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Letters

Collection Creator:
Mosler, Henry, 1841-1920  Search this
Extent:
1.3 Linear feet (Boxes 1-2)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1861-circa 1920
Scope and Contents note:
Letters are primarily written to Mosler with scattered letters written by him. Of particular note is a letter to his parents written from 3 miles outside Corinth, Mississippi on 22 May 1862 in which he describes the scene during the Siege of Corinth following the Battle of Shiloh.

Calling/congratulation cards were sent in response to Mosler's winning the gold medal at the Paris Salon in 1888 and being awarded the Ordre National Légion d'Honneur in 1892.

Correspondents include members of the military regarding his service in 1861-1863 and can be found in several places. A folder of Civil War letters includes Brigadier General R. W. Johnson's request for Mosler to serve as aide-de-camp, and a March 1863 letter from a friend (Bradley?) encamped at Murfreesboro and referring to the building of fortifications there following the Second Battle of Murfreesboro. Letters from Harper's Weekly include a summary of Mosler's military service from 1861-1863 and a handwritten account of his experiences in September 1861 in and around Louisville, Kentucky. Also found are letters from the United States Army and the Department of the Interior in 1885 introducing Mosler as a "distinguished artist" visiting the West. Included are 3 letters from General Philip Sheridan in which he refers to the "indians, in their uncivilized state," and Mosler's desire "to be able to depict them in a correct light."

Other letters are from museums and art associations, Mosler family members, including Mosler's children, artist Gustave Henry Mosler and Edith Mosler, friends and colleagues including artists James Henry Beard, Julien Dupré, Gabriel Ferrier, François Flameng, Ernest Hébert, William Henry Howe, Heinrich Mücke (history painter and Mosler's Düsseldorf professor), J. Francis Murphy, William Ordway Partridge, and Leon Germain Pelouse, among others. Letters from the Ministere de l'Instruction Publique et des Beaux-Arts include the 1879 purchase certificate for Mosler's painting Le Retour, and a letter assigning the painting to the Luxembourg Museum.

Letters from the Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States confirm Mosler's election as a Member-at-Large to the order in 1896. Also found is a list of autographs of Cincinnati Artists representing a petition to suggest that the Cincinnati Museum purchase Mosler's painting The Last Moments.

Many of the letters are in French and German.

See Appendix for an extened list of correspondents in Series 2.
Arrangement note:
The bulk of the series is arranged alphabetically by correspondent in general files or in named files if there are 5 or more letters from an individual correspondent. A group of files arranged by subject can be found at the beginning of the series.
Appendix: Extended List of Correspondents from Series 2:
This appendix is taken from an existing list compiled at some point after the collection was accessioned and is intended to assist in identifying correspondents, as many signatures are difficult to decipher or illegible. Completeness and accuracy of the list cannot be guaranteed.

Abraham, Victor Emmanuel

Adan, Emile

Aldine, Publishing Co.

Allis, Edward Phelps

Avery, Samuel P.

Bail, Joseph

Bailly-Blanchard, Col.

Barria, J. (?)

Bartlett, Paul

Bartell, Prof. V.

Bassier, Cabinet du Ministre

Bates, Harry, Godey Co.

Bauerle, Carl

Beard, Dan

Beard, James Henry

Beau, Alfred

Beer, F.

Benedite, Leonce

Bigelow, C. B., American Art Association

Bodkin, Charlotte

Boulanger, Gen.

Bournand, François

Bourne, George

Bradley, L. P.

Breton, Jules

Bridgman, F. A.

Brispot, Henri

Brozik, Vacslav

Buhler, F. Zuber

Burgers, H. J.

Butler, E., Cincinnatti Art Club

Cabanel, Alexandre

Cabinet du Ministre

Carl-Rosa, Mario

Cauffman, Sig. J.

Chamberlin, W. H., Loyal Legion

Chambre des Deputes

Champney, J. Wells

Church

Cincinnatti Commercial Office

Ckenbracher (?), T.

Cleveland, Lucy

Collins, M.

