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Portraits of Others

Creator:
Freer, Charles Lang, 1856-1919  Search this
Names:
Freer Gallery of Art  Search this
Dewing, Thomas Wilmer, 1851-1938  Search this
Fenollosa, Ernest Francisco, 1853-1908  Search this
Philip, Rosalind Birnie, 1873-1958  Search this
Saint-Gaudens, Augustus, 1848-1907  Search this
Steichen, Edward, 1879-1973  Search this
Thayer, Abbott Handerson, 1849-1921  Search this
Tryon, Dwight William, 1849-1925  Search this
Whistler, James McNeill, 1834-1903  Search this
White, Clarence H., 1871-1925  Search this
White, Stanford, 1853-1906  Search this
Collection Creator:
Freer, Charles Lang, 1856-1919  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (linear foot)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
Photographs of artists and others, including Thomas Dewing, Ernest Fenollosa, Rosalind Birnie Philip, Augustus Saint-Gaudens, Abbott Handerson Thayer, Dwight Tryon,Shugio Hiromichi, Stanford White, and Michael Tomkinson.
Series 12.3: Portraits of artists and colleagues
Arrangement:
Organized by country.
Local Numbers:
FSA A.01 12.03
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.
Topic:
Art, Asian -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Art, American -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Art -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Collection Citation:
Charles Lang Freer Papers. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. Gift of the estate of Charles Lang Freer.
Identifier:
FSA.A.01, Subseries 12.3
See more items in:
Charles Lang Freer Papers
Charles Lang Freer Papers / Series 12: Photographs
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-fsa-a-01-ref2309

Photographic portrait of Augustus Saint-Gaudens

Collector:
Freer, Charles Lang, 1856-1919  Search this
Names:
Freer, Charles Lang, 1856-1919  Search this
Saint-Gaudens, Augustus, 1848-1907  Search this
Collection Creator:
Freer, Charles Lang, 1856-1919  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (photographic print)
Type:
Archival materials
Portraits
Photographs
Date:
before 1905
Scope and Contents:
Photographic portrait of American Sculptor Augusts Saint-Gaudens (1848-1907). An inscription below reads "To Charles Freer, a devoted friend. In loving memory of Augustus Saint-Gaudens from AHSG (Augusta Homer Saint-Gaudens), Dec.10, 1907.
Arrangement:
Stored in one box.
Biographical / Historical:
Augustus Saint-Gaudens was one of the most successful American sculptors of the late 19th and early 20th century. Charles Freer commissioned a relief sculpture that Saint-Gaudens was never able to complete. Saint-Gaudens' widow, however sold Freer an important pair of allegorical sculptures in 1915.
Local Numbers:
FSA A.01 12.03.06
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.
Genre/Form:
Portraits -- Men
Photographs
Collection Citation:
Charles Lang Freer Papers. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. Gift of the estate of Charles Lang Freer.
Identifier:
FSA.A.01, Item FSA A.01 12.03.06
See more items in:
Charles Lang Freer Papers
Charles Lang Freer Papers / Series 12: Photographs / 12.3: Portraits of Others
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-fsa-a-01-ref3459

