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Jervis McEntee papers

Creator:
McEntee, Jervis, 1828-1891  Search this
Names:
Century Association (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
National Academy of Design (U.S.)  Search this
Anthony, A. V. S. (Andrew Varick Stout), 1835-1906  Search this
Baker, George Augustus, 1821-1880  Search this
Bellows, Henry W. (Henry Whitney), 1814-1882  Search this
Boardman, Andrew  Search this
Booth, Edwin, 1833-1893  Search this
Boughton, George Henry, 1834-1905  Search this
Butler, Benjamin F., 1830-1884  Search this
Casilear, John William, 1811-1893  Search this
Chapin, E. H. (Edwin Hubbell), 1814-1880  Search this
Church, Frederic Edwin, 1826-1900  Search this
Church, Isabel  Search this
Cropsey, Jasper Francis, 1823-1900  Search this
DeForest, H. G.  Search this
Derrenbacher, John  Search this
Donoho, J. R., Mrs  Search this
Gifford, Sanford Robinson, 1823-1880  Search this
Gray, Henry Peters, 1819-1877  Search this
Hart, William McDougal, 1823-1894  Search this
Hicks, Thomas, 1823-1890  Search this
Hubbard, Richard William, 1816-1888  Search this
Huntington, Daniel, 1816-1906  Search this
Husted, James W.  Search this
Inness, George, 1825-1894  Search this
Johnson, Eastman, 1824-1906  Search this
Jourmans, E. L., Mrs  Search this
Kensett, John Frederick, 1816-1872  Search this
Lang, Louis, 1814-1893  Search this
McEntee, James S.  Search this
Meeks, Louisa B.  Search this
Palmer, Erastus Dow, 1817-1904  Search this
Sawyer, C. M.  Search this
Shumway, Henry Colton, 1807-1884  Search this
Stoddard, Richard Henry, 1825-1903  Search this
Stone, William O. (William Oliver), 1830-1875  Search this
Stribling, C. K.  Search this
Sykes, Charles W.  Search this
Thompson, Launt, 1833-1894  Search this
Vaux, Calvert, 1824-1895  Search this
Von Glumer, Francisca  Search this
Ward, John Quincy Adams, 1830-1910  Search this
Weir, John F. (John Ferguson), 1841-1926  Search this
Whittredge, Worthington, 1820-1910  Search this
Wickes, E. T.  Search this
Youmans, Kate  Search this
Zarnnhus, E. L.  Search this
Extent:
1.6 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Diaries
Sketches
Place:
Lake George (N.Y.) -- Pictorial works
Lake Champlain (N.Y.) -- Pictorial works
Adirondack Mountains (N.Y.)
Date:
1796, 1848-1905
Summary:
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.
Scope and Content Note:
The papers of Hudson River School painter Jervis McEntee measure 1.6 linear feet and date from 1796 and 1850 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.
Arrangement:
The Jervis McEntee papers have been arranged into five series, based on material type.

Series 1: Letters, 1850-1905, undated (Box 1; 0.2 linear feet)

Series 2: Vaux Family Letters and Correspondence, 1850-1890, undated (Box 1; 0.2 linear feet)

Series 3: Third Party Letters, 1861-1873, undated (Box 2; 0.1 linear feet)

Series 4: Miscellany, 1796, 1848-1895, undated (Box 2; 0.1 linear feet)

Series 5: Diaries, 1872-1890 (Box 3-4; 0.6 linear feet)
Biographical Note:
Jervis McEntee was born in Rondout, New York, July 14, 1828. He had early literary and artistic aspirations and studied under Frederic E. Church, who had himself studied under the Hudson River School master, Thomas Cole. McEntee was to maintain a close relationship with Church for the rest of his life. After an unsuccessful stint as a businessman, McEntee settled in New York in 1857 as one of the charter residents of Richard Morris Hunt's Tenth Street Studio Building. Since many of the other occupants were either bachelors or commuters, and since Mrs. McEntee was a lively, sympathetic hostess, the couple became the center of a spontaneous salon frequented by some of the best-known artists, writers, and actors of the time. After his wife died in 1878, McEntee stayed on, an increasingly neglected widower until his death in 1891.

