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Joseph Sill selected diaries

Creator:
Sill, Joseph, 1801-1854  Search this
Names:
Art-Union of Philadelphia  Search this
Artists' Fund Society  Search this
National Academy of Design (U.S.)  Search this
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts  Search this
Audubon, John James, 1785-1851  Search this
Audubon, Victor Gifford, 1809-1860  Search this
Carey, Edward L., 1806-1845  Search this
Furness, William Henry, 1802-1896  Search this
Hubard, William James, 1807-1862  Search this
Huntington, Daniel, 1816-1906  Search this
Lambdin, James Reid, 1807-1889  Search this
Leutze, Emanuel, 1816-1868  Search this
Morse, Samuel Finley Breese, 1791-1872  Search this
Neagle, John, 1796-1865  Search this
Page, William, 1811-1885  Search this
Rothermel, Peter Frederick, 1812-1895  Search this
Sartain, John, 1808-1897  Search this
Saunders, George Lethbridge, 1807-1863  Search this
Shaw, Joshua, 1776-1860  Search this
Sully, Thomas, 1783-1872  Search this
Watmough, Edward  Search this
Waugh, Samuel Bell, 1814-1885  Search this
Weber, Paul, 1823-1916  Search this
Weir, Robert Walter, 1803-1889  Search this
Winner, W. E. (William E), -1883  Search this
Extent:
2 Items (partial microfilm reels)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1832-1854
Scope and Contents:
Ca. 850 pages of selected art related excerpts from Sill's diaries. The diaries date from 1832 to 1854 and document his own painting activities, his association with the Artists and Amateurs Association, Artists' Fund Society, and Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. He gives his reactions to the work of other artists as seen in exhibitions in Philadelphia and New York, especially at the National Academy of Design, as well as in private collections. He writes about panoramas shown in Philadelphia, purchases of works of art for himself and others, commissions to artists to paint pictures for him, etc. In particular he writes frequently of his friend, the collector and patron Edward L. Carey, and of Carey's collection. He often mentions John Sartain, James R. Lambdin, Peter F. Rothermel, Daniel Huntington, Thomas Sully, William H. Furness, Emanuel Leutze, George L. Saunders, Samuel B. Waugh, Paul Weber, William J. Hubard, Monachesi, and John Neagle. He tells of the founding and subsequent activities of the Art-Union of Philadelphia; the sale of Joshua Shaw's paintings and his misfortunes; the work and ill natured personality of William Page; meeting with and a drawing and description of John J. Audubon; a controversy between Robert W. Weir and Samuel F. B. Morse about who will paint the Mayflower Compact; V. G. Audubon's efforts to get subscribers for his father's book; and Bowen's lithographic shop.
He characterizes Edward Watmough and William E. Winner.
Biographical / Historical:
Collector, amateur painter; Philadelphia, Pa.
Provenance:
Microfilmed for the Archives of American Art in 1955 by the Historical Society of Pennsylvania. Diaries donated to the Society by Edward Madiera.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Occupation:
Art patrons -- Pennsylvania  Search this
Painters -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Topic:
Art, American -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Art -- Collectors and collecting -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- Diaries  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.silljose
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9851e01eb-08d8-486d-ace9-e1eb4cbdcd72
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-silljose

Thomas Anshutz papers, circa 1870-1942

Creator:
Anshutz, Thomas Pollock, 1851-1912  Search this
Subject:
Eakins, Thomas  Search this
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts  Search this
Philadelphia Sketch Club  Search this
Type:
Glass negatives
Photographs
Citation:
Thomas Anshutz papers, circa 1870-1942. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Photography -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Art, American -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Painters -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Theme:
Art Materials, Techniques, and Studio Art Education  Search this
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Photography  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)5816
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)208656
AAA_collcode_anshthom
Theme:
Art Materials, Techniques, and Studio Art Education
Lives of American Artists
Photography
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_208656
Online Media:

The life and anecdotes of William Russell Birch, enamel painter / William Russell Birch, [ca. 1800]

