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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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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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ead_collection:sova-aaa-powehira
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William Cullen Bryant and Parke Godwin papers, 1821-1901

Creator:
Bryant, William Cullen, 1794-1878  Search this
Godwin, Parke, 1816-1904  Search this
Subject:
Adams, Herbert  Search this
Alexander, John White  Search this
Beard, W. H. (William Holbrook)  Search this
Benson, Eugene  Search this
Bierstadt, Albert  Search this
Bispham, William  Search this
Brackett, Edward Augustus  Search this
Brown, George Loring  Search this
Brown, Henry Kirke  Search this
Brown, John George  Search this
Chapman, J. G. (John Gadsby)  Search this
Coffin, William A. (William Anderson)  Search this
Cozzens, Frederic S. (Frederic Swartwout)  Search this
Cranch, Christopher Pearse  Search this
Dix, Charles Temple  Search this
Edmonds, Francis William  Search this
Ehninger, John Whetten  Search this
Gignoux, Régis François  Search this
Greenough, Horatio  Search this
Hall, George Henry  Search this
Hicks, Thomas  Search this
Howland, Alfred Cornelius  Search this
Huntington, Daniel  Search this
Hutton, Lawrence  Search this
Jefferson, Joseph  Search this
Johnson, Eastman  Search this
La Farge, John  Search this
Lang, Louis  Search this
Laurence, Samuel  Search this
Lippincott, William H. (William Henry)  Search this
McEntee, Jervis  Search this
Mayer, Frank Blackwell  Search this
Miller, Charles Henry  Search this
Morse, Samuel Finley Breese  Search this
Noble, Louis L.  Search this
Noble, Thomas Satterwhite  Search this
O'Donovan, William Rudolph  Search this
Oertel, Johannes Adam Simon  Search this
Richards, T. Addison (Thomas Addison)  Search this
Robbins, Horace Wolcott  Search this
Rogers, John  Search this
Rossiter, Thomas Prichard  Search this
Rowse, Samuel Worcester  Search this
Sarony, Napoleon  Search this
Smillie, James David  Search this
Taylor, Bayard  Search this
Thompson, Cephas Giovanni  Search this
Thompson, Launt  Search this
Ward, John Quincy Adams  Search this
Weir, John F. (John Ferguson)  Search this
Weir, Robert Walter  Search this
White, Edwin D.  Search this
Whittredge, Worthington  Search this
Wood, Thomas Waterman  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9868
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212369
AAA_collcode_bryawill
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_212369

