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John Singer Sargent letters, 1887-1922

Creator:
Sargent, John Singer, 1856-1925  Search this
Subject:
Hunter, Charles, Mrs.  Search this
Blaney, Edith H.  Search this
Topic:
Portrait painters -- England -- London  Search this
Art -- Commissioning  Search this
Art patronage  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9061
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211253
AAA_collcode_sargjohn
Theme:
American Art and Artists in a Global Context
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
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John Singer Sargent letters

Creator:
Sargent, John Singer, 1856-1925  Search this
Names:
Blaney, Edith H.  Search this
Hunter, Charles, Mrs.  Search this
Extent:
0.2 Linear feet ((104 letters))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1887-1922
Summary:
The John Singer Sargent letters consist of 104 letters dating from 1887 to 1922. The letters provide limited insight into his later career through letters to commissioned patrons, sitters, and friends and colleagues. Topics covered include works in progress, replies to social invitations, and other general social news. Many of the letters are written to Mrs. Charles Hunter, an English friend and patron who sat for several portraits. Also found are letters from Sargent to friend Edith Blaney, whose husband was landscape artist Dwight Blaney. Additional scattered letters were written to Henry Mills Alden, Lawrence Barrett, Mrs. Baxter, a Mr. Griffith, Sir George Hunter, Mrs. Jackson, Louisa P. Loring, Henry Gurdon Marquand, Mrs. Pick, Mr. Spizer, and unidentified/illegible recepients. There are two photographs of Sargent.
Scope and Content Note:
The John Singer Sargent letters consist of 104 letters dating from 1887 to 1922. The letters provide limited insight into his later career through letters to commissioned patrons, sitters, and friends and colleagues. Topics covered include works in progress, replies to social invitations, and other general social news. Many of the letters are written to Mrs. Charles Hunter, an English friend and patron who sat for several portraits. Also found are letters from Sargent to friend Edith Blaney, whose husband was landscape artist Dwight Blaney. Additional scattered letters were written to Henry Mills Alden, Lawrence Barrett, Mrs. Baxter, a Mr. Griffith, Sir George Hunter, Mrs. Jackson, Louisa P. Loring, Henry Gurdon Marquand, Mrs. Pick, Mr. Spizer, and unidentified/illegible recepients. There are two photographs of Sargent.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into 1 series:

Series 1: John Singer Sargent Letters, 1887-1922 (Box 1; 0.2 linear feet)

Due to the small size of this collection, the letters are arranged alphabetically by name of correspondent into one series of 18 folders. Items within each folder are arranged chronologically .
Biographical Note:
John Singer Sargent (1856-1925) was born in Florence, Italy to American Parents, Dr. Fitzwilliam Sargent and Mary Newbold Singer Sargent of Philadelphia. During his childhood the family traveled Europe extensively, often spending summers in Switzerland and winters in Italy. Sargent began drawing and painting at an early age, helping in the studio of Carl Welsch in 1868, attending the Accademia delle Belle Arti in Florence in 1873, studying at Carolus-Duran's atelier and the studio of James Carroll Beckwith and finally attending the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in 1875. Sargent quickly gained recognition for his paintings, receiving honors for his works at the Salon and the Society of American Artists. During this period he visited the studios of many prominent artists working in Europe, including John Everett Millais, Frederic Leighton, and Claude Monet and also became friends with Henry James.

Influenced by Frans Hals and Velazquez, Sargent became a very successful portrait painter, acquiring many French patrons and later even more American clients. His most famous work, Mme Gautreau, known as 'Madame X', was denounced by the Salon in 1884 for its provocative modernism. After this scandal he moved from Paris to London, and in 1887 visited the United States, where he was treated as a celebrity. He visited again in 1890 and established studios in New York and Boston, in addition to his studio in London. He also accepted a commission to do a series of murals in the Boston Public Library which wasn't completed and installed until 1916. In 1891 he traveled to Egypt, Greece, and Turkey - travels that inspired his later paintings. By 1900 Sargent was the leading society portrait painter on an international level and was known for using modern styles of lighting, poses, and settings. In addition to many other honors he became a full member of the Royal Academy in London and the National Academy of Design in New York.

