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Drawing

Maker:
Maria Anna Angelica Kauffmann, Swiss, 1741 – 1807  Search this
Type:
Drawing
Made in:
England
Credit Line:
Gift of Hugh Cassel
Accession Number:
1958-143-59
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Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1958-143-59

Lich Gate, Beckenham, Eng.,--Drawing on Wood, (drawing)

Artist:
Beech, Thos.  Search this
Type:
Drawings
Exhibition Catalogs
Date:
1876
Topic:
Landscape--England--Beckenham  Search this
Landscape--Foreign--England  Search this
Control number:
AECI 10910340
Data Source:
Pre-1877 Art Exhibition Catalogue Index
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_aeci_132035

View in Knowle Park, Kent, (pen and ink sketch), (drawing)

Artist:
Fowler, D.  Search this
Medium:
Pen and ink
Type:
Drawings
Exhibition Catalogs
Date:
1876
Topic:
Landscape--Park--Knole Park  Search this
Landscape--England--Kent  Search this
Landscape--Foreign--England  Search this
Control number:
AECI 01500144
Data Source:
Pre-1877 Art Exhibition Catalogue Index
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_aeci_27724

Elizabeth Campbell Fisher Clay papers

Creator:
Clay, Elizabeth Campbell Fisher, 1871-1959  Search this
Names:
Smith College  Search this
Henri, Robert, 1865-1929  Search this
Rothenstein, William, Sir, 1872-1945  Search this
Extent:
1.9 Linear feet
0.057 Gigabytes
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Gigabytes
Photographs
Sketches
Sound recordings
Drawings
Travel diaries
Paintings
Sketchbooks
Diaries
Place:
Netherlands -- description and travel
New York (N.Y.) -- Description and views
France -- description and travel
California -- description and travel
England -- description and travel
Date:
circa 1873-circa 2015
bulk 1890-1930
Summary:
The papers of Massachusetts lithographer and etcher Elizabeth Campbell Fisher Clay measure 1.9 linear feet and 0.057 GB and date from circa 1873 to circa 2015, with the bulk of materials from 1890 to 1930. This collection includes biographical materials, correspondence, writings, fifteen diaries, six travel diaries, teaching files, artwork, printed materials, and photographs.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of Massachusetts lithographer and etcher Elizabeth Campbell Fisher Clay measure 1.9 linear feet and 0.057 GB and date from circa 1873 to circa 2015, with the bulk of materials from 1890 to 1930. This collection includes biographical materials, correspondence, writings, fifteen diaries, six travel diaries, teaching files, artwork, printed materials, and photographs.

Biographical materials include ephemera from a Spain trip, and other miscellany.

The bulk of the correspondence consists of letters from artist Robert Henri giving advice and information about travel plans and visits. Other correspondents include family members, the artist William Rothenstein, and a few others.

Writings include annotated appointment calendars, art class notes, notebooks, and a book register. Diaries and travel diaries describe Smith College, feedback from Robert Henri regarding artwork, and travels abroad to England, France, and Holland, as well as to New York and California. There are a few sketches scattered throughout the diaries. There is an audiocassette and digitized photographs and content related to the diaries. There is also an annotated chronological list of the diaries.

Artwork consists of one sketchbook and several folders of loose sketches, drawings, and paintings of people and places.

Printed materials consist of a few news clippings about Smith College, a newspaper image of an art class trip to Spain, 2 reviews of exhibitions, and a clipping about the New York School of Art.

Photographs are of Elizabeth Campbell Fisher Clay, family, friends, artists, travel, and houses. There are three photograph albums: one of the woods around Smith College; another album of travel photographs in France and Holland that includes photographs of Clay and fellow art students painting at various locations; and an album of Paris photographs that depict the studio Clay shared with other students, friends, and a few images of Robert Henri. Some photographs are annotated.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 7 series.

Series 1: Biographical Material, 1906-circa 2015 (0.1 linear feet, 0.001 MB; Box 1, ER01)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1897-1960 (0.1 linear feet; Box 1)

Series 3: Writings and Notebooks, circa 1898-1959 (0.1 linear feet; Box 1)

Series 4: Diaries, 1887-circa 2005 (1 linear feet, 0.016 GB; Boxes 1-2, ER02-ER03)

Series 5: Artwork, circa 1890-circa 1957 (0.3 linear feet, Boxes 2-3, OV 4)

Series 6: Printed Materials, 1894-1957 (0.1 linear feet; Box 3, OV 4)

Series 7: Photographs, circa 1873-1987 (0.2 linear feet; Box 3)
Biographical / Historical:
Elizabeth Campbell Fisher Clay (1871-1959) was a lithographer and etcher who worked in Massachusetts and Halifax, England.

