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Francis W. Robinson papers

Creator:
Robinson, Francis W. (Francis Waring), 1907-1985  Search this
Names:
Burnham, Thomas Mickell, 1818-1866  Search this
Jones, Thomas David, 1811-1881  Search this
Extent:
50 Items (ca. 50 items; loan: 6 reels)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1934-1971
Scope and Contents:
Research material, correspondence, notes, and biographical information.
Material collected by Robinson on 150 American artists. Also included are material on Detroit artists prior to 1900, notes on architects, miniaturists, portrait painting and sculpture in America, and art in Detroit.
A description prepared by Robinson in 1947 of Thomas Mickell Burnham's painting "The First State Election of Michigan"; and a letter from Robinson to Mary Ann Fluesmeier, April 28, 1954, containing information on Burnham.
A letter from Robinson to Robert Price, Otterbein College, Westerville, Ohio. Robinson supplies biographical information on Thomas David Jones from published sources and from memory; he also discusses Jones's bust of Lewis Cass.
A photograph of Clement J. Barnhorn, taken by Foyster, was previously microfilmed under Photos of Artists I and has subsequently been scanned and returned to the Robinson papers.
A letter from Louise Billyard to Robinson, 1959, in which she encloses four handwritten pages written by a friend, Isabel Howland, who describes going to tea with Professor Bernard Berenson at the Villa i Tatti in Florence in 1937. Howland was a student at Cornell University.
Biographical / Historical:
Francis W. Robinson (1907-1985) was a museum curator in Detroit, Michigan. Worked at the Detroit Institute of Arts, 1939-1972.
Other Title:
Thomas Mickell Burnham papers (microfilm title reel 2787).
Provenance:
Material on reels 511-514 lent for microfilming by Robinson, 1973. Material on reel 2787, donor and date unknown.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Occupation:
Artists -- United States  Search this
Portrait painters  Search this
Architects  Search this
Miniature painters  Search this
Sculptors  Search this
Museum curators -- Michigan -- Detroit  Search this
Topic:
Art, American -- Michigan -- Detroit  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.robifran
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-robifran

Playing Paw (Boys Playing Paw-Paw), (painting)

Painter:
Burnham, Thomas Mickell 1818-1866  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Culture:
African American  Search this
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Dartmouth College Hood Museum of Art Hanover New Hampshire 03755 Accession Number: 2009.43.3
Date:
Ca. 1841
Topic:
Children  Search this
Recreation--Sport & Play  Search this
Figure male  Search this
Ethnic  Search this
Architecture interior--Farm--Barn  Search this
Control number:
IAP 30662021
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_458499

The Lewis and Clark Expedition, (painting)

Painter:
Burnham, Thomas Mickell 1818-1866  Search this
Subject:
Lewis, Meriwether  Search this
Clark, William  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Tacoma Art Museum Tacoma Washington
Date:
Ca. 1850
Topic:
History--United States--Lewis & Clark  Search this
Landscape--River  Search this
Portrait male--Full length  Search this
Occupation--Other--Explorer  Search this
Travel--Land  Search this
Equestrian  Search this
Control number:
IAP 56650015
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_465129

The Lewis and Clark Expedition, (painting)

Painter:
Burnham, Thomas Mickell 1818-1866  Search this
Subject:
Lewis, Meriwether  Search this
Clark, William  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Anschutz Collection Denver Colorado 80202
Topic:
History--United States--Lewis & Clark  Search this
Landscape--River  Search this
Portrait male  Search this
Equestrian  Search this
Occupation--Other--Explorer  Search this
Control number:
IAP 68040081
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_382645

Taking a Likeness, (painting)

Painter:
Burnham, Thomas Mickell 1818-1866  Search this
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Kennedy Galleries New York New York
Date:
Ca. 1840
Topic:
Genre  Search this
Control number:
IAP 81470082
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_212387

One Too Many, (painting)

Painter:
Burnham, Thomas Mickell 1818-1866  Search this
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Phillips Academy Addison Gallery of American Art Andover Massachusetts 01810
Date:
1860
Topic:
Architecture--Farm  Search this
Travel  Search this
Figure  Search this
Control number:
IAP 81881048
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_219870

The Young Artist, (painting)