In 1907 Sargent decided to give up his portrait studios and focus on murals and landscape studies. In 1918 he became a war artist for the Ministry of Information and in 1924 had his first retrospective exhibition at Grand Central Art Galleries in New York. Sargent remained unmarried and died in his sleep in 1925 at the age of 69.
Related Material:
Related collections available at the Archives of American Art include the F. W. Sargent papers (John Singer Sargent's father), which include correspondence with his son, available on reel D317. Also found is the R. L. Ormond material relating to John Singer Sargent, available on microfilm reels 1407 and 1820, and "Recollections of John Singer Sargent," a typescript and recording of an interview of Sargent's model Anton Kamp, available on microfilm reel 5002. Other collections were loaned to the Archives of American Art for microfilming and returned to the owner, including the Charles Jackson Paine letters from John Singer Sargent, available on reel 2542, and the John Singer Sargent letter to Mrs. Henry White, available on reel 647.
Provenance:
42 of the letters were given to the Archives by Charles E. Feinberg in 1956 and purchased from King V. Hostick, an autograph dealer, in 1957. A few additional letters in the possession of Charles E. Feinberg were sold at auction and purchased by the Archives of American Art in 1968. Circa 60 letters from Sargent to Mrs. Charles Hunter were donated by Elizabeth Williamson, daughter of Mrs. Charles Hunter, in 1964. All accessions were microfilmed shortly after receipt.
Restrictions:
The collection has been digitized and is available online via AAA's website.
Rights:
The John Singer Sargent letters 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:
Portrait painters -- England -- London  Search this
Art -- Commissioning  Search this
Art patronage  Search this
Citation:
John Singer Sargent letters, 1887-1922. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.sargjohn
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Tom Donohue (Bill Haley and the Comets, The Drifters...Avalon Ballroom, San Francisco, California 8/16/68-8/18/68)

Artist:
Jerry Wainwright  Search this
George Hunter  Search this
Lithographer:
Tea Lautrec Litho, founded 1967-closed 1994  Search this
Publisher:
Family Dog Productions  Search this
Medium:
color offset lithograph on paper
Dimensions:
sheet and image: 22 x 14 in. (55.9 x 35.6 cm)
Type:
Graphic Arts
Date:
1968
Topic:
Performing arts\music  Search this
Figure group\male and child  Search this
Object\furniture\phonograph  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Sidney Lawrence III
Object number:
2007.27.32
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Department:
Graphic Arts
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk7dea2b6c8-b188-47b4-a35a-d16d268fa624
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_2007.27.32

Volume 1 (43)

Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1863–1865
Collection Restrictions:
Freedmen's Bureau Digital Collection, 1865–1872, is a product of and owned by the National Museum of African American History and Culture, Smithsonian Institution. Copyright for digital images is retained by the donor, FamilySearch International; permission for commercial use of the digital images may be requested from FamilySearch International, Intellectual Property Office, at: cor-intellectualproperty@ldschurch.org.
Collection Citation:
Courtesy of the U. S. National Archives and Records Administration, FamilySearch International, and the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture.
Identifier:
NMAAHC.FB.M826, File 8.2.1
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Records of the Assistant Commissioner for the State of Mississippi, Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands, 1865–1869
Records of the Assistant Commissioner for the State of Mississippi, Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands, 1865–1869 / Series 8: Indentures, Marriages, and Labor Contracts / 8.2: Register of Marriages of Freedmen
Archival Repository:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
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Volume (84)

Type:
Archival materials
Date:
Jan. 1, 1867–June 27, 1868
Collection Restrictions:
Freedmen's Bureau Digital Collection, 1865–1872, is a product of and owned by the National Museum of African American History and Culture, Smithsonian Institution. Copyright for digital images is retained by the donor, FamilySearch International; permission for commerical use of the digital images may be requested from FamilySearch International, Intellectual Property Office, at: cor-intellectualproperty@ldschurch.org.
Collection Citation:
Courtesy of the U. S. National Archives and Records Administration, FamilySearch International, and the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture.
Identifier:
NMAAHC.FB.M1902, Item 3.4.7.1
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Records of the Field Offices for the District of Columbia, Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands, 1865–1870
Records of the Field Offices for the District of Columbia, Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands, 1865–1870 / Series 3: Subordinate Field Offices / 3.4: Freedmen's Village / 3.4.7: Register of People Arriving at Freedmen's Village
Archival Repository:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
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George Hunter, 1963-1970

Collection Creator::
National Museum of American History. Division of Music, Sports, and Entertainment  Search this
Container:
Box 8 of 20
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Rights:
Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2021; Transferring office; 5/9/2007 memorandum, Johnstone to Hoover; Contact reference staff for details.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 07-142, National Museum of American History. Division of Music, Sports, and Entertainment, Curatorial Records
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Curatorial Records
Curatorial Records / Box 8
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
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#5541-#6160

Collection Creator:
Alexander, Charles P. (Charles Paul), 1889-1981  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7298, Charles P. Alexander Papers
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Charles P. Alexander Papers
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru7298-refidd1e14453

The Western journals of Dr. George Hunter, 1796-1805. Edited by John Francis McDermott

Author:
Hunter, George 1755-1823  Search this
McDermott, John Francis 1902-1981-  Search this
Physical description:
133 p. maps, facsims. 30 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Mississippi River Valley
Date:
1963
Topic:
Description and travel  Search this
Call number:
F352 .H86 1963
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_807390

George Sugarman / organized and with an essay by Stephen Davis ; introduction by Robert Storr