William Cullen Bryant and Parke Godwin papers

Creator:
Bryant, William Cullen, 1794-1878  Search this
Godwin, Parke, 1816-1904  Search this
Names:
Adams, Herbert, 1858-1945  Search this
Alexander, John White, 1856-1915  Search this
Beard, W. H. (William Holbrook), 1824-1900  Search this
Benson, Eugene, 1837-1908  Search this
Bierstadt, Albert, 1830-1902  Search this
Bispham, William  Search this
Brackett, Edward Augustus, 1818-1908  Search this
Brown, George Loring, 1814-1889  Search this
Brown, Henry Kirke, 1814-1886  Search this
Brown, John George, 1831-1913  Search this
Chapman, J. G. (John Gadsby), 1808-1889  Search this
Coffin, William A. (William Anderson), 1855-1925  Search this
Cozzens, Frederic S. (Frederic Swartwout), 1818-1869  Search this
Cranch, Christopher Pearse, 1813-1892  Search this
Dix, Charles Temple, 1840-1873  Search this
Edmonds, Francis William, 1806-1863  Search this
Ehninger, John Whetten, 1827-1889  Search this
Gignoux, Régis François, 1816-1882  Search this
Greenough, Horatio, 1805-1852  Search this
Hall, George Henry, 1825-1913  Search this
Hicks, Thomas, 1823-1890  Search this
Howland, Alfred Cornelius, 1838-1909  Search this
Huntington, Daniel, 1816-1906  Search this
Hutton, Lawrence  Search this
Jefferson, Joseph, 1829-1905  Search this
Johnson, Eastman, 1824-1906  Search this
La Farge, John, 1835-1910  Search this
Lang, Louis, 1814-1893  Search this
Laurence, Samuel, 1812-1884  Search this
Lippincott, William H. (William Henry), 1849-1920  Search this
Mayer, Frank Blackwell, 1827-1899  Search this
McEntee, Jervis, 1828-1891  Search this
Miller, Charles Henry, 1842-1922  Search this
Morse, Samuel Finley Breese, 1791-1872  Search this
Noble, Louis L.  Search this
Noble, Thomas Satterwhite, 1835-1907  Search this
O'Donovan, William Rudolph, 1844-1920  Search this
Oertel, Johannes Adam Simon, 1823-1909  Search this
Richards, T. Addison (Thomas Addison), 1820-1900  Search this
Robbins, Horace Wolcott, 1842-1904  Search this
Rogers, John, 1829-1904  Search this
Rossiter, Thomas Prichard, 1818-1871  Search this
Rowse, Samuel Worcester, 1822-1901  Search this
Sarony, Napoleon, 1821-1896  Search this
Smillie, James David, 1833-1909  Search this
Taylor, Bayard, 1825-1878  Search this
Thompson, Cephas Giovanni, 1809-1888  Search this
Thompson, Launt, 1833-1894  Search this
Ward, John Quincy Adams, 1830-1910  Search this
Weir, John F. (John Ferguson), b. 1841  Search this
Weir, Robert Walter, 1803-1889  Search this
White, Edwin D., 1817-1877  Search this
Whittredge, Worthington, 1820-1910  Search this
Wood, Thomas Waterman, 1823-1903  Search this
Extent:
200 Items ((on 2 partial microfilm reels))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1821-1901
Scope and Contents:
Letters and printed material.
Reel N5: Correspondence of Bryant and Godwin.
Correspondents include: John White Alexander, William H. Beard, Eugene Benson, Albert Bierstadt, William Bispham, Edward A. Brackett, George L. Brown, Henry Kirke Brown, John G. Brown, John G. Chapman, William A. Coffin, Frederick S. Cozzens, Christopher P. Cranch, Charles T. Dix, Francis W. Edmonds, John W. Ehninger, Regis F. Gignoux, Horatio Greenough, George H. Hall, Thomas Hicks, Alfred C. Howland, Daniel P. Huntington, Laurence Hutton, Joseph Jefferson, Eastman Johnson, John LaFarge, Louis Lang, Samuel Laurence, William H. Lippincott, Jervis McEntee, Frank B. Mayer, Charles H. Miller, Samuel F. B. Morse, Louis L. Noble, Thomas S. Noble, William R. O'Donovan, Johannes A. S. Oertel, Thomas A. Richards, Horace W. Robbins, John Rogers, Thomas P. Rossiter, Samuel W. Rowse, Napoleon Sarony, James D. Smillie, Bayard Taylor, Cephas G. Thompson, Launt A. Thompson, John Q. A. Ward, John F. Weir, Robert W. Weir, Edwin D. White, Worthington Whittredge, and Thomas W. Wood.
Reel N25: A calling card of Herbert Adams; a letter to Mrs. Frederic N. Goddard from Adams, returning photographs of Bryant; and a letter to Bryant from F. Tabbot about his painting of a forest.
Biographical / Historical:
Poet; New York City. Bryant's son-in-law, Parke Godwin, was an author, one of whose books was a biography of Bryant, THE LIFE AND WORKS OF WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT, 1883.
Other Title:
Bryant-Godwin collection (NYPL microfilm title)
Provenance:
Microfilmed 1956 by the Archives of American Art with other art-related papers in the Manuscript Division of the New York Public Library. Included in the microfilming project were selected papers of the Art Division and the Prints Division.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Occupation:
Poets -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.bryawill
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-bryawill

