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Science and Geography - History, (painting)

Painter:
True, Allen Tupper 1881-1955  Search this
Medium:
Egg tempera
Type:
Paintings
Paintings-Mural
Owner/Location:
South High School Denver Colorado
Date:
1935
Topic:
Figure group  Search this
Occupation--Education--Student  Search this
Occupation--Science--Chemist  Search this
Occupation--Science--Geologist  Search this
Control number:
IAP 8E500042
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_446531

Clio. The Muse of History, (painting)

Artist:
Fagnani, Joseph  Search this
Type:
Paintings
Exhibition Catalogs
Date:
1876
Topic:
Mythology--Classical--Clio  Search this
Allegory--Arts & Sciences--History  Search this
Figure female  Search this
Series  Search this
Mythology--Classical--Muse  Search this
Control number:
AECI 05560137
Data Source:
Pre-1877 Art Exhibition Catalogue Index
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_aeci_103729

Medical and Chirurgical Faculty of the State of Maryland Collection

Collector:
Medical Sciences, Division of, NMAH, SI (National Museum of American History)  Search this
Medical Sciences, Division of, NMAH, SI (National Museum of American History)  Search this
Author:
Maryland. Medical and Chirurgical Faculty of the State  Search this
Extent:
0.33 Cubic feet (2 boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Maps
Clippings
Patents
Pamphlets
Prescriptions
Paintings
Photographs
Scrapbooks
Notebooks
Correspondence
Certificates
Papers
Diplomas
Place:
Maryland
Date:
ca. 1740-1965.
Scope and Contents:
18th, 19th, and 20th century material deposited with the Medical and Chirurgical Faculty of the State of Maryland, chiefly relating to the practice of medicine in the state. Includes correspondence, papers, certificates, diplomas, patents, maps, notebooks, clippings, prescriptions, pamphlets, photocopies of documents, scrapbooks, photographs, and paintings.
Arrangement:
Divided into four series: (1) Correspondence, (2) Biographical, (3) Photographs, (4) Certificates.
Provenance:
Immediate source of acquisition unknown.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Physicians  Search this
Medicine -- Societies, etc.  Search this
Surgeons  Search this
Medical sciences  Search this
Genre/Form:
Maps
Clippings
Patents
Pamphlets
Prescriptions
Paintings
Photographs -- 20th century
Scrapbooks -- 19th century
Notebooks
Correspondence -- 1930-1950
Certificates
Papers
Diplomas
Scrapbooks -- 20th century
Citation:
Medical and Chirurgical Faculty of the State of Maryland Collection, ca. 1740-1965, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0114
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0114

Democritus. Painted in 1412, (painting)

Artist:
Frampton  Search this
Subject:
Democritus  Search this
Type:
Paintings
Exhibition Catalogs
Date:
1412
Topic:
Portrait male  Search this
History--Ancient--Greece  Search this
History--Arts & Sciences--Philosophy  Search this
Control number:
AECI 00780133
Data Source:
Pre-1877 Art Exhibition Catalogue Index
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_aeci_12475

Dante reciting Verses (in water colors), (painting)

Artist:
Unknown  Search this
Subject:
Dante  Search this
Medium:
Watercolor
Type:
Paintings
Exhibition Catalogs
Date:
1876
Topic:
History--Arts & Sciences--Literature  Search this
History--Italy  Search this
Portrait male  Search this
Occupation--Writer  Search this
Control number:
AECI 03800254
Data Source:
Pre-1877 Art Exhibition Catalogue Index
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_aeci_76388

Shakspeare and his Contemporaries, (painting)

Artist:
Faed, Thos.  Search this
Subject:
Shakespeare, William  Search this
Medium:
Oil
Type:
Paintings
Exhibition Catalogs
Date:
1876
Topic:
Figure group  Search this
History--England  Search this
History--Arts & Sciences--Literature  Search this
Portrait male  Search this
Occupation--Writer  Search this
Control number:
AECI 00720050
Data Source:
Pre-1877 Art Exhibition Catalogue Index
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_aeci_11430