McEntee was identified with the Hudson River School and an accomplished and sensitive painter of autumnal landscapes. He wrote in 1874, "Perhaps what would mark my work among that of my brother artists is a preference for the soberer phases Nature, the gray days of November and its leafless trees." McEntee stood at the center of the interlocking directorate formed by the National Academy of Design, the Century Club, and the Tenth Street Studio Building. In the latter part of the 19th century, these formed a supreme art establishment whose membership was composed of the old guard American artists, such as McEntee's close friends Eastman Johnson, Sanford Gifford, John Ferguson Weir, Worthington Whittredge, and Church, who were fighting an ultimately futile battle against the encroachment of European influences among both artists and collectors.
Separated Material:
The Archives of American Art also holds material lent for microfilming (reel D9) including a diary dated June 12, 1851-August 17, 1851. This material was returned to the Adirondack Museum in Blue Mountain Lake, New York and is not described in the collection container inventory.
Provenance:
The Adirondack Museum lent one diary for microfilming in 1964. The rest of the collection was acquired from several donors between 1959 and 1997. The noted collector Charles E. Feinberg donated letters in 1959 and, Mrs. Helen S. McEntee, who married the nephew of Jervis McEntee, donated the five volumes of diaries in 1964. William Gaffken, director of the insurance company that acquired the McEntee family insurance business, donated the remaining papers in 1997.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires and appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Rights:
The Jervis McEntee 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:
Artists -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Landscape painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Hudson River school of landscape painting  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Art, Modern -- 19th century -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Artists' studios  Search this
Bull Run (Va.), 1st Battle, 1861  Search this
Genre/Form:
Diaries
Sketches
Citation:
Jervis McEntee papers, 1796, 1848-1905. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.mcenjerv
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Archives of American Art
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Jervis McEntee papers, 1796

Creator:
McEntee, Jervis, 1828-1891  Search this
Subject:
Donoho, J. R., Mrs  Search this
Derrenbacher, John  Search this
DeForest, H. G.  Search this
Johnson, Eastman  Search this
Cropsey, Jasper Francis  Search this
Hicks, Thomas  Search this
Hart, William McDougal  Search this
Gray, Henry Peters  Search this
Gifford, Sanford Robinson  Search this
Casilear, John William  Search this
Butler, Benjamin F.  Search this
Boughton, George Henry  Search this
Vaux, Calvert  Search this
Booth, Edwin  Search this
Church, Isabel  Search this
Church, Frederic Edwin  Search this
Chapin, E. H. (Edwin Hubbell)  Search this
Palmer, Erastus Dow  Search this
Meeks, Louisa B.  Search this
McEntee, James S.  Search this
Shumway, Henry Colton  Search this
Stoddard, Richard Henry  Search this
Sawyer, C. M.  Search this
Husted, James W.  Search this
Inness, George  Search this
Hubbard, Richard William  Search this
Huntington, Daniel  Search this
Kensett, John Frederick  Search this
Lang, Louis  Search this
Jourmans, E. L., Mrs  Search this
Wickes, E. T.  Search this
Whittredge, Worthington  Search this
Zarnnhus, E. L.  Search this
Youmans, Kate  Search this
Stribling, C. K.  Search this
Stone, William O. (William Oliver)  Search this
Thompson, Launt  Search this
Sykes, Charles W.  Search this
Von Glumer, Francisca  Search this
Weir, John F. (John Ferguson)  Search this
Ward, John Quincy Adams  Search this
Baker, George Augustus  Search this
Anthony, A. V. S. (Andrew Varick Stout)  Search this
Boardman, Andrew  Search this
Bellows, Henry W. (Henry Whitney)  Search this
National Academy of Design (U.S.)  Search this
Century Association (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Type:
Diaries
Sketches
Topic:
Artists -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Landscape painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Hudson River school of landscape painting  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Art, Modern -- 19th century -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Artists' studios  Search this
Bull Run (Va.), 1st Battle, 1861  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7251
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209401
AAA_collcode_mcenjerv
Theme:
Diaries
Art Movements and Schools
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209401
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Mary K. McGuigan and John F. McGuigan Jr. artists' letters collection, 1794-1938

