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National Academy of Design records

Creator:
National Academy of Design (U.S.)  Search this
Names:
American Federation of Arts  Search this
Abbey, Edwin Austin, 1852-1911  Search this
Durand, Asher Brown, 1796-1886  Search this
Lanyon, Ellen  Search this
Ranger, Henry Ward, 1858-1916  Search this
Extent:
92.7 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Drawings
Scrapbooks
Interviews
Date:
1817-2012
Summary:
The records of New York City's National Academy of Design measure 92.7 linear feet and date from 1817-2012. The records pertain to all three constituents of the tripartite organization consisting of the Academy, a membership body of artists founded in 1825; the school, founded at the same time to promote arts education; and the exhibition program, inaugurated in 1826. Extensive administrative records include minutes, committee files, director files, annual reports, constitutions, and correspondence and subject files of council officers. Exhibition records, also substantive, date to the Academy's first annual exhibition and include gallery and special exhibitions, as well as exhibitions at the Academy's museum, established in 1979. The collection also includes gifts and funding files, especially relating to endowments and prizes; membership records; National Academy Association records; Ranger Fund assignments; extensive files pertaining to the school's administration, courses of instruction, registrations, and attendance; twenty scrapbooks containing clippings and ephemera; Society of American Artists records; correspondence and ephemera from other organizations; transcripts from oral histories with Academy members; extensive photographic material documenting artists, members, the school, exhibitions, buildings, and artwork created by Academy members; artist files containing correspondence, writings, and sketches from those associated with the Academy; and assorted printed material and ephemera.
Scope and Contents:
The records of New York City's National Academy of Design measure 92.7 linear feet and date from 1817-2012. The records pertain to all three constituents of the tripartite organization consisting of the Academy, a membership body of artists founded in 1825; the school, founded at the same time to promote arts education; and the exhibition program, inaugurated in 1826. Extensive administrative records include minutes, committee files, director files, annual reports, constitutions, and correspondence and subject files of council officers. Exhibition records, also substantive, date to the Academy's first annual exhibition and include gallery and special exhibitions, as well as exhibitions at the Academy's museum, established in 1979. The collection also includes gifts and funding files, especially relating to endowments and prizes; membership records; National Academy Association records; Ranger Fund assignments; extensive files pertaining to the school's administration, courses of instruction, registrations, and attendance; twenty scrapbooks containing clippings and ephemera; Society of American Artists records; correspondence and ephemera from other organizations; transcripts from oral histories with Academy members; extensive photographic material documenting artists, members, the school, exhibitions, buildings, and artwork created by Academy members; artist files containing correspondence, writings, and sketches from those associated with the Academy; and assorted printed material and ephemera.

The Academy minutes and committee files consist of official, original, and transcribed proceedings for the council, annual, business, and some committee meetings, as well as related correspondence, reports, financial documents, notes, drafts, and ballots pertaining to the Academy's administration and activities from its 1825 founding until 2006. As an organization actively engaged in the development of art and art education in the United States, the Academy minutes and committee files are a valuable resource on subjects and topics in the Academy's history; in particular, its founding, administration, school, and exhibition program.

Director files date from 1942-1990 and document the activities of four of the Academy's chief administrators, including Vernon Porter (1950-1966), Earl Tyler (1966-1967), Alice Melrose (1967-1977), and John H. Dobkin (1978-1990). Items include correspondence, memoranda, minutes, and printed material.

Annual reports, dating from 1828-2003, summarize the activities of the Academy over the course of a year, and may include presidents' reports, treasurers' reports, audits of financial operations by public accountants, and printed annual reports containing summaries from multiple council officers. Information pertains to the year's activities including finances, exhibitions, membership, the school, committee activities, awards, and other business.

Academy constitutions date from 1826-2012 and include the printed constitutions and by-laws as well as constitutional proposals. Constitutions and by-laws name the current council officials, professors, academicians, associates, and honorary members, and state the mission and guidelines for operation in regards to membership, officers, annual meetings, elections, school, exhibitions, and how the constitution can be amended or altered. Constitutional proposals contain amendment drafts, alterations, and related correspondence.

Council officer files, dating from 1848-1980, contain the correspondence and subjects files of Academy officers—presidents, vice presidents, corresponding secretaries, and treasurers—concerning all matters of Academy business and operations including membership, gifts and funds, the federal charter, exhibitions, juries, the school, scholarships, committee affairs, anniversaries, publicity, administrative matters, resignations, and relationships with other organizations.

General administrative files date from 1825-1982 and include ledgers, certificates, correspondence, and legal documents pertaining to the Academy's founding, building, financial accounts, art collection, and other administrative matters.

Exhibition files, dating from 1826-2003, document the Academy's long exhibition history and includes annual, gallery, special, and museum exhibitions. Files may include exhibition catalogs, photographs, press clippings, sales records, and correspondence related to jury selection, awards and prizes, and logistical planning. Files pertaining to the Academy's annual exhibitions comprise a bulk of the series. Held since 1826, the Annuals were organized and curated by Academy members, and considered to be an important and sweeping survey of contemporary American art.

Gifts and funding files date from 1860-2009 and include financial documents, ledgers, legal material, and correspondence concerning the bequests, endowments, donations, and other gifts that financed the operations of the Academy and school. A significant number of records pertain to the Abbey Trust Fund and the Archer M. Hunting Fund.

Membership files, 1826-2012, document Academy members, honorary members, fellows, and the nominations and elections whereby members were voted into the Academy. Materials include registers, certificates, nomination ledgers and proposals, candidate biographies, and ballots.

The National Academy Association files date from 1911-1959 and contain a constitution, plan, and agreement, as well as correspondence, meeting minutes, and reports for the Association, incorporated in 1912 with the aim to erect a building shared by several New York art societies. At the time of incorporation, the Association consisted of members from the National Academy of Design, American Water Color Society, American Institute of Architects, Architectural League of New York, New York Water Color Club, National Sculpture Society, Municipal Art Society, Society of Beaux-Arts Architects, Mural Painters, Society of Illustrators, and a number of city representatives and citizens.