Shakespeare and His Contemporaries, (painting)

Artist:
Faed  Search this
Subject:
Shakespeare, William  Search this
Type:
Paintings
Exhibition Catalogs
Date:
1851
Topic:
History--Arts & Sciences--Literature  Search this
History--England  Search this
Portrait male  Search this
Occupation--Writer  Search this
Portrait group  Search this
Control number:
AECI 06720123
Data Source:
Pre-1877 Art Exhibition Catalogue Index
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_aeci_116114

Giotto and Cimabue, (painting)

Artist:
Ward, E.  Search this
Subject:
Giotto  Search this
Cimabue  Search this
Type:
Paintings
Exhibition Catalogs
Date:
1876
Topic:
Portrait male  Search this
History--Arts & Sciences--Art  Search this
History--Italy  Search this
Portrait group  Search this
Occupation--Art--Artist  Search this
Control number:
AECI 01710299
Data Source:
Pre-1877 Art Exhibition Catalogue Index
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_aeci_33888

Galileo in Prison, (painting)

Artist:
Unknown  Search this
Subject:
Galileo  Search this
Medium:
Oil
Type:
Paintings
Exhibition Catalogs
Date:
1876
Topic:
Portrait male  Search this
History--Arts & Sciences--Astronomy  Search this
History--Italy  Search this
Architecture--Civic--Prison  Search this
Control number:
AECI 00430036
Data Source:
Pre-1877 Art Exhibition Catalogue Index
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_aeci_6143

The Old Oaken Bucket, (painting)

Artist:
Thompson, Jerome  Search this
Type:
Paintings
Exhibition Catalogs
Date:
1876
Topic:
Literature--Woodworth--Old Oaken Bucket  Search this
History--Arts & Sciences--Literature  Search this
Object--Tool--Bucket  Search this
Control number:
AECI 06060001
Data Source:
Pre-1877 Art Exhibition Catalogue Index
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_aeci_108115

Fornarina, (painting)

Artist:
Unknown  Search this
Raphael (copy after)  Search this
Subject:
Fornarina  Search this
Type:
Paintings
Exhibition Catalogs
Date:
1876
Topic:
Portrait female  Search this
History--Arts & Sciences--Art  Search this
Occupation--Art--Model  Search this
Control number:
AECI 01800196
Data Source:
Pre-1877 Art Exhibition Catalogue Index
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_aeci_35989

Montaigne visiting Tasso in Prison; after Louis Gallait, (painting)

Artist:
Clemson, T. G.  Search this
Gallait (copy after)  Search this
Subject:
Montaigne  Search this
Tasso  Search this
Medium:
Oil
Type:
Paintings
Exhibition Catalogs
Date:
1876
Topic:
Portrait male  Search this
History--Arts & Sciences--Literature  Search this
History--France  Search this
History--Italy  Search this
Architecture--Civic--Prison  Search this
Control number:
AECI 00740068
Data Source:
Pre-1877 Art Exhibition Catalogue Index
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_aeci_11797

Charles Lucien Bonaparte, (painting)

Artist:
Peale, Charles Wilson  Search this
Subject:
Bonaparte, Charles Lucien  Search this
Type:
Paintings
Exhibition Catalogs
Date:
1876
Topic:
Portrait male  Search this
Occupation--Science  Search this
Control number:
AECI 02210200
Data Source:
Pre-1877 Art Exhibition Catalogue Index
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_aeci_44019

Dante and Beatrice, (painting)

Artist:
Unknown  Search this
DaVinci (copy after)  Search this
Subject:
Dante  Search this
Beatrice  Search this
Type:
Paintings
Exhibition Catalogs
Date:
1876
Topic:
Figure group  Search this
History--Italy  Search this
History--Arts & Sciences--Literature  Search this
Portrait male  Search this
Portrait female  Search this
Literature--Dante--Inferno  Search this
Control number:
AECI 00700193
Data Source:
Pre-1877 Art Exhibition Catalogue Index
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_aeci_11162