Constant, Benjamin

Corrington (?), John

Cortissoz, Royal

Courtois, Gustave

Crefeu, Etienne

Cramer, Mary (letter of introduduction to President Ulysses S. Grant)

Crawrford, Emily

Cummings, Dorothy

Dagnan, P.A.J.

Dal-, Leon

Dameron, E.

Danzinger, Rosa

Davis, Charles (?)

Davis, Margaret S.

de Campan, P.

De Chavannes, P.

de Czachorski, Ladislas

de Lambert, Marguerite

de Luce, Percival

de Mun, Albert

d'Almeida, W. B.

D'Ozouville, A.

deJean, A.

Delabbe (?), A.

Dennis, W. J.

Dessar, Louis

Dix, M. (?), miniature painter

Dodge, Harrison H.

Doubouchet, G.

Dougan, D. H.

Drapeau, Le

Du Nimes (?), Renee

Dubouchet, M./Mme.

Dupain, Edmund

Dupre, Julien

Dustin, Silas S. (?)

Dyer, Charles Gifford

Ech-, A.

Edgar, Oscar

Ehrich, Louis R.

Erefey (?)

Ezekiel, Moses-Jakob

Faber, L. E.

Ferrier, Gabriel

Fertiault, François

Field, painter

Flameng, François

Fleury, J. (?) Robert

Fleury, Jean

Ford, Sheridan

Frebauly (?)

Fuster, Charles

Ga-, Jules

Galland, Bertha

Gardner, Elisabeth

Garnier, Edouard

Garvier (?), Edward

Gatineu

Goshorn, A. S. (Director Cincinnati Museum Association)

Gross, P. A.

Guay, Gabriel

Guillaumet, P.

Guygellion, Louise (?)

H-, Edumnd

Halsted, W.

Hardeman, Elizabeth

Haquette, Georges

Harper & Bros.

Harper's Weekly

Hartmann, Sad-

Hassaurek, Frederick

Haven, Daisy

Haymes, H.

Healy, G.P.A.

Hébert, Ernest

Henger, Thomas E. (?)

Henry, Edward L.

Hoebel, Arthur, -- New York Times

Homer, W. H.

Hooper, Lucy

Howe, W. H.

Hustin, M./Mme.

Ingalls, M. E.

Iwill

Jacob, Stephen

James, Maj. F. B. (Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States)

Jansen, P.

Joergens

Johnson, Brigadier General R. W.

Jordan, D. M.

Kaplan, A. O.

Kauffmann, S. H. (?), Corcoran

Knight, Ridgway

Knoedler, R. F.

Kroyer (?), F.

Kuhn

L-ington, W.P.L.

Lamar, L.Q.C., Secretary of the Interior (letter of introduction)

Lasoniere

Lassaille, M.

Lau-, Frederick S.

Laugee, Georges

Le E-, L. M.

Le Leusche, L. M. (?)

Le Roux, Hector

Lee

Lefebvre, Jules

Leighton, Frederic

Leipziger, H. M.

Leisten (or Leister), Jacobus

Leunier (?)

Lhermitte, Leon

Loyal Legion of the United States

Miles, Roger

Mabel-Trevor, Helen (?)

MacPherson, G. G.

Madden, Thomas

Maignan, Albert

Marks, Montague

Masson, Charles, Ministere de l'Instruction Publique

Mayer, Henry

Mayers, Nathan

Mayers, C.

Mehaus, C. H. (?)

Meikie (?), H.

Melchers, Gari

Merson, Luc Olivier

Mielziner, Leo

Mieuer, D. J.

Miller, Juanita

Miller, L. W., Art Club of Philadelphia

Ministere de l'Instruction Publique et des Beaux-Arts

Ministere des Affaires Etrangeres

Moch, M. E.

Mocker, Melchior

Moeselagen, F.

Moeselagen, J.

Moffat, W. D.

Morris, A. K., YMCA

Morton, Levi Parsons

Moses, Otto A.

Moses-Jacob, Ezekiel

Mosler, Agnes

Mosler, Edith

Mosler, Gustave

Mourges, Robert

Moyes

Mücke, Heinrich

Mullin, Alex J.