Creator:
McGuigan, Mary K.  Search this
McGuigan, John F. (John Fuller)  Search this
Subject:
Peale, Rubens  Search this
Morse, Samuel Finley Breese  Search this
Palmer, Erastus Dow  Search this
Church, Frederic Edwin  Search this
Colman, Samuel  Search this
Whittredge, Worthington  Search this
Beard, W. H. (William Holbrook)  Search this
McGuigan, John F., Jr. (John Fuller)  Search this
White, Stanford  Search this
Tanner, Henry Ossawa  Search this
Inman, Henry  Search this
Harding, Chester  Search this
Hassam, Childe  Search this
French, Daniel Chester  Search this
Greenough, Horatio  Search this
Copley, John Singleton  Search this
Thayer, Abbott Handerson  Search this
Darley, Felix Octavius Carr  Search this
Neagle, John  Search this
Boughton, George Henry  Search this
Peale, Rembrandt  Search this
Inness, George  Search this
Carey, Mathew  Search this
Bierstadt, Albert  Search this
Cropsey, Jasper Francis  Search this
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts  Search this
Topic:
Arts administrators  Search this
Art critics  Search this
Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)5972
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)228068
AAA_collcode_mcgumary
Theme:
The Art Market
Art Collectors
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_228068
Online Media:

Charles Henry Hart autograph collection, 1731-1918

Creator:
Hart, Charles Henry, 1847-1918  Search this
Subject:
West, Benjamin  Search this
Peale, Rembrandt  Search this
Vanderlyn, John  Search this
Vedder, Elihu  Search this
Ward, John Quincy Adams  Search this
Thayer, Abbott Handerson  Search this
Copley, John Singleton  Search this
Cox, Kenyon  Search this
Chase, William Merritt  Search this
Church, Frederic Edwin  Search this
Morse, Samuel Finley Breese  Search this
Peale, Titian Ramsay  Search this
Peale, Charles Willson  Search this
Eakins, Thomas  Search this
McEntee, Jervis  Search this
Smillie, James David  Search this
Peale, Rubens  Search this
Sully, Thomas  Search this
Stuart, Gilbert  Search this
Anshutz, Thomas Pollock  Search this
Audubon, John James  Search this
James McNeill Whistler  Search this
Peale, Raphaelle  Search this
Topic:
Autographs -- Collections  Search this
Artists -- United States -- Portraits  Search this
Autographs -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Artists -- United States -- Autographs  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)5905
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)208745
AAA_collcode_hartchar
Theme:
Art Theory and Historiography
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_208745
Online Media:

Martin Johnson Heade papers, 1853-1904

Creator:
Heade, Martin Johnson, 1819-1904  Search this
Subject:
Church, Frederic Edwin  Search this
Type:
Sketchbooks
Topic:
Painters -- Florida  Search this
Hummingbirds  Search this
Painting -- United States  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7699
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209863
AAA_collcode_headmart
Theme:
Art Movements and Schools
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209863
Online Media:

Albert Duveen collection of artists' letters and ephemera, 1807-1946

Creator:
Duveen, Albert, 1892-1965  Search this
Subject:
Peale, Rembrandt  Search this
Rosenthal, Albert  Search this
Olmsted, Frederick Law  Search this
Mosler, Henry  Search this
McEntee, Jervis  Search this
Mayer, Constant  Search this
Church, Frederick S. (Frederick Stuart)  Search this
Church, Frederic Edwin  Search this
Inman, Henry  Search this
Bierstadt, Albert  Search this
Topic:
Collectors and collecting  Search this
Artists -- United States  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7075
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209208
AAA_collcode_duvealbe
Theme:
The Art Market
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209208
Online Media:

Charles Henry Hart autograph collection

Creator:
Hart, Charles Henry, 1847-1918  Search this
Names:
Anshutz, Thomas Pollock, 1851-1912  Search this
Audubon, John James, 1785-1851  Search this
Chase, William Merritt, 1846-1916  Search this
Church, Frederic Edwin, 1826-1900  Search this
Copley, John Singleton, 1738-1815  Search this
Cox, Kenyon, 1856-1919  Search this
Eakins, Thomas, 1844-1916  Search this
James McNeill Whistler, 1834-1903  Search this
McEntee, Jervis, 1828-1891  Search this
Morse, Samuel Finley Breese, 1791-1872  Search this
Peale, Charles Willson, 1741-1827  Search this
Peale, Raphaelle, 1774-1825  Search this
Peale, Rembrandt, 1778-1860  Search this
Peale, Rubens, 1784-1865  Search this
Peale, Titian Ramsay, 1799-1885  Search this
Smillie, James David, 1833-1909  Search this
Stuart, Gilbert, 1755-1828  Search this
Sully, Thomas, 1783-1872  Search this
Thayer, Abbott Handerson, 1849-1921  Search this
Vanderlyn, John, 1775-1852  Search this
Vedder, Elihu, 1836-1923  Search this
Ward, John Quincy Adams, 1830-1910  Search this
West, Benjamin, 1738-1820  Search this
Extent:
1.7 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1731-1918
Summary:
The Charles Henry Hart autograph collection dates from 1731-1917 and measures 1.7 linear feet comprised of 226 letters, portrait prints, and other documents signed by American artists.
Scope and Contents:
The Charles Henry Hart autograph collection dates from 1731-1917 and measures 1.7 linear feet comprised of 226 letters, portrait prints, and other documents signed by American artists.

Originally titled by Hart as "The History of Art in America as Told in a Remarkable Collection of Autograph Letters and Documents of Celebrated American Artists of the Eighteenth, Nineteenth, and Twentieth Century," the collection includes letters and other items signed by Thomas Anshutz, John J. Audubon, William Merritt Chase, Frederic Edwin Church, John Singleton Copley, Kenyon Cox, Thomas Eakins, Jervis McEntee, Samuel F.B. Morse, Charles Willson Peale, Raphaelle Peale, Rembrandt Peale, Rubens Peale, Titian Peale, James Daivd Smillie, Gilbert Stuart, Thomas Sully, Abbott Handerson Thayer, John Vanderlyn, Elihu Vedder, John Quincy Adams Ward, Benjamin West, James Abbott McNeill Whistler, and many others.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 1 series.

Series 1: Charles Henry Hart autograph collection, 1731-1917 (226 items; Box 1-5)
Biographical / Historical:
Charles Henry Hart (1847-1918) was a historian, lawyer, writer, and director, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, 1882-1904. Widely, he published on the subject of 18th and 19th century portraiture in the United States.
Related Materials:
The Archives of American Art also holds the personal papers of Charles Henry Hart, dating from 1774-1930, bulk 1888-1918.
Provenance:
The Charles Henry Hart autograph collection was donated to the Archives of American Art in 1954 as an anonymous gift. It is assumed that Hart assembled the letters. Original collation was two letterbooks entitled "The History of Art in America as Tolk in a Remarkable Collection of Autograph Letters and Documents of Celebrated American Artists of the Eighteenth, Nineteenth, and Twentieth Century."
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Rights:
The Charles Henry Hart autograph collection is 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:
Autographs -- Collections  Search this
Artists -- United States -- Portraits  Search this
Autographs -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Artists -- United States -- Autographs  Search this
Citation:
Charles Henry Hart autograph collection, 1731-1918. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.hartchar
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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ead_collection:sova-aaa-hartchar