The Ranger Fund assignment files, 1919-2008, document the distribution of artworks by living American artists to institutions throughout the United States, in accordance with the will of Henry Ward Ranger. The Ranger Fund was initiated to stimulate public interest in the work of contemporary American painters in 1919, when the Academy received a bequest from Henry Ward Ranger, totaling $400,000. Ranger stated in his will that the capital should be invested and the income used as a purchase fund to facilitate gifts of paintings by living American artists to arts institutions throughout the United States. Files document the assignment of particular works of art to institutions through the official agreement, related correspondence, and in some instances, photographs of the artwork.

Extensive school records, dating from 1826-2008, contain administrative files, enrollment records, course files, student affairs files, and printed material documenting all aspects of the school's activities aligned with the Academy's mission to educate aspiring professional artists. A bulk of this series consists of student course registrations, documented in registers, then on index cards beginning in the 1930s. While information collected varied over the decades, registrations document student names and the year, and may additionally include course name, instructor, and cost.

Twenty Academy scrapbooks document the organization's activities from 1828-1939 and include clippings and ephemera. Three of the scrapbooks are devoted to specific topics, including one for the Society of American Artists, one for both the Society of American Artists and the Society of American Fakirs, and one for the Academy's centennial exhibition.

The Society of American Artists files, 1878-1906, document the formation of the Society as a departure from the Academy in 1877, its independent operations and activities, and its eventual consolidation with the Academy in 1906. The Society's members have included Edwin Abbey, James Carroll Beckwith, Mary Cassatt, William Merritt Chase, Thomas Eakins, George Inness Jr., John La Farge, Albert Pinkham Ryder, among many others.

Files from other organizations date from 1817-1997 and may include correspondence, ledgers, and printed material. Many of these organizations had business with the Academy, and records pertain to events, meetings, and exhibitions. Notable organizations include the American Academy of Fine Arts, American Federation of Arts, American Watercolor Society, Art Students League, Fine Arts Federation of New York, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York Etching Club, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, and Salmagundi Club.

Oral history transcripts date from 2002-2007. Eight comprehensive interviews, conducted by Avis Berman for the Academy, are with Academy members and cover all aspects of the artists' lives, including family, early life, beginning career, mentors, contemporaries, influences, patrons, awards, residencies, as well as the artists' relationship with the Academy. The interview transcripts provide first-hand accounts of the organization, particularly from circa 1940 up to the time of the interview. Artists interviewed include Will Barnet, Hyman Bloom, Richard Haas, Ellen Lanyon, Jules Olitski, Bernard Olshan, Paul Resika, and Dorothea Rockburne.

Photographic material, dating from 1845-2010, includes a wide variety of formats and processes including 19th and 20th photographic prints, glass plate negatives, copy prints, contact sheets, slides, and 35mm negatives. Subjects include artists and others associated with the Academy, the school, exhibitions and events, Academy buildings, artwork, and reference photographs. Many 19th century photographs contain descriptive annotations. Supplementary inventories and guides prepared by Academy archivists are scattered throughout the series.

Artist files date from 1826-2004 and include the correspondence, writings, manuscripts, diaries, exhibition catalogs, and clippings of many notable artists involved with the Academy, including Asher B. Durand and Rembrandt Peale. Of particular note are two notebooks Durand gifted to the Academy, both containing notes and sketches from anatomy lectures.

While printed material is scattered throughout, the final series collects a small number of additional announcements, brochures, clippings, illustrations, and other ephemera not filed in other series.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as nineteen series.

Series 1: Minutes and Committee Files, 1825-2006 (11.5 linear feet; Boxes 1-11, BV 100-106)

Series 2: Director Files, 1942-1990 (0.5 linear feet; Box 11)

Series 3: Annual Reports, 1828-2003, circa 2010 (2.1 linear feet; Boxes 11-13, OV 139-142)

Series 4: Constitutions, 1826-2012 (1.1 linear feet; Boxes 13-14)

Series 5: Council Officers, 1848-1980 (4 linear feet; Boxes 14-18)

Series 6: General Administration, 1825-1982 (0.6 linear feet; Boxes 18, 126)

Series 7: Exhibitions, 1826-2003, 2008 (14.4 linear feet; Boxes 18-33)

Series 8: Gifts and Funding, 1860-2009 (4.1 linear feet; Boxes 33-37)

Series 9: Membership, 1826-2012 (3.4 linear feet; Boxes 37-39, 127-131)

Series 10: National Academy Association, 1911-1959 (0.4 linear feet; Box 39)

Series 11: Ranger Fund Assignments, 1919-2008 (4.3 linear feet; Boxes 39-44)

Series 12: School, 1826-2008 (28.5 linear feet; Boxes 44-56, 68-99)

Series 13: Scrapbooks, 1828-1939 (4 linear feet; Box 56, BV 107-125)

Series 14: Society of American Artists, 1878-1906 (0.8 linear feet; Boxes 56-57)

Series 15: Other Organizations, 1817-1997 (1.8 linear feet; Boxes 57-59, 131)

Series 16: Oral History Transcripts, 2002-2007 (0.7 linear feet; Box 59)

Series 17: Photographic Material, 1845-2010 (6.1 linear feet; Boxes 60-63, 131-138, OV 143-144)

Series 18: Artist Files, 1826-2004 (3.5 linear feet; Boxes 63-66)

Series 19: Printed Material, 1839-1954 (0.4 linear feet; Boxes 67, 131, OV 145)
Biographical / Historical:
The National Academy of Design (1825- ) based in New York City, is a tripartite organization consisting of a membership body of artists, a school, and an exhibition program. The Academy was founded in 1825 by a group of professional artists with the mission to promote the fine arts in America through exhibition and education. Originally named the New York Drawing Association, the Academy was the first organization in the United States established and managed by professional artists. Samuel F.B. Morse, the Academy's first president, was influenced by the organization of the Royal Academy in London, which was comprised of professional artist members and elected government council, an art school, and a venue for exhibitions. After unsuccessful negotiations to unite with the American Academy of Fine Arts, the New York Drawing Association reformed as the National Academy of The Arts of Design on January 19, 1826. Among the founders were mostly young artists who became prominent figures in American art, including Frederick S. Agate, Thomas Cole, Thomas S. Cummings, Asher B. Durand, John Frazee, Charles C. Ingham, Henry Inman, Gerlando Marsiglia, Samuel F. B. Morse, Samuel L. Waldo, and Charles Cushing Wright.