Don Becker collection

Creator:
Becker, Don  Search this
Names:
Bartlett, Paul Wayland, 1865-1925  Search this
Blashfield, Edwin Howland, 1848-1936  Search this
Chase, William Merritt, 1849-1916  Search this
Granger-Dow, Fanny  Search this
Mora, F. Luis (Francis Luis), 1874-1940  Search this
Rodin, Auguste, 1840-1917  Search this
Saint-Gaudens, Augustus, 1848-1907  Search this
Swan, Paul, 1899-1972  Search this
Volk, Douglas , 1856-1935  Search this
Extent:
0.4 Linear feet (ca. 20 items)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1899-1949
Scope and Contents:
Primarily photographs; also clippings and writings concerning artists, mostly around the turn-of-the century. The items were gathered by Don Becker's mother, Fanny Granger-Dow, a student of William Merritt Chase and close friend to Edwin Blashfield and other artists of the period. In addition to Chase and Blashfield, other artists represented include Paul Wayland Bartlett, William Merritt Chase, F. Luis Mora, Auguste Rodin, Augustus Saint-Gaudens, and Paul Swan.
Photographs are of Paul Wayland Bartlett in his studio (signed by Bartlett, 1908); a work of art by Edwin Howland Blashfield; a painting by Douglas Volk annotated to Blashfield "compliments of Samuel Shaw" and signed by 18 artists, including Daniel Chester French and John LaFarge, 1899; William Merritt Chase instructing a class at his New York art school and one of students in Chase's portrait class; works by F. Luis Mora; works by Auguste Rodin (one is annotated "A mon ami Monsieur Brownelle" and signed by Rodin); the Farragut Monument (signed by Augustus Saint-Gaudens); and three of Paul Swan in his studio.
Also found are a 1949 recital announcement; two clippings about Chase (1916); an obituary and a nine-page manuscript about Mora by Fanny Granger-Dow entitled "Character Sketches of Some of Our Younger Artists"; three magazine clippings with cartoons about artists; and a 1904 exhibition catalog for the Fifth Annual Exhibition of the American Society of Miniature Painters.
Provenance:
The collection was originally assembled by Fanny Granger-Dow, the mother of donor Don Becker. She was a student of William Merritt Chase and the family knew many artists of the period.
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.
Occupation:
Art teachers -- Photographs  Search this
Topic:
Artists -- Photographs  Search this
Artists' studios -- Photographs  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.beckdon
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-beckdon

Smithsonian Seal

Author:
Unknown  Search this
Subject:
Saint-Gaudens, Augustus 1848-1907  Search this
Physical description:
Color: Black and White; Size: 8w x 10h; Type of Image: Object; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Object
Date:
1893 or later
Topic:
Seals (Numismatics)  Search this
Per Orbem  Search this
Standard number:
2003-19534
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_10801

Diana, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Saint-Gaudens, Augustus 1848-1907  Search this
Medium:
Bronze
Type:
Sculptures-Model
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Smithsonian American Art Museum 8th & G Streets, N.W Washington District of Columbia 20560 Accession Number: 1929.8.397
Date:
1889
Topic:
Mythology--Classical--Diana  Search this
Figure female--Nude  Search this
Control number:
IAS 08581772
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_293600

Nikh-Eiphnh, (sculpture)

Title:
Victory (Study for Sherman Monument), (sculpture)
Sculptor:
Saint-Gaudens, Augustus 1848-1907  Search this
Medium:
Plaster
Type:
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Smithsonian American Art Museum 8th & G Streets, N.W Washington District of Columbia 20560 Accession Number: 1968.76
Date:
1902
Topic:
Figure female--Head  Search this
Homage--Sherman, William Tecumseh  Search this
Allegory--Other--Triumph  Search this
Study  Search this
Control number:
IAS 08581778
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_293606

Violet Sargent, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Saint-Gaudens, Augustus 1848-1907  Search this
Founder:
Jaboeuf & Bezout Fondeurs  Search this
Subject:
Ormond, Francis, Mrs. (Violet Sargent)  Search this
Medium:
Bronze
Type:
Sculptures-Relief
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Smithsonian American Art Museum 8th & G Streets, N.W Washington District of Columbia 20560 Accession Number: 1970.39
Date:
1890
Topic:
Portrait female  Search this
Performing Arts--Music--Guitar  Search this
Object--Musical Instrument--Guitar  Search this
Control number:
IAS 08581781
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_293609

Robert Louis Stevenson, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Saint-Gaudens, Augustus 1848-1907  Search this
Subject:
Stevenson, Robert Louis  Search this
Medium:
Sculpture: cast bronze; Base: wood
Type:
Sculptures-Relief
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Smithsonian American Art Museum 8th & G Streets, N.W Washington District of Columbia 20560 Accession Number: 1983.90.201
Date:
Modeled 1887. Cast 1899
Topic:
Portrait male  Search this
Occupation--Writer--Novelist  Search this
Control number:
IAS 08581782
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_293610