Martin Johnson Heade papers

Creator:
Heade, Martin Johnson, 1819-1904  Search this
Names:
Church, Frederic Edwin, 1826-1900  Search this
Extent:
0.4 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sketchbooks
Date:
1853-1904
Summary:
The scattered papers of painter Martin Johnson Heade measure 0.4 linear feet and date from 1853 to 1904. The bulk of the collection consists of letters from his friend and fellow artist, Frederic Edwin Church between 1866-1899. Within the papers is an annotated sketchbook, circa 1853-1877, and a detailed handwritten notebook about hummingbirds dating from circa 1864 and circa 1881. Also found are a few letters and notes from others, deeds, and an 1865 exhibition catalog.
Scope and Content Note:
The scattered papers of painter Martin Johnson Heade measure 0.4 linear feet and date from 1853 to 1904. the bulk of the collection consists of letters from his friend and fellow artist, Frederic Edwin Church between 1866-1899. Within the papers is an annotated sketchbook, circa 1853-1877, and a detailed handwritten notebook about hummingbirds dating from circa 1864 and circa 1881. Also found are a few letters and notes from others, deeds, and an 1865 exhibition catalog.
Arrangement:
Due to the small size of this collection, items are arranged by type of material into folders. Within each folder, items are arranged chronologically.
Biographical Note:
Martin Johnson Heade was born in Lumberville, Pennsylvania, in 1819. He studied art under painter Edward Hicks, and began his career as a portrait painter. After traveling abroad and living in Rome for two years, he made his artistic debut in 1841 at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. Heade began exhibiting regularly in 1848, after another trip to Europe, and became an itinerant artist until he settled in New York in 1859. In the early 1860s he turned to painting landscapes and seascapes, in which he could explore spatial structure and the effects of light. During this period he became friends with fellow landscape painter, Frederic Edwin Church, one of his few friends in the art world, and with whom he exchanged letters for over thirty years. Besides landscapes, Heade painted many still-lifes of flowers. After trips to South and Central America in 1863-1864, 1866, and 1870, he began painting hummingbirds and orchids in tropical settings. Heade was never fully accepted by the New York art establishment and for a period of time resumed his itinerant lifestyle. In 1883 he settled in Saint Augustine, Florida and married. He also found a patron, Henry Morrison Flagler, to commission his work, and continued to paint still-lifes, swamp scenes, and hummingbirds, until his death in 1904.
Related Material:
Related material found in the Archives includes a Martin Johnson Heade letter to Frederic Edwin Church, 1868, and the microfilm of a loan of Martin Johnson Heade papers housed at the Bucks County Historical Society containing biographical material about Heade, available on reel 4408. Originals are located at Bucks County Historical Society.
Provenance:
The collection was donated in 1955 by Robert McIntyre, art historian and director of the Macbeth Gallery.
Restrictions:
The collection has been digitized and is available online via AAA's website.
Rights:
The Martin Johnson Heade 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:
Painters -- Florida  Search this
Hummingbirds  Search this
Painting -- United States  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sketchbooks
Citation:
Martin Johnson Heade papers, 1853-1904. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.headmart
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Martin Johnson Heade papers
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Archives of American Art
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ead_collection:sova-aaa-headmart
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James Lawrence Claghorn papers