Painter:
Burnham, Thomas Mickell 1818-1866  Search this
Medium:
Oil
Culture:
African American  Search this
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Indianapolis Museum of Art 1200 West 38th Street Indianapolis Indiana 46208-4196
Date:
1840
Topic:
Landscape  Search this
Architecture exterior--Domestic--House  Search this
Figure group  Search this
Ethnic  Search this
Occupation--Art--Painter  Search this
Control number:
IAP 86080009
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_231639

View of the Housatonic, (painting)

Painter:
Burnham, Thomas Mickell 1818-1866  Search this
Medium:
Oil
Type:
Paintings
Topic:
Landscape--River--Housatonic River  Search this
Landscape--United States--New England States  Search this
Control number:
IAP 96620001
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_242956

The First State Election in Detroit, Michigan, 1837, (painting)

Painter:
Burnham, Thomas Mickell 1818-1866  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Detroit Institute of Arts 5200 Woodward Avenue Detroit Michigan 48202 Accession Number: 57.267
Date:
Ca. 1837
Topic:
Ceremony--Civic--Election  Search this
Cityscape--Michigan--Detroit  Search this
History--United States--Michigan  Search this
Occupation--Political  Search this
Figure group  Search this
Control number:
IAP 24150084
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_272922

Stevens Thomson Mason, (painting)

Title:
C. C. Trowbridge, (painting)
Painter:
Burnham, Thomas Mickell 1818-1866  Search this
Subject:
Mason, Stevens Thomson  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Detroit Institute of Arts 5200 Woodward Avenue Detroit Michigan 48202 Accession Number: 57.268
Date:
Ca. 1837
Topic:
Portrait male--Bust  Search this
Occupation--Political--Governor  Search this
Control number:
IAP 24150085
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_272923

Taking a Likeness, (painting)

Painter:
Burnham, Thomas Mickell 1818-1866  Search this
Medium:
Oil
Culture:
African American  Search this
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Sotheby Parke Bernet New York New York
Topic:
Figure group  Search this
Ethnic  Search this
Occupation--Art--Artist  Search this
Architecture exterior--Domestic--House  Search this
Architecture exterior--Detail--Fence  Search this
Object--Other--Container  Search this
Object--Art Tool  Search this
Control number:
IAP 63005327
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_122709

Carriage Accident, (painting)

Painter:
Burnham, Thomas Mickell 1818-1866  Search this
Medium:
Oil
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Vose Galleries of Boston, Inc 238 Newbury Street Boston Massachusetts 02116
Date:
1860
Topic:
Disaster--Accident--Car Accident  Search this
Travel--Land--Carriage  Search this
Control number:
IAP 80043282
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_176763

Catskill Falls, N. Y., (painting)

Painter:
Burnham, Thomas Mickell 1818-1866  Search this
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Edward E. Davis Antiques Geneva Turnpike Canandaigua New York 14424
Date:
1865
Topic:
Landscape--Waterfall  Search this
Landscape--River--Catskill Creek  Search this
Landscape--New York  Search this
Landscape--Mountain--Catskill Mountains  Search this
Control number:
IAP 80044204
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_177457

Taking a Likeness, (painting)

Painter:
Burnham, Thomas Mickell 1818-1866  Search this
Medium:
Oil
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Kennedy Galleries New York New York
Topic:
Genre  Search this
Control number:
IAP 80500005
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_183050

The Pasture Gate, (painting)

Painter:
Burnham, Thomas Mickell 1818-1866  Search this
Medium:
Oil
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Kennedy Galleries New York New York
Date:
Ca. 1855
Topic:
Landscape--Farm  Search this
Occupation--Farm  Search this
Control number:
IAP 61020555
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_74315

The Young Artist, (painting)

Painter:
Burnham, Thomas Mickell 1818-1866  Search this
Medium:
Oil
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Kennedy Galleries New York New York
Topic:
Figure group  Search this
Occupation--Art  Search this
Control number:
IAP 61023373
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_77026

Amateur Artist, (painting)

Painter:
Burnham, Thomas Mickell 1818-1866  Search this
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Parke-Bernet Galleries New York New York
Topic:
Occupation--Art--Artist  Search this
Figure  Search this
Control number:
IAP 61504008
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_86343

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