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James Hamilton papers

Creator:
Hamilton, James, 1819-1878  Search this
Extent:
20 Items ((on partial microfilm reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1870-1967
Scope and Contents:
A biographical sketch of Hamilton by Charles S. Keyser; a letter from Grace Greenwood, 1871 with two photographs of her and a letter 1870, from Greenwood's husband, L.K. Lippincott, with a photograph of him; a letter from John Sartain to Thomas Reed, 1880 and one from Sartain to Malvina Reed, 1885; an illustrated manuscript of the "subject of clouds"; four snapshots of Hamilton's paintings; letters to his granddaughter, Mrs. Walter Sonneberg regarding Hamilton's painting; exhibition announcements, 1948; auction catalog of Philadelphia artists, ca. 1880, annotated with prices; and printed material on Hamilton.
Biographical / Historical:
Marine and landscape painter. Born in Ireland. Came to Philadelphia in 1834. Studied with John Sartain.
Provenance:
Donated by Miss Katherine Reed, granddaughter of James Hamilton to the NCFA/NPG Library May 1975 and subsequently transfered to AAA April 1977.
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:
Landscape painters -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Marine painters -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.hamijame
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9a2336594-22e6-4283-81c2-98f71ea1acff
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-hamijame

James Hamilton letters

Creator:
Hamilton, James, 1819-1878  Search this
Extent:
2 Items ((on partial microfilm reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1861-1867
Scope and Contents:
Two letters to "Mr. MacKenzie," one regarding a landscape painting by Hamilton "in the Academy."
Biographical / Historical:
Marine and landscape painter; Belfast, Ireland and Philadelphia, Pa. Moved to Philadelphia in 1834.
Provenance:
Donated 1955-1962 by Charles E. Feinberg, an active donor and friend of AAA.
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:
Landscape painters -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Marine painters -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Topic:
Landscape painting -- 19th century  Search this
Marine painting -- 19th century -- United States  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.hamijaml
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw93d415e7e-c217-4033-84f9-0c6d8c05dc89
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-hamijaml

Selections from the Seymour Adelman collection

Creator:
Adelman, Seymour, 1906-  Search this
Names:
Bregler, Charles  Search this
Eakins, Susan Macdowell  Search this
Eakins, Thomas, 1844-1916  Search this
Hamilton, James, 1819-1878  Search this
Pach, Walter, 1883-1958  Search this
Richards, William Trost, 1833-1905  Search this
Sartain family (Philadelphia, Pa.)  Search this
Sartain, Emily, 1841-1927  Search this
Sartain, Harriet, 1873-1957  Search this
Sartain, John, 1808-1897  Search this
Sartain, Samuel, 1830-1906  Search this
Sartain, William, 1843-1924  Search this
Smith, Russell, 1812-1896  Search this
Smith, Xanthus, 1839-1929  Search this
Extent:
1 Microfilm reel
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Microfilm reels
Date:
1845-1958
Scope and Contents:
The microfilm of selections from the Seymour Adelman collection consists of materials relating to the Sartain family and to Thomas and Susan Eakins.

The Sartain materials include letters (1845-1945) to Emily Sartain, Harriet Sartain, John Sartain, Samuel Sartain, and William Sartain. Correspondents include artists William Trost Richards, James Hamilton, Rusell Smith, and Xanthus Smith.

Eakins material includes letters (1931-1958) to Adelman from Charles Bregler, including a few responses from Adelman; Susan Eakins correspondence (1931-1938), mostly from Eakins to Adelman regarding paintings, commissions, exhibitions, articles, and personal matters; and postcards to Susan Eakins and Thomas Eakins (1890-1933) including one from Walter Pach to Susan Eakins. One letter (1868) from Thomas Eakins to Benjamin Eakins; and two letters to Thomas Eakins are also included. Also found are Thomas Eakins' three account/ledger sheets (1870-1895); miscellaneous Eakins family materials; and photographs by Thomas Eakins, Susan Eakins, and others, primarily formal and informal portraits of Thomas and Susan Eakins, their families, and pets.
Biographical / Historical:
Seymour Adelman (1906-1985) was a collector of rare books, prints, letters, and ephemera in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was on committees and boards for several literary and artistic institutions, including the Philadelphia Academy of Art, the print and drawing committee of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and the rare book committees of the University of Pennsylvania and the Free Library of Philadelphia. Adelman met Susan Eakins in the 1930s and became her close friend and promoter of the work of Thomas Eakins.

