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Ednah Dow Littlehale Cheney papers relating to Seth Wells Cheney and John Cheney

Creator:
Cheney, Ednah Dow Littlehale, 1824-1904  Search this
Names:
Cheney, John, 1801-1885  Search this
Cheney, Seth Wells, 1810-1856  Search this
Hart, Charles Henry, 1847-1918  Search this
Koehler, S. R. (Sylvester Rosa), 1837-1900  Search this
Lowell, Anna C. (Anna Cabot), 1811-1874  Search this
Extent:
125 Items ((on partial microfilm reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1848-1897
Scope and Contents:
Papers gathered by Ednah Cheney, wife of Seth Wells Cheney, for her memoirs of the two brothers, Seth and John Cheney, prominent 19th century engravers, composed of correspondence, clippings, notes, lists, a diary, and family photographs.
Included are 89 letters to Ednah Dow Cheney, 1873-1897, most from authorities on engraving, chiefly, Sylvester Rosa Koehler and Charles Henry Hart concerning the location and identification of engravings pursuant to compilation of a Cheney catalog; a letter describing an 1892 meeting of the National Suffrage Association; 2 lists of casts for a sculpture collection; a diary, August 1848, kept by Anna Cabot Lowell during Seth Cheney's stay while executing family portraits, describing his activities and character; a phrenological study of Cheney; 33 family photographs and daguerrotypes of John Cheney's drawings (not microfilmed); and miscellany.
Biographical / Historical:
Seth Wells Cheney was an engraver, as was his brother John Cheney, of Manchester, Connecticut. Ednah Cheney wrote Memoirs of Seth Wells Cheney, 1881, and Memoirs of John Cheney, 1889.
Provenance:
Donated 1960 by Alice Williams (married to Corcoran Gallery of Art director Hermann Warner Williams, Jr.), who inherited the Cheney's studio remains.
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.
Occupation:
Art historians  Search this
Biographers -- Connecticut  Search this
Engravers -- Connecticut  Search this
Topic:
Cataloging of engravings  Search this
Engraving -- 19th century -- Connecticut  Search this
Engraving -- American -- Connecticut  Search this
Phrenology -- Case studies -- Connecticut  Search this
Women authors -- Connecticut  Search this
Art -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.chenedna
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-chenedna

Ednah Dow Littlehale Cheney papers relating to Seth Wells Cheney and John Cheney, 1848-1897

Creator:
Cheney, Ednah Dow Littlehale, 1824-1904  Search this
Cheney, John, 1801-1885  Search this
Subject:
Cheney, Seth Wells  Search this
Cheney, John  Search this
Hart, Charles Henry  Search this
Koehler, S. R. (Sylvester Rosa)  Search this
Lowell, Anna C. (Anna Cabot)  Search this
Topic:
Cataloging of engravings  Search this
Engraving -- 19th century -- Connecticut  Search this
Engraving -- American -- Connecticut  Search this
Phrenology -- Case studies -- Connecticut  Search this
Women authors -- Connecticut  Search this
Art -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7403
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209560
AAA_collcode_chenedna
Theme:
Diaries
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209560

Seth Wells Cheney

Artist:
Southworth & Hawes, active 1843 - 1862  Search this
Sitter:
Seth Wells Cheney, 1810 - 1856  Search this
Medium:
Daguerreotype
Dimensions:
Plate: 7.6 x 7 cm (3 x 2 3/4 in.)
Type:
Photograph
Date:
circ 1850
Topic:
Home Furnishings\Furniture\Seating\Chair  Search this
Seth Wells Cheney: Visual Arts\Artist  Search this
Seth Wells Cheney: Male  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Object number:
1994.180 MFAB
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/sm410a844d6-3126-4fe0-a667-86ef47349e0d
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_1994.180_MFAB

