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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Artist:
George Peter Alexander Healy, 15 Jul 1813 - 24 Jun 1894  Search this
Sitter:
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, 27 Feb 1807 - 24 Mar 1882  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
Stretcher: 76.2 × 63.5cm (30 × 25")
Type:
Painting
Date:
1862
Topic:
Personal Attribute\Facial Hair\Beard  Search this
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: Male  Search this
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: Literature\Writer  Search this
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: Literature\Writer\Poet  Search this
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: Education\Educator\Professor\College  Search this
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: Communications\Translator  Search this
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: Society and Social Change\Reformer\Abolitionist  Search this
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: Literature\Writer\Playwright  Search this
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: Humanities and Social Sciences\Linguist  Search this
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: Education\Educator\Librarian  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
Website: https://www.vmfa.museum/
Object number:
19.1.27
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4fb36bd95-940c-46d2-adb3-6569637b6aad
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_19.1.27

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Artist:
Thomas Buchanan Read, 12 Mar 1822 - 11 May 1872  Search this
Sitter:
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, 27 Feb 1807 - 24 Mar 1882  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
Sight: 41.8 x 34cm (16 7/16 x 13 3/8")
Type:
Painting
Date:
1860
Topic:
Interior  Search this
Printed Material\Document  Search this
Home Furnishings\Furniture\Desk  Search this
Architecture\Column  Search this
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: Male  Search this
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: Literature\Writer  Search this
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: Literature\Writer\Poet  Search this
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: Education\Educator\Professor\College  Search this
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: Communications\Translator  Search this
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: Society and Social Change\Reformer\Abolitionist  Search this
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: Literature\Writer\Playwright  Search this
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: Humanities and Social Sciences\Linguist  Search this
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: Education\Educator\Librarian  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Harvard University/ Houghton Library
Website: hcl.harvard.edu/houghton/
Object number:
42M-1684F
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Catalog of American Portraits
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edanmdm:npg_42M-1684F

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Artist:
Daniel Huntington, 14 Oct 1816 - 18 Apr 1906  Search this
Sitter:
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, 27 Feb 1807 - 24 Mar 1882  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
59.1cm x 48.7cm (23 1/4" x 19 3/16"), Sight
Type:
Painting
Date:
1876
Topic:
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: Male  Search this
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: Literature\Writer  Search this
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: Literature\Writer\Poet  Search this
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: Education\Educator\Professor\College  Search this
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: Communications\Translator  Search this
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: Society and Social Change\Reformer\Abolitionist  Search this
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: Literature\Writer\Playwright  Search this
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: Humanities and Social Sciences\Linguist  Search this
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: Education\Educator\Librarian  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Princeton University
Website: www.princeton.edu/
Object number:
NJ020135
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Catalog of American Portraits
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http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4b2747c81-82f7-49d7-ba8c-9d17b0bbe5fc
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NJ020135

Page of photographs of various works by Hiram Powers and two images of the artist

Photographer:
Powers, Longworth, 1835-1904  Search this
Subject:
Bryant, William Cullen  Search this
Hart, Joel Tanner  Search this
Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth  Search this
Powers, Hiram  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
186-?
Topic:
Figure sculpture, American  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)8405
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Hiram Powers papers, 1819-1953, bulk 1835-1883
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Archives of American Art
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edanmdm:AAADCD_item_8405
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Hiram Powers papers, 1819-1953, bulk 1835-1883