Creator:
Birch, William Russell, 1755-1834  Search this
Subject:
Reynolds, Joshua, Sir  Search this
Russell, William  Search this
Citation:
The life and anecdotes of William Russell Birch, enamel painter / William Russell Birch, [ca. 1800]. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Art, American -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Enamel and enameling  Search this
Theme:
Diaries  Search this
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)5964
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)208809
AAA_collcode_bircwill
Theme:
Diaries
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_208809

Earl Shinn letters and diary from the collection at Swarthmore College, 1852-1889

Creator:
Shinn, Earl, 1838-1886  Search this
Subject:
Eakins, Thomas  Search this
Citation:
Earl Shinn letters and diary from the collection at Swarthmore College, 1852-1889. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Art, American -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Theme:
Diaries  Search this
Art Theory and Historiography  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13443
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211940
AAA_collcode_shinearl
Theme:
Diaries
Art Theory and Historiography
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211940

James Reid Lambdin collection, 1831-1896

Creator:
Lambdin, James Reid, 1807-1889  Search this
Subject:
Sartain, John  Search this
Artists' Fund Society  Search this
Columbian Society of Artists  Search this
National Art Association (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts  Search this
Peale's Museum (Philadelphia, Pa.)  Search this
Citation:
James Reid Lambdin collection, 1831-1896. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Art, American -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Art -- Exhibitions  Search this
Theme:
Communities, Organizations, Museums  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9731
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212022
AAA_collcode_lambjame
Theme:
Communities, Organizations, Museums
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_212022

John Neagle papers, 1817-1865

Creator:
Neagle, John, 1796-1865  Search this
Subject:
Sully, Thomas  Search this
Citation:
John Neagle papers, 1817-1865. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Art, American -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Landscape painting -- Study and teaching  Search this
Theme:
Art Materials, Techniques, and Studio Art Education  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9817
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212274
AAA_collcode_neagjohn
Theme:
Art Materials, Techniques, and Studio Art Education
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_212274

Columbian Society of Artists records, 1810-1849

Creator:
Columbian Society of Artists  Search this
Subject:
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts  Search this
Society of Artists of the United States  Search this
Citation:
Columbian Society of Artists records, 1810-1849. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Art, American -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Theme:
Communities, Organizations, Museums  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)10173
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213169
AAA_collcode_colusoci
Theme:
Communities, Organizations, Museums
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_213169

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts records, 1805-1976

Creator:
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts  Search this
Citation:
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts records, 1805-1976. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Art, American -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Theme:
Communities, Organizations, Museums  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)10177
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213173
AAA_collcode_pennacad
Theme:
Communities, Organizations, Museums
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_213173

Pennsylvania Hospital art related records, 1760-1884

Creator:
Pennsylvania Hospital (Philadelphia, Pa.)  Search this
Subject:
West, Benjamin  Search this
Sully, Thomas  Search this
Traquair, James  Search this
Peale, Charles Willson  Search this
Stuart, Gilbert  Search this
Citation:
Pennsylvania Hospital art related records, 1760-1884. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Art, American -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Art -- Collectors and collecting -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Theme:
Ephemera, Miscellany, and General Art Related  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)10614
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)214141
AAA_collcode_pennhosp
Theme:
Ephemera, Miscellany, and General Art Related
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_214141

Selected papers from the Peale-Sellers collection, [ca. 1767-1904]

Creator:
Peale, Charles Willson, 1741-1827  Search this
Subject:
Peale, Franklin  Search this
Peale, James  Search this
Peale, Rubens  Search this
Peale, Titian Ramsay  Search this
Sellers, Horace Wells  Search this
Peale's Museum (Philadelphia, Pa.)  Search this
Citation:
Selected papers from the Peale-Sellers collection, [ca. 1767-1904]. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Art, American -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Miniature painting -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Portrait painting -- 18th century -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Portrait painting -- 19th century -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Theme:
Communities, Organizations, Museums  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)10621
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)214167
AAA_collcode_pealchar
Theme:
Communities, Organizations, Museums
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_214167