The first Academy members were elected in January 1826, and levels of membership were established shortly thereafter. Originally there were four levels of Academy membership: associates, academicians, artists, and honorary corresponding members. The category of artists was eliminated in 1829, and the honorary member category, established to recognize American artists living outside New York, distinguished foreign artists, and patrons and friends of the Academy, was eliminated in 1862 (the constitution was not amended with this change until 1896). Since 1869, the residency requirement for election to active membership was eliminated and membership was opened to all American artists. In 1920, the classification of honorary corresponding member was re-introduced to recognize representatives of other national academies. With the 1997 constitution, the honorary corresponding member classification was again eliminated, and in 1994 the associate category was eliminated.

Artists are proposed for membership by academicians through the membership committee and are elected for life by a sixty percent majority, based on recognized excellence and significant contributions to the field. Procedures and rules for nominating and choosing new academicians changed over the years, as detailed in the constitutions. Associates were at one time required to present a portrait of themselves upon election and academicians were required to provide an additional representative work upon election. With the elimination of the category of associate in 1994, only one representative work is currently required. These works of art become part of the Academy's permanent collection.

The original classes of professional artists were painting, sculpture, architecture, and engraving. These professional classes were modified over the years. In 1936 the engraving class was made more comprehensive, including all of the graphic arts. Watercolor was added as a class in 1943 and was codified in the 1945 constitution. However, the division into five distinct classes started to create difficulties in how specific works of art were to be categorized. In 1981 the council eased the rules regarding separate media classification so that members could submit a work in any medium to the annual exhibitions regardless of the class to which they had been elected. The constitution of 1994 restated four professional classes—painting, sculpture, graphics, and architecture—which were further reduced in the 2011 constitution to two: visual arts and architecture.

Until 2009, the governing body of the Academy was the council. The seven officers of the council were president, vice-president, treasurer, assistant treasurer, corresponding secretary, assistant corresponding secretary and recording secretary, all of whom were required to be academicians. In 2009, a new constitution provided for a board of governors, replacing the council. The five officers of the board of governors are chair, vice-chair, president, vice-president, and treasurer. Only the offices of president and vice-president are required to be held by academicians.

Central to the Academy's mission, the school began with an anatomy lecture for the New York Drawing Association, delivered by Dr. Frederick G. King in November 1825. The first drawing session took place in November 1826 in the Old Alms House at City Hall Park with two academicians and twenty students. In the school's early years, professional artists met with students to draw from plaster casts of antique sculpture in the academic tradition. Both lectures and studio training were central the school's early curricula. Life classes, the practice of drawing from live models, were introduced in 1837, but only to advanced male students. A life class for women was not instituted until 1857, even though women were allowed membership to the Academy since its beginning. Due to financial difficulties at the Academy, the school was forced to move locations and shut down its operations for extended periods. Mounting dissatisfaction and frustration led several students and Lemuel E. Wilmarth, one of the school's leaders and first full-time professional instructor, to leave the Academy in 1875 and form a new school, the Art Students League. While charging tuition was unpopular, the Academy realized that it was necessary to ensure the school's sustainability, and implemented fee structures with varying success over the second half of the 19th century and first half of the 20th. Eventually, tuition was established by 1951, when the school was reopened at a new location, 5th Avenue and 89th Street.

Exhibitions have always been an important activity for the Academy, even prior to the opening of the National Academy Museum in 1979. Since 1826, the Academy has held annual exhibitions intended to reflect contemporary art currents in America. Any American artist was eligible to submit work to be reviewed by a jury of selection, comprised of academicians. Throughout the 19th century, the annual exhibitions at the Academy were one of the most significant and influential in the country. The selection process for these exhibitions was a critical topic, at times actively discussed in the press, and continually undergoing modification and change. In addition to the Annuals, the galleries of the Academy were often rented or loaned to outside organizations such as the American Watercolor Society, Audubon Artists, and the National Association of Women Artists. The galleries also mounted special exhibitions curated by its members and hosted a certain number of travelling exhibitions organized by other museums or art organizations. The museum, opened in 1979, hosted and presented major exhibitions, many focusing on historic European subjects.

Official Names of the Academy 1825-2017

1825 -- The New York Drawing Association

1826 -- The National Academy of The Arts of Design

1828 -- The National Academy of Design

1997 -- The National Academy Museum and School of Fine Art

2017 -- The National Academy of Design

National Academy of Design Meeting, Exhibition, and School Locations

1826 -- Old Alms House at City Hall Park in lower Manhattan

1827-1830 -- Chambers Street over the Arcade Baths

1831-1840 -- Corner of Nassau and Beckman Streets, the Mercantile Library on the third floor of Clinton Hall

1841 to 1849 -- 346 Broadway (at Leonard Street), the third and fourth floors of the New York Society Library

1850-1854 -- 663 Broadway, where the Academy erected a suite of six galleries

1855-1856 -- 548 Broadway (over Dr. Chapin's Church)

1857 -- 663 Broadway

1858-1861 -- 10th Street and 4th Avenue, the upper floor of a building

1861-1863 -- 625 Broadway, the Institute of Art

1865-1899 -- 23rd Street and Fourth Avenue (now Park Avenue South)

1899-1940 -- 109th Street and Amsterdam Avenue; exhibition galleries at 215 West 57th Street