Murphy, J. Francis

Neal, David

New York Herald

Nicoll, J. C., National Academy of Design

Niehaus, Charles H.

Noble, S.

Noble, T. S.

Nontet, D.

Ollendorf, Gustave

Paine, H. G., -- Harper's Weekly

Palmer, Ray

Panhauts, C. M. (?)

Partridge, William Ordway

Pearce, Charles Sprague

Pelouse, Leon Germain

Pengelly, W. G.

Petitjean, E.

Peixotto

Picknell, William L.

Pleinpent (?), F. B.

Plimpton, C. A.

Porral, Jules

Profesional Photographer's Society of New York

Race, G. F.

Rae, Alison

Rea, John S.

Read, Thomas Buchanan

Reid, J. (?)

Rettig, John

Richards, Renée

Reid, Robert S.

Rongier, Jeanne

Rosenberg, H.

Rosenthal, Albert

Rosenthal, Toby E.

Roth, Th. (?)

Royal Academy (invitation)

Ruze, Adolphe

Sherard, Robert (?)

Saile, Fernand

Saint-, G.

Sardey, V.

Sayler, Nelson (letter of introduction)

Schatz, Joseph L.

Schaus, W (?)

Scribe, Fernand

Seissen, F. (?)

Sh-, R. M.

Shearard, Robert M.

Simmons, Sallie M.

Skinnner, Otis

Smillie, George

Smith, Rufus H.

Stanhope

Stanton, Theodore

Surand, Gustave

Thierot, J. H.

Thompson, Harry

Thouron, Henry

Townsend, George Alfred

Trebaulz, T.

Trioche, Gen.

Turner, C. Y.

Turner, Henry

Turquel, Edmund: see Ministere de l'Instruction Publique et des Beaux-Arts

Turquet, Henry

Turquet, M.

Turquet, Octavie

United States Army, Sheridan, Lt. General Philip Henry (letters introducing Mosler)

United States Department of the Interior (letters introducing Mosler)

Vanderstraeyen, L.

Vaul, Eugene

Vauthier, Pierre

Vele-, Gustave

Vey-, J.

Vezin, Charles

Vidal, E.

Vignaud, Henry

Volksblatt, Cincinnati

von Catharin, D. (from Henry Mosler)

von Piloty, Carl

Vonnoh, Robert W.

Voruz, E.

Vower, J.

Wameron, Peter

Watrous, H. W.

Wattson, A. Francis

Webber, C. T.

Weeks, E. L.

Whistler, J. McNeill (1 calling card)

Wight, Moses

William, Moses

Wismile, William

Worms, Henry

Worms, Ida

Wright, M.

Y-, Edmond

Zein

Zuber-Buhler
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Henry Mosler papers, 1856-1929. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.moslhenr, Series 2
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Lefebvre, Jules

Collection Creator:
Mosler, Henry, 1841-1920  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 45
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1880s-circa 1900
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Henry Mosler papers, 1856-1929. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Henry Mosler papers / Series 2: Letters
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Samuel Putnam Avery papers, 1857-1902

Creator:
Avery, Samuel Putnam, 1822-1904  Search this
Avery, Samuel Putnam, 1822-1904  Search this
Subject:
Bellows, A. F. (Albert Fitch)  Search this
Benson, Eugene  Search this
Blashfield, Edwin Howland  Search this
Bonheur, Rosa  Search this
Bouguereau, William Adolphe  Search this
Colman, Samuel  Search this
Cook, Clarence  Search this
Cropsey, Jasper Francis  Search this
Darley, Felix Octavius Carr  Search this
Daubigny, Charles François  Search this
Durand, John  Search this
Gifford, Sanford Robinson  Search this
Greene, Edward D. E.  Search this
Hoppin, Augustus  Search this
Hugo, Victor  Search this
La Farge, John  Search this
Lefebvre, Jules  Search this
McEntee, Jervis  Search this
Moore, Charles Herbert  Search this
Mount, William Sidney  Search this
Richards, T. Addison (Thomas Addison)  Search this
Thompson, Launt  Search this
Tuckerman, Henry T. (Henry Theodore)  Search this
Whistler, James McNeill  Search this
Topic:
Art -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Theme:
Diaries  Search this
Art Market  Search this
Lives of American Artists  Search this
American Art and Artists in a Global Context  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)5802
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)208642
AAA_collcode_aversamu
Theme:
Diaries
Art Market
Lives of American Artists
American Art and Artists in a Global Context
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_208642