Creator:
Powers, Hiram, 1805-1873  Search this
Subject:
Browning, Elizabeth Barrett  Search this
Atlee, Samuel Yorke  Search this
Astor, William B. (William Backhouse)  Search this
Adams, John Quincy  Search this
Webster, Daniel  Search this
Healy, G.P.A. (George Peter Alexander)  Search this
Peabody, George  Search this
Powers, Preston  Search this
Powers, Longworth  Search this
Story, William Wetmore  Search this
Sartain, John  Search this
Trollope, Francis  Search this
Taylor, Bayard  Search this
Bryant, William Cullen  Search this
Calhoun, John C. (John Caldwell)  Search this
Crawford, Thomas  Search this
Dix, John A. (John Adams)  Search this
Durand, Asher Brown  Search this
Everett, Edward  Search this
Fuller, Charles Francis  Search this
Gray, Henry Peters  Search this
Greeley, Horace  Search this
Jackson, Andrew  Search this
Kinney, E. Clementine  Search this
Kinney, William  Search this
Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth  Search this
Marsh, George Perkins  Search this
Morse, Samuel Finley Breese  Search this
Type:
Scrapbooks
Photographs
Writings
Drawings
Poetry
Topic:
Sculptors -- Italy -- Florence  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7255
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209405
AAA_collcode_powehira
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209405
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Little Maid of Acadie, (painting)

Title:
Little Maid of Arcady, (painting)
Flora, (painting)
Painter:
Ryder, Albert Pinkham 1847-1917  Search this
Medium:
Oil on panel
Type:
Paintings
Topic:
Literature--Longfellow--Evangeline  Search this
Literature--Character--Evangeline  Search this
Landscape--Forest  Search this
Object--Flower  Search this
Control number:
IAP 61021065
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_74798

Research material on George Peter Alexander Healy, 1811-1966

Creator:
De Mare, Marie  Search this
Subject:
Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth  Search this
De Mare, George  Search this
Brooks, Van Wyck  Search this
Healy, G. P. A. (George Peter Alexander)  Search this
Johnson, Eastman  Search this
La Farge, John  Search this
Ledyard, Lewis Cass  Search this
Morse, Samuel Finley Breese  Search this
Roosevelt, Eleanor  Search this
Bridgman, Frederick Arthur  Search this
Couture, Thomas  Search this
Healy, Edith  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9662
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211870
AAA_collcode_demamari
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211870

Hiram Powers papers

Creator:
Powers, Hiram, 1805-1873  Search this
Names:
Adams, John Quincy, 1767-1848  Search this
Astor, William B. (William Backhouse), 1792-1875  Search this
Atlee, Samuel Yorke, b. 1808  Search this
Browning, Elizabeth Barrett, 1806-1861  Search this
Bryant, William Cullen, 1794-1878  Search this
Calhoun, John C. (John Caldwell), 1782-1850  Search this
Crawford, Thomas, 1813 or 14-1857  Search this
Dix, John A. (John Adams), 1798-1879  Search this
Durand, Asher Brown, 1796-1886  Search this
Everett, Edward, 1794-1865  Search this
Fuller, Charles Francis  Search this
Gray, Henry Peters, 1819-1877  Search this
Greeley, Horace, 1811-1872  Search this
Healy, G.P.A. (George Peter Alexander), 1813-1894  Search this
Jackson, Andrew, 1767-1845  Search this
Kinney, E. Clementine  Search this
Kinney, William  Search this
Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth, 1807-1882  Search this
Marsh, George Perkins, 1801-1882  Search this
Morse, Samuel Finley Breese, 1791-1872  Search this
Peabody, George, 1795-1869  Search this
Powers, Longworth, 1835-1904  Search this
Powers, Preston, 1842 or 1843-1904  Search this
Sartain, John, 1808-1897  Search this
Story, William Wetmore, 1819-1895  Search this
Taylor, Bayard, 1825-1878  Search this
Trollope, Francis  Search this
Webster, Daniel, 1782-1852  Search this
Extent:
12.4 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Scrapbooks
Photographs
Writings
Drawings
Poetry
Date:
1819-1953
bulk 1835-1883
Summary:
The papers of sculptor Hiram Powers measure 12.4 linear feet and date from 1819 to 1953, with the bulk of the material dating from 1835 to 1883. Over two-thirds of the collection consists of Powers' correspondence with business associates, purchasers of his artwork, and numerous friends in the United States and Florence, Italy. Of note is Powers' "Studio Memorandum," from 1841 to 1845, which contains dated notations of letters written, receipts and expenditures, business contacts, works in progress, commissions and price quotations for work, comments on problems encountered during studio work, and other notes. Additional papers include scattered biographical material, financial and legal records, printed materials, photographs of Powers, his family, artwork, as well as an extensive collection of carte de visite and cabinet card portraits of many notable figures. Also found is a small amount of artwork by Powers and others, a scrapbook, and two autograph and memorabilia albums.
Scope and Content Note:
The papers of sculptor Hiram Powers measure 12.4 linear feet and date from 1819 to 1953, with the bulk of the material dating from 1835 to 1883. Over two-thirds of the collection consists of Powers' correspondence, which is particularly rich in documenting his artwork, methodology, and his interaction with business associates, purchasers of his artwork, and his numerous friends in the United States and Florence, Italy. Other papers include scattered biographical material, writings by Powers and others, financial and legal records, news clippings and printed items, photographs of Powers, his family, artwork, as well as an extensive collection of carte de visite and cabinet card portraits of many notable figures. Also found is a small amount of artwork by Powers and others, a scrapbook, and two autograph and memorabilia albums.