Franklin at the Press, (painting)

Artist:
Perry, E. Wood  Search this
Subject:
Franklin, Benjamin  Search this
Type:
Paintings
Exhibition Catalogs
Date:
1876
Topic:
Portrait male  Search this
Occupation--Science--Inventor  Search this
History--United States--Revolution  Search this
Control number:
AECI 03890262
Data Source:
Pre-1877 Art Exhibition Catalogue Index
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_aeci_79832

Theodore Dehone Judah, (painting)

Painter:
Jewett, William Smith 1812-1873  Search this
Subject:
Judah, Theodore Dehone  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Oakland Museum 1000 Oak Street Oakland California 94607 Accession Number: 65.49
Date:
1855
Topic:
Portrait male  Search this
Occupation--Science--Engineer  Search this
History--United States--Railroad  Search this
Landscape--Valley  Search this
Control number:
IAP 03390040
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_33609

Daniel Varney Thompson papers

Creator:
Thompson, Daniel V. (Daniel Varney), 1902-1980  Search this
Names:
Courtauld Institute of Art -- Faculty  Search this
Berenson, Bernard, 1865-1959  Search this
Greene, Belle da Costa, 1883-1950  Search this
McKean, Mary Sargeant  Search this
Thompson, Randall, 1899-1984  Search this
Winslow, Henry, b. 1874  Search this
Extent:
10.1 Linear feet
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Notebooks
Diaries
Sketchbooks
Drawings
Watercolors
Photographs
Poetry
Musical scores
Prints
Oil paintings
Manuscripts
Date:
1848-1979
bulk 1923-1979
Summary:
The papers of art conservator and historian, engineer, and professor Daniel Varney Thompson (1902-1980) are dated 1848-1979, with the bulk of the material dated 1923-1979. The collection measures 10.1 linear feet and consists of biographical material, correspondence, subject files, writings, artwork, printed material, and photographs.
Scope and Content Note:
The papers of art conservator and historian, professor, engineer, and writer Daniel Varney Thompson (1902-1980) are dated 1848-1979, with the bulk of the material dated 1923-1979. The collection measures 10.1 linear feet and consists of biographical material, correspondence, subject files, writings, artwork, printed material, and photographs.

Biographical information includes certificates and diplomas, passports, and wills. Correspondence documents Daniel Varney Thompson's personal and professional life. Personal correspondence centers heavily on family members including his brother, the composer Randall Thompson. Professional correspondence concerns Thompson's academic career, research, writing, and work as a technical consultant and engineer. Among the correspondents are colleagues from Harvard, Yale, the Courtauld Institute, publishers, and academic and technical journals, in addition to corporate clients.

Subject files are comprised of varying correspondence, printed matter, photographs, notes and writings relating to Thompson's areas of interest. Personal and professional subject files include many relating to his research interests and engineering consulting projects. Of particular interest are numerous letters from Bernard Berenson. There is also correspondence with Belle da Costa Greene, as well as files concerning the Kermes beetle (a source of crimson dyes in the middle ages). Food and gardening subject files reflect Thompson's career as a writer and columnist on these subjects.

Writings consist mainly of manuscripts, drafts, research and miscellaneous notes; also included are diaries, poems, miscellaneous items, and a music score. Daniel Varney Thompson's personal and professional writings include two diaries, poems, and student writings. Most of his extant writings are on art-related topics, science and technology. Among the notes is an index to medieval manuscripts on craftsmanship in major European libraries was compiled by Thompson in 1935. His work on the subject remains unpublished and his notes are extremely valuable since some of the materials noted were lost in World War II. Scientific and technical notebooks, along with various wirings and reports, document projects undertaken as a technical consultant and engineer. The food and gardening writings are extensive and consist of manuscripts and notes for articles and columns, and for a book-length compilation of these writings. Among the writings by other authors are diaries of his mother and wife, and a music score by his brother, Randall Thompson.