Creator:
Claghorn, James Lawrence, 1817-1884  Search this
Names:
Goupil & Cie  Search this
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts  Search this
Church, Frederic Edwin, 1826-1900  Search this
Durand, Asher Brown, 1796-1886  Search this
Kensett, John Frederick, 1816-1872  Search this
Powers, Hiram, 1805-1873  Search this
Read, Thomas Buchanan, 1822-1872  Search this
Rothermel, Peter Frederick, 1812-1895  Search this
Whittredge, Worthington, 1820-1910  Search this
Extent:
0.8 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Scrapbooks
Date:
1849-1882
Scope and Contents:
Letters (1849-1856), business records (1849-1856), a visitors' register (1873-1885), and a scrapbook (ca. 1866-1885) concern the acquisition of paintings and prints for Claghorn's collection.
REEL 3580: 37 letters (1849-1882) to Claghorn regard his art collection and dealing activities and include letters from Goupil & Cie., J. Crumby, who served as a purchasing agent, Frederic Edwin Church, John Frederick Kensett, Hiram Powers, Thomas Buchanan Read, Peter F. Rothermel, and Thomas Worthington Whittredge.
REEL 4131: Visitors Register, March 18, 1873-Jan. 1885, containing names and addresses of those who viewed the Claghorn Collection; many artists, local art students and instructors, and foreign visitors are listed. Scrapbook, most likely compiled by Claghorn with posthumous entries added by family, contains mainly newspaper clippings concerning Claghorn, his collections, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, art activities in Philadelphia, and artists (particularly printmakers); also includes photograph of Seymour Haden, catalogs of the Claghorn Collection, admission tickets, reprints of lengthy articles about Claghorn and his collections, and a few letters to J. Raymond Claghorn [son of James L.] regarding the disposition of the collection and its sale to Thomas Harrison Garrett.
REEL 4152: 88 letters (1848-1864) from various agents in New York and Europe regard purchases of paintings, prints and sculpture by artists, including Asher B. Durand and Worthington Whittredge. Four letters regard paintings to be exhibited at the Great Sanitary Fair. Nine letters (1855-1864) from Thomas Buchanan Read regard his activities in England. Read's letters from Cincinnati discuss his poetry and commissions for his paintings.
Biographical / Historical:
Collector and art patron; Philadelphia, Pa. Claghorn was an officer of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and the Philadelphia School of Design for Women. Best known for his print collection, he began by collecting paintings by American artists, ca. 1840. In 1877, he sold his painting collection in order to devote his efforts to his print collection. His private gallery in Philadelphia was open to visitors, and selections from the Claghorn Collection were exhibited in other cities. After his death, his print collection was purchased by Thomas Harrison Garrett, and thereafter was known as the Garrett Collection. After being on long-term loan to the Library of Congress between 1904 and 1930, the collection is now owned by the Baltimore Museum of Art.
Related Materials:
Also in the Archives on microfilm only are papers lent for microfilming by the Philadelphia Maritime Museum (reel 3581), including: letters and receipts addressed to Claghorn document the purchase and sale of American and European paintings and prints (1849-1856). There are also inventories of shipments. Letters frequently include titles and prices.
Provenance:
Materials on reel 3581 were borrowed for filming from Philadelphia Maritime Museum. Materials on reel 3580 were borrowed for filming from John W. Claghorn on July 16, 1985, and were later donated to the Archives of American Art by his descendant Frederic S. Claghorn along with additional letters appearing on reel 4152. Material on reel 4131 was donated by Mabel Claghorn Bulkeley, granddaughter of James L. Claghorn.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Occupation:
Painters  Search this
Topic:
Art -- Collectors and collecting -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Art museum attendance  Search this
Genre/Form:
Scrapbooks
Identifier:
AAA.clagjame
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-clagjame

Albert Duveen collection of artists' letters and ephemera

Creator:
Duveen, Albert  Search this
Names:
Bierstadt, Albert, 1830-1902  Search this
Church, Frederic Edwin, 1826-1900  Search this
Church, Frederick S. (Frederick Stuart), 1842-1924  Search this
Inman, Henry, 1801-1846  Search this
Mayer, Constant, 1829-1911  Search this
McEntee, Jervis, 1828-1891  Search this
Mosler, Henry, 1841-1920  Search this
Olmsted, Frederick Law, 1822-1903  Search this
Peale, Rembrandt, 1778-1860  Search this
Rosenthal, Albert, 1863-1939  Search this
Extent:
1.1 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1807-1946
Summary:
The Albert Duveen collection of artists' letters and ephemera measures 1.1 linear feet and dates from 1807 to 1946. Unrelated letters written by over 170 mostly 19th and early 20th century American artists are found in this compiled collection of art critic, dealer, and collector Albert Duveen. Additional ephemera includes printed material and photographs of artwork.
Scope and Contents:
The Albert Duveen collection of artists' letters and ephemera measures 1.1 linear feet and dates from 1807 to 1946. Unrelated letters written by over 170 mostly 19th and early 20th century American artists are found in this compiled collection of art critic, dealer, and collector Albert Duveen. Additional ephemera includes printed material and photographs of artwork.

Found are letters from artists Albert Bierstadt, Frederic E. Church, Frederick S. Church, Henry Inman, Constant Mayer, Jervis McEntee, Henry Mosler, Frederick Law Olmstead, Rembrandt Peale, Albert Rosenthal, and many others. Printed materials include catalog inventories of public and private art collections. There are also brochure booklets on New England historical houses and towns. Photographs are duplicate copies of early American artwork from Duveen's personal reference files.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 3 series.