Joseph Sill selected diaries, 1832-1854

Creator:
Sill, Joseph, 1801-1854  Search this
Subject:
Audubon, John James  Search this
Audubon, Victor Gifford  Search this
Carey, Edward L.  Search this
Furness, William Henry  Search this
Hubard, William James  Search this
Huntington, Daniel  Search this
Lambdin, James Reid  Search this
Leutze, Emanuel  Search this
Morse, Samuel Finley Breese  Search this
Neagle, John  Search this
Page, William  Search this
Rothermel, Peter Frederick  Search this
Sartain, John  Search this
Saunders, George Lethbridge  Search this
Shaw, Joshua  Search this
Sully, Thomas  Search this
Watmough, Edward  Search this
Waugh, Samuel Bell  Search this
Weber, Paul  Search this
Weir, Robert Walter  Search this
Winner, W. E. (William E)  Search this
Artists' Fund Society  Search this
Art-Union of Philadelphia  Search this
National Academy of Design (U.S.)  Search this
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts  Search this
Citation:
Joseph Sill selected diaries, 1832-1854. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Art, American -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Art -- Collectors and collecting -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- Diaries  Search this
Theme:
Diaries  Search this
Art Market  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13482
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)214638
AAA_collcode_silljose
Theme:
Diaries
Art Market
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_214638

Selected Peale family papers, 1803-1854

Creator:
Peale fam, Peale family  Search this
Subject:
Peale, Franklin  Search this
Peale, Rembrandt  Search this
Peale, Rubens  Search this
Peale, Titian Ramsay  Search this
Sellers, Charles Coleman  Search this
Ord, George  Search this
Haines, Reuben  Search this
Peale, Charles Willson  Search this
Peale's Museum (Philadelphia, Pa.)  Search this
Citation:
Selected Peale family papers, 1803-1854. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Art, American -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Theme:
Communities, Organizations, Museums  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)10926
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)214703
AAA_collcode_pealpeal
Theme:
Communities, Organizations, Museums
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_214703

R. Sturgis Ingersoll papers relating to Henry McCarter, 1896-1944, bulk 1930-1943

Creator:
Ingersoll, R. Sturgis (Robert Sturgis), b. 1891-  Search this
Subject:
Barnes, Albert C. (Albert Coombs)  Search this
Beaux, Cecilia  Search this
Biddle, Francis  Search this
Borie, Adolphe  Search this
Cortissoz, Royal  Search this
Crane, Alexander  Search this
Cullen, Charles  Search this
Davis, Bernard  Search this
Hall, William Weeks  Search this
Herman, Leorna Owsky  Search this
Ingersoll, Anna Warren  Search this
Garber, Daniel  Search this
Kendall, William Sergeant  Search this
McCarter, Henry  Search this
Neumann, J. B. (Jsrael Ber)  Search this
Rattner, Abraham  Search this
Roosevelt, Nicholas Guy  Search this
Walsh, Lorna Gill  Search this
Watkins, Franklin Chenault  Search this
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts  Search this
Citation:
R. Sturgis Ingersoll papers relating to Henry McCarter, 1896-1944, bulk 1930-1943. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Art, American -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Art -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Theme:
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6513
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)215771
AAA_collcode_ingershm
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_215771