1940-2017 -- 1083 Fifth Avenue at East 89th Street
Provenance:
The bulk of the collection was donated by the National Academy of Design in 2018. The trustees' ledger book in series 6 was donated in 1979 by Warder Cadbury of the Adirondack Museum; it is unclear how Cadbury acquired the ledger. Microfilm reels 798-799 containing transcriptions of minutes were given to the Archives by Lois Fink in 1974.
Restrictions:
This bulk of this collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center.
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.
Function:
Arts organizations -- New York (State)
Art Schools -- New York (State)
Genre/Form:
Drawings
Scrapbooks
Interviews
Citation:
National Academy of Design records, 1817-2012. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.natiacad
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9790a36d2-0f17-4470-b1e2-0292dba3dd20
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New York Etching Club

Collection Creator:
National Academy of Design (U.S.)  Search this
Container:
Box 59, Folder 1
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1891-1893
Collection Restrictions:
This bulk of this collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center.
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:
National Academy of Design records, 1817-2012. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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National Academy of Design records
National Academy of Design records / Series 15: Other Organizations
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw99ab0e9f3-253a-47ea-8b79-3cc927c3c225
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ead_component:sova-aaa-natiacad-ref1002

Chamberlain-Comden

Collection Creator:
National Academy of Design (U.S.)  Search this
Container:
Box 63, Folder 25
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1860-1975
Scope and Contents:
Chamberlain, Samuel

Chapin, Cornelia

Chapman, Carlton

Chapman, Charles

Cheffetz, Asa

Chen, Chi

Choate, Nathaniel

Church, Frederic Edwin

Church Frederick Stuart

Ciampaglia, Carlo

Clark, Eliot

Clark, Walter

Clarke, Thomas Shields

Clarkson, Ralph

Clemens, Paul

Clinedinst, B. W.

Comden, Harry Poole
Collection Restrictions:
This bulk of this collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center.
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:
National Academy of Design records, 1817-2012. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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National Academy of Design records
National Academy of Design records / Series 18: Artist Files
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9171c537c-57fd-4aaf-859b-ed23cea2a5f3
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-natiacad-ref1114
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Other Organizations

Collection Creator:
National Academy of Design (U.S.)  Search this
Extent:
1.8 Linear feet (Boxes 57-59, 131)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1817-1997
Scope and Contents:
Files from other organizations may include correspondence, ledgers, and printed material. Many of these organizations had business with the National Academy of Design, and records pertain to events, meetings, and exhibitions. Records of the New York Etching Club are particularly robust, and contain the Club's minutes and member certificates. Other notable organizations include the American Academy of Fine Arts, American Federation of Arts, American Watercolor Society, Art Students League, Fine Arts Federation of New York, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, and Salmagundi Club.
Arrangement:
The series is arranged alphabetically with a few certificates from various organizations arranged at the end.
Collection Restrictions:
This bulk of this collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center.
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:
National Academy of Design records, 1817-2012. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.natiacad, Series 15
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National Academy of Design records
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw96a3722e0-8a9d-41ed-9963-24430124813c
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-natiacad-ref15

New York Etching Club

Collection Creator:
National Academy of Design (U.S.)  Search this
Container:
Box 58, Folder 24-26
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1877-1889
1981
Collection Restrictions:
This bulk of this collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center.
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:
National Academy of Design records, 1817-2012. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
National Academy of Design records
National Academy of Design records / Series 15: Other Organizations
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw916310961-c7f5-4bb8-b13b-2ded516dbe81
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-natiacad-ref981

James D. Smillie and Smillie family papers

Creator:
Smillie Family  Search this
Names:
Bierstadt, Albert, 1830-1902  Search this
Church, Frederick S. (Frederick Stuart), 1842-1924  Search this
Colman, Samuel, 1832-1920  Search this
Hart, Charles Henry, 1847-1918  Search this
Johnson, Eastman, 1824-1906  Search this
Smillie, Catherine Van Valkenburg  Search this
Smillie, George H. (George Henry), 1840-1921  Search this
Smillie, James David, 1833-1909  Search this
Smillie, James, 1807-1885  Search this
Smillie, Nellie Sheldon Jacobs, 1854-1926  Search this
Tait, A.T.  Search this
Extent:
5.6 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Diaries
Etchings
Photographs
Scrapbooks
Date:
1853-1957
Summary:
The James D. Smillie and Smillie family papers measure 5.6 linear feet and date from 1853 to 1957. The collection consists of the papers of four members of the Smillie family including James Smillie, his sons James David and George Henry Smillie, and George's wife, Helen 'Nellie' Jacobs Smillie. The majority of the papers are those of James D. Smillie, comprised of correspondence, forty-five daily diaries, a scrapbook, printed materials, and one etching. The papers of James Smillie consist of biographical materials and writings. The George Smillie papers include biographical materials, scattered correspondence, a scrapbook, printed materials, and photographs. The Helen Jacobs Smillie papers include corrrespondence and photographs. Also found are scattered materials relating to other family members, mostly the children of Helen Jacobs and George Smillie.
Scope and Content Note:
The James D. Smillie and Smillie family papers measure 5.6 linear feet and date from 1853 to 1957. The collection consists of the papers of four members of the Smillie family including James Smillie, his sons James David and George Henry Smillie, and George's wife, Helen 'Nellie' Jacobs Smillie. The majority of the papers are those of James D. Smillie, comprised of correspondence, forty-five daily diaries, a scrapbook, printed materials, and one etching. The papers of James Smillie consist of biographical materials and writings. The George Smillie papers include biographical materials, scattered correspondence, a scrapbook, printed materials, and photographs. The Helen Jacobs Smillie papers include correspondence and photographs. Also found are scattered materials relating to other family members, mostly the children of Helen Jacobs and George Smillie.