Jules Lefebvre and others in his studio

Subject:
Lefebvre, Jules Joseph  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Place:
Paris, France
Date:
ca. 1885
Topic:
Artists at or with their work  Search this
Artists' studios  Search this
Painting  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)3841
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Photographs of artists in their Paris studios, 1880-1890
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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Photographs of artists in their Paris studios, 1880-1890

Creator:
George Walter Vincent Smith Museum  Search this
George Walter Vincent Smith Museum  Search this
Subject:
Bouguereau, William Adolphe  Search this
Bridgman, Frederick Arthur  Search this
Gay, Walter  Search this
Healy, G. P. A. (George Peter Alexander)  Search this
Puvis de Chavannes, Pierre  Search this
Munkácsy, Mihály  Search this
Cabanel, Alexandre  Search this
Rochegrosse, Georges  Search this
Aublet, Albert  Search this
Abbéma, Louise  Search this
Béraud, Jean  Search this
Boulanger, Gustave Clarence Rodolphe  Search this
Duez, Ernest-Ange  Search this
Carolus-Duran  Search this
Falguiére, Jean-Alexandre-Joseph  Search this
Gervex, Henri  Search this
Roll, Alfred Philippe  Search this
Storey, G. A. (George Adolphus)  Search this
Laurens, Jean-Paul  Search this
Lefebvre, Jules  Search this
Gérôme, Jean Léon  Search this
Courtois, Gustave  Search this
Bellcourt, Riene  Search this
Besnard, Paul Albert  Search this
Bompard, Maurice  Search this
Bonnat, Léon Joseph Florentin  Search this
Collin, Louis Joseph Rapheal  Search this
Cormon, Fernand  Search this
Dagnan, Pascal Adolphe Jean  Search this
Detaille, Jean Baptiste Edouard  Search this
Fleury, T. R.  Search this
Frappa, J.  Search this
Hebert, Antoine Auguste Ernest  Search this
Henner, Jean-Jacques  Search this
Jacques, Charles  Search this
Maignan, Albert  Search this
Merson, Luc Olivier  Search this
Morot, Aime Nicolas  Search this
de Neuville, Alphonse Wane  Search this
Stevens, Alfred  Search this
Benjamin-Constant  Search this
Clairin, Georges  Search this
Sargent, John Singer  Search this
Smith, George Walter Vincent  Search this
Topic:
Artists -- France -- Paris -- Photographs  Search this
Expatriate artists -- France -- Paris -- Photographs  Search this
Theme:
Audio - Visual  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)10228
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213306
AAA_collcode_photartiparis
Theme:
Audio - Visual
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
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Virginia Michels Stern

Artist:
Jules Joseph Lefebvre, 1836 - 1912  Search this
Sitter:
Virginia Michels Stern, 1860 - 1922  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
140.7cm x 106.8cm (55 3/8" x 42 1/16"), Accurate
Type:
Painting
Date:
1898
Topic:
Virginia Michels Stern: Female  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Museum of the City of New York
Object number:
48.286.2
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm41d9f9d6a-9edd-4db5-9e57-9cdd3b0b9dfa
EDAN-URL:
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Alexander Agassiz

Artist:
Jules Joseph Lefebvre, 1836 - 1912  Search this
Sitter:
Alexander Agassiz, 1835 - 1910  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
148.2cm x 100.5cm (58 3/8" x 39 9/16"), Sight
Type:
Painting
Date:
1901
Topic:
Alexander Agassiz: Male  Search this
Alexander Agassiz: Education\Educator\Professor\University  Search this
Alexander Agassiz: Science and Technology\Scientist\Biologist\Zoologist  Search this
Alexander Agassiz: Science and Technology\Scientist\Earth Scientist\Oceanographer  Search this
Alexander Agassiz: Humanities and Social Sciences\Museum Curator  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Harvard University Portrait Collection
Object number:
H174
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
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Photographs of artists in their Paris studios