Thomas Anshutz papers

Creator:
Anshutz, Thomas Pollock, 1851-1912  Search this
Names:
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts  Search this
Philadelphia Sketch Club  Search this
Eakins, Thomas, 1844-1916  Search this
Extent:
2.76 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Glass negatives
Photographs
Date:
circa 1870-1942
Summary:
The papers of Thomas Anshutz measure 2.76 linear feet and date from around 1870 to 1942, with the bulk of materials dating from 1880 to 1911. The papers document his education and career as a painter, photographer, and art instructor. The collection is particularly rich in photographs made between approximately 1880 and 1900, when Anshutz and others at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, under the direction of Thomas Eakins (1844-1916), began using photography as an aid in the study of the figure and as studies for paintings. Also found are correspondence, a notebook with scattered sketches, a handful of clippings regarding Anshutz's career, and scattered notes and printed materials.
Scope and Content Note:
The papers of Thomas Anshutz measure 2.76 linear feet and document his education and career as a painter, photographer, and art instructor. The collection is particularly rich in photographs made between approximately 1880 and 1900, when Anshutz and others at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, under the direction of Thomas Eakins (1844-1916), began using photography as an aid in the study of the figure and as studies for paintings. Also found are correspondence, a notebook with scattered sketches, a handful of clippings regarding Anshutz's career, and scattered notes and printed materials.

Photographs include vintage, original prints that were made during the period when Anshutz worked closely with Thomas Eakins, between 1880 and 1886, consisting of portraits, figure studies both nude and clothed, and class groups both posed and informal. Among the nude photographs are pastoral figure studies with Eakins himself as the model. This collection does not include any of the photographs from Eakins' so-called "Naked Series," although a triptych of three figure studies of Eadweard Muybridge closely resembles photographs from that series. Prints from this period are small in size and are probably original contact prints.

Also found are 49 glass negatives and 3 prints that Thomas Anshutz likely made in the 1890s, mostly of figures and marine subjects, many of which were used in his paintings of that period. Additional unattributed photographs of similar subjects are also found, as well as professional studio portraits of Eakins and others, and a handful of photographs that seem to have been made at a later time and kept by the family, which depict Anshutz, his studio, the Philadelphia Sketch Club, and Anshutz's artwork.

Dates and attributions made in this finding aid are taken from scholarly and curatorial publications based on primary sources, including Eakins and the Photograph (1994) by Susan Danly and Cheryl Leibold; Thomas Eakins (2002), catalog to the exhibition Thomas Eakins: American Realist at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, especially the chronology by Kathleen Brown; The Photography of Thomas Eakins (1972) by Gordon Hendricks; and Thomas Anshutz: Artist and Teacher (1994) by Randall C. Griffin.

See the series descriptions below for additional information on the attribution and identification of photographs in this collection.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into 5 series. Glass plate negatives are housed separately and closed to researchers:

Missing Title

Series 1: Correspondence, c. 1870-1911, 1942 (Box 1; 0.2 linear feet)

Series 2: Writings, 1880s, 1893 (Box 1; 2 folders)

Series 3: Financial Records, 1884-1910 (Box 1; 1 folder)

Series 4: Printed Material, 1884-1942, undated (Box 1; 2 folders)

Series 5: Photographs, circa 1880-1904, 1936 (Boxes 1-3, MGP 2; 2.1 linear feet)
Biographical Note:
Thomas Pollock Anshutz was born in Newport, Kentucky in 1851. He grew up in Newport and in Wheeling, then in Virginia, now West Virginia. He received early art instruction at the National Academy of Design in New York in the early 1870s, studying under Lemuel Wilmarth.

In 1875, Anshutz moved to Philadelphia and attended the life class taught by Thomas Eakins at the Philadelphia Sketch Club. Eakins would soon come to be a major influence and close associate of Anshutz. In 1876, both artists joined the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA); Eakins as Chief Demonstrator of Anatomy, and Anshutz as a student of Eakins and Christian Schussele. Anshutz became Eakins' assistant in 1878, and then succeeded him as Chief Demonstrator when Eakins was appointed Professor of Drawing and Painting. While he was still a student, Anshutz completed his ambitious painting Ironworkers' Noontime (1880), which was first exhibited at the Philadelphia Sketch Club in 1881 and was compared to Eakins' work by critics. 1881 was also the year that Anshutz became an instructor of drawing and painting at PAFA.

Around 1880, Thomas Eakins bought his first camera. By 1882, when he was appointed Director of Schools, he was using photography as an aid in his own artwork and as a teaching tool in his life classes. Many at the Academy got involved with photography, the cutting-edge medium of the age, a time when new photographic processes, materials, and devices were being introduced at a rapid rate and being put to new uses across many disciplines. At PAFA, Anshutz, Eakins, and others used the medium to carry out Eakins' vision of studying nature from life, posing models and students for the camera and making prints available for study.