Biographical material consists of documents for honors conferred on Powers, price lists and inventories of his artwork, papers regarding his death, including a translation of his will, and ephemera, such as his studio cap.

The bulk of the collection consists of Powers' correspondence with family, friends, business associates, and others, documenting his career as an artist and his personal life after he and his family moved to Florence, Italy, in 1837. Almost all of the letters have typed unconfirmed transcriptions completed by volunteers at the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Besides details of his studio work and business dealings, his letters often discuss his views on aesthetics, American politics, slavery and the Civil War, and Spiritualism. Notable correspondence is with William B. Astor, Edward Everett, Samuel York Atlee, William and E. Clementine Kinney, George P. Marsh, George Peabody, Presidents Andrew Jackson and John Quincy Adams, William Cullen Bryant, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, John C. Calhoun, Thomas Crawford, John A. Dix, Asher Durand, Charles Francis Fuller, Henry Peters Gray, Horace Greeley, George P. A. Healy, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Samuel F. B. Morse, W. W. Story, John Sartain, Frances Trollope, and Daniel Webster.

Writings by Powers include his "Studio Memorandum," a journal-type notebook he kept from 1841 to 1845, which contains dated notations of letters written, receipts and expenditures, business contacts, works in progress, commissions and price quotations for work, comments on problems encountered during studio work, and other notes. Additional writings include poetry and autobiographical essays and instructions for handling his sculptures. Writings by others include poetry, most of which was written in praise of Powers' artwork. Of note are handwritten transcripts of poems by Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Bayard Taylor, and John Quincy Adams. Also found here are short writings about Powers and his artwork.

Scattered financial and legal records in this collection include patent documents for tools invented by Powers, legal agreements, account statements, and bills and receipts. Printed material consists of news clippings, two booklets, an art association brochure, and an exhibition catalog for works by Powers.

This collection contains photographs of Hiram Powers, his family, friends, notable public figures, and artwork. Many of the photographs were taken by his son, Longworth Powers, who had a private photography studio in Florence. Included are portraits of Powers and his family, as well as a collection of 267 carte de visite and cabinet card portraits of artists, performers, politicians, writers, scientists, and other public figures, many of whom were friends with the Powers family. Other photographs depict Woodstock, Vermont, the marble quarry at Carrara, Italy, and artwork by Hiram and Preston Powers. Also found here is a photograph album kept by Louisa Powers.