The Sartain family were a family of engravers and painters in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. John Sartain came to the United States from England in 1830 and pioneered mezzotint engraving in the US. Of his eight children, his sons William and Samuel and daughter Emily became artists, as did his granddaughter Harriet. His son Henry, Harriet's father, was a printer and printed engravings in Philadelphia.

Thomas Eakins (1844-1916) was a realist painter and educator in Philadelphia. Eakins taught at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and promoted a curriculum based on the study of the human figure. He was forced to resign in 1886 after a dispute regarding the use of nude male models in life drawing classes with women artists present. Susan Hanah Macdowell Eakins (1851-1938) was photographer and painter who studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts under Thomas Eakins, whom she later married. She devoted much of her time to supporting her husband's career. After Thomas Eakins' death in 1916, she painted prolifically. Her first solo exhibition was held in 1976.
Related Materials:
Bryn Mawr College holds the Adelman Collection. Columbia University Rare Books and Manuscripts Library holds the Seymour Adelman collection, 1724-1956.
Provenance:
Lent for microfilming 1991 by Bryn Mawr College. Microfilmed as part of AAA's Philadelphia Arts Documentation Project. The material was selected from over 45 linear ft. of manuscript material in the Adelman Collection.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Occupation:
Artists -- United States  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.adelseym
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9d2d31a42-91a0-4b7b-aa54-3fd86004f307
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-adelseym

James Hamilton letters, 1861-1867

Creator:
Hamilton, James, 1819-1878  Search this
Hamilton, James, 1819-1878  Search this
Topic:
Landscape painting -- 19th century  Search this
Marine painting -- 19th century -- United States  Search this
Theme:
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)10303
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213505
AAA_collcode_hamijaml
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_213505

James Hamilton papers, 1870-1967

Creator:
Hamilton, James, 1819-1878  Search this
Hamilton, James, 1819-1878  Search this
Theme:
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7643
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209806
AAA_collcode_hamijame
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209806

James Hamilton: artist file, [photographs]

Artist:
Hamilton, James 1819-1878  Search this
Physical description:
1 folder
Type:
Photograph
Artist files
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Image number:
VFM VF001323
See more items in:
Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Photograph Archives, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_139757

Coastal Scene, (painting)

Painter:
Hamilton, James 1819-1878  Search this
Medium:
Watercolor
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Provincetown Art Association and Museum 460 Commercial Street Provincetown Massachusetts 02657
Topic:
Waterscape--Coast  Search this
Control number:
IAP 81210084
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_190502

On the Beach, Atlantic City, (painting)

Title:
On the Beach Atlantic City - Moon Rising, (painting)
Painter:
Hamilton, James 1819-1878  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Type:
Paintings
Date:
Sept. 1, 1868
Topic:
Landscape--Beach  Search this
Landscape--New Jersey--Atlantic City  Search this
Landscape--Time--Night  Search this
Landscape--Celestial--Moon  Search this
Architecture--Boat--Steamer  Search this
Architecture--Boat--Sailboat  Search this
Control number:
IAP 81210103
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_190521

The Sea at Atlantic City, (painting)

Painter:
Hamilton, James 1819-1878  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Sewell C. Biggs Museum of American Art P. O. Box 711, 406 Federal Street Dover Delaware 19903
Date:
1868
Topic:
Waterscape--Coast  Search this
Landscape--Beach  Search this
Landscape--New Jersey--Atlantic City  Search this
Control number:
IAP 67400001
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_350419

Catalogue of paintings from the studio of James Hamilton, P.A. ... will be sold at auction ... April 2lst & 22nd, 1875 / under the direction of James S. Earle & Sons

Author:
James S. Earle & Sons  Search this
Subject:
Hamilton, James 1819-1878 Catalogs  Search this
Physical description:
[20] p. ; 21 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1875
Call number:
N40.1.H21 J3
N40.1.H21J3
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_346657