Elizabeth Campbell Fisher Clay was born in West Dedham, Massachusetts in 1871. Her parents were Joseph and Mary Elizabeth Fisher and she had 2 siblings, Hattie and Joseph. Clay graduated from Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts in 1892. She then attended the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston and the New York School of Art, where she studied under Robert Henri and William Merritt Chase from approximately 1898 to 1909. Around this same time, Clay traveled abroad and studied art in Holland and Spain. She also attended the Art Students League of New York and studied in Paris where she shared a studio with other art students. Robert Henri, whom Clay considered a mentor, regularly visited the Paris studio to review the students' work.

In 1908, Clay had a solo exhibition at Rowland's Gallery in Boston. In 1909, she married Howard Clay in Dedham, Massachusetts. Henry was the alderman of Halifax, England, and the couple moved there sometime after their marriage. They had three children, Howard Fisher Clay, Monica Mary, and Harriet.

Clay continued to exhibit her artwork in England for over 30 years. She exhibited at the British Society of Women Artists, the New English Art Club, the Royal Academy of Arts, the Royal Cambrian Academy of Art, the Royal Society of British Artists, the Women's International Art Club, and the Yorkshire Union of Arts. In Massachusetts, her artwork was in exhibitions at the Boston Art Club, the Copley Society of Art, and other venues.

Elizabeth Campbell Fisher Clay eventually returned to the United States and passed away in Philadelphia in 1959.
Provenance:
This collection was donated to the Archives of American Art in 2015 by Harriet Fisher Bemus, Elizabeth Campbell Fisher Clay's daughter.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washingon, D.C. Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Rights:
The Elizabeth Campbell Fisher Clay 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.
Occupation:
Lithographers -- Massachusetts  Search this
Topic:
Women artists -- Massachusetts  Search this
Etchers -- Massachusetts  Search this
Art -- Study and teaching  Search this
Artists' studios -- Photographs  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Sketches
Sound recordings
Drawings
Travel diaries
Paintings
Sketchbooks
Diaries
Citation:
Elizabeth Campbell Fisher Clay papers, circa 1873-circa 2015, bulk 1890-1930. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.clayeliz
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Elizabeth Campbell Fisher Clay papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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ead_collection:sova-aaa-clayeliz

Whistler drawing Poynter; back view of a man seated at a table near a lighted lamp

Artist:
Sir Edward John Poynter (1836-1919)  Search this
Medium:
Pen and ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 18 x 22.5 cm (7 1/16 x 8 7/8 in)
Type:
Drawing
Origin:
England
Date:
1860
Topic:
portrait  Search this
man  Search this
England  Search this
American Art  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1898.146
Restrictions & Rights:
Copyright with museum
Related Online Resources:
Google Cultural Institute
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Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Collection
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_F1898.146

Woman and Child Watching Birds

Medium:
Pen and iron-gall ink on paper
Type:
figures
Drawing
Object Name:
Drawing
Made in:
England
Date:
19th century
Credit Line:
Gift of Hugh Cassel
Accession Number:
1958-143-11
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Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
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Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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edanmdm:chndm_1958-143-11

Design for a Tile

Firm:
Morris & Co., (British, 1874–1940)  Search this
After:
William Morris, British, 1834–1896  Search this
Medium:
Graphite, brush and tempera on oiled translucent paper
Type:
tiles
Drawing
Object Name:
Drawing
Made in:
London, England
Date:
1917–40
Credit Line:
Gift of Robert W. Friedel
Accession Number:
1941-74-11
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edanmdm:chndm_1941-74-11

Design for a Tile

Firm:
Morris & Co., (British, 1874–1940)  Search this
After:
William Morris, British, 1834–1896  Search this
Medium:
Graphite on oiled translucent paper
Type:
tiles
Drawing
Object Name:
Drawing
Made in:
London, England
Date:
1917–40
Credit Line:
Gift of Robert W. Friedel
Accession Number:
1941-74-12
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edanmdm:chndm_1941-74-12

Design for a Tile

Firm:
Morris & Co., (British, 1874–1940)  Search this
After:
William Morris, British, 1834–1896  Search this
Medium:
Graphite on oiled translucent paper
Type:
tiles
Drawing
Object Name:
Drawing
Made in:
London, England
Date:
1917–40
Credit Line:
Gift of Robert W. Friedel
Accession Number:
1941-74-13
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edanmdm:chndm_1941-74-13

Design for a Tile

Firm:
Morris & Co., (British, 1874–1940)  Search this
After:
William Morris, British, 1834–1896  Search this
Medium:
Graphite on oiled translucent paper
Type:
tiles
Drawing
Object Name:
Drawing
Made in:
London, England
Date:
1917–40
Credit Line:
Gift of Robert W. Friedel
Accession Number:
1941-74-14
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edanmdm:chndm_1941-74-14
Additional Online Media:

Design for a Tile

Firm:
Morris & Co., (British, 1874–1940)  Search this
After:
William Morris, British, 1834–1896  Search this
Medium:
Graphite on oiled translucent paper
Type:
tiles
Drawing
Object Name:
Drawing
Made in:
London, England
Date:
1917–40
Credit Line:
Gift of Robert W. Friedel
Accession Number:
1941-74-15
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Design for a Tile

Firm:
Morris & Co., (British, 1874–1940)  Search this
After:
William Morris, British, 1834–1896  Search this
Medium:
Graphite on oiled translucent paper
Type:
tiles
Drawing
Object Name:
Drawing
Made in:
London, England
Date:
1917–40
Credit Line:
Gift of Robert W. Friedel
Accession Number:
1941-74-16
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edanmdm:chndm_1941-74-16

Design for a Tile

Firm:
Morris & Co., (British, 1874–1940)  Search this
After:
William Morris, British, 1834–1896  Search this
Medium:
Graphite on oiled translucent paper
Type:
tiles
Drawing
Object Name:
Drawing
Made in:
London, England
Date:
1917–40
Credit Line:
Gift of Robert W. Friedel
Accession Number:
1941-74-17
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Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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edanmdm:chndm_1941-74-17

Adam and Eve, Design for Stained Glass Window, Frankby Church, Birkenhead (Cheshire), England

Artist:
Sir Edward Burne-Jones, English, 1833–1898  Search this
Company:
Morris & Co., (British, 1874–1940)  Search this
Medium:
Pen and ink, brush and watercolor on paper
Type:
architecture, interiors
Drawing
Object Name:
Drawing
Made in:
England
Date:
May 27, 1870
Credit Line:
Museum purchase in memory of Mrs. Charles B. Alexander
Accession Number:
1946-71-1
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edanmdm:chndm_1946-71-1

Design for Stained Glass Window, Saint Peter's Episcopal Church, Albany, NY

Artist:
Sir Edward Burne-Jones, English, 1833–1898  Search this
Company:
Morris & Co., (British, 1874–1940)  Search this
Medium:
Pen and black ink, brush and watercolor, over graphite on wove paper
Type:
architecture, interiors
Drawing
Object Name:
Drawing
Made in:
England
Date:
ca. 1870
Credit Line:
Museum purchase in memory of Mrs. Charles B. Alexander
Accession Number:
1946-71-4
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edanmdm:chndm_1946-71-4

Advertisement for Witcombe, McGeachin & Co., New York

Illustrator:
E. S. Gifford  Search this
Client:
Witcombe McGeachin & Co.  Search this
Medium:
Brush and black ink, gouache on illustration board
Type:
graphic design
Drawing
Object Name:
Drawing
Made in:
England
Date:
1923
Credit Line:
Gift of Harvey Smith
Accession Number:
1967-59-16
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edanmdm:chndm_1967-59-16

St. John, Cartoon for Carlisle Window, Paisley Abbey, Scotland

Artist:
Sir Edward Burne-Jones, English, 1833–1898  Search this
Medium:
Crayon on board
Type:
glasswares
Drawing
Object Name:
Drawing
Made in:
England
Date:
1876
Credit Line:
Museum purchase through gift of Charles W. Gould
Accession Number:
1947-108-1
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Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1947-108-1

Head of a Woman

Artist:
Sir Edward Burne-Jones, English, 1833–1898  Search this
Medium:
Red chalk on cream wove paper
Type:
portraits
Drawing
Object Name:
Drawing
Made in:
England
Date:
1870–90
Credit Line:
Gift of Milton Einstein
Accession Number:
1959-49-208
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edanmdm:chndm_1959-49-208

London on the Thames

Artist:
Donald Shaw MacLaughlan, born Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada 1876-died Marrakesh, Morocco 19  Search this
Type:
Drawing
Topic:
Figure group  Search this
Architecture\boat\rowboat  Search this
Architecture\boat\steamer  Search this
Cityscape\England\London  Search this
Waterscape\river\Thames River  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Moune G.H. Webster
Object number:
1974.85.3
See more items in:
Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Department:
Graphic Arts
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1974.85.3

London in the Pool

Artist:
Donald Shaw MacLaughlan, born Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada 1876-died Marrakesh, Morocco 19  Search this
Type:
Drawing
Topic:
Figure group  Search this
Architecture\boat\rowboat  Search this
Architecture\boat\steamer  Search this
Cityscape\England\London  Search this
Waterscape\river\Thames River  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Moune G.H. Webster
Object number:
1974.85.4
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Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Department:
Graphic Arts
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
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edanmdm:saam_1974.85.4

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