Artwork by Daniel Varney Thompson, Mary Sargent McKean, and Henry Winslow consists of drawings, prints, watercolors, a sketchbook, and an oil painting. Printed material includes articles and book reviews by Daniel Varney Thompson, and items about or mentioning him and his family. Also found are articles and books about art, history, medieval studies, science and technology, and food and gardening topics.

Photographs are of artwork, people, places and miscellaneous subjects. Images of people are mainly Thompson and family members.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 7 series.

Series 1: Biographical Information, 1848-1970s (Box 1, OV 11-12; 0.3 linear ft.)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1914-1979 (Boxes 1-3; 2.0 linear ft.)

Series 3: Subject Files, 1925-1979 (Boxes 3-6; 3.0 linear ft.)

Series 4: Writings, 1907-1970s (Boxes 6-9; 2.85 linear ft.)

Series 5: Artwork, 1923-1934 (Box 9, OV 13; 5 folders)

Series 6: Printed Material, 1917-1979 (Box 9; 0.75 linear ft.)

Series 7: Photographs, circa 1900-1972 (Box 10; 0.4 linear ft.)
Biographical Note:
Daniel Varney Thompson (1902-1980) was an art conservator and historian, professor, engineer, and writer. A noted authority on medieval painting, Varney lived and worked primarily in the Boston area and London.

Daniel Varney Thompson was born in New Jersey in 1902. He was the son of Grace Randall Thompson and Daniel Varney Thompson, Sr., a classics teacher at the Lawrenceville School and later headmaster of Boston Latin School. American composer Randall Thompson was his older brother. Following family tradition, Thompson attended Harvard, earning the A.B. in 1922 and A.M. in 1926, focusing his attention on fine arts, physical chemistry, and literature. Daniel V. Thompson stopped using the designation Jr. after his father's death in 1932.

Between 1922 and 1925 Thompson was employed in the Fogg Museum's laboratory devoted to analyzing art materials for the purposes of detecting forgeries, preserving works of art, and devising methods to aid working artists. During this period, Thompson went to Italy as a Sheldon Fellow in Fine Arts, to learn medieval fresco painting techniques from Edward W. Forbes, Director of the Fogg Museum. He also had an opportunity to study medieval and Renaissance painting techniques with Inicio Federico Joni, and while in Italy began life-long friendships with the Forbes family and Bernard Berenson. Thompson served as a technical advisor to the 1924-1925 Second Harvard China Expedition; he traveled to China by way of India, where he studied wall paintings in caves at Ajanta and Elura and researched newly discovered scrolls.

Daniel Varney Thompson was on the faculty of Yale from 1926-1933, where he taught art history, and tempera painting courses, and laid the foundation for the Department of Fine Arts when Yale became a university in 1932. During his time at Yale, Thompson married Cecile [Cecily] de Luze Simonds.

When The American Council of Learned Societies awarded Thompson a research fellowship for the academic year 1933/34, he returned to Europe and surveyed major libraries for materials concerning the history of technology of the arts. Thompson was then invited to be Professor of the History of Technology at the University of London. He was on the faculty from 1934-1946, and also served as research and technical advisor, developing a laboratory at the Courtauld Institute for analysis of art materials.

During World War II, the Courtauld's laboratory - which had facilities for emission, absorption, and x-ray spectrography - was offered to the Ministry of Aircraft Production. To avoid compromising the University's tax-free status, Thompson formed and served as managing director of Daniel Varney Limited, a private company which leased the premises and equipment. From 1940 to 1945, the company was operated in the name of the Courtauld Institute, employing 200 people in tool making, gauge making, fine mechanisms, and development and production of optics instruments. After the war, Daniel Varney Limited shifted its interests to high vacuum diffusion pumps, gas manipulation, and glassblowing.