Artwork consists of three drawings by Hiram Powers, including a caricature of Miner Kellogg. Also found in this collection is a scrapbook containing news clippings regarding the American tour of the sculpture Greek Slave, an autograph album belonging to Louisa Powers, and an album containing pencil drawings by Preston Powers and dried flowers collected on travels.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into 8 series:

Series 1: Biographical Material, 1841-1927 (Box 1, 15; 0.8 linear feet)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1819-1883 (Box 1-10; 9.0 linear feet)

Series 3: Writings, 1827-1887 (Box 10; 0.3 linear feet)

Series 4: Financial and Legal Records, circa 1840s-1892, 1915 (Box 10, OV 17; 8 folders)

Series 5: Printed Material, circa 1845-1953 (Box 10; 5 folders)

Series 6: Photographs, circa 1860s-1900, 1927, 1932, early 1950s (Box 10-13, 16, OV 17; 1.8 linear feet)

Series 7: Artwork, 1860, mid-1800s (Box 11; 4 folders)

Series 8: Scrapbooks and Albums, 1847-1876 (Box 14; 3 folders)
Biographical Note:
American sculptor Hiram Powers (1805-1873) was born in Woodstock, Vermont, and lived and worked briefly in Washington, D.C. and Boston, before settling permanently in Florence, Italy. Powers is known for portrait busts of prominent American politicians and his idealized neo-classical sculptures, most notably the Greek Slave.

The second youngest of nine children, Powers moved with his family to Cincinnati, Ohio in 1817. When he was 18 he began working in a factory that repaired watches and organs, and he later worked in the mechanical department of Dorfeuille's Western Museum. There, he developed his interest in sculpture and received a commission to create wax figures for a tableau of Dante's Inferno. In 1825 he studied with the Prussian sculptor Frederick Eckstein, who taught him how to model clay and make plaster casts. His early commissions for portrait busts caught the attention of Nicholas Longworth, who became his first patron and funded his travel to Washington, DC, in 1834. While in Washington, Powers completed portrait busts of several prominent politicians, including President Andrew Jackson. He also briefly worked on several commissions in Boston. In 1837, thanks to the patronage of Colonel John S. Preston, he and his family moved to Florence, Italy. He intended to live there for only a few years, but remained there for the rest of his life.

Powers set up a studio in Florence with several assistants, and continued to work on portrait bust commissions. He and his family were active members of the intellectual community of American and English émigrés, such as Robert and Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Horatio Greenough, the Trollope family, and many others. His studio was also a frequent stop on tourists' visits to Florence. In 1839 Powers began working on idealized sculptures in the Neo-classical style, based on history, mythology, and religion. Perhaps most famous of these are Greek Slave and Fisher Boy. Completed in 1845, Greek Slave was exhibited in London and toured the United States. The sculpture received wide attention from the press for its depiction of female nudity and its philosophical significance, and established Powers' international success as a sculptor.