William Cullen Bryant

Artist:
Jacques Reich, 10 Aug 1852 - 08 Jul 1923  Search this
Sitter:
William Cullen Bryant, 3 Nov 1794 - 12 Jun 1878  Search this
Medium:
Ink on paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 18.2 × 12.9 cm (7 3/16 × 5 1/16")
Mount: 21.8 × 15.4 cm (8 9/16 × 6 1/16")
Type:
Drawing
Date:
c. 1899-1920
Topic:
Personal Attribute\Facial Hair\Mustache  Search this
Personal Attribute\Facial Hair\Beard  Search this
William Cullen Bryant: Male  Search this
William Cullen Bryant: Literature\Writer\Poet  Search this
William Cullen Bryant: Communications\Journalist  Search this
William Cullen Bryant: Communications\Journalist\Editor\Newspaper  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
S/NPG.72.40
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4f49f7150-974a-4ed4-9ea7-83e5e669246c
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_S_NPG.72.40

Picturesque America, or, the land we live in A delineation by pen and pencil of the mountains, rivers, lakes, forests, water-falls, shores, cañons, valleys, cities, and other picturesque features of our country With illustrations on steel and wood, by eminent American artists. Edited by William Cullen Bryant

Title:
Land we live in
Author:
Bryant, William Cullen 1794-1878  Search this
Bunce, Oliver Bell 1828-1890  Search this
Physical description:
2 volume, [47] leaves of plates fronts., illustrations 34 cm
Type:
Books
Pictorial works
Illustrated works
Place:
Québec (Province)
United States
âEtats-Unis
Quâebec (Province)
Québec
Date:
1872
1874
Topic:
Travel  Search this
Description and travel  Search this
Descriptions et voyages  Search this
Call number:
E168 .P53 1872
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1020836

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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Thomas Cole papers, 1821-1863

Creator:
Cole, Thomas, 1801-1848  Search this
Subject:
Adams, William Althorpe  Search this
Ainsley, Samuel James  Search this
Alexander, Francis  Search this
Allen, Theodore  Search this
Allston, Washington  Search this
Ashton, Thomas B.  Search this
Bennet, Edwin Thomas  Search this
Bloodgood, S. DeWitt (Simeon DeWitt)  Search this
Bryant, William Cullen  Search this
Carey, Edward L.  Search this
Childs, Cephas Grier  Search this
Clark, Lewis Gaylord  Search this
Cummings, Thomas Seir  Search this
Dexter, Franklin  Search this
Dunlap, William  Search this
Durand, Asher Brown  Search this
Gilmor, Robert  Search this
Greene, George Washington  Search this
Ingham, Charles Cromwell  Search this
Leslie, Charles Robert  Search this
Mason, Jonathan  Search this
Morse, Samuel Finley Breese  Search this
Morton, John Ludlow  Search this
Pratt, Henry Cheever  Search this
Reed, Luman  Search this
Ridner, John P.  Search this
Spencer, Mark  Search this
Sturges, Jonathan  Search this
Town, Ithiel  Search this
Townsend, Isaiah  Search this
Trego, Charles B.  Search this
Van Rensselaer, William P.  Search this
Ver Bryck, Cornelius  Search this
Wadsworth, Daniel  Search this
Ward, Samuel Gray  Search this
Weir, Robert Walter  Search this
Wright, Ambrose  Search this
Type:
Sketchbooks
Topic:
Landscape painting -- New York (State)  Search this
Hudson River school of landscape painting  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7004
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209137
AAA_collcode_colethom
Theme:
Diaries
Sketches & Sketchbooks
Art Movements and Schools
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209137