James David Smillie's papers consist of correspondence, personal business records, forty-five diaries, a scrapbook, and printed material. Correspondence is mostly professional in nature and includes letters from Albert Bierstadt, Frederick Stuart Church, Samuel Colman, Charles Henry Hart, Eastman Johnson, James Smillie, and A. T. Tait. Forty-five volumes of detailed daily diaries dating from 1865 until 1909 include entries about his work, but are exceedingly rich in references to over 200 artists with which Smillie was associated. Additionally, there are numerous loose documents, notes, and some photographs that were found tucked within the diaries. This finding aid includes a list of named artists referenced in the diaries along with the exact date of the notation. James D. Smillie's papers also include an original etching entitled Up the Hill.

James Smillie papers are scattered and include manuscript and draft copies of his published autobiography, A Pilgrimage, and memorabilia from his 50th wedding anniversary to Catherine Van Valkenburg Smillie.

George Henry Smillie papers contain biographical materials, scattered correspondence, a scrapbook of clippings, printed materials, and photographs. There is a certificate from the National Academy of Design dating from 1883 and photographs of Smillie, Smillie in his studio, and his family.

Helen Jacobs Smillie papers consist of family correspondence from her husband and parents, and studio portrait photographs.

Scattered papers from other family members include correspondence, a list of works of art by the family, a photograph album from Sheldon Smillie, and a portrait of William Smillie.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 5 series:

Missing Title

Series 1: James D. Smillie papers, 1853-1917 (4.5 linear feet; Boxes 1-7)

Series 2: James Smillie papers, 1882 (0.2 linear feet; Box 5)

Series 3: George Henry Smillie papers, 1867-1920 (0.6 linear feet; Boxes 5-6)

Series 4: Helen Jacobs Smillie papers, 1860-1910 (0.1 linear feet; Box 5)

Series 5: Other Smillie Family Members papers, circa 1880s-1957 (0.2 linear feet; Box 5)
Biographical Note:
James D. Smillie and the Smillie family members were active in New York City and the New England area as engravers and landscape painters during the nineteenth century. Members of the Smillie Family of artists include James Smillie (1807-1885), his sons James D. (1833-1909) and George Smillie (1854-1924), and George's wife Helen 'Nellie' Jacobs Smillie (1855-1926).

Born in Edinburgh, Scotland to David and Elizabeth Smillie, James Smillie immigrated to Quebec, Canada. James must have learned engraving from his father who worked with jewelry and silver. Upon his father's death in 1827, Smillie travelled to London and eventually to New York City, where he embarked on a career of creating engravings of paintings by other artists. By 1831, he had established his reputation primarily as an engraver of American landscape paintings. The portability of James Smillie's engravings helped to bring to the American public the grand landscapes by Albert Bierstadt, Thomas Cole, and Asher Durand. Smillie also worked for the American Banknote Company.

James Smillie married Catherine Van Valkenburg in 1832, and two of their sons, James David and George Henry also became artists. Elder son James D. assisted his father with engraving and later explored his own artistic talents in prints of the American landscape. Among his many subjects were the Sierra Nevada, Adirondack, Rocky, White, and Catskill Mountains. James D. Smillie was a founding member of the American Watercolor Society and served as its president from 1873 to 1879. Additionally, he was an early member of the New York Etching Club and the first meeting was held in his studio in 1877. James D. also wrote about art for various periodicals.

Like his older brother, George Henry Smillie learned engraving from his father, but turned to painting early in his career. By 1862, he had his own studio in New York City and exhibited with the National Academy of Design in 1864. George travelled throughout the United States sketching and painting landscapes inspired by Long Island, the Adirondack Mountains, the Rocky Mountains, and New England. Many of George's paintings of the American West were influenced by the Hudson River School. George married one of his brother's pupils, Helen Sheldon Jacobs.

Helen Jacobs Smillie, known as Nellie, was born in New York City to Samuel and Helen Jacobs. She received art instruction at Cooper Union and the National Academy of Design and was a pupil of James D. Smillie and J. O. Eaton. She married George Smillie in 1881, with whom she had three sons, Sheldon, Charles, and Gordon. Nellie was a member of the American Watercolor Society along with her husband and brother-in-law, and painted in the Hudson River School style.
Related Material:
Also found in the Archives of American Art is the Brucia Witthoft research material on James Smillie and the Smillie family, 1830- 1999. The National Gallery of Canada holds the James D. Smillie Papers.
Separated Materials:
The Archives of American Art also holds materials lent for microfilming (reels 3766 and 3829) including personal photographs, photos of Smille's house in Montrose, Pennsylvania, and a photocopy of a journal. Lent material was returned to the lenders and is not described in the collection container inventory.
Provenance:
James Smillie, David Smillie, and Barbara Smillie Curtis donated the Smillie Family papers to the Archives of American Art in several installments between 1978 and 1990. James Smille lent photographs for microfilming in 1986.
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.
Topic:
Artists' studios -- Photographs  Search this
Art, Modern -- 19th century -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Artists -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Engraving -- 19th century -- United States  Search this
Engravers -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Genre/Form:
Diaries
Etchings
Photographs
Scrapbooks
Citation:
James D. Smillie and Smillie family papers, 1853-1957. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.smilsmil
See more items in:
James D. Smillie and Smillie family papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9867d9b62-3dd7-4ab5-ba2b-5c1b329fabbf
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-smilsmil
Online Media:

A publication by The New-York etching club with catalogue of etching proofs exhibited at the National Academy of Design, New-York, February 1891, 1891

Creator:
New York Etching Club  Search this
Subject:
Lathrop, William Langson  Search this
Platt, Charles A. (Charles Adams)  Search this
Church, Frederick S. (Frederick Stuart)  Search this
Chapman, Carlton T. (Carlton Theodore)  Search this
Colman, Samuel  Search this
Citation:
A publication by The New-York etching club with catalogue of etching proofs exhibited at the National Academy of Design, New-York, February 1891, 1891. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Theme:
Publications  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8090
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210261
AAA_collcode_nyetcclb
Theme:
Publications
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_210261