Seth Wells Cheney

Artist:
Southworth & Hawes, active 1843 - 1862  Search this
Sitter:
Seth Wells Cheney, 1810 - 1856  Search this
Medium:
Daguerreotype
Dimensions:
Plate: 10.8 x 8.3 cm (4 1/4 x 3 1/4 in.)
Type:
Photograph
Date:
c. 1848-1850
Topic:
Personal Attribute\Facial Hair\Mustache  Search this
Personal Attribute\Facial Hair\Beard  Search this
Seth Wells Cheney: Visual Arts\Artist  Search this
Seth Wells Cheney: Male  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Object number:
43.1436 MFAB
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/sm4fcc9aa82-6aa1-49af-9739-0892e1ead38f
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_43.1436_MFAB

Seth Wells Cheney

Artist:
Southworth & Hawes, active 1843 - 1862  Search this
Sitter:
Seth Wells Cheney, 1810 - 1856  Search this
Medium:
Daguerreotype
Dimensions:
Plate: 8.3 x 7 cm (3 1/4 x 2 3/4 in.)
Type:
Photograph
Date:
c. 1848-1850
Topic:
Personal Attribute\Facial Hair\Mustache  Search this
Personal Attribute\Facial Hair\Beard  Search this
Seth Wells Cheney: Visual Arts\Artist  Search this
Seth Wells Cheney: Male  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Object number:
43.1446 MFAB
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/sm472eca546-f430-4a06-928e-19a21626e9a5
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_43.1446_MFAB

Roman Landscape with the Couple Brown

Artist:
Henry Kirke Brown, 25 Feb 1814 - 10 Jul 1886  Search this
Seth Wells Cheney, 1810 - 1856  Search this
Sitter:
Mr. Brown  Search this
Mrs. Brown  Search this
Medium:
Pencil on light brown paper
Dimensions:
28.2 x 22.6cm (11 1/8 x 8 7/8")
Type:
Drawing
Date:
1844
Topic:
Exterior\Landscape  Search this
Mrs. Brown: Female  Search this
Mr. Brown: Male  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
1942.50.498 CHNDM
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/sm499403b4d-a3cb-4039-870a-bb210911d720
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_1942.50.498_CHNDM

Mary Anna Sawyer Schuyler

Artist:
Seth Wells Cheney, 1810 - 1856  Search this
Sitter:
Mary Anna Sawyer Schuyler, 1781 - 1852  Search this
Medium:
Crayon on paper
Dimensions:
58.4 x 50.8cm (23 x 20")
Type:
Drawing
Date:
c. 1840
Topic:
Costume\Headgear\Hat\Bonnet  Search this
Mary Anna Sawyer Schuyler: Female  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: New-York Historical Society
Object number:
1925.13 NYHS
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/sm4375af2d3-b71f-4b0b-9df3-8318a031bef8
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_1925.13_NYHS

Sophie Richards

Artist:
Seth Wells Cheney, 1810 - 1856  Search this
Sitter:
Harriet Sophia Richards Huntington, ? - 8 Nov 1893  Search this
Medium:
Black and white crayon on grey paper
Dimensions:
38.1 x 26.2cm (15 x 10 5/16")
Type:
Drawing
Place:
Italia\Lazio\Roma\Rome
Date:
1844
Topic:
Harriet Sophia Richards Huntington: Female  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
1942.50.1 CHNDM
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/sm490eedf02-3c95-4116-8eeb-398d35441548
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_1942.50.1_CHNDM

Self-Portrait

Alternate Title:
Seth Wells Cheney
Artist:
Seth Wells Cheney, 1810 - 1856  Search this
Sitter:
Seth Wells Cheney, 1810 - 1856  Search this
Medium:
Watercolor on cream paper
Dimensions:
29.8 x 17.3 cm (11 3/4 x 6 13/16" ), Estimate
Type:
Drawing
Date:
c. 1830s
Topic:
Self-portrait  Search this
Seth Wells Cheney: Visual Arts\Artist  Search this
Seth Wells Cheney: Male  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: National Gallery of Art
Object number:
2015.19.889
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/sm4a7038267-3170-46ae-954b-038536d27959
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_2015.19.889