Series 1: Letters, 1808-1910 (0.8 linear feet; Box 1)

Series 2: Printed material, circa 1909-1946 (4 folders; Box 1, OV 2)

Series 3: Photographs, circa 1808-1910 (3 folders; Box 1)
Biographical / Historical:
Art critic, collector, and dealer Albert Duveen (1892-1965) lived and worked in New York City, New York. He is known for his expertise in early American art and was a cousin to Joseph Duveen, president of Duveen Brothers art dealers.
Related Materials:
The Archives holds a microfilm copy of the Albert Duveen art reference files and a lecture, "An Art Dealer is Intrigued by American Folk Art," delivered by Albert Duveen, March 4, 1961.
Provenance:
The Albert Duveen collection of artists' letters and ephemera was purchased from Duveen by the Archives of American Art in February 1956.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Rights:
The Albert Duveen collection of artists' letters and ephemera 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:
Collectors and collecting  Search this
Artists -- United States  Search this
Citation:
Albert Duveen collection of artists' letters and ephemera, 1807-1946. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.duvealbe
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Archives of American Art
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[Artists' portraits from Henry Tuckerman's Book of the Artists...], circa 1865]-1867, undated

Creator:
Rockwood, George Gardner, 1832-1911  Search this
Subject:
Benson, Eugene  Search this
Brown, Henry Kirke  Search this
Church, Frederic Edwin  Search this
Cole, Thomas  Search this
Cropsey, Jasper Francis  Search this
Cranch, Christopher Pearse  Search this
Darley, Felix Octavius Carr  Search this
Durand, Asher Brown  Search this
Elliott, Charles Loring  Search this
Gifford, Sanford Robinson  Search this
Gray, Henry Peters  Search this
Hart, James McDougal  Search this
Hicks, Thomas  Search this
Hubbard, Richard William  Search this
Inman, Henry  Search this
Inness, George  Search this
Johnson, Eastman  Search this
Kensett, John Frederick  Search this
Leutze, Emanuel  Search this
McEntee, Jervis  Search this
Rogers, John  Search this
Shattuck, Aaron Draper  Search this
Sully, Thomas  Search this
Whittredge, Worthington  Search this
Tuckerman, Henry T. (Henry Theodore)  Search this
Sarony, Napoleon  Search this
Topic:
Artists -- United States -- Portraits -- Photographs  Search this
Art, American  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6599
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)215903
AAA_collcode_rockgeor
Theme:
Audio - Visual
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_215903

Saul Zalesch collection of artists' letters and documents, 1834-1973

Creator:
Zalesch, Saul E. (Saul Erich)  Search this
Subject:
Indiana, Robert  Search this
Lage, William Potter  Search this
Duveneck, Frank  Search this
Story, William Wetmore  Search this
Bishop, Isabel  Search this
Church, Frederick S. (Frederick Stuart)  Search this
Doughty, Thomas  Search this
Fenollosa, Ernest Francisco  Search this
Foster, Ben  Search this
Gardner, Isabella Stewart  Search this
Hassam, Childe  Search this
Henri, Robert  Search this
La Farge, John  Search this
Martin, Homer Dodge  Search this
Merry, C. M.  Search this
Pennell, Joseph  Search this
Redfield, Edward Willis  Search this
Rogers, John  Search this
Stankiewicz, Richard  Search this
Story, Franklin H.  Search this
Sully, Thomas  Search this
Teal, William P.  Search this
Vedder, Elihu  Search this
Bellows, George  Search this
Benton, Thomas Hart  Search this
Bearden, Romare  Search this
Williams, Gluyas  Search this
Lippold, Richard  Search this
Lichtenstein, Roy  Search this
Gropper, William  Search this
Opper, Frederick Burr  Search this
Champney, James Wells  Search this
Betts, Louis  Search this
Baldridge, C. LeRoy  Search this
La Farge, John  Search this
Church, Frederic Edwin  Search this
Millet, Francis Davis  Search this
Weir, Julian Alden  Search this
Duveneck, Josephine W. (Josephine Whitney)  Search this
Sargent, John Singer  Search this
Society of American Artists  Search this
Brooklyn Art Association  Search this
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8850
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211035
AAA_collcode_zalesaul
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211035