Photography at the Academy ranged from informal photographs and class portraits to posed studies of nude or classically-dressed figures. Eakins also carried out a systematic documentation of nudes in seven pre-defined standing poses, which he called "The Naked Series." Anshutz, John Laurie Wallace, and Covington Few Seiss are known to have made photographs for this project, and Eakins himself was among the models. Around this same time, outings were organized with groups including Eakins, Anshutz, Wallace, and others, in which they photographed each other outdoors in the nude, boxing, wrestling, swimming, and in repose. Eakins used photographs from these outings in his Arcadia paintings and reliefs and in his painting, The Swimming Hole. In 1884, Eakins and Anshutz also became involved with the work of Eadweard Muybridge, who had come to Philadelphia to develop his photographic motion studies of animals and people. Eakins and Anshutz helped to build Muybridge's elaborate apparatus and took photographs for his well-known series, Animal Locomotion.

In 1886, when Eakins was dismissed from his position at PAFA for misconduct, Anshutz took over his classes and his leadership role in art instruction at the Academy. With the exception of a brief stint in Europe, teaching dominated Anshutz's remaining years, and may have earned him a more lasting reputation than his own artwork. Anshutz taught an impressive roster of American artists, many of whom would be among the vanguard of modernism in American art, including Robert Henri, John Marin, William Glackens, Everett Shinn, John Sloan, Charles Sheeler, Charles Demuth, and George Luks.

In 1892, Anshutz married Effie Shriver Russell, and the two traveled to Paris, where Anshutz briefly enrolled in the Académie Julian and visited museums, galleries, and the Salon des Indépendants. He returned to Philadelphia in 1893 and resumed teaching at the Pennsylvania Academy. During family vacations at Holly Beach, New Jersey, Anshutz experimented with watercolors, a brighter palette, and simplified compositions. He also continued taking photographic studies of scenes from nature and transcribing them onto canvas. He made dozens of photographs of Holly Beach scenes and other marine views from an 1897 boat trip down the Delaware and Maurice Rivers. Many of these photographs were used in his watercolors and oils of that period.

In 1898, Anshutz opened the Darby School, a summer school northwest of Philadelphia that emphasized plein air painting. He ran the school with Hugh Breckenridge, a former student who had studied at the Académie Julian around the same time as Anshutz. It was in this setting that Anshutz painted his most abstract work, a series of loosely-rendered and bright oil landscapes that were never exhibited. He continued teaching at the Darby School until 1910.

Despite his openness to experimentation and his accomplishments in genre scenes and landscapes, Anshutz was best-known by his contemporaries for his portraiture. In the late 1890s and 1900s, he exhibited his portraits regularly and won several awards for them, including a silver medal at the 1904 World's Fair, the Gold Medal of Honor at the Pennsylvania Academy in 1909, and a gold medal at the Buenos Aires International Exposition in 1910. Around this time he advanced to head instructor at PAFA, was made a member of the National Academy of Design, and was elected president of the Philadelphia Sketch Club. In the fall of 1911 he was forced by ill health to stop teaching, and he died the following June.
Separated Material:
The Archives of American Art also holds microfilm of material lent for microfilming (reel 140) including eighteen illustrated letters written by Thomas Anshutz to his wife in 1897. Loaned materials were returned to the lender, Elizabeth R. Anshutz of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and are not described in the collection container inventory.
Provenance:
A portion of the letters, the glass negatives and photographs were donated to the Archives of American Art in 1971 by Robert and Joy McCarty, occupants of the property formerly owned by the Anshutz family in Fort Washington, Pennsylvania. The remaining letters, photographs, and other papers were donated by Elizabeth R. Anshutz, wife of Anshutz's son Edward, in two separate accessions in 1971 and 1972. Eighteen illustrated letters were also loaned by Mrs. Anshutz to the Archives for microfilming (reel 140) and were later returned.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Use of the originals requires an appointment. Glass plate negatives are housed separately and not served to researchers.
Rights:
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.
Topic:
Photography -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Art, American -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Painters -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Genre/Form:
Glass negatives
Photographs
Citation:
Thomas Anshutz papers, circa 1870-1942. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.anshthom
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw90411819e-a578-4abd-be85-0d928aab40fd
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-anshthom
Online Media:

David Evans day books, 1774-1812

Creator:
Evans, David  Search this
Citation:
David Evans day books, 1774-1812. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Art, American -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Theme:
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)10870
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)214640
AAA_collcode_evandavi
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_214640

John Neagle papers

Creator:
Neagle, John, 1796-1865  Search this
Names:
Sully, Thomas, 1783-1872  Search this
Extent:
0.3 Items ((on 2 partial microfilm reels))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1817-1865
Scope and Contents:
Letters, writings, business records, sketches and printed material.
Reel 3909: Letters from Neagle to Mary Sully Neagle, his children and a draft of a letter to Thomas Sully, and others; two journals kept by Neagle, "History of Painting, 1817" and "Lessons in Landscape Painting, 1827"; loose sheets of autobiographical matters such as "Thomas Sully's palette," an 1850 cashbook; a sketch of John Brown by Neagle; and a lease cosigned by George Catlin, 1822.
Reel 3910: Notebooks kept by Neagle including "Hints for a painter with regard to his study, 1837," "a volume containing discussions of artists such as Titian and Raphael, and another providing technical information on cleaning pictures and recipes.
Arrangement:
Reel 3909: I. Correspondence, 1825-1859. II. Journals, 1817, 1827. III. Writings, 1826-1832. IV. Business records, 1850. V. Sketch. VI. Printed matter, 1826.
Reel 3910: I. Notebooks, 1825-1837.
Biographical / Historical:
Portrait painter; Philadelphia, Penn. Neagle studied under Bass Otis. Influences on Neagle's work include Thomas Sully and Gilbert Stuart. Neagle's painting "Pat Lyon at the Forge" was exhibited at the Pennsylvania Academy in 1827 and brought him notoriety. Neagle married Sully's step-daughter, Mary, in 1826.
Provenance:
The American Philosophical Society owns five Neagle notebooks, of which the APS filmed three. The Archives pruchased a copy of the film, and filmed the remaining two notebooks along with Neagle correspondence, printed matter and writings.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Occupation:
Painters -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Topic:
Art, American -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Landscape painting -- Study and teaching  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.neagjohn
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw92cc48012-0bfa-4e6c-8d29-08da30fe4a16
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-neagjohn

James Reid Lambdin collection

Creator:
Lambdin, James Reid, 1807-1889  Search this
Names:
Artists' Fund Society  Search this
Columbian Society of Artists  Search this
National Art Association (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Peale's Museum (Philadelphia, Pa.)  Search this
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts  Search this
Sartain, John, 1808-1897  Search this
Extent:
6 Reels ((ca. 200 items on 6 microfilm reels))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Reels
Date:
1831-1896
Scope and Contents:
Pamphlets, speeches, transactions, reviews, auction and exhibition catalogs, and other printed materials relating to art and art organizations mainly in the Philadelphia area, but also including New York, Boston, Baltimore, Louisianna, Europe and elsewhere. Among the societies represented are the National Academy of Design, National Art Association, Artists' Fund Society, Philadelphia Museum Company, Northern Society of Painters in Watercolor, American Art Union, Apollo Association, Columbian Society of Artists and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts; correspondence between committees of the Artists Fund Society, headed by John Sartain, and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts; and charters and by-laws of the Artists Fund Society.
Biographical / Historical:
Portrait and miniature painter. Born in Pittsburgh, Pa. and studied art in Philadelphia under Edward Miles and Thomas Sully. Upon his return to Pittsburgh, he was a proprietor of a museum and oversaw his own art gallery. He later spent many years as an officer of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts before his death in Philadelphia.
Provenance:
This collection was compiled by Lambdin and housed at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. Lent for microfilming, 1955, by the PAFA.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Topic:
Art, American -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Art -- Exhibitions  Search this
Function:
Arts organizations
Identifier:
AAA.lambjame
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9fcbe1467-0ad8-4abe-bbef-66354ca203ae
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-lambjame