William Cullen Bryant

Sitter:
William Cullen Bryant, 3 Nov 1794 - 12 Jun 1878  Search this
George Gardner Rockwood, 12 Apr 1832 - 10 Jul 1911  Search this
Medium:
Albumen silver print
Dimensions:
Image: 12.1 × 10 cm (4 3/4 × 3 15/16")
Sheet: 22.2 × 19.4 cm (8 3/4 × 7 5/8")
Mount: 37.4 × 28.5 cm (14 3/4 × 11 1/4")
Mat: 45.7 × 35.6 cm (18 × 14")
Type:
Photograph
Place:
United States\New York\Kings\New York
Date:
1864
Topic:
Indeterminable  Search this
Costume\Dress Accessory\Handkerchief  Search this
Personal Attribute\Facial Hair\Beard  Search this
William Cullen Bryant: Male  Search this
William Cullen Bryant: Literature\Writer\Poet  Search this
William Cullen Bryant: Communications\Journalist  Search this
William Cullen Bryant: Communications\Journalist\Editor\Newspaper  Search this
George Gardner Rockwood: Visual Arts\Artist  Search this
George Gardner Rockwood: Male  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
NPG.77.125
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4a5c81720-9140-467f-91df-f97c93356c40
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.77.125

William Cullen Bryant

Artist:
Charles DeForest Fredricks, 11 Dec 1823 - 25 May 1894  Search this
Sitter:
William Cullen Bryant, 3 Nov 1794 - 12 Jun 1878  Search this
Medium:
Albumenized salted paper print
Dimensions:
Image/Sheet: 19 × 13.5 cm (7 1/2 × 5 5/16")
Mount: 33.3 × 27.5 cm (13 1/8 × 10 13/16")
Mat: 45.7 × 35.6 cm (18 × 14")
Type:
Photograph
Date:
c. 1860
Topic:
Interior  Search this
Home Furnishings\Furniture\Table  Search this
Costume\Dress Accessory\Tie  Search this
Personal Attribute\Facial Hair\Beard  Search this
William Cullen Bryant: Male  Search this
William Cullen Bryant: Literature\Writer\Poet  Search this
William Cullen Bryant: Communications\Journalist  Search this
William Cullen Bryant: Communications\Journalist\Editor\Newspaper  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
NPG.77.121
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
See more items in:
National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm48d6aca1d-789f-4ac2-8198-9ec7fb3c2fda
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.77.121

William Cullen Bryant

Artist:
Jose Maria Mora, 1849 - 18 Oct 1926  Search this
Sitter:
William Cullen Bryant, 3 Nov 1794 - 12 Jun 1878  Search this
Medium:
Albumen silver print
Dimensions:
Image/Sheet: 9.1 × 5.8 cm (3 9/16 × 2 5/16")
Mount: 10.6 × 6.3 cm (4 3/16 × 2 1/2")
Mat: 45.7 × 35.6 cm (18 × 14")
Type:
Photograph
Place:
United States\New York\Kings\New York
Date:
c. 1870
Topic:
Interior  Search this
Costume\Dress Accessory\Tie  Search this
Personal Attribute\Facial Hair\Mustache  Search this
Personal Attribute\Facial Hair\Beard  Search this
Photographic format\Carte-de-visite  Search this
William Cullen Bryant: Male  Search this
William Cullen Bryant: Literature\Writer\Poet  Search this
William Cullen Bryant: Communications\Journalist  Search this
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Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
NPG.79.20
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CC0
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http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4ff57ab01-b650-4071-9c4a-fb506693a8a6
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edanmdm:npg_NPG.79.20

William Cullen Bryant

Artist:
Napoleon Sarony, 9 Mar 1821 - 9 Nov 1896  Search this
Sitter:
William Cullen Bryant, 3 Nov 1794 - 12 Jun 1878  Search this
Medium:
Albumen silver print
Dimensions:
Image/Sheet: 14.7 × 10.6 cm (5 13/16 × 4 3/16")
Mount: 16.5 × 10.8 cm (6 1/2 × 4 1/4")
Mat: 45.7 × 35.6 cm (18 × 14")
Type:
Photograph
Place:
United States\New York\Kings\New York
Date:
1873
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William Cullen Bryant: Male  Search this
William Cullen Bryant: Literature\Writer\Poet  Search this
William Cullen Bryant: Communications\Journalist  Search this
William Cullen Bryant: Communications\Journalist\Editor\Newspaper  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
NPG.76.69
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4d370849f-cf00-44d0-b8e1-da7de175e7e2
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.76.69

