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Mosler, Henry, 1841-1920  Search this
Beard, James Henry  Search this
Dupré, Julien  Search this
Ferrier, Gabriel  Search this
Flameng, François  Search this
Pelouse, L. G.  Search this
Read, Thomas Buchanan  Search this
Howe, William Henry  Search this
Hébert, Ernest  Search this
Partridge, William Ordway  Search this
Illustrated notebooks
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Journalists
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
4.8 Linear feet
The collection is arranged as 7 series: Series 1: Biographical Material, 1863-1892, 1921 (Box 1, OV 10; 4 folders) Series 2: Letters,1861-circa 1920 (Boxes 1-2; 1.3 linear feet) Series 3: Writings and Notes, circa 1860-circa 1900 (Boxes 2-3, 6; 0.4 linear feet) Series 4: Personal Business Records, 1869-1905 (Box 3; 4 folders) Series 5: Printed Material, circa 1860s-1929 (Box 3; 10 folders) Series 6: Artwork and Sketchbooks, 1856-1917 (Box 4, OVs 10-11; 0.5 linear feet) Series 7: Photographic Material, 1860-circa 1910 (Boxes 5-9, BV 12; 2.0 linear feet)
Access Note / Rights:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
The papers of painter Henry Mosler (1841-1920), who began his career in Cincinnati, Ohio, lived in Germany and Paris for at least 2 decades, and finally settled in New York, measure 4.8 linear feet and date from 1856-1929. The collection documents Mosler's life and career through biographical material, personal and professional letters from members of the military, museums, family, friends and colleagues, writings including an 1862 Civil War diary, personal business records, printed material, artwork and sketchbooks, and photographs of Mosler, his family, colleagues and artwork.
Henry Mosler papers, 1856-1929. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Funding for the processing and digitization of this collection was provided by the Joseph F. McCrindle Foundation and the Terra Foundation for American Art.
Use Note:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Biography Note:
Henry Mosler (1841-1920) worked primarily in Ohio, New York City, and Europe as a painter of portraits and scenes of rural life in Europe. Mosler served as an artist correspondent for Harper's Weekly during the Civil War.
Language Note:
English .
The bulk of the collection was donated to the Archives of American Art by J. F. McCrindle, a great-grandson of Mosler, in 1976 and 1977, having been previously lent to AAA for microfilming. A photograph album was donated in 1993 by Paul M. Hertzmann, a dealer who acquired it through purchase. Additional materials were donated in 2008 and 2009 by McCrindle via John T. Rowe, president and CEO of the Joseph F. McCrindle Foundation.
Digitization Note:
This site provides access to the papers of Henry Mosler in the Archives of American Art that were digitized in 2009, and total 2,680 images.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Artists' studios -- Photographs  Search this
Expatriate painters -- France -- Paris  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Diaries  Search this
Sketches & Sketchbooks  Search this
Lives of artists  Search this
Record number:
Sketches & Sketchbooks
Lives of artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art