David Evans day books

Creator:
Evans, David, d. 1814  Search this
Extent:
3 Volumes ((on partial microfilm reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Volumes
Date:
1774-1812
Biographical / Historical:
Cabinet maker; Philadelphia, Pa.
Provenance:
Microfilmed by Historical Society of Pennsylvania for the Archives of American Art, 1955.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Occupation:
Cabinetmakers -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Topic:
Art, American -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.evandavi
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw96ccb5850-92fb-4073-b53b-271cb7d9b6a9
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-evandavi

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts records

Creator:
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts  Search this
Extent:
71 Microfilm reels
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Microfilm reels
Date:
1805-1976
Scope and Contents:
Selected materials from the following record groups: School; Exhibitions; Special Events; Permanent Collecton; Pennsylvania Academicians and Associates; Administration; Secretary and Managing Director; Board of Directors; Stockholders Association; Building; Public Relations; Photographs; and Oversize.
Included in the School records are student registers, prize winners, address books, faculty minutes, and school catalogs for both the School in Philadelphia and the school at Chester Springs. Exhibiton materials include registers of works received for exhibition, annual and special exhibition catalogs, and sale records. Among the Board Minutes filmed are the Committee on Instruction and the Committee on Exhibitions. The Photographs include views of the various Academy buildings including the Frank Furness building at Broad and Cherry Streets, students, classes, and exhibitions.
Biographical / Historical:
Art academy and museum; Philadelphia, Pa. Founded in 1805. Exhibitions and classes began 1811. Annual competitions ceased in 1969. Academy instructors and students include Thomas Eakins, Cecilia Beaux, William Merritt Chase, Violet Oakley, Henry O. Tanner, Rembrandt Peale, and Thomas Sully. An art school was established in Chester Springs, Pa. from 1917 to 1952.
Provenance:
Reels 4316-4340 microfilmed in 1989 as part of AAA's Philadelphia Arts Documentation Project. Reels P38-P83 lent and microfilmed in 1955.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Topic:
Art, American -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Function:
Art Schools -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia
Art museums -- Pennsylvania
Identifier:
AAA.pennacad
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw96e683595-32a6-4884-bd32-0ef3b8b06778
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-pennacad

Pennsylvania Hospital art related records

Creator:
Pennsylvania Hospital (Philadelphia, Pa.)  Search this
Names:
Peale, Charles Willson, 1741-1827  Search this
Stuart, Gilbert, 1755-1828  Search this
Sully, Thomas, 1783-1872  Search this
Traquair, James, 1756-1811  Search this
West, Benjamin, 1738-1820 -- Christ healing the sick  Search this
Extent:
2 Items (partial microfilm reels)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1760-1884
Scope and Contents:
REEL P24: Visitors' book to Benjamin West's painting "Christ Healing the Sick," and related correspondence and printed material, 1817.
REEL P87: Minutes and excerpts relating to American art and artists; correspondence with Benjamin West; material relating to the loan and donation of art works from West, Thomas Sully, James Traquair and others, Gilbert Stuart and Charles Willson Peale deciding where to hang West's painting "Christ Healing the Sick," the commission of art works, and the facilities for exhibiting work at the hospital.
Provenance:
Material on reel P24 microfilmed by the Historical Society of Pennsylvania for the Archives of American Art, 1955. Material on P87 lent for microfilming 1955, by the Pennsylvania Hospital.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Topic:
Art, American -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Art -- Collectors and collecting -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.pennhosp
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9cece06a8-f1c4-4c20-a773-e28d4abaeb0f
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-pennhosp

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