During his career Powers received private and government commissions for portrait busts and ideal sculptures, and sold many replicas of his work. He also invented improved tools for use in his studio, which were patented in the United States, and he developed a special finishing process for marble from the Carrara quarry. He maintained friendships with many Americans through extensive correspondence, and openly expressed his views on the Civil War and the abolition of slavery. Powers' son Longworth had a photography and sculpture studio nearby, and his son Preston, also a sculptor, took over many of Hiram Powers' remaining projects at the time of his death in 1873.
Related Material:
Additional Hiram Powers papers are available at the Winterthur Museum.
Separated Materials:
The Archives of American Art also holds materials lent for microfilming. Reel D117 contains "The Sculpture of Hiram Powers," by Paul B. Metzler. Reels 815-818 includes a "Collection of Letters from Old Residents of Cincinnati to Hiram Powers," compiled by Clara Louise Dentler. Reels 1102-1103 are comprised of an unpublished manuscript entitled "White Marble: The Life and Letters of Hiram Powers, Sculptor," by Clara Louise Dentler. Lent materials were returned to the lenders and are not described in the collection container inventory.
Provenance:
The Hiram Powers papers were purchased by the Smithsonian American Art Museum in 1967 from Christina Seeber, great-granddaughter of Hiram Powers which was subsequenlty transferred to the Archives of American Art in 1984. The Cincinnati Historical Society and Ohio State University also lent the Archives omaterials for microfilming in 1974.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Rights:
The Hiram Powers 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:
Sculptors -- Italy -- Florence  Search this
Genre/Form:
Scrapbooks
Photographs
Writings
Drawings
Poetry
Citation:
Hiram Powers papers, 1819-1953, bulk 1835-1883. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.powehira
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Archives of American Art
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ead_collection:sova-aaa-powehira
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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Alternate Title:
Longfellow
Artist:
Alphonse Legros, 8 May 1837 - 8 Dec 1911  Search this
Sitter:
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, 27 Feb 1807 - 24 Mar 1882  Search this
Medium:
Lithograph on paper
Dimensions:
Image: 22.6 × 28.2 cm (8 7/8 × 11 1/8")
Sheet (overall): 43.3 × 31.8 cm (17 1/16 × 12 1/2")
Mat (overall): 50.8 × 40.6 cm (20 × 16")
Type:
Print
Date:
c. 1863-1882
Topic:
Personal Attribute\Facial Hair\Mustache  Search this
Indeterminable  Search this
Personal Attribute\Facial Hair\Beard  Search this
Costume\Outerwear\Coat\Jacket  Search this
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: Male  Search this
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: Literature\Writer  Search this
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: Literature\Writer\Poet  Search this
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: Education\Educator\Professor\College  Search this
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: Communications\Translator  Search this
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: Society and Social Change\Reformer\Abolitionist  Search this
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: Literature\Writer\Playwright  Search this
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: Humanities and Social Sciences\Linguist  Search this
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: Education\Educator\Librarian  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; Gift from the Trustees of the Corcoran Gallery of Art (Gift of E. Gerald Lamboley) The Corcoran Gallery of Art, one of the country’s first private museums, was established in 1869 to promote art and American genius. In 2014 the Works from the Corcoran Collection were distributed to institutions in Washington, D.C.
Object number:
NPG.2019.69
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm49ad3d6e1-e819-48ac-8d75-ff2c6c1b0817
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.2019.69

Portrait of a Young Man

Artist:
Rembrandt Peale, 22 Feb 1778 - 3 Oct 1860  Search this
Sitter:
Unidentified Man  Search this
Formerly identified as:
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, 27 Feb 1807 - 24 Mar 1882  Search this
Medium:
Oil on board
Dimensions:
44cm x 35cm (17 5/16" x 13 3/4"), Sight
Type:
Painting
Date:
c. 1800-1855
Topic:
Unidentified Man: Male  Search this
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: Male  Search this
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: Literature\Writer  Search this
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: Literature\Writer\Poet  Search this
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: Education\Educator\Professor\College  Search this
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: Communications\Translator  Search this
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: Society and Social Change\Reformer\Abolitionist  Search this
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: Literature\Writer\Playwright  Search this
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: Humanities and Social Sciences\Linguist  Search this
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: Education\Educator\Librarian  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Detroit Institute of Arts
Website: www.dia.org
Object number:
35.104 DIA
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4358387fb-6c65-4fdb-b2e4-09d455350522
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_35.104_DIA

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

Read family papers

Creator:
Read family  Search this
Names:
Bierstadt, Albert, 1830-1902  Search this
Church, Frederic Edwin, 1826-1900  Search this
Fosdick, W. W. (William Whiteman), 1825-1862  Search this
Garfield, James A. (James Abram), 1831-1881  Search this
Hosmer, Harriet Goodhue, 1830-1908  Search this
Knaus, Ludwig, 1829-1910  Search this
Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth, 1807-1882  Search this
Powers, Hiram, 1805-1873  Search this
Read, Harriet Denison Butler, 1837-1935  Search this
Read, Mary Alice, 1845-1870  Search this
Read, Mary Pratt, 1818-1855  Search this
Read, Thomas Buchanan, 1822-1872  Search this
Richards, T. Addison (Thomas Addison), 1820-1900  Search this
Rogers, Randolph, 1825-1892  Search this
Sartain, John, 1808-1897  Search this
Sheridan, Philip Henry, 1831-1888  Search this
Sherman, William T. (William Tecumseh), 1820-1891  Search this
Story, William Wetmore, 1819-1895  Search this
Whittier, John Greenleaf, 1807-1892  Search this
Extent:
229 Items ((on partial microfilm reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1848-1935
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence between Read family members, Thomas Buchanan Read, Mary Pratt Read, Mary Alice Read, and Harriet Denison Butler Read, and notable military, literary, political, and artistic figures, particluarly of the 19th century. Correspondents include Albert Bierstadt, Frederic Edwin Church, William Whiteman Fosdick, Harriet Goodhue Hosmer, Ludwig Knaus, Hiram Powers, Thomas Addison Richards, Randolph Rogers, John Sartain, William Wetmore Story, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, John Greenleaf Whittier, Philip Sheridan, James Garfield, and William Tecumseh Sherman, among others.
Biographical / Historical:
Thomas Buchanan Read was a poet, a portrait and history painter, and sometime sculptor, and worked in the U.S. and abroad.
Provenance:
Lent for microfilming 1979 by Denison L. Burton.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Occupation:
Poets  Search this
Portrait painters  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.readread
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-readread