Compiler:
George Walter Vincent Smith Museum  Search this
Names:
Abbéma, Louise, 1858-1927  Search this
Aublet, Albert, 1851-1938  Search this
Bellcourt, Riene  Search this
Benjamin-Constant, 1845-1902  Search this
Besnard, Paul Albert  Search this
Bompard, Maurice  Search this
Bonnat, Léon Joseph Florentin, 1833-1922  Search this
Bouguereau, William Adolphe, 1825-1905  Search this
Boulanger, Gustave Clarence Rodolphe, 1824-1888  Search this
Bridgman, Frederick Arthur, 1847-1928  Search this
Béraud, Jean, 1849-1935  Search this
Cabanel, Alexandre, 1823-1889  Search this
Carolus-Duran, 1837 or 8-1917  Search this
Clairin, Georges, 1843-1919  Search this
Collin, Louis Joseph Rapheal  Search this
Cormon, Fernand  Search this
Courtois, Gustave, 1852-1923  Search this
Dagnan, Pascal Adolphe Jean  Search this
Detaille, Jean Baptiste Edouard  Search this
Duez, Ernest-Ange, 1843-1896  Search this
Falguiére, Jean-Alexandre-Joseph, 1831-1900  Search this
Fleury, T. R.  Search this
Frappa, J.  Search this
Gay, Walter, 1856-1937  Search this
Gervex, Henri, 1852-1929  Search this
Gérôme, Jean Léon, 1824-1904  Search this
Healy, G. P. A. (George Peter Alexander), 1813-1894  Search this
Hebert, Antoine Auguste Ernest  Search this
Henner, Jean-Jacques, 1829-1905  Search this
Jacques, Charles  Search this
Laurens, Jean-Paul, 1838-1921  Search this
Lefebvre, Jules, 1836-1911  Search this
Maignan, Albert  Search this
Merson, Luc Olivier, 1846-1920  Search this
Morot, Aime Nicolas  Search this
Munkácsy, Mihály, 1844-1900  Search this
Puvis de Chavannes, Pierre, 1824-1898  Search this
Rochegrosse, Georges, 1859-1938  Search this
Roll, Alfred Philippe, 1846-1919  Search this
Sargent, John Singer, 1856-1925  Search this
Smith, George Walter Vincent, 1832-1923  Search this
Stevens, Alfred  Search this
Storey, G. A. (George Adolphus), 1834-1919  Search this
de Neuville, Alphonse Wane  Search this
Extent:
47 Items
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1880-1890
Scope and Contents:
47 photographs of 43 artists in their Paris studios. Artists include: Louise Abbema, Albert Aublet, Riene Bellcourt, Jean Beraud, Paul Albert Besnard, Maurice Bompard, Leon Joseph Florentin Bonnat, Gustave Rodolphe Clarence Boulanger, William Adolphe Bouguereau, Frederick Arthur Bridgman, Alexandre Cabanel, Pierre Puvis de Chavannes, Georges Jules Victor Clairin, Louis Joseph Rapheal Collin, Jean-Joseph Benjamin Constant, Fernand Cormon, Gustave Courtois, Pascal Adolphe Jean Dagnan, Jean Baptiste Edouard Detaille, Ernest Ange Duez, Carolus Duran, Jean Alexandre Joseph Falguiere, T. R. Fleury, J. Frappa, Walter Gay, Jean Leon Gerome, Henri Gervex, George Peter Alexander Healy, Antoine Auguste Ernest Hebert, Jean Jacques Henner, Charles Jacques, Jean Paul Laurens, Jules Lefebvre, Albert Maignan, Luc Olivier Merson, Aime Nicolas Morot, Mihaly Munkacsy, Alphonse Wane de Neuville, Georges Rochegrosse, Alfred Philippe Roll, John Singer Sargent, Alfred Stevens, and George Adolphus Storey.
The studios show mainly a strong Moorish influence.
Provenance:
Donated by the George Walter Vincent Smith Museum, Springfield, Massachusetts, 1971, which had received them from a Mrs. Kirkham?, a painter who probably purchased them while studying in Paris.
Occupation:
Artists -- United States  Search this
Topic:
Artists -- France -- Paris -- Photographs  Search this
Expatriate artists -- France -- Paris -- Photographs  Search this
Function:
Artists' studios
Identifier:
AAA.photartiparis
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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Samuel Putnam Avery papers