Nelson and Henry C. White research material

Creator:
White, Henry Cooke, 1861-1952  Search this
White, Nelson C.  Search this
Names:
Tryon Art Gallery  Search this
Barnard, George Grey, 1863-1938  Search this
Benson, Frank Weston, 1862-1951  Search this
Brush, George de Forest, 1855-1941  Search this
Churchill, Alfred Vance, 1864-1949  Search this
Cortissoz, Royal, 1869-1948  Search this
Currier, Elizabeth  Search this
Currier, J. Frank (Joseph Frank), 1843-1909  Search this
Dewing, M. O. (Maria Oakey), 1855-1927  Search this
Dewing, Thomas Wilmer, 1851-1938  Search this
Fantin-Latour, Henri, 1836-1904  Search this
Freer, Charles Lang, 1856-1919  Search this
Fuertes, Louis Agassiz, 1874-1927  Search this
Kaup, Elizabeth Dewing, b. 1885  Search this
Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945  Search this
Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919  Search this
Saint-Gaudens, Augustus, 1848-1907  Search this
Sargent, John Singer, 1856-1925  Search this
Taber, E. M.  Search this
Thayer, Abbott Handerson, 1849-1921  Search this
Thayer, Emma B., 1850-1924  Search this
Thayer, Gladys, 1886 or 7-1945  Search this
Thayer, Kate Bloede  Search this
Thayer, Wm. Henry (William Henry), 1822-1897  Search this
Tryon, Dwight William, 1849-1925  Search this
Whistler, James McNeill, 1834-1903  Search this
Williams, George Alfred, 1875-  Search this
Extent:
4.5 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Diaries
Photographs
Sketches
Date:
circa 1851-1961
Summary:
The research material of Connecticut artists and authors Nelson and Henry C. White, measures 4.5 linear feet and dates from circa 1851-1961. The bulk of the collection consists of Nelson C. White's correspondence, writings, and research, primarily related to J. Frank Currier and Abbott Handerson Thayer, and referencing Thomas Wilmer Dewing. Also found are the correspondence, writings, and research files of Nelson's father, Henry C. White, primarily relating to Dwight W. Tryon. Research files include artist correspondence, writings and notes, printed material, photographs of the artists, and photographs of artwork and exhibition installations.
Scope and Contents:
The research material of Connecticut artists and authors Nelson and Henry C. White, measures 4.5 linear feet and dates from circa 1851-1961. The bulk of the collection consists of Nelson C. White's correspondence, writings, and research, primarily related to J. Frank Currier and Abbott Handerson Thayer, and referencing Thomas Wilmer Dewing. Also found are the correspondence, writings, and research files of Nelson's father, Henry C. White, primarily relating to Dwight W. Tryon. Research files include artist correspondence, writings and notes, printed material, photographs of the artists, and photographs of artwork and exhibition installations.

Nelson C. White's correspondence is with Elizabeth Currier, gallery owners, and other individuals in possession of artwork by Currier, conducted during his research on J. Frank Currier, as well as with Elizabeth Dewing Kaup and others concerning his research on Thomas Wilmer Dewing. Miscellaneous material includes reviews of White's autobiography on Abbott Handerson Thayer, and White's ink sketches for a holiday card.

Nelson C. White's writings and notes consist of annotated drafts of Abbott H. Thayer: Painter and Naturalist, The Life and Art of J. Frank Currier, and articles including "Cremona," and "The Art of Thomas W. Dewing."