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Object number:
NPG.78.23
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edanmdm:npg_NPG.78.23

William Cullen Bryant

Artist:
Margaret F. Foley, 1820? - 7 Dec 1877  Search this
Sitter:
William Cullen Bryant, 3 Nov 1794 - 12 Jun 1878  Search this
Medium:
Marble Relief
Dimensions:
47.8cm x 47.8cm (18 13/16" x 18 13/16"), Sight
Type:
Sculpture
Date:
1867
Topic:
William Cullen Bryant: Male  Search this
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Credit Line:
Owner: Mead Art Museum, Amherst College
Object number:
SCA.1871.3
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4d206479c-479e-4a17-adca-6e24034f15cf
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edanmdm:npg_SCA.1871.3

William Cullen Bryant

Artist:
Charles G. Crehen, 1829 - c. 1900  Search this
Copy after:
Philip Haas, c. 1809 - ?  Search this
Lithographer:
Nagel & Weingaertner Lithography Company, active 1849 - 1857  Search this
Sitter:
William Cullen Bryant, 3 Nov 1794 - 12 Jun 1878  Search this
Medium:
Lithograph on paper
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Image: 34.5 x 27 cm (13 9/16 x 10 5/8")
Sheet: 58.4 x 43.7 cm (23 x 17 3/16")
Type:
Print
Date:
1850
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National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
NPG.77.70
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CC0
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William Cullen Bryant and Peter Cooper

Attribution:
Napoleon Sarony, 9 Mar 1821 - 9 Nov 1896  Search this
Sitter:
William Cullen Bryant, 3 Nov 1794 - 12 Jun 1878  Search this
Peter Cooper, 12 Feb 1791 - 4 Apr 1883  Search this
Medium:
Albumen silver print
Dimensions:
Image/Sheet/Mount: 10 × 14 cm (3 15/16 × 5 1/2")
Type:
Photograph
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Interior  Search this
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National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
NPG.80.162
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CC0
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edanmdm:npg_NPG.80.162