Leigh H. Hunt papers

Creator:
Hunt, Leigh H. (Leigh Harrison), 1858-1937  Search this
Extent:
5.9 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Sketches
Scrapbooks
Drawings
Diaries
Date:
1870-1937
Summary:
The collection measures 5.9 linear feet, dates from 1870-1937, and documents the career of art history instructor, printmaker, and physician Leigh Harrison Hunt. Found within the papers are scattered biographical material for Hunt; letters; miscellaneous financial records; diaries written by his wife Grace Storrs Hunt; notes and writings; art work by Hunt; scrapbooks; miscellaneous printed material; photographs; and commercial printing blocks.
Scope and Content Note:
The papers of art history instructor, printmaker, and physician Leigh H. Hunt measure 5.9 linear feet and date from 1870-1937. Found within the papers are scattered biographical material for Hunt; letters from friends and colleagues primarily concerning the celebration of Hunt's 50-year teaching career; auction records and miscellaneous receipts; diaries written by his wife Grace Storrs Hunt describing daily life and specific European trips; notes and writings including art history lecture notes; art work by Hunt; scrapbooks of clippings; miscellaneous printed material including voyage-related ephemera; photographs of Hunt, his family, friends, and residence; and commercial printing blocks.
Arrangement:
The collection has been arranged into 10 series. All series are arranged chronologically, except for the lecture notes which are arranged alphabetically. Oversized material from various series has been housed in Box 11 (Sol), OV12 and OV13, and is noted in the Series Description/Container Listing Section at the appropriate folder title with see also/see references.

Missing Title

Series 1: Biographical Material, 1877-1937, undated (Box 1, 11, OV12; 3 folders)

Series 2: Letters, 1881-1937, undated (Box 1; 16 folders)

Series 3: Financial Records, 1904-1911, undated (Box 1; 1 folder)

Series 4: Diaries by Grace Hunt, 1884-1931 (Box 1; 11 folders)

Series 5: Notes and Writings, 1878-1937, undated (Box 1, 2, 11; 56 folders)

Series 6: Art Work, 1884-1930, undated (Box 2, 3, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10,11, OV12, OV13; 1.6 linear feet)

Series 7: Scrapbooks, 1877-1925, undated (Box 3; 9 folders)

Series 8: Printed Material, 1870-1937, undated (Box 3, 4, 11, OV12; 1.4 linear feet)

Series 9: Photographs, 1880-1934, undated (Box 4, 5, 11; 30 folders)

Series 10: Artifacts, undated (Box 5; 2 folders)
Biographical Note:
Leigh Harrison Hunt was born on May 19, 1858 in Galena, Illinois, the son of businessman Leigh A. Hunt and Eliza (Harrison) Hunt. He was a maternal descendant of Benjamin Harrison, a signer of the Declaration of Independence.

The family moved to New York City in the early 1860s, and in 1877, Hunt graduated from the City College of New York, receiving medals in history, belles-lettres, mathematics, astronomy, philosophy, and English. He was also appointed as tutor in the City College's Art Department. In the same year, he entered Bellevue Medical School to study anatomy but was persuaded to finish the course and was graduated with the degree of Doctor of Medicine in 1880.

While continuing to teach at City College, Dr. Hunt taught histo-pathology at the medical school, and for a brief time practiced medicine. In 1882, he received an M.S. degree and soon after abandoned all medical pursuits to devote himself entirely to producing art and teaching art history. Hunt was made head of the art department in 1918 and continued in that position until his retirement in 1928.

Hunt was a member of several art-related organizations including the New York Etching Club, the Salmagundi Club, the Society of American Etchers and the Artists' Fund Society. In 1931, he founded the Haden Etching Club whose members were artists who were also physicians.

Hunt and his wife, Grace (née Grace Anna Storrs), enjoyed travel and made frequent voyages to Europe between the 1880s until the outbreak of the first World War in 1914. Several of their voyages were on R. M. S. Lusitania.

Leigh Harrison Hunt died Dec 16, 1937 in New York City.
Provenance:
The Leigh H. Hunt papers were donated in 1967 by Phyllis Leon, the executor of the Hunt Estate.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Use requires an appointment and is limited to the Washington, D.C. research facility.
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:
Etchers -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Sketches
Scrapbooks
Drawings
Diaries
Citation:
Leigh H. Hunt papers, 1870-1937. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.huntleig
See more items in:
Leigh H. Hunt papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9fa67049d-5a64-440c-88d6-9bb32ca75a74
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-huntleig

Scottish Landscape

Graphic artist:
Moran, Thomas  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Measurements:
plate: 24 cm x 30 cm; 9 7/16 in x 11 13/16 in
sheet: 32.5 cm x 47.5 cm; 12 13/16 in x 18 11/16 in
image: 23.5 cm x 30 cm; 9 1/4 in x 11 13/16 in
Object Name:
print
Object Type:
roulettes
Etching
Date made:
1882
Subject:
Landscape  Search this
Related Publication:
Morand, Anne and Nancy Friese. The Prints of Thomas Moran in the Thomas Gilcrease Institute of American History and Art
Credit Line:
Jean Leon Gerome Ferris
ID Number:
GA.14737
Catalog number:
14737
Accession number:
94830
See more items in:
Work and Industry: Graphic Arts
Ferris Collection
Communications
Art
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a8-75c8-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1002251

S. J. Ferris Self-portrait

Graphic artist:
Ferris, Stephen James  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Measurements:
image: 12.5 cm x 9.5 cm; 4 15/16 in x 3 3/4 in
plate: 13.5 cm x 10 cm; 5 5/16 in x 3 15/16 in
sheet: 29 cm x 20.5 cm; 11 7/16 in x 8 1/16 in
Object Name:
print
etching
Place made:
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Date made:
1880
Subject:
Portraits  Search this
Related Publication:
Prints of Nature: Poetic Etchings of Mary Nimmo Moran
Credit Line:
Ferris Collection
ID Number:
GA.14388.02
Accession number:
94830
Catalog number:
14388
See more items in:
Work and Industry: Graphic Arts
Ferris Collection
Communications
Art
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a6-0d2e-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1001661

