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La Farge, John, 1835-1910

Collection Creator:
Library of Congress  Search this
Extent:
3 Items
Container:
Box 33
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Researchers may use prints on file in the Photograph Archives, Smithsonian American Art Museum. Advance appointments are required.
Collection Rights:
Copyright restrictions may apply.
Collection Citation:
Library of Congress Copyright Deposit Collection, Photograph Archives, Smithsonian American Art Museum.
See more items in:
Library of Congress Copyright Deposit Collection of photomechanical prints of American art works
Library of Congress Copyright Deposit Collection of photomechanical prints of American art works / Series 1: Photomechanical prints
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Research and Scholars Center
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ih7f816a783-5f85-4229-b5ba-5ae942324d63
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-saam-photo-loc-ref1140

Frederick B. Potter letter from John La Farge, 1909

Creator:
Potter, Frederick B.  Search this
La Farge, John, 1835-1910  Search this
Topic:
Decorative arts  Search this
Glass art  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)21751
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212018
AAA_collcode_pottfred
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_212018

Frederick B. Potter letter from John La Farge

Creator:
Potter, Frederick B.  Search this
La Farge, John, 1835-1910  Search this
Extent:
1 Item
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1909
Scope and Contents:
Letter dated Dec. 1909 from John La Farge to Frederick B. Potter about the stained glass windows he made for the First Unitarian Church on Woodward Ave. in Detroit, Michigan. La Farge informs Potter, chairman of the Board of Trustees of the church, that he has referred his letter and "other letters before to the glass men who do my work" and that they will communicate with him.
Biographical / Historical:
John La Farge (1835-1910) was best known for his murals and stained glass windows. He created the stained glass windows for the First Unitarian Church on Woodward Avenue in Detroit, Michigan in 1890. Most of the windows were donated to the Detroit Institute of Arts in 1959 by the Unitarian Church Trust.
Provenance:
The letter was donated in 1974 by Larry Curry, former curator of American Art, Detroit Institute of Arts, who received the letter from Mrs. John B. Watkins of Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan.
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:
Stained glass artists  Search this
Topic:
Decorative arts  Search this
Glass art  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.pottfred
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9badf836c-2e7b-434f-9b4e-fcd7e64ff3a9
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-pottfred

William Henry Holmes artists' files

Creator:
Holmes, William Henry, 1846-1933  Search this
Names:
Smithsonian American Art Museum  Search this
Washington Water Color Club (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Brooke, Richard Norris, 1847-1920  Search this
Closson, William Baxter Palmer, 1848-1926  Search this
Fraser, James Earle, 1876-1953  Search this
Johnston, Reuben Le Grand, 1850-1914  Search this
La Farge, John, 1835-1910  Search this
Melchers, Gari, 1860-1932  Search this
Messer, Edmund Clarence, 1842-1919  Search this
Moran, Thomas, 1837-1926  Search this
Moser, James Henry, 1854-1913  Search this
Nichols, Hobart, 1869-1962  Search this
Oakley, Violet, 1874-1961  Search this
Pennell, Joseph, 1857-1926  Search this
Ream, Vinnie, 1847-1914  Search this
Sharp, Joseph Henry, 1859-1953  Search this
Walcott, Mary Vaux, 1860-1940  Search this
Weller, Carl F., 1853-1920  Search this
Weyl, Max, 1837-1914  Search this
Wiles, Irving Ramsay, 1861-1948  Search this
Zolnay, George Julian, 1862 or 1863-1949  Search this
Extent:
0.2 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Sketches
Place:
Museum directors -- Washington (D.C.)
Date:
1879-1955
Summary:
The artists' files of William Henry Holmes, curator and director of the Smithsonian's National Collection of Fine Arts (now the Smithsonian American Art Museum) in Washington, D.C., measure 0.2 linear feet and date from 1879 to 1955. The artists' files consist mostly of correspondence, but also include a few photographs, artwork in the form of sketches, and printed material. There is also one file relating to Holmes' affiliation with the Washington Water Color Club.
Scope and Contents:
The artists' files of William Henry Holmes, curator and director of the Smithsonian's National Collection of Fine Arts (now the Smithsonian American Art Museum) in Washington, D.C., measure 0.2 linear feet and date from 1879 to 1955. The artists' files consist mostly of correspondence, but also include a few photographs, artwork in the form of sketches, and printed material. There is also one file relating to Holmes' affiliation with the Washington Water Color Club.