Unidentified Woman (Recto)

Alternate Title:
Young Woman Leaning on Parapet, Florence (Recto)
Outline of Female Torso and Fragment of Nude...(Verso)
Artist:
Seth Wells Cheney, 1810 - 1856  Search this
Sitter:
Unidentified Woman  Search this
Medium:
Charcoal and white chalk on gray-tan paper
Dimensions:
35.1 x 30. cm (13 13/16 x 11 13/16" ), Estimate
Type:
Drawing
Date:
1839
Topic:
Unidentified Woman: Female  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: National Gallery of Art
Object number:
2015.19.895.a
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/sm44b6327a0-99ea-478b-9d86-07d80094e0df
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_2015.19.895.a

Bust Views of Two Young Women (Recto)

Alternate Title:
Unidentified Women
Unfinished Landscape (Verso)
Artist:
Seth Wells Cheney, 1810 - 1856  Search this
Sitter:
Unidentified Woman  Search this
Unidentified Woman  Search this
Medium:
Gray and yellow wash over pencil on cream paper (recto); pencil on cream paper (verso)
Dimensions:
19.8 x 25.4 cm (7 13/16 x 10" ), Estimate
Type:
Drawing
Date:
c. 1830-1850
Topic:
Unidentified Woman: Female  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: National Gallery of Art
Object number:
2015.19.896.a
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/sm44ef6c085-b907-4ec5-93f8-5281a0ce2ed4
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_2015.19.896.a

Self-Portrait (Recto)

Alternate Title:
Seth Wells Cheney (Recto)
Profile and Bust of Young Girl (Verso)
Unidentified Girl
Artist:
Seth Wells Cheney, 1810 - 1856  Search this
Sitter:
Seth Wells Cheney, 1810 - 1856  Search this
Unidentified Girl  Search this
Medium:
Pencil on cream paper
Dimensions:
17.5 x 17. cm (6 7/8 x 6 13/16" ), Estimate
Type:
Drawing
Date:
c. 1830s
Topic:
Self-portrait  Search this
Unidentified Girl: Female  Search this
Seth Wells Cheney: Visual Arts\Artist  Search this
Seth Wells Cheney: Male  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: National Gallery of Art
Object number:
2015.19.897.a
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/sm4c707a635-a5b5-412d-a58a-a3ae492553b6
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_2015.19.897.a

Portrait of Estelle Anna Lewis

Artist:
Seth Wells Cheney, 1810 - 1856  Search this
Copy after:
Charles Loring Elliott, 12 Oct 1812 - 25 Aug 1868  Search this
Sitter:
Estelle Anna Blanche Robinson Lewis, 1824 - 1880  Search this
Medium:
Pencil (?), charcoal, and stump with white wash heightened with Chinese white on beige paper
Dimensions:
10.7 x 8.8 cm (4 3/16 x 3 7/16" ), Estimate
Type:
Drawing
Date:
1848-1856
Topic:
Estelle Anna Blanche Robinson Lewis: Female  Search this
Estelle Anna Blanche Robinson Lewis: Literature\Writer  Search this
Estelle Anna Blanche Robinson Lewis: Literature\Writer\Poet  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: National Gallery of Art
Object number:
2015.19.899
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/sm44d3f12c7-5b63-450d-89ec-fa3942f94978
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_2015.19.899

Head of a Man

Alternate Title:
Undentified Man
Artist:
Seth Wells Cheney, 1810 - 1856  Search this
Sitter:
Unidentified Man  Search this
Medium:
Charcoal and stump heightened with white chalk on ecru paper
Dimensions:
75.9 x 54.3 cm (29 7/8 x 21 3/8" ), Estimate
Type:
Drawing
Date:
1840-1854
Topic:
Unidentified Man: Male  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: National Gallery of Art
Object number:
2015.19.901
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/sm4274d7e32-6b55-4514-bf85-e6ea6107511d
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_2015.19.901