Thomas Cole papers

Creator:
Cole, Thomas, 1801-1848  Search this
Names:
Adams, William Althorpe, 1797-1878  Search this
Ainsley, Samuel James, 1806-1874  Search this
Alexander, Francis, 1800-1880  Search this
Allen, Theodore, fl. 1800-1850  Search this
Allston, Washington, 1779-1843  Search this
Ashton, Thomas B., fl. 1835-1850  Search this
Bennet, Edwin Thomas  Search this
Bloodgood, S. DeWitt (Simeon DeWitt), 1799-1866  Search this
Bryant, William Cullen, 1794-1878  Search this
Carey, Edward L., 1806-1845  Search this
Childs, Cephas Grier, 1793-1871  Search this
Clark, Lewis Gaylord, 1808-1873  Search this
Cummings, Thomas Seir, 1804-1894  Search this
Dexter, Franklin, 1793-1857  Search this
Dunlap, William, 1766-1839  Search this
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Gilmor, Robert, 1774-1848  Search this
Greene, George Washington, 1811-1883  Search this
Ingham, Charles Cromwell, 1796-1863  Search this
Leslie, Charles Robert, 1794-1859  Search this
Mason, Jonathan, 1795-1884  Search this
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Reed, Luman, d. 1836  Search this
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Town, Ithiel, 1784-1844  Search this
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Van Rensselaer, William P.  Search this
Ver Bryck, Cornelius, 1813-1844  Search this
Wadsworth, Daniel, 1771-1848  Search this
Ward, Samuel Gray  Search this
Weir, Robert Walter, 1803-1889  Search this
Wright, Ambrose  Search this
Extent:
7 Microfilm reels
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Microfilm reels
Sketchbooks
Date:
1821-1863
Scope and Contents:
Notebooks; sketchbooks; drawings; letters; manuscript poems; catalogs; paintbrushes.
REEL D40: ca. 575 drawings.
REEL D6: Letters, manuscript poems, catalogs and a sketchbook dated March 10, 1832.
REEL D39: 2 v. of notebooks; 1825, and 18 v. of sketchbooks, 1827-1847. Cole sketches mainly in New York State, The White Mountains, England, Italy, and Catskill, N.Y.
REELS ALC 1- ALC 4: Correspondence with Cole, including letters from friends, family, artists, and others; journals; notes; essays; lectures; poetry; clippings; and financial records.
Correspondents include: William Althorpe Adams, Samuel James Ainsley, Francis Alexander, Theodore Allen, Washington Allston, Thomas B. Ashton, Edwin T. Bennet, Simeon D. Bloodgood, William C. Bryant, Edward L. Carey, Cephas G. Childs, Lewis G. Clark, Thomas S. Cummings, Franklin Dexter, William Dunlap, Asher B. Durand, Robert Gilmor, George W. Greene, Charles C. Ingham, Charles R. Leslie, Jonathan Mason, Samuel F. B. Morse, John L. Morton, Henry C. Pratt, Luman Reed, John P. Ridner, Jonathan Sturges, Ithiel Town, Isaiah Townsend, Charles B. Trego, William P. Van Rensselaer, Cornelius Ver Bryck, Daniel Wadsworth, Samuel Ward, Robert W. Weir, Ambrose Wright, and others.
Biographical / Historical:
Painter; Catskill, N.Y. Cole lived most of his life in New York City even though he studied abroad. He was elected member of National Academy in 1826.
Provenance:
Material on reels D6, D39, D40 lent for microfilming 1961 by the Detroit Institute of Art. Material on reels ALC 1-ALC 4 lent for microfilming 1964 by the New York State Library. Paintbrushes were discovered 1964 by S.J. Fishburne, Albany Institute restorer, in basement of Cole's house. He turned them over to the Institute's director, Janet MacFarlane, who donated them to AAA, 1965.
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 -- New York (State)  Search this
Topic:
Landscape painting -- New York (State)  Search this
Hudson River school of landscape painting  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sketchbooks
Identifier:
AAA.colethom
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
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Bryant, William Cullen

Collection Creator:
National Academy of Design (U.S.)  Search this
Container:
Box 63, Folder 9
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1878
1911
Collection Restrictions:
This bulk of this collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
National Academy of Design records, 1817-2012. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Portrait Plaque of William Cullen Bryant [sculpture] / (photographer unknown)

Artist:
Beck, George  Search this
Subject:
Bryant, William Cullen  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Topic:
Portrait male--Head  Search this
Occupation--Writer--Author  Search this
Occupation--Writer--Poet  Search this
Image number:
SSC S0002661
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Metropolitan Museum of Art Study Collection of American Sculpture Photographs
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Photograph Archives, Smithsonian American Art Museum
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edanmdm:siris_jul_139496
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William Cullen Bryant, [photomechanical print]

Artist:
Elliott, Charles Loring 1812-1868  Search this
Photographic firm:
Detroit Publishing Co.  Search this
Subject:
Bryant, William Cullen  Search this
Physical description:
1 photomechanical print : black and white
Type:
Photomechanical prints
Date:
Copyrighted 1910
Topic:
Portrait male--Bust  Search this
Occupation--Writer--Poet  Search this
Occupation--Writer--Journalist  Search this
Image number:
LOC LC000697
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EDAN-URL:
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William Cullen Bryant Memorial [sculpture] / (photographer unknown)

Artist:
Adams, Herbert 1858-1945  Search this
Subject:
Bryant, William Cullen  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1907-1911
Topic:
Portrait male--Full length  Search this
Occupation--Other--Reformer  Search this
Occupation--Writer--Editor  Search this
Occupation--Writer--Poet  Search this
Image number:
SSC S0000023
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