White's research files form the bulk of the collection. 9 folders of research material on J. Frank Currier consist primarily of photos of artwork and of an installation at Lyman Allyn Museum, but also include a transcript of Currier's 1870 diary, and 3 photographs (copy prints) of Currier. White's research material on Abbott Handerson Thayer is substantial and includes: biographical material on Thayer, such as family reminiscences by Thayer's daughter, Gladys Thayer, and his father, William Henry Thayer; copies and originals of Thayer's letters to his first wife, Kate Thayer, and his second wife, Emma Beach Thayer, and correspondence with William Henry Thayer; typescript copies and originals of Thayer's correspondence with artists, politicians, naturalists and others including George Grey Barnard, Frank Weston Benson, George de Forest Brush, Royal Cortissoz, Maria Oakey Dewing, Thomas Wilmer Dewing , Charles Lang Freer, Louis Agassiz Fuertes, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Theodore Roosevelt, Augustus Saint-Gaudens, John Singer Sargent, Edward Martin Taber, and George Alfred Williams; annotated drafts of Thayer's writings and notes on art, philosophy, and nature including his theories on concealing coloration and wildlife preservation; printed material including 2 Thayer exhibition catalogs and news clippings of Thayer's letters to editors; and photographs of Thayer, his family and friends, his home and studio, and his artwork.

Henry C. White's papers include a folder of White's correspondence relating to the publication of his book, The Life and Art of Dwight William Tryon and including a letter from Elizabeth Currier; drafts of his biography of Tryon, including revisions by Mrs. Bender, Alfred Vance Churchill, and Mr. Rossiter; research material on Tryon including transcripts of letters from Tryon to George Alfred Williams, from Charles Lang Freer to Tryon, and from James McNeill Whistler to Henri Fantin-Latour; a typescript of autobiographical "notes and recollections" by Tryon; and photographs of Tryon, his home and studio, his artwork, and the Tryon Art Gallery at Smith College.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 4 series.

Missing Title

Series 1: Nelson C. White Correspondence and Miscellaneous Material, 1921-1953 (Box 1; 0.25 linear feet)

Series 2: Nelson C. White's Writings and Notes, circa 1929-circa 1951 (Box 1, OV 6; 0.5 linear feet)

Series 3: Nelson C. White's Research Files, circa 1851-1961 (Boxes 1-4, OV 6; 2.65 linear feet)

Series 4: Henry C. White Papers, circa 1860-1954 (Boxes 4-5; 1.1 linear feet)
Biographical / Historical:
Connecticut painter, art historian, and collector, Nelson C. White (1900-1989) was born in Waterford, Connecticut, to artist Henry C. White. He studied at the National Academy of Design and Yale University and established himself as a landscape painter whilst also pursuing a literary career. He was the author of two biographies: The Life and Art of J. Frank Currier (1936), and Abbott H. Thayer: Painter and Naturalist (1951). White also penned an article on his friend, Thomas Wilmer Dewing ("The Art of Thomas Wilmer Dewing"), which was published in 1929.

White's father, Henry C. White (1861-1952), was an artist known primarily for his landscapes and seascapes of his native Connecticut. Born in Hartford, White began his career in 1875, studying with Dwight W. Tryon. In the 1880s he enrolled in the Art Students League in New York, while continuing to study with Tryon and other artists, including Kenyon Cox and George de Forest Brush. In the 1890s he traveled in Europe and then returned to Hartford where he taught drawing at the Hartford Public School, and co-founded the Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts in 1910. Like his son, White had literary aspirations, and in 1930 published a biography of his life-long friend and teacher entitled The Life and Art of Dwight W. Tryon. Two years after his death in 1952, the Lyman Allyn Museum held a memorial exhibition for White, curated primarily by Nelson C. White.
Related Materials:
The Archives of American Art holds several collections related to the Nelson and Henry C. White research material on Abbott Handerson Thayer and Dwight William Tryon. These include research material on Abbott Handerson Thayer and other artists, 1895-1990, donated by Thomas B. Brumbaugh; the Abbott Handerson Thayer letter and drawings to Caroline Peddle Ball, circa 1890-1893; and the Dwight William Tryon papers, 1872-1930.
Separated Materials:
The Archives of American Art also holds material lent for microfilming (reels 1330 and 2807) including autobiographical notes by Tryon, letters to Nelson C. White and Henry C. white, photographs of artwork, and an article. Lent materials were returned to the lender and are not described in the collection container inventory.
Provenance:
The Archives of American Art purchased two linear feet of material from Nelson C. White in 1956. White also lent material and donated papers in 1978 and 1983.
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:
Painters -- Connecticut  Search this
Art historians -- Connecticut  Search this
Topic:
Art -- Collectors and collecting -- Connecticut  Search this
Art -- Philosophy  Search this
Protective coloration (Biology)  Search this
Artists' studios -- Photographs  Search this
Wildlife conservation  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Genre/Form:
Diaries
Photographs
Sketches
Citation:
Nelson and Henry C. White research material, circa 1851-1961. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.whitnels
See more items in:
Nelson and Henry C. White research material
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-whitnels
Online Media:

[Miscellaneous Sites in Boston, Massachusetts]: the Robert Gould Shaw Memorial.