Creator:
Avery, Samuel Putnam, 1822-1904  Search this
Names:
Bellows, A. F. (Albert Fitch), 1829-1883  Search this
Benson, Eugene, 1837-1908  Search this
Blashfield, Edwin Howland, 1848-1936  Search this
Bonheur, Rosa, 1822-1899  Search this
Bouguereau, William Adolphe, 1825-1905  Search this
Colman, Samuel, 1832-1920  Search this
Cook, Clarence, 1828-1900  Search this
Cropsey, Jasper Francis, 1823-1900  Search this
Darley, Felix Octavius Carr, 1822-1888  Search this
Daubigny, Charles François, 1817-1878  Search this
Durand, John, 1822-1908  Search this
Gifford, Sanford Robinson, 1823-1880  Search this
Greene, Edward D. E., 1823-1879  Search this
Hoppin, Augustus, 1828-1896  Search this
Hugo, Victor, 1802-1885  Search this
James McNeill Whistler, 1834-1903  Search this
La Farge, John, 1835-1910  Search this
Lefebvre, Jules, 1836-1911  Search this
McEntee, Jervis, 1828-1891  Search this
Moore, Charles Herbert, 1840-1930  Search this
Mount, William Sidney, 1807-1868  Search this
Richards, T. Addison (Thomas Addison), 1820-1900  Search this
Thompson, Launt, 1833-1894  Search this
Tuckerman, Henry T. (Henry Theodore), 1813-1871  Search this
Extent:
800 Items ((on 3 microfilm reels))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1857-1902
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence, including letters, calling cards and sketches from American and European artists, among them Albert F. Bellows, Eugene Benson, Edwin H. Blashfield, Rosa Bonheur, Adolph W. Bouguereau, Samuel Colman, Clarence Cook, Jasper F. Cropsey, F. O. C.Darley, Charles F. Daubigny, John Du rand, Sanford R. Gifford, E. D. E. Greene, Augustus Hoppin, Victor Hugo, John La Farge, Jules Lefebvre, Jervis McEntee, Charles H. Moore, William S. Mount, Thomas A. Richards, Launt Thompson, Henry T. Tuckerman, and James McNeill Whistler; five diaries, 1871-1882, detailing annual buying trips to Europe; catalogs, clippings, and miscellaneous publications pertaining to the Avery Art Gallery.
Travel diaries were written exclusively during the summers of 1871-1882 while in Europe (ca.780 p.). Avery visited England, France, Germany, Denmark, the Netherlands, Belgium, Austria, and Italy, visiting galleries and studios, and attending sales in the major cities. In his entries, he lists the works that he sees and art purchases that he makes, detailing prices, sizes, and frame requirements. Avery spent most of his time visiting dealers, making shipping arrangements, and commissioning work from a variety of artists. He visited auction houses such as Christie's in London, and "bric a brac shops" where he purchased not only paintings, but also furniture, tapestries and jewelry. He mentions several dealers throughout Europe, especially the P.L. Everard Company and Mr. Boughton in London, and Mr. Van Hinsberg in Belgium. His social engagements included gallery exhibitions, concerts, trips to the opera, and dinners. He describes the French city of Ecouen and the Italian countryside vividly. Avery also records his meeting with the Spanish artist Cutazzi, and describes in detail the finery of the Makart studio in Vienna. Throughout the diaries, he corresponds and meets with Mr. Everard, Mr. Boughton, James McNeill Whistler, Vincent Van Gogh, and people he refers to only as Sam and Mary. Avery writes often of his occasional traveling companion, Mr. Lucas. Beginning in 1873, he mentions his wife, letters to her, and gifts that he buys her. At the end of the diary, he lists his accounts during these years.
Biographical / Historical:
Copper and wood engraver, art dealer, connoisseur and advisor to important collectors. Eventually Avery gave up commercial engraving and devoted himself exclusively to collecting and dealing art; particular specialty being old Dutch paintings and romantic French landscape painters. A founder of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, many of the paintings in that collection were selected by him. He gave notable collections of architectural books to Columbia University, and of engravings and etchings to the New York Public Library.
Provenance:
Lent for microfilming 1964 by the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Occupation:
Art dealers -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Engravers -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
Art -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.aversamu
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-aversamu