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Artist:
W. H. Mote, active 1851  Search this
Sitter:
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, 27 Feb 1807 - 24 Mar 1882  Search this
Medium:
Engraving
Dimensions:
25.1cm x 20.6cm (9 7/8" x 8 1/8"), Image
Type:
Print
Date:
1851
Topic:
Printed Material\Book  Search this
Personal Attribute\Facial Hair\Muttonchops  Search this
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: Male  Search this
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: Literature\Writer  Search this
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: Literature\Writer\Poet  Search this
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: Education\Educator\Professor\College  Search this
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: Communications\Translator  Search this
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: Society and Social Change\Reformer\Abolitionist  Search this
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: Literature\Writer\Playwright  Search this
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: Humanities and Social Sciences\Linguist  Search this
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: Education\Educator\Librarian  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
S/NPG.77.221
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm430002d89-2cd2-488b-b6be-3ac054dec59f
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_S_NPG.77.221

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Portland, Maine, from the series The American Monument

Artist:
Lee Friedlander, born Aberdeen, WA 1934  Search this
Sitter:
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow  Search this
Medium:
gelatin silver print
Dimensions:
image: 7 1/2 x 11 1/8 in. (19.1 x 28.3 cm) sheet: 11 x 13 7/8 in. (27.9 x 35.2 cm)
Type:
Photography-Photoprint
Date:
1974
Topic:
Cityscape\street  Search this
Landscape\tree  Search this
Occupation\writer\author  Search this
Architecture Exterior  Search this
Monument\statue\Longfellow  Search this
Portrait male\full length  Search this
Cityscape\Maine\Portland  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase through the Luisita L. and Franz H. Denghausen Endowment, Margery and Edgar Masinter, Kevin and Lisa McGovern, and Bernie Stadiem
Copyright:
© Lee Friedlander
Object number:
2003.42.580
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GUID:
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edanmdm:saam_2003.42.580

Hiawatha and Minnehaha, Minneapolis, Minnesota, from the series The American Monument

Artist:
Lee Friedlander, born Aberdeen, WA 1934  Search this
Medium:
gelatin silver print
Dimensions:
image: 6 3/8 x 9 5/8 in. (16.2 x 24.4 cm)
Type:
Photography-Photoprint
Date:
1972
Topic:
Monument\statue  Search this
Ethnic\Indian  Search this
Landscape\forest  Search this
Landscape\Minnesota\Minneapolis  Search this
Literature\Longfellow\Song of Hiawatha  Search this
Literature\character\Hiawatha  Search this
Literature\character\Minnehaha  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase through the Luisita L. and Franz H. Denghausen Endowment, Margery and Edgar Masinter, Kevin and Lisa McGovern, and Bernie Stadiem
Copyright:
© Lee Friedlander
Object number:
2003.42.921
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edanmdm:saam_2003.42.921

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Washington, D.C., from the series The American Monument