Photographer:
Sears, Thomas Warren, 1880-1966  Search this
Creator:
Saint-Gaudens, Augustus, 1848-1907  Search this
Collection Creator:
Sears, Thomas Warren, 1880-1966  Search this
Sears & Wendell  Search this
Olmsted Brothers  Search this
Harvard University  Search this
American Society of Landscape Architects  Search this
Collection Donor:
Tibbetts, Eleanor Sears  Search this
Extent:
1 Glass negative (black-and-white, 3 x 5 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Glass negatives
Place:
Massachusetts -- Boston
United States of America -- Massachusetts -- Suffolk County -- Boston
Date:
[between 1900 and 1910]
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
For information or study purposes only. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Relief  Search this
Sculpture  Search this
Genre/Form:
Glass negatives
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Thomas Warren Sears photograph collection.
Identifier:
AAG.SRS, Item MA328001
See more items in:
Thomas Warren Sears photograph collection
Thomas Warren Sears photograph collection / Series 1: Photographic Images / United States / Massachusetts / MA328: Boston -- Miscellaneous Sites in Boston, Massachusetts
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-srs-ref4873

Oral history interview with Lewis Iselin

Creator:
Iselin, Lewis, 1913-1990  Search this
Interviewer:
Cummings, Paul  Search this
Names:
Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation  Search this
Saint-Gaudens, Augustus, 1848-1907  Search this
Young, Mahonri Mackintosh, 1877-1957  Search this
Extent:
91 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Interviews
Date:
1969 April 10
Scope and Contents:
Interview of Lewis Iselin conducted by Paul Cummings for the Archives of American Art.
Biographical / Historical:
Lewis Iselin (1913-1990) was a sculptor in Camden, Maine.
Provenance:
This interview is part of the Archives' Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and others.
Restrictions:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Sculptors -- Maine -- Camden -- Interviews  Search this
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Portrait painting  Search this
Mural painting and decoration  Search this
Sculpture -- Technique  Search this
Function:
Arts organizations
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.iselin69
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-iselin69
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Nancy Douglas Bowditch

Interviewee:
Bowditch, Nancy Douglas  Search this
Interviewer:
Brown, Robert F.  Search this
Names:
Brush, George de Forest, 1855-1941  Search this
Faulkner, Barry, 1881-1966  Search this
Pearmain, William Robert, 1888-1912  Search this
Saint-Gaudens, Augustus, 1848-1907  Search this
Thayer, Abbott Handerson, 1849-1921  Search this
Twain, Mark, 1835-1910  Search this
Volk, Douglas , 1856-1935  Search this
Extent:
28 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1974 January 30
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Nancy Douglas Bowditch conducted 1974 January 30, by Robert F. Brown, for the Archives of American Art.
Bowditch speaks of her memories of early childhood; her father, George de Forest Brush, and his work; her relationship with her father; and her education and upbringing. She reminisces about Augustus Saint-Gaudens and Abbott H. Thayer, who were family friends, and their relationships with Brush; her family's home life, their travels in Europe; her family's relationship with Samuel Clemens and family; and her first husband, William Robert Pearmain, his family background, their marriage, his involvement with organized labor and social reform, and his early death from leukemia. She also recalls Douglas Volk and Barry Faulkner.
Biographical / Historical:
Nancy Bowditch (1890-1979) was a painter, a playwright, and costume and set designer. Bowditch was born in Paris, the second eldest child of painter George de Forest Brush. Brush made the artist-colony of Dublin, N.H. his American home, where Mark Twain and daughter Jean Clemens were neighbors. They spent considerable time in Paris and Italy. Nancy married William Robert Pearmain, a childhood neighbor and later, a pupil of her father, in 1909. Pearmain died of leukemia in 1912. Subsequently, she married Dr. Harold Bowditch whose father was instrumental in the development of Harvard University Medical School.
General:
Originally recorded on 2 sound tape reels. Reformatted in 2010 as 1 digital wav file. Duration is 1 hr., 38 min.
Provenance:
This interview is part of the Archives of American Art Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and others.
Restrictions:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
Occupation:
Painters -- New Hampshire  Search this
Set designers -- New Hampshire  Search this
Costume designers -- New Hampshire  Search this
Authors -- New Hampshire  Search this
Topic:
Women artists  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Women designers  Search this
Women authors  Search this
Art, American  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.bowdit74
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-bowdit74
Online Media:

