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McEntee, Jervis, 1828-1891  Search this
Palmer, Erastus Dow  Search this
Church, Frederic Edwin  Search this
Church, Isabel  Search this
Chapin, E. H. (Edwin Hubbell),  Search this
Stribling, C. K.  Search this
Wickes, E. T.  Search this
Johnson, Eastman  Search this
Lang, Louis  Search this
Thompson, Launt  Search this
Booth, Edwin Thomas  Search this
Vaux, Calvert  Search this
Hicks, Thomas  Search this
Anthony, A. V. S. (Andrew Varick Stout),  Search this
Zarnnhus, E. L.  Search this
Bellows, Henry W. (Henry Whitney),  Search this
Cropsey, Jasper Francis  Search this
Shumway, Henry Colton  Search this
Youmans, Kate  Search this
Sawyer, C. M.  Search this
DeForest, H. G.  Search this
Gray, Henry Peters  Search this
Sykes, Charles W.  Search this
Jourmans, E. L.  Search this
McEntee, James S.  Search this
Donoho, J. R.  Search this
Meeks, Louisa B.  Search this
Whittredge, Worthington  Search this
Kensett, John Frederick  Search this
Inness, George  Search this
Boughton, George Henry  Search this
Casilear, John William  Search this
Derrenbacher, John  Search this
Weir, John F. (John Ferguson)  Search this
Gifford, Sanford Robinson  Search this
Von Glumer, Francisca  Search this
Hubbard, Richard William  Search this
Butler, Benjamin F.  Search this
Ward, John Quincy Adams  Search this
Baker, George Augustus  Search this
Boardman, Andrew  Search this
Stone, William O. (William Oliver)  Search this
Stoddard, Richard Henry  Search this
Huntington, Daniel  Search this
Husted, James W.  Search this
Hart, William McDougal  Search this
National Academy of Design (U.S.)  Search this
Century Association (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Physical Description:
1.6 linear feet
Access Note / Rights:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
The papers of Hudson River School painter Jervis McEntee measure 1.6 linear feet and date from 1796 and 1848 to 1905. Letters from close friends and family members to McEntee include many from his mentor Frederic Edwin Church, and fellow artists Samuel Putnam Avery, George Henry Boughton, Sanford Gifford, Richard Henry, Eastman Johnson, Elizabeth B. Stoddard, John Ferguson Weir, Worthington Whittredge, and others. Papers relating to the McEntee family include obituaries, a family genealogy, and letters from and regarding family members. There are also papers relating to the Vaux family (McEntee's brother-in-law's family) and American architect and landscape artist Calvert Vaux, who designed a studio for McEntee. Of special significance are five volumes of diaries dating from 1872 through 1890 which provide a detailed depiction of the American art world in the 1870s and 1880s.
Jervis McEntee papers, 1796, 1848-1905. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
Letters, family papers, and five volumes of diaries of Jervis McEntee in the Archives of American Art were digitized in 2007, 2017, and 2018, and are available on the Archives' website. Transcripts of the entries are available at One diary lent for microfilming is available on reel D9 at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Related Materials:
Also in the Archives is one diary, June 12, 1851-August 17, 1851, that was lent for microfilming by the Adirondack Museum (microfilm reel D9)
Biography Note:
Jervis McEntee (1828-1891) was a landscape painter from New York, N.Y.
The collection was acquired from several donors between 1959 and 1997. Letters were donated in 1959 by Charles E. Feinberg. The five volumes of diaries were donated in 1964 by Mrs. Helen S. McEntee. The remaining papers were donated by William Gaffken, director of the insurance company that acquired the McEntee family insurance business. One diary,
Digitization Note:
Letters, family papers, and five volumes of diaries of Jervis McEntee in the Archives of American Art were digitized in 2007, 2017, and 2018, and are available on the Archives' website. Transcripts of the diary entries are available at
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Hudson River school of landscape painting  Search this
Painters  Search this
Adirondack Mountains (N.Y.)  Search this
Bull Run (Va.), 1st Battle, 1861  Search this
Lake Champlain (N.Y.)  Search this
Art, Modern  Search this
Lake George (N.Y.)  Search this
Record number:
Art Movements and Schools
Data Source:
Archives of American Art