Notable artists represented in the files include R.N. Brooke, William B. P. Closson, James Earle Fraser, Vinnie Ream Hoxie, Reuben Le Grand Johnston, John LaFarge, Gari Melchers, Thomas Moran, Henry Moser, Hobart Nichols, Violet Oakley, Joseph Pennell, Joseph Henry Sharp, Mary Vaux Walcott, Carl F. Weller, Max Weyl, Irving R. Wiles and George Julian Zolnay.
Arrangement:
This collection is arranged as 1 series.

Missing Title

Series 1: Artists' Files, 1879-1955 (0.2 linear feet; Box 1)
Biographical / Historical:
William Henry Holmes (1846-1933) was a curator, museum director, artist, scientific illustrator, archaeologist, geologist, and anthropologist. He served in various positions in the Smithsonian Institution, and finally as director of the Smithsonian's National Gallery of Art (now the Smithsonian American Art Museum) from 1920-1932.

Holmes was born in Harrison County, Ohio in 1846. In 1870, he graduated from McNeely Normal School in Ohio and, after a short time of teaching at that school, moved to Washington, D.C. in 1871 to study art under Theodore Kaufmann. Thanks to his artistic skills, he was soon hired by Smithsonian paleontologist Francis B. Meek to do scientific drawings. In 1872, Holmes joined the geological survey of Ferdinand Vandeveer Hayden, as an artist and topographer of the survey of Yellowstone National Park and surrounding area, and other regions in the west. In 1879, Holmes went to work for the newly founded U.S. Geological Survey. There he worked as a geologist and chief of scientific illustration. In addition to art and geology, his interests and expertise expanded into archaeology and anthropology.

Holmes worked as chief curator at the Field Columbian Museum (now the Field Museum of Natural History) in Chicago before returning to the Smithsonian in 1897, where he served as curator of anthropology and chief of the Bureau of American Ethnology. In 1910, he became chairman of the Division of Anthropology. In 1920, Holmes became director of the Smithsonian Institution's National Gallery of Art (now the Smithsonian American Art Museum), a position he held until 1932. William Henry Holmes died one year later.
Related Materials:
Collections about William Henry Holmes are also located at other Smithsonian Institution archival units, including the National Anthropological Archives and Smithsonian Institution Archives.
Provenance:
These files were transferred from the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of American Art Library (now the Smithsonian American Art Museum) to the Archives of American Art in two installments in 1981 and 1992.
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.
Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Occupation:
Curators -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Artists -- United States  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Sketches
Citation:
William Henry Holmes artists' files, 1879-1955. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.holmwill
See more items in:
William Henry Holmes artists' files
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9e867ac2f-e649-4c60-9522-38f9479a0754
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-holmwill
Online Media:

Century Magazine letters

Topic:
Century illustrated monthly magazine
St. Nicholas magazine
Scribner's magazine
Names:
M. Knoedler & Co.  Search this
Beaux, Cecilia, 1855-1942  Search this
Beckwith, J. Carroll (James Carroll), 1852-1917  Search this
Benjamin, S. G. W. (Samuel Greene Wheeler), 1837-1914  Search this
Chase, William Merritt, 1849-1916  Search this
Coffin, William A. (William Anderson), 1855-1925  Search this
Cole, Timothy, 1852-1931  Search this
Coleman, Charles Caryl, 1840-1928  Search this
Cortissoz, Royal, 1869-1948  Search this
Cox, Kenyon, 1856-1919  Search this
Coxe, R. Cleveland (Reginald Cleveland), 1855-  Search this
Cranch, Christopher Pearse, 1813-1892  Search this
Cross, Henry H., 1837-1918  Search this
Dellenbaugh, Frederick Samuel, 1853-1935  Search this
Dewing, Thomas Wilmer, 1851-1938  Search this
Drake, Alexander, 1843-1916  Search this
Eaton, Wyatt, 1849-1896  Search this
Edwards, George Wharton, 1859-1950  Search this
Elwell, F. Edwin (Frank Edwin), 1858-1922  Search this
Fay, Gaston  Search this
Fenn, Harry, 1838-1911  Search this
Foote, Mary Hallock, 1847-1938  Search this
Fraser, William Lewis, 1841-1905  Search this
Freer, Charles Lang, 1856-1919  Search this
French, Daniel Chester, 1850-1931  Search this
French, Frank, 1850-1933  Search this
Gardner, Isabella Stewart, 1840-1924  Search this
Hambidge, Jay, 1867-1924  Search this
Hart, Charles Henry, 1847-1918  Search this
Hoeber, Arthur, 1854-1915  Search this
Inness, George, 1854-1926  Search this
Jaccaci, Augusto Floriano, 1857-1930  Search this
Keller, Arthur Ignatius, 1866-1924  Search this
Kemble, E. W. (Edward Windsor), 1861-1933  Search this
La Farge, C. Grant (Christopher Grant), 1862-1938  Search this
La Farge, John, 1835-1910  Search this
Lamb, Charles R. (Charles Rollinson), 1860-1942  Search this
Levy, Florence N. (Florence Nightingale), 1870-1947  Search this
Mather, Frank Jewett, 1868-1953  Search this
Mechlin, Leila, 1874-1949  Search this
Melchers, Gari, 1860-1932  Search this
Millet, Francis Davis, 1846-1912  Search this
Moran, Thomas, 1837-1926  Search this
Morse, Edward Lind, 1857-1923  Search this
Nichols, Hobart, 1869-1962  Search this
Nourse, Elizabeth, 1859-1938  Search this
Oakley, Thornton, 1881-1953  Search this
Oakley, Violet, 1874-1961  Search this
Parrish, Maxfield, 1870-1966  Search this
Partridge, William Ordway, 1861-1930  Search this
Pennell, Elizabeth Robins, 1855-1936  Search this
Pennell, Joseph, 1857-1926  Search this
Poore, Henry Rankin, 1859-1940  Search this
Remington, Eva Caten, d. 1918  Search this
Reuterdahl, Henry, 1871-1925  Search this
Robinson, Boardman, 1876-1952  Search this
Sandham, Henry, 1842-1910  Search this
Smith, DeCost, 1864-1939  Search this
Smith, Jessie Willcox, 1863-1935  Search this
Sterner, Albert, 1863-1946  Search this
Stieglitz, Alfred, 1864-1946  Search this
Stillman, William James, 1828-1901  Search this
Taft, Lorado, 1860-1936  Search this
Tanner, Henry Ossawa, 1859-1937  Search this
Thayer, Abbott Handerson, 1849-1921  Search this
Thayer, Gerald Handerson, 1883-1939  Search this
Tryon, Dwight William, 1849-1925  Search this
Van Dyke, John Charles, 1856-1932  Search this
Volk, Douglas , 1856-1935  Search this
Wiles, Irving Ramsay, 1861-1948  Search this
Extent:
3 Microfilm reels
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Microfilm reels
Date:
1870-1918
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence of the Century Magazine and its predecessors, Scribner's Monthly, and St. Nicholas Magazine. Also included is material related to the Century War Series.
Among the correspondents are: Cecilia Beaux, James C. Beckwith, Samuel G. W. Benjamin, William M. Chase, William A. Coffin, Timothy Cole (98 letters), Charles C. Coleman, Royal Cortissoz, Kenyon Cox, Reginald C. Coxe, Christopher P. Cranch, Henry H. Cross, Frederick S. Dellenbaugh, Thomas W. Dewing, Alexander W. Drake, Wyatt Eaton, George W. Edwards, Frank E. Elwell, Gaston Fay, Harry Fenn, Mary H. Foote, William L. Fraser, Charles L. Freer, Daniel C. French, Frank French, Isabella S. Gardner, Jay Hambidge, Charles H. Hart, Arthur Hoeber, George Inness, Jr., August F. Jaccaci, Arthur I. Keller, Edward W. Kemble, Knoedler M. & Company, Christopher G. La Farge, John La Farge, Charles R. Lamb, Florence N. Levy, Frank J. Mather, Leila Mechlin, Gari Melchers, Francis D. Millet, Thomas Moran, Edward L. Morse, Hobart Nichols, Elizabeth Nourse, Thornton Oakley, Violet Oakley, Maxfield Parrish, William O. Partridge, Elizabeth R. Pennell (83 letters & 55p. handwritten article), Joseph Pennell, Henry R. Poore, Eva A. Remington, Henry Reuterdahl, Boardman Robinson, Henry Sandham, DeCost Smith, Jessie W. Smith, Albert E. Sterner, Alfred Stieglitz, William J. Stillman (ca. 95 letters), Lorado Taft, Henry O. Tanner, Abbott H. Thayer, Gerald H. Thayer, Dwight W. Tryon, John C. Van Dyke, Douglas Volk, Irving R. Wiles, and others.
Biographical / Historical:
A quarterly publication on the arts and current affairs.
Other Title:
Century Company collection (NYPL microfilm title)
Provenance:
Microfilmed 1956 by the Archives of American Art with other art-related papers in the Manuscript Division of the New York Public Library. Included in the microfilming project were selected papers of the Art Division and the Prints Division.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Identifier:
AAA.centillu
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9c967619e-89f7-4e90-87ce-4707084fbae7
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-centillu