Upon returning to the United States in 1947, Thompson settled in the Boston area, becoming a technical consultant. He worked on projects for E-Z Mills, Inc., Sylvania Eloctronics, Comstock & Wescott, Inc., and other corporations. He was chief engineer of Jarrell-Ash Co., 1953-1955, redesigning optical instruments, spectrography, and schlieren systems. Between 1955 and 1957, Thompson served as Vice President of Swett & Sibley, involved with the design and development of optical instruments, scanning spectrometers, and densistometers. He then moved to Avco Corporation, where for the next decade he was a Senior Staff Consultant working on optical design in rocket instrumentation. Thompson retired from his engineering career in 1967.

Daniel V. Thompson wrote and published extensively. Art-related writings include translations and a monograph published by Yale University Press, and numerous articles and reviews. Translations are: Cennino Cennini's Il Libro dell'Arte (3 volumes: Text of Il Libro dell'Arte, 1932; The Craftsman's Handbook, 1933; and The Practice of Tempera Painting, 1936), and An Anonymous Fourteenth Century Treatise ( De arte illuminadi) (with his student George Heard Hamilton), 1936. A monograph, The Materials and Techniques of Medieval Painting (foreword by Bernard Berenson) appeared in 1936.

Most of Thompson's scientific and technical writings are unpublished and relate to projects for which he served as a consulting engineer.

Soon after retiring, Thompson began a new career that he continued for the remainder of his life. A serious cook and long-time gardener, he began writing about these topics, producing weekly columns that were published by newspapers from Maine to Chicago and contributing articles to Gourmet, Horticulture, and similar periodicals. Thompson also lectured to garden clubs and judged garden and flower competitions.

Daniel Varney Thompson died on January 4, 1980, following an automobile accident in Malaga, Spain.
Related Material:
Also found in the Archives of American Art are oral history interviews conducted with Daniel V. Thompson by Robert Brown, September 25, 1974-November 2, 1976. There are also three letters from Thompson to his sister-in-law Edith Simonds Moore.
Provenance:
The Daniel Varney Thompson papers were donated to the Archives of American Art in increments between 1974-1981 by Mr. Thompson and his estate.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Rights:
The Daniel Varney Thompson 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:
Food  Search this
Gardening  Search this
Engineers -- United States  Search this
Authors -- Massachusetts  Search this
Conservators  Search this
Art historians  Search this
Kermes (Insect)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Notebooks
Diaries
Sketchbooks
Drawings
Watercolors
Photographs
Poetry
Musical scores
Prints
Oil paintings
Manuscripts
Citation:
Daniel Varney Thompson papers, 1848-1979, bulk 1923-1979. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.thomdani
See more items in:
Daniel Varney Thompson papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-thomdani
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Doctor Thomas Cooper, (painting)

Artist:
Peale, Charles Wilson  Search this
Subject:
Cooper, Thomas  Search this
Type:
Paintings
Exhibition Catalogs
Date:
1876
Topic:
Portrait male  Search this
Occupation--Writer  Search this
Occupation--Science  Search this
Control number:
AECI 02210174
Data Source:
Pre-1877 Art Exhibition Catalogue Index
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_aeci_43993

Galileo before the Council of Three, (painting)

Artist:
Conte, A.  Search this
Subject:
Galileo  Search this
Type:
Paintings
Exhibition Catalogs
Date:
1876
Topic:
Portrait male  Search this
History--Arts & Sciences--Astronomy  Search this
History--Religion  Search this
History--Italy  Search this
Figure(s) In Interior--Civic  Search this
Control number:
AECI 00630092
Data Source:
Pre-1877 Art Exhibition Catalogue Index
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_aeci_10030

Galileo before the Inquisition, (painting)

Artist:
Conti, A.  Search this
Subject:
Galileo  Search this
Type:
Paintings
Exhibition Catalogs
Date:
1876
Topic:
Portrait male  Search this
History--Arts & Sciences--Astronomy  Search this
History--Religion  Search this
History--Italy  Search this
Figure(s) In Interior--Civic  Search this
Control number:
AECI 00630042
Data Source:
Pre-1877 Art Exhibition Catalogue Index
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_aeci_9980

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