Ramon Paez letters from Frederic Edwin Church, 1862-1900

Creator:
Páez, Ramón  Search this
Church, Frederic Edwin, 1826-1900  Search this
Topic:
Painting, American  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)5647
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)208481
AAA_collcode_paezramo
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_208481

Erastus Dow Palmer letter, 1868 March 10

Creator:
Palmer, Erastus Dow, 1817-1904  Search this
Subject:
Church, Frederic Edwin  Search this
Topic:
Sculpture, Modern -- 19th century -- New York (State)  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)5649
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)208483
AAA_collcode_palmeras
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_208483

Frederic Edwin Church letters to Charles F. Olney, 1891-1896

Creator:
Olney, Charles F. (Charles Fayette), 1831-1903  Search this
Subject:
Church, Frederic Edwin  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6972
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209101
AAA_collcode_olnechar
Theme:
The Art Market
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209101

Read family papers, 1848-1935

Creator:
Read family  Search this
Subject:
Fosdick, W. W. (William Whiteman)  Search this
Garfield, James A. (James Abram)  Search this
Hosmer, Harriet Goodhue  Search this
Knaus, Ludwig  Search this
Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth  Search this
Powers, Hiram  Search this
Richards, T. Addison (Thomas Addison)  Search this
Rogers, Randolph  Search this
Sartain, John  Search this
Sheridan, Philip Henry  Search this
Sherman, William T. (William Tecumseh)  Search this
Story, William Wetmore  Search this
Whittier, John Greenleaf  Search this
Bierstadt, Albert  Search this
Church, Frederic Edwin  Search this
Read, Thomas Buchanan  Search this
Read, Mary Pratt  Search this
Read, Harriet Denison Butler  Search this
Read, Mary Alice  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8401
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210575
AAA_collcode_readread
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_210575

Printed material relating to Rembrandt Peale, 1830-1862

Creator:
Peale, Rembrandt, 1778-1860  Search this
Subject:
Church, Frederic Edwin  Search this
Rothermel, Peter Frederick  Search this
Washington, George  Search this
Winner, W. E. (William E)  Search this
M. Thomas & Sons Auctioneers  Search this
Topic:
Painting, Modern -- 19th century  Search this
Portrait painting, American  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6177
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)216411
AAA_collcode_pealrepm
Theme:
Publications
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_216411

Martin Johnson Heade letter to Frederic Edwin Church, 1868

Creator:
Heade, Martin Johnson, 1819-1904  Search this
Subject:
Church, Frederic Edwin  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)10959
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)214741
AAA_collcode_headmart2
Theme:
Art Movements and Schools
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_214741

William T. Evans letters, 1842-1969

Creator:
Evans, William T., 1843-1918  Search this
Subject:
Dewing, Thomas Wilmer  Search this
Hassam, Childe  Search this
Homer, Winslow  Search this
Inness, George  Search this
Johnson, Eastman  Search this
Nichols, Hobart  Search this
Peale, Rembrandt  Search this
Pennell, Joseph  Search this
Ryder, Albert Pinkham  Search this
Whittredge, Worthington  Search this
Bierstadt, Albert  Search this
Brown, John George  Search this
Church, Frederic Edwin  Search this
Coffin, William A. (William Anderson)  Search this
American Watercolor Society  Search this
Salmagundi Club  Search this
Topic:
Art -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8283
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210454
AAA_collcode_evanwill
Theme:
The Art Market
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_210454

John Durand papers, 1854-1907

Creator:
Durand, John, 1822-1908  Search this
Subject:
Church, Frederic Edwin  Search this
Winthrop, Theodore  Search this
Topic:
Crayon (Magazine)  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9888
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212390
AAA_collcode_durajohn
Theme:
Art Theory and Historiography
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_212390

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