Letters to Albert Rosenthal, 1885-1936

Creator:
Rosenthal, Albert, 1863-1939  Search this
Subject:
Lowrie, S. T.  Search this
Morris, Robert  Search this
Snell, Henry B. (Henry Bayley)  Search this
Bosley, Frederick A.  Search this
Brandeis, Lewis D.  Search this
Breckenridge, Hugh H. (Hugh Henry)  Search this
Cardozo, Benjamin N. (Benjamin Nathan)  Search this
Clark, Walter  Search this
Coffin, William A. (William Anderson)  Search this
Cole, Timothy  Search this
Colt, Morgan  Search this
Dunsmore, John Ward  Search this
Esmonds, Thomas H. Grattan  Search this
Faxon, William Bailey  Search this
Fell, D. Newlin  Search this
Fogg, John S. H.  Search this
Ford, Paul Leicester  Search this
Grafly, Charles  Search this
Gratz, Simon  Search this
Hartmann, Sadakichi  Search this
Jusserand, J. J. (Jean Jules)  Search this
Konkle, Burton Alva  Search this
Murphy, Hermann Dudley  Search this
Partridge, William Ordway  Search this
Paxton, William McGregor  Search this
Pennypacker, Samuel W. (Samuel Whitaker)  Search this
Price, M. Elizabeth (Mary Elizabeth)  Search this
Redfield, Edward Willis  Search this
Richards, Fred T.  Search this
Rittenberg, Henry R.  Search this
Robinson, Alexander  Search this
Rosenbach, A. S. W. (Abraham Simon Wolf)  Search this
Ryder, Chauncey F.  Search this
Seyffert, Leopold  Search this
Staake, William H.  Search this
Stevens, Abby Weld  Search this
Sulzberger, Mayer  Search this
Tanner, Henry Ossawa  Search this
Uhle, Bernhard  Search this
Welsh, Devitt  Search this
Wharton, Anne Hollingsworth  Search this
Williams, Frederick Ballard  Search this
Balfour, F. R. S.  Search this
Bilotti, Salvatore F.  Search this
Blenner, Carle Joan  Search this
Borie, Adolphe  Search this
New York Etching Club  Search this
Citation:
Letters to Albert Rosenthal, 1885-1936. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Art -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Theme:
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)10934
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)214711
AAA_collcode_rosealbl
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_214711

American Water Color Society illustrated catalogue of [the] twentieth annual exhibition : including the exhibition of the N.Y. Etching Club held at the galleries of the National Academy of Design, 1887

Creator:
American Watercolor Society  Search this
New York Etching Club  Search this
Citation:
American Water Color Society illustrated catalogue of [the] twentieth annual exhibition : including the exhibition of the N.Y. Etching Club held at the galleries of the National Academy of Design, 1887. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Watercolor painting -- Catalogs  Search this
Theme:
Art Market  Search this
Publications  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)5959
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)208804
AAA_collcode_amerwaco
Theme:
Art Market
Publications
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_208804

New York Etching Club Exhibition 1888

Object Name:
Booklet
Booklet
Other Terms:
Booklet; Etching
Place made:
United States: New York, New York City
Date made:
1888
ID Number:
GA.00941
Catalog number:
00941
Accession number:
20,590
See more items in:
Work and Industry: Graphic Arts
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a6-1bd0-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_807164

New York Etching Club Exhibition 1889

Object Name:
Print
Other Terms:
Print; Etching
ID Number:
1981.0509.678
Accession number:
1981.0509
Catalog number:
1981.0509.678
81.0509.678
See more items in:
Work and Industry: Graphic Arts
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a6-1bd1-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_807165

A Publication By the New-York Etching Club 1891

Object Name:
Print
Other Terms:
Print; Etching
ID Number:
1981.0509.676
Accession number:
1981.0509
Catalog number:
1981.0509.676
81.0509.676
See more items in:
Work and Industry: Graphic Arts
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a6-07f2-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_807184

The Olive Trees of the Riviera (from the portfolio, Twenty Original

Artist:
Samuel Colman, born Portland, ME 1832-died New York City 1920  Search this
Publisher:
New York Etching Club  Search this
Cassell and Co.  Search this
Printer:
Kimmel and Voight  Search this
Medium:
etching on parchment
Dimensions:
plate: 11 x 14 3/4 in. (27.9 x 37.5 cm)
Type:
Graphic Arts-Print
Date:
1884
Topic:
Architecture\bridge  Search this
Landscape\tree\olive tree  Search this
Architecture Exterior  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase
Object number:
1969.20.1
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
See more items in:
Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Department:
Graphic Arts
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk74ecf9e8f-cafd-451f-8b45-bffe09b87f83
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1969.20.1

New York Etching Club, National Academy of Design

Subject:
Frederick Stuart Church, American, 1842–1924  Search this
Collector:
Dr. Dudley Tenney, New York City  Search this
Medium:
Printed in black ink on paper
Dimensions:
30.2 × 23.5 cm (11 7/8 × 9 1/4 in.)
Type:
ephemera
Ephemera
Object Name:
Ephemera
Made in:
USA
Date:
1891
Credit Line:
Bequest of Erskine Hewitt
Accession Number:
1938-57-1070-10
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
See more items in:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq4cc23c2aa-f871-4292-8970-07a7221ee16b
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1938-57-1070-10

A publication by The New-York etching club with catalogue of etching proofs exhibited at the National Academy of Design, New-York, February 1891

Creator:
New York Etching Club  Search this
Names:
Chapman, Carlton T. (Carlton Theodore), 1860-1925  Search this
Church, Frederick S. (Frederick Stuart), 1842-1924  Search this
Colman, Samuel, 1832-1920  Search this
Lathrop, William Langson, 1859-1938  Search this
Platt, Charles A. (Charles Adams), 1861-1933  Search this
Extent:
1 Item ((on 1 microfilm reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1891
Scope and Contents:
Contains original etchings by Frederick Stuart Church, Charles A. Platt, William Langson Lathrop, Carlton T. Chapman, and Samuel Colman.
Provenance:
Mrs. Frank Hirst donated the catalog to the Archives. Previous owners included Constance Alexander Otwell and her aunt, Mrs. William Alexander.
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:
Etchers  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.nyetcclb
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9debf43de-ecdd-4cde-b595-8591de634c9f
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-nyetcclb