John La Farge letter to Frank B. Bigelow

Creator:
La Farge, John, 1835-1910  Search this
Bigelow, Frank B.  Search this
Subject:
Society of American Artists  Search this
Type:
Correspondence
Date:
1904 October 15
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)12995
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John La Farge letter to Frank B. Bigelow, 1904 Oct. 15
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_12995

John La Farge and La Farge family papers, 1850-1972

Creator:
La Farge, John, 1835-1910  Search this
Subject:
Sturgis, Russell  Search this
Jones, Mary Cadwalader  Search this
Lemordant, Jean Julien  Search this
La Farge, Bancel  Search this
La Farge, Henry Adams  Search this
Adams, Henry  Search this
Barnes, Grace Edith  Search this
La Farge family  Search this
Theme:
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6694
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)208819
AAA_collcode_lafajohn
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_208819

John La Farge photograph album, circa 1890

Creator:
La Farge, John, 1835-1910  Search this
Topic:
Japan  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)22054
AAA_collcode_lafarjoh
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_22054

John La Farge letter to Frank B. Bigelow, 1904 Oct. 15

Creator:
La Farge, John, 1835-1910  Search this
Subject:
Bigelow, Frank B.  Search this
Society of American Artists  Search this
New York Society Library  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)21773
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)287744
AAA_collcode_lafajohn1
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_287744

Winter Landscape, (painting)

Painter:
La Farge, John 1835-1910  Search this
Medium:
Oil
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Kennedy Galleries New York New York
Date:
Ca. 1865
Topic:
Landscape--Season--Winter  Search this
Landscape--Weather--Snow  Search this
Control number:
IAP 61020264
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_74040

Kwannon, (painting)