Charles Erskine Scott Wood letter

Creator:
Wood, Charles Erskine Scott, 1852-1944  Search this
Names:
Saint-Gaudens, Augustus, 1848-1907  Search this
Warner, Olin Levi, 1844-1896  Search this
Extent:
2 Items ((on partial microfilm reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1927
Scope and Contents:
A letter from Wood to Prof. Post, January 7, 1927, in response to Post's request for information on Olin Levi Warner. Wood compares his friends Warner and Augustus Saint-Gaudens, and encloses another letter which lists Warner's sculptures and offers other information.
Biographical / Historical:
Painter, lawyer.
Provenance:
Donated July 1961 by Erhand Weyhe.
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:
Sculptors  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.woodcesl
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-woodcesl

William Henry Rinehart Fund records

Creator:
William Henry Rinehart Fund  Search this
Names:
Johns Hopkins University. Peabody Institute  Search this
Blashfield, Edwin Howland, 1848-1936  Search this
Dietsch, C. Percival, 1881-1961  Search this
French, Daniel Chester, 1850-1931  Search this
Gilman, Daniel Coit, 1831-1908  Search this
Keck, Charles, 1875-1951  Search this
MacNeil, Hermon Atkins, 1866-1947  Search this
Miller, Joseph Maxwell, 1877-1933  Search this
Pitt, Faris C.  Search this
Proctor, Alexander Phimister, 1862-1950  Search this
Riggs, T. Lawrason (Thomas Lawrason), 1888-1943  Search this
Rinehart, William Henry, 1825-1874  Search this
Saint-Gaudens, Augustus, 1848-1907  Search this
Schuler, Hans, 1874-1951  Search this
Stouffer, J. Edgar  Search this
Uhler, Philip R., 1835-1913  Search this
Walters, Henry, 1848-1931  Search this
Walters, W. T. (William Thompson), 1820-1894  Search this
Extent:
1 Reel (ca. 800 items (on partial microfilm reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Reels
Date:
1875-1930
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence, business records, printed matter, photographs and miscellany.
A statement of purpose of the fund; a volume of Rinehart Committee meeting minutes, including Rinehart's will; abstracts of minutes and reports of the Rinehart Committtee; a ledger recording Rinehart Fund expenditures, including cash paid for scholarships, instructors' salaries, models, shipment of works from Rome and Paris to Baltimore, and sculpture acquisitions; William T. Walters and B. F. Newcomer's account with Rinehart's estate; bills and receipts; printed material, including regulations for scholarships; clippings; and miscellany.
Correspondence includes ca. 200 letters from Rome and Paris, from Rinehart scholars including letters from J. Edgar Stouffer, with one letter containing 5 photographs of his sculpture, C. Percival Dietsch, Alexander Phimister Proctor, Hermon Atkins MacNeil, Hans Schuler, Charles Keck, J. Maxwell Miller and others; correspondence and indexed abstracts of letters of the Rinehart Advisory Committee, including letters from Augustus Saint-Gaudens, Daniel Chester French, Edwin Howland Blashfield and Charles K. McKim; correspondence of the Rinehart Fund Committee and Peabody Institute officials, including letters from Daniel Coit Gilman, Faris C. Pitt, Lawrason Riggs, Henry Walters, and P.R. Uhler; and a letterpress book.
Biographical / Historical:
The American neo-classical sculptor, Willam Henry Rinehart, established this fund through a bequest to provide scholarships for young artists to study in Paris and at the American Academy in Rome. Administered through the Peabody Institute, Baltimore, Md.
Provenance:
Lent for microfilming 1984 by the Peabody Institute.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Occupation:
Sculptors  Search this
Arts administrators -- Maryland -- Baltimore  Search this
Topic:
Art -- Scholarships, fellowships, etc  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.willherf
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-willherf