American Water Color Society illustrated catalogue of [the] twentieth annual exhibition : including the exhibition of the N.Y. Etching Club held at the galleries of the National Academy of Design

Creator:
American Watercolor Society  Search this
New York Etching Club  Search this
Extent:
44 Leaves ((on partial microfilm reel), ill.)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Leaves
Date:
1887
Publication, Distribution, Etc. (Imprint):
New York ; [s.n.], 1887 (New York : Printed at John C. Renkin, Jr.)
Provenance:
Donated 1981 by Mrs. Frank Hirst, relationship to the American Water Color Society not clear.
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.
Topic:
Watercolor painting -- Catalogs  Search this
Function:
Arts organizations -- Catalogs
Identifier:
AAA.amerwaco
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9c0c5c458-f0f4-4ace-aaa8-32f34ab971f2
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-amerwaco

Letters to Albert Rosenthal

Creator:
Rosenthal, Albert, 1863-1939  Search this
Names:
New York Etching Club  Search this
Balfour, F. R. S.  Search this
Bilotti, Salvatore F., 1879-1953  Search this
Blenner, Carle Joan, 1864-1952  Search this
Borie, Adolphe, 1877-1934  Search this
Bosley, Frederick A., 1881-1942  Search this
Brandeis, Lewis D.  Search this
Breckenridge, Hugh H. (Hugh Henry), 1870-1937  Search this
Cardozo, Benjamin N. (Benjamin Nathan), 1870-1938  Search this
Clark, Walter, 1848-1917  Search this
Coffin, William A. (William Anderson), 1855-1925  Search this
Cole, Timothy, 1852-1931  Search this
Colt, Morgan, 1876-1926  Search this
Dunsmore, John Ward, 1856-1945  Search this
Esmonds, Thomas H. Grattan  Search this
Faxon, William Bailey, 1849-1941  Search this
Fell, D. Newlin  Search this
Fogg, John S. H.  Search this
Ford, Paul Leicester, 1865-1902  Search this
Grafly, Charles, 1862-1929  Search this
Gratz, Simon  Search this
Hartmann, Sadakichi, 1867-1944  Search this
Jusserand, J. J. (Jean Jules), 1855-1932  Search this
Konkle, Burton Alva, 1861-1944  Search this
Lowrie, S. T.  Search this
Morris, Robert, 1734-1806  Search this
Murphy, Hermann Dudley, 1867-1945  Search this
Partridge, William Ordway, 1861-1930  Search this
Paxton, William McGregor, 1869-1941  Search this
Pennypacker, Samuel W. (Samuel Whitaker), 1843-1916  Search this
Price, M. Elizabeth (Mary Elizabeth), 1875-1960  Search this
Redfield, Edward Willis, 1869-1965  Search this
Richards, Fred T.  Search this
Rittenberg, Henry R., b. 1879  Search this
Robinson, Alexander, 1867-1952  Search this
Rosenbach, A. S. W. (Abraham Simon Wolf), 1876-1952  Search this
Ryder, Chauncey F., 1868-1949  Search this
Seyffert, Leopold  Search this
Snell, Henry B. (Henry Bayley), 1858-1943  Search this
Staake, William H.  Search this
Stevens, Abby Weld  Search this
Sulzberger, Mayer, 1843-1923  Search this
Tanner, Henry Ossawa, 1859-1937  Search this
Uhle, Bernhard  Search this
Welsh, Devitt, 1888-1942  Search this
Wharton, Anne Hollingsworth, 1845-1928  Search this
Williams, Frederick Ballard, 1871-1956  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (partial microfilm reel)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1885-1936
Scope and Contents:
Letters received, mainly from artists, Sept. 27, 1885-June 3, 1936, and undated, about works of art, invitations, exhibitions, art, travels and other art related subjects.
The letters are from: F.R.S. Balfour, Belfer?, Salvatore F. Bilotti, Carle Joan Blenner, Adolphe Borie, Frederick Andrew Bosley, Lewis D. Brandeis, Hugh Henry Breckenridge, Benjamin Nathan Cardozo, Walter Clark, William Anderson Coffin, Timothy Cole, Morgan Colt, Thomas H. Grattan Esmonds, William Bailey Faxon, D. Newlin Fell, John S.H. Fogg, Paul Leicester Ford, Charles Allan Grafly, Simon Gratz (13 letters), Sadakichi Hartmann, Jean A.A.J. Jusserand, Burton Alva Konkle, Hermann Dudley Murphy, New York Etching Club, William Ordway Partidge, William McGregor Paxton, Samuel Pennypacker (22 letters), M. Elizabeth Price, Edward Willis Redfield, Fred T. Richards, Henry R. Rittenberg, Alexander Charles Robinson, S. M. Rosenbach,
Chauncey Foster Ryder, Leopold G. Seyffert, John Simon, William H. Staake, Abby Weld Stevens, Mayer Sulzberger (14 letters), Henry Ossawa Tanner, Bernhard Uhle, Devitt Welsh, Anne Hollingsworth Wharton, and Frederick Ballard Williams. Also included are a letter from Rosenthal to S.T. Lowrie, a letter from J.W. Dunsmore to H.B. Snell, regarding hanging Rosenthal's portrait of Snell at the Salmagundi Club, and a notice of a sale of etchings by Robert Morris, 1899.
Arrangement:
Arranged chronologically.
Biographical / Historical:
Painter, portrait painter, lithographer, art collector; New Hope, Pa.
Provenance:
Microfilmed by the Historical Society of Pennsylvania for the Archives of American Art, 1955.
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
Portrait painters -- Pennsylvania  Search this
Topic:
Art -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.rosealbl
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9435c460b-1604-4761-ad52-68f32aed7b44
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-rosealbl

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