Head of a Woman

Alternate Title:
Undentified Woman
Artist:
Seth Wells Cheney, 1810 - 1856  Search this
Sitter:
Unidentified Woman  Search this
Medium:
Charcoal and stump heightened with white chalk on gray-tan paper
Dimensions:
75.9 x 54.3 cm (29 7/8 x 21 3/8" ), Estimate
Type:
Drawing
Date:
1840-1854
Topic:
Unidentified Woman: Female  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: National Gallery of Art
Object number:
2015.19.902
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/sm453b86445-2523-4c5e-95b2-ea957fcf7e45
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_2015.19.902

Head of a Young Woman I

Alternate Title:
Undentified Woman
Artist:
Seth Wells Cheney, 1810 - 1856  Search this
Sitter:
Unidentified Woman  Search this
Medium:
Charcoal heightened with white chalk on beige paper
Dimensions:
73.5 x 55. cm (28 15/16 x 21 5/8" ), Estimate
Type:
Drawing
Date:
1840-1854
Topic:
Unidentified Woman: Female  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: National Gallery of Art
Object number:
2015.19.903
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/sm42169a355-0984-4d7e-8d1a-82be2654ff2a
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_2015.19.903

George Augustus Gardner

Attribution:
Seth Wells Cheney, 1810 - 1856  Search this
John Cheney, 1801 - 1885  Search this
Sitter:
George Augustus Gardner, 1829 - 1916  Search this
Medium:
Charcoal
Dimensions:
50.6cm x 41.2cm (19 15/16" x 16 1/4"), Sight
Type:
Drawing
Date:
c. 1840-1850
Topic:
George Augustus Gardner: Male  Search this
George Augustus Gardner: Business and Finance\Businessperson  Search this
George Augustus Gardner: Society and Social Change\Philanthropist  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Peabody Essex Museum
Object number:
125,844
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/sm437d9accd-5317-4bbc-b785-ac989872fc56
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_125_844

Unidentified Woman

Artist:
Seth Wells Cheney, 1810 - 1856  Search this
Sitter:
Unidentified Woman  Search this
Medium:
Charcoal
Dimensions:
75cm x 55cm (29 1/2" x 21 5/8"), Accurate
Type:
Drawing
Date:
c. 1850
Topic:
Unidentified Woman: Female  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University
Object number:
1958.104
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/sm43cb5bd61-002c-45ec-bb43-648e7d8a450b
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_1958.104

Seth Wells Cheney

Attribution:
Denison Kimberly, 1814 - 1863  Search this
Sitter:
Seth Wells Cheney, 1810 - 1856  Search this
Medium:
Charcoal
Dimensions:
65.2cm x 51.2cm (25 11/16" x 20 3/16"), Sight
Type:
Drawing
Date:
1845-1855
Topic:
Seth Wells Cheney: Visual Arts\Artist  Search this
Seth Wells Cheney: Male  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Connecticut Historical Society
Object number:
1958-22-0
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/sm493d23b7e-4463-4938-8a47-85b1ee48d013
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_1958-22-0

Seth Wells Cheney

Artist:
Jared Bradley Flagg, 1820 - 1899  Search this
Sitter:
Seth Wells Cheney, 1810 - 1856  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
25.3cm x 20.4cm (9 15/16" x 8 1/16"), Accurate
Type:
Painting
Date:
c. 1845-1859
Topic:
Interior  Search this
Costume\Dress Accessory\Tie  Search this
Seth Wells Cheney: Visual Arts\Artist  Search this
Seth Wells Cheney: Male  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: National Academy of Design
Object number:
1485-P-1366
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/sm4d33c9664-c25f-4f47-a727-7bb72e7231a2
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_1485-P-1366

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