Artist:
Lee Friedlander, born Aberdeen, WA 1934  Search this
Sitter:
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow  Search this
Medium:
gelatin silver print
Dimensions:
image: 7 x 10 1/2 in. (17.8 x 26.7 cm) sheet: 11 x 13 3/8 in. (27.9 x 34.0 cm)
Type:
Photography-Photoprint
Date:
1973
Topic:
Cityscape\street  Search this
Occupation\writer\author  Search this
Cityscape\District of Columbia\Washington  Search this
Literature\Longfellow  Search this
Monument\statue\Longfellow  Search this
Architecture Exterior\commercial\office building  Search this
Portrait male\full length  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase through the Luisita L. and Franz H. Denghausen Endowment, Margery and Edgar Masinter, Kevin and Lisa McGovern, and Bernie Stadiem
Copyright:
© Lee Friedlander
Object number:
2003.42.234
Restrictions & Rights:
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GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk7e1c67dc7-0317-4282-ba31-8a553a199a14
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_2003.42.234

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Portland, Maine, from the series The American Monument

Artist:
Lee Friedlander, born Aberdeen, WA 1934  Search this
Medium:
gelatin silver print
Dimensions:
image: 6 3/8 x 9 5/8 in. (16.2 x 24.4 cm)
Type:
Photography-Photoprint
Date:
1971
Topic:
Figure(s) in exterior  Search this
Architecture Exterior\commercial\store  Search this
Landscape\Maine\Portland  Search this
Monument\statue\Longfellow  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase through the Luisita L. and Franz H. Denghausen Endowment, Margery and Edgar Masinter, Kevin and Lisa McGovern, and Bernie Stadiem
Copyright:
© Lee Friedlander
Object number:
2003.42.28
Restrictions & Rights:
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GUID:
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EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_2003.42.28

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, from Ballou's Pictorial Drawing-Room Companion, December 25, 1858

Artist:
Winslow Homer, born Boston, MA 1836-died Prout's Neck, ME 1910  Search this
Sitter:
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow  Search this
Medium:
wood engraving on paper
Dimensions:
image: 8 x 6 in. (20.3 x 15.2 cm) sheet: 15 x 11 1/4 in. (38.1 x 28.6 cm)
Type:
Graphic Arts-Print
Date:
1858
Topic:
Occupation\writer\poet  Search this
Portrait male\waist length  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, The Ray Austrian Collection, gift of Beatrice L. Austrian, Caryl A. Austrian and James A. Austrian
Object number:
1996.63.154
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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GUID:
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EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1996.63.154

House of General Washington, Cambridge, Massachusetts

Attributed to:
John Adams Whipple, born Grafton, MA 1822-died Boston, MA 1891  Search this
Medium:
salted paper print
Dimensions:
sheet: 9 1/4 x 11 1/2 in. (23.5 x 29.2 cm.) round corner
Type:
Photography-Photoprint
Date:
ca. 1855
Topic:
Landscape\Massachusetts\Cambridge  Search this
Architecture Exterior\domestic\house  Search this
Architecture Exterior\domestic\Washington  Search this
Architecture Exterior\domestic\Longfellow  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase from the Charles Isaacs Collection made possible in part by the Luisita L. and Franz H. Denghausen Endowment
Object number:
1994.91.285
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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GUID:
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EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1994.91.285

When She Was Bad...

Artist:
Rosanne Somerson, born Philadelphia, PA 1954  Search this
Medium:
rift white oak, pau amarello, oil with silver metallic stippling, sandblasted glass, mirror, handmade paper, and brass screws
Dimensions:
23 3/4 x 21 x 6 3/4 in. (60.3 x 53.3 x 17.3 cm)
Type:
Decorative Arts-Furniture
Crafts
Date:
1995
Topic:
Abstract  Search this
Figure female\head  Search this
Literature\Longfellow\There Was a Little Girl  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the James Renwick Alliance
Copyright:
© 1995, Rosanne Somerson
Object number:
1995.32
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Department:
Renwick Gallery
Data Source:
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GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk7d6d9e67e-8c53-4516-b266-f15184862144
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1995.32

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