Author:
Sugarman, George 1912-1999  Search this
Davis, Stephen 1945-  Search this
Hunter College Art Gallery  Search this
Subject:
Sugarman, George 1912-1999  Search this
Physical description:
[24] p. : ill. (some col.), port. ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
1998
Call number:
NB237.S9 A4 1998
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_621994

Beyond formalism : three sculptors of the 1960s : Tony Smith, George Sugarman, Anne Truitt : September 18-October 24, 1986, Hunter College Art Gallery, New York City / organized and with an essay by Maurice Berger

Author:
Berger, Maurice 1956-  Search this
Smith, Tony 1912-1980  Search this
Sugarman, George 1912-1999  Search this
Truitt, Anne 1921-2004  Search this
Hunter College Art Gallery  Search this
Subject:
Smith, Tony 1912-  Search this
Sugarman, George 1912-1999  Search this
Truitt, Anne 1921-  Search this
Physical description:
[12] p. : ill. ; 20 x 20 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1986
C1986
20th century
Topic:
Sculpture, American  Search this
Art, Abstract  Search this
Call number:
NB212 .B467 1986
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_621999

Memoires de chirurgie, avec quelques remarques historiques sur l'etat de la médecine & de la chirurgie en France & en Angleterre [microform] / par George Arnaud

Author:
Arnaud de Ronsil, Georges 1698-1774  Search this
Hunter, John 1728-1793  Search this
Hunter, William 1718-1783  Search this
Physical description:
2 v. in 1 : ill. ; 26 cm
Type:
Microforms
Date:
1900
1983
1768
Topic:
Medicine  Search this
Surgery  Search this
Call number:
mfm 2378
mfm2378
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_421169

Reminiscences of an old timer. A recital of the actual events, incidents, trials ... of a pioneer, hunter, miner and scout of the Pacific Northwest, together with his later experiences ... the several Indian wars, anecdotes, etc., by Colonel George Hunter

Author:
Hunter, George 1835-  Search this
Physical description:
xxv, 508 p. front. (port.) plates. 21 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Northwest, Pacific
Washington (State)
Date:
1888
1887
Topic:
Wars, 1877  Search this
Social life and customs  Search this
Politics and government  Search this
Call number:
F852.H945X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_260760

Reminiscences of an old timer. A recital of the actual events, incidents, trials ... of a pioneer, hunter, miner and scout of the Pacific Northwest, together with his later experiences ... the several Indian wars, anecdotes, etc., by Colonel George Hunter

Author:
Hunter, George 1835-  Search this
Physical description:
xxv, 508 p. front. (port.) [15] leaves of plates, illus. 21 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Northwest, Pacific
Washington (State)
Date:
1889
Topic:
Wars, 1877  Search this
Social life and customs  Search this
Politics and government  Search this
Call number:
F852 .H946Z
F852.H946Z
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_260761

Civic science in the community, by George W. Hunter ... and Walter G. Whitman ..

Author:
Hunter, George William 1873-1948  Search this
Whitman, Walter George 1874-  Search this
Physical description:
430 p. incl. front., illus., diagrs. 19 cm
Type:
Juvenile literature
Date:
1922
[c1922]
Topic:
Science  Search this
Community life  Search this
Call number:
Q161 .H85X 1922
Q161.H85X 1922
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_294499

John Hunter, 1728-1793 / George Qvist

Author:
Qvist, George  Search this
Subject:
Hunter, John 1728-1793  Search this
Physical description:
xvi, 216 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
Type:
Biography
Place:
Great Britain
Date:
1981
Topic:
Surgeons  Search this
Call number:
R489.H94 Q9
R489.H94Q9
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_176512

American family history : Fox, Ellicott, Evans / Charles Worthington Evans, Martha Ellicott Tyson, G. Hunter Bartlett ; foreword, Silvio A. Bedini ; editors, Harry Lee Hoffman, Jr., Charlotte Feast Hoffman

Author:
Evans, Charles Worthington 1812-1889  Search this
Tyson, Martha Ellicott 1795-1873  Search this
Bartlett, George Hunter 1856-1931  Search this
Evans, Charles Worthington 1812-1889 Biographical and historical accounts of the Fox, Ellicott, and Evans families. 1976  Search this
Subject:
Fox family  Search this
Ellicott family  Search this
Evans family  Search this
Physical description:
x, 281, 42a p., [13] leaves of plates : ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Genealogy
Place:
United States
Date:
1976
C1976
Call number:
CS71.F79 1976bX
CS71.F79 1976bX
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_84611

6 Copies Washington, (art work)

Artist:
Hunter, Alfred  Search this
Unknown (copy after)  Search this
Subject:
Washington, George  Search this
Type:
Art works
Exhibition Catalogs
Date:
1876
Topic:
Portrait male  Search this
Occupation--Political--President  Search this
Control number:
AECI 04180104
Data Source:
Pre-1877 Art Exhibition Catalogue Index
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_aeci_84804

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