Title:
Kwannon Meditating on Human Life, (painting)
Kwaunon, (painting)
Painter:
La Farge, John 1835-1910  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Butler Institute of American Art 524 Wick Avenue Youngstown Ohio 44502 Accession Number: 918-O-106
Date:
1908
Topic:
Mythology--Asian--Kwannon  Search this
Religion--Buddhism  Search this
Landscape--Waterfall  Search this
Figure female--Full length  Search this
Control number:
IAP 42830031
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_53898

Spirit of the Storm: Japanese Folk Lore, (painting)

Painter:
La Farge, John 1835-1910  Search this
Medium:
Watercolor on Japanese paper
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Toledo Museum of Art 2445 Monroe Street Toledo Ohio 43601 Accession Number: 12.527
Date:
1897
Topic:
Mythology--Asian  Search this
Control number:
IAP 42520105
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_53699

A Rishi Calling Up a Storm, Japanese Folk Lore, (painting)

Painter:
La Farge, John 1835-1910  Search this
Medium:
Watercolor on paper
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Cleveland Museum of Art 11150 East Boulevard Cleveland Ohio 44106
Date:
Ca. 1897
Topic:
Mythology--Asian  Search this
Waterscape--Weather--Storm  Search this
Control number:
IAP 41000027
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_52171

Bowl of Flowers, (painting)

Painter:
La Farge, John 1835-1910  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Type:
Paintings
Date:
1863
Topic:
Still Life--Flower  Search this
Control number:
IAP 8G120013
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_478489

Roses in a Shallow Bowl, (painting)

Painter:
La Farge, John 1835-1910  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Type:
Paintings
Date:
1879
Topic:
Still Life--Flower--Rose  Search this
Control number:
IAP 8G180009
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_479004

Hollyhocks, (painting)

Title:
White Hollyhocks, (painting)
Painter:
La Farge, John 1835-1910  Search this
Medium:
Encaustic on wood
Type:
Paintings
Date:
Ca. 1863
Topic:
Landscape--Plant--Hollyhock  Search this
Control number:
IAP 89540002
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_379170

Confucius (Study for the Baltimore Mural), (painting)

Painter:
La Farge, John 1835-1910  Search this
Medium:
Watercolor
Type:
Paintings-Mural
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Detroit Institute of Arts 5200 Woodward Avenue Detroit Michigan 48202 Accession Number: 48.273
Date:
1905
Topic:
Mythology--Asian--Confucius  Search this
Religion--Confucianism  Search this
Study--Academic Study  Search this
Control number:
IAP 24150271
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_273104

Wreath of Flowers, (painting)

Title:
Greek Love Token, (painting)
Painter:
La Farge, John 1835-1910  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Smithsonian American Art Museum 8th & G Streets, N.W Washington District of Columbia 20560 Accession Number: 1929.6.68
Date:
1866
Topic:
Object--Flower  Search this
Object--Other--Wreath  Search this
Control number:
IAP 08581190
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_249895

Meditation of Kuwannon, (painting)

Title:
Meditation of Kwannon, (painting)
Meditation of Kwanyin, (painting)
Painter:
La Farge, John 1835-1910  Search this
Medium:
Watercolor on paper
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Bowdoin College Bowdoin College Museum of Art Walker Art Building Brunswick Maine 04011 Accession Number: 1904.18
Date:
Ca. 1887
Topic:
Mythology--Asian--Kwannon  Search this
Religion--Buddhism  Search this
Landscape--Waterfall  Search this
Control number:
IAP 73520053
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_169507

The Recording of Precedents: Confucius and His Disciples (Sketch for Lunette of Supreme Court Room, St. Paul, Minn), (painting)

Painter:
La Farge, John 1835-1910  Search this
Medium:
Watercolor on paper
Type:
Paintings-Mural
Paintings-Lunette
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Metropolitan Museum of Art 5th Avenue at 82nd Street New York New York 10028 Accession Number: 67.55.168
Date:
1903
Topic:
Mythology--Asian--Confucius  Search this
Religion--Confucianism  Search this
Study--Academic Study  Search this
Control number:
IAP 73520064
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_169518

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