James Hamilton : Arctic watercolours / Constance Martin

Author:
Martin, Constance  Search this
Glenbow Museum  Search this
Subject:
Hamilton, James 1819-1878 Exhibitions  Search this
Glenbow Museum Exhibitions  Search this
Grinnell Expedition Illustrations Exhibitions  Search this
Grinnell Expedition Illustrations Exhibitions  Search this
Physical description:
52 p. : ill. ; 22 x 26 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1983
C1983
Call number:
N40.1.H21 M3
N40.1.H21M3
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_228800

James Hamilton, 1819-1878, American marine painter, by Arlene Jacobowitz

Author:
Brooklyn Museum  Search this
Jacobowitz, Arlene  Search this
Subject:
Hamilton, James 1819-1878  Search this
Physical description:
99 p. illus., facsims, ports. 23 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1966
1966]
Call number:
N40.1.H21 B8
ND237.H21 B8
N40.1.H21B8
ND237.H21B8
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_13376

In the Salt Marshes New Jersey, (painting)

Painter:
Hamilton, James 1819-1878  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Type:
Paintings
Date:
1872
Topic:
Landscape--New Jersey  Search this
Landscape--Marsh  Search this
Control number:
IAP 8B040013
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_404375

Seascape, Nightscene, (painting)

Painter:
Hamilton, James 1819-1878  Search this
Medium:
Watercolor on paper
Type:
Paintings
Date:
Ca. 1860-1870
Topic:
Waterscape--Time--Night  Search this
Architecture--Boat  Search this
Control number:
IAP 9E600004
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_420011

Shipwreck off Atlantic City, (painting)

Painter:
Hamilton, James 1819-1878  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Wichita Art Museum 619 Stackman Drive Wichita Kansas 67203 Accession Number: 1982.28
Topic:
Disaster--Shipwreck  Search this
Landscape--Coast  Search this
Landscape--New Jersey--Atlantic City  Search this
Control number:
IAP 16480209
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_438542

River Scenery, Clearing Up after a Thunderstorm, (painting)

Painter:
Hamilton, James 1819-1878  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Schwarz Gallery 1806 Chestnut Street Philadelphia Pennsylvania 19103
Date:
1844
Topic:
Landscape--River  Search this
Landscape--Weather--Storm  Search this
Architecture--Boat--Rowboat  Search this
Architecture--Boat--Sailboat  Search this
Figure group  Search this
Control number:
IAP 62400365
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_447747

Rafting on the Delaware Water Gap, (painting)

Painter:
Hamilton, James 1819-1878  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Schwarz Gallery 1806 Chestnut Street Philadelphia Pennsylvania 19103
Date:
Before 1875
Topic:
Landscape--River--Delaware River  Search this
Architecture--Boat--Raft  Search this
Architecture--Boat--Rowboat  Search this
Figure group  Search this
Control number:
IAP 62400366
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_447748

Steamboat at Sunset, (painting)

Painter:
Hamilton, James 1819-1878  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Schwarz Gallery 1806 Chestnut Street Philadelphia Pennsylvania 19103
Date:
1874
Topic:
Waterscape--Boat  Search this
Waterscape--Time--Evening  Search this
Waterscape--Time--Sunset  Search this
Architecture--Boat--Steamer  Search this
Control number:
IAP 62400367
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_447749

Evening at Sea, (painting)

Painter:
Hamilton, James 1819-1878  Search this
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Bowdoin College Bowdoin College Museum of Art Walker Art Building Brunswick Maine 04011
Topic:
Waterscape--Time--Evening  Search this
Control number:
IAP 17860417
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_448985

Dangerous Shore, (painting)

Painter:
Hamilton, James 1819-1878  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Albany Museum of Art 311 Meadowlark Drive Albany Georgia 31707 Accession Number: 86.012.001
Date:
1869-1870
Topic:
Landscape--Coast  Search this
Landscape--Mountain  Search this
Landscape--Weather--Storm  Search this
Landscape--Time--Evening  Search this
Landscape--Time--Sunset  Search this
Disaster--Shipwreck  Search this
Control number:
IAP 10410006
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_459261

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