Truth at the Well [photomechanical print]

Artist:
Lefebvre, Jules 1836-1911  Search this
Physical description:
1 photomechanical print black and white
Type:
Photomechanical prints
Date:
Copyrighted 1899
Topic:
Figure female--Full length  Search this
Figure female--Nude  Search this
Allegory--Quality--Truth  Search this
Landscape--Water  Search this
Object--Other--Lantern  Search this
Image number:
LOC LC002450
See more items in:
Photograph Archives
Library of Congress Copyright Deposit Collection
Data Source:
Photograph Archives, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_142838

Ophelia, (painting)

Painter:
Lefebvre, Jules 1836-1912  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Museum of Fine Arts 220 State Street Springfield Massachusetts 01103
Date:
1890
Topic:
Literature--Character--Ophelia  Search this
Literature--Shakespeare--Hamlet  Search this
Landscape--River  Search this
Object--Flower--Daisy  Search this
Control number:
IAP 8F620040
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_469472

The Truth, (painting)

Painter:
Lefebvre, Jules 1836-1912  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Musee d'Orsay Paris France
Date:
1870
Topic:
Allegory--Quality--Truth  Search this
Figure female--Nude  Search this
Figure female--Full length  Search this
Landscape  Search this
Control number:
IAP 8F620041
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_469473

The Great modern painters : English, French, German, etc., medallists of successive universal expositions : steel-plates in colors / text by the principal art-critics

Physical description:
2 v. (iv, 384 p. ) : ill. (some col.) ; 45 cm
Type:
Biography
Place:
Europe
Date:
1884
1886
1884-1886
Topic:
Painters  Search this
Painting, Modern  Search this
Call number:
ND457 .G72 1884
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_759885

Jules J. Lefebvre, 1834-1912 [Folder]

Contents:
Folder(s) may include exhibition announcements, newspaper and/or magazine clippings, press releases, brochures, reviews, invitations, illustrations, resumes, artist's statements, exhibition catalogs.
Topic:
Artists  Search this
Location:
Art & Artist files at the Smithsonian American Art Museum/ National Portrait Gallery Library
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILAF_37023

Alexander Agassiz (1835-1910), (painting)

Painter:
Lefebvre, Jules 1836-1912  Search this
Subject:
Agassiz, Alexander  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Harvard University Harvard University Portrait Collection Cambridge Massachusetts 02138 Accession Number: H 174
Date:
1901
Topic:
Portrait male--Knee length  Search this
Control number:
IAP 20781730
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_369850

Mrs. Isaac Stern (Virginia Michels) (1860-1922), (painting)

Painter:
Lefebvre, Jules 1836-1912  Search this
Subject:
Stern, Isaac, Mrs. (Virginia Michels)  Search this
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Museum of the City of New York 1220 Fifth Avenue New York New York 10029 Accession Number: 48.286.2
Date:
1898
Topic:
Portrait female  Search this
Control number:
IAP 36180454
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_43423

Virginia Leaving the Isle of France (from Paul & Virginia), (painting)

Painter:
Lefebvre, Jules 1836-1912  Search this
Medium:
Oil
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Unlocated
Date:
1879
Topic:
Literature  Search this
Control number:
IAP 36370093
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_47975

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