 1: Writings and Notes
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Sketchbook 13

Collection Creator:
Hopkinson, Charles, 1869-1962  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 20
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1940
Scope and Contents:
Included are sketches of family, figures, and boats. Joan Hopkinson Shurcliff annotated the sketchbook in 1992.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. research center. Please contact reference services for more information.
Collection Rights:
The Charles Hopkinson and Hopkinson family 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:
Charles Hopkinson and Hopkinson family papers, 1892-1993. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Sketchbook 14

Collection Creator:
Hopkinson, Charles, 1869-1962  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 21
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1940
Scope and Contents:
Included are sketches of buildings, landscapes, and babies.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. research center. Please contact reference services for more information.
Collection Rights:
The Charles Hopkinson and Hopkinson family 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:
Charles Hopkinson and Hopkinson family papers, 1892-1993. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Charles Hopkinson papers / Series 4: Sketchbooks and Artwork
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Sketchbook 15

Collection Creator:
Hopkinson, Charles, 1869-1962  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 22
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1948-1952
Scope and Contents:
Included are sketches of family and travel scenes. Joan Hopkinson Shurcliff annotated the sketchbook in 1992.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. research center. Please contact reference services for more information.
Collection Rights:
The Charles Hopkinson and Hopkinson family 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:
Charles Hopkinson and Hopkinson family papers, 1892-1993. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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