Interviews of Frances Grimes and Maxfield Parrish

Creator:
Spinney, Frank  Search this
Parrish, Maxfield, 1870-1966  Search this
Names:
Grimes, Frances, 1869-1963  Search this
Saint-Gaudens, Augustus, 1848-1907  Search this
Extent:
8 Items (sound cassettes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
[ca. 1960]
Scope and Contents:
Three untranscribed interviews: one of Frances Grimes conducted by James Farley and Frank Spinney on 5 tapes. Grimes speaks of Augustus Saint Gaudens and other residents of the Cornish, New Hampshire art colony; two interviews of Maxfield Parrish, one conducted by James Farley on 3 tapes, and one conducted by Spinney on 2 tapes (one tape contains portions of both interview). In both interviews Parrish speaks of painting and residents of the Cornish, New Hampshire art colony.
Biographical / Historical:
Spinney was Curator of the Saint-Gaudens Museum, Cornish, New Hampshire. Grimes was a sculptor. Parrish was an illustrator and painter.
General:
Cassettes in this collection were created from original recordings on sound tape reels, which are not with the collection. Portions of the Farley interview appear to be missing. Sound quality is poor.
Provenance:
Donated 1981 by Joan Platt.
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.
Topic:
Art -- Study and teaching -- New Hampshire -- Cornish  Search this
Art, American  Search this
Function:
Artist colonies -- New Hampshire
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.spinfran
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-spinfran

Henry Merwin Shrady papers

Creator:
Shrady, Henry Mervin, 1871-1922  Search this
Names:
Bitter, Karl Theodore Francis, 1867-1915  Search this
Penfield, Edward, 1866-1925  Search this
Saint-Gaudens, Augustus, 1848-1907  Search this
Shrady, Henry Mervin, 1871-1922  Search this
Extent:
79 Items ((on partial microfilm reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1901-1972
Scope and Contents:
28 letters to Shrady, mostly about his Ulyssses S. Grant monument in Washington, D.C., from Karl Bitter, Edward Penfield, Augustus Saint-Gaudens (photocopies), members of the Grant family, and others; 16 sketches; printed material, including 6 clippings and 12 magazine articles; and 17 photographs of Shrady and his work.
Biographical / Historical:
Sculptor; Elmsford, New York.
Provenance:
Lent for microfilming by Henry M. Shrady, Jr., 1973.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Occupation:
Sculptors -- New York (State) -- Elmsford  Search this
Topic:
Sculpture, American -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.shrahenr
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-shrahenr

Augustus Saint-Gaudens letters

Creator:
Saint-Gaudens, Augustus, 1848-1907  Search this
Names:
Flannagan, John Bernard, 1895?-1942  Search this
Levy, Florence N. (Florence Nightingale), 1870-1947  Search this
Saint-Gaudens, Augusta Homer, d. 1926  Search this
Extent:
9 Items ((on partial microfilm reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1905-1906
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence and letters from Saint-Gaudens.
REEL 3621: aFive letters and a receipt from Mr. and Mrs. Saint-Gaudens in Windsor, Vt. to Mrs. Frederick Ferris Thompson in Canandaigua, N.Y, discussing employing Saint-Gaudens's student, John Flanagan, to obtain for Mrs. Thompson a copy of the "Discobolus" in the Louvre and the bust Saint-Gaudens is making of Mr. Thompson. The receipt is for the final payment for the bust. One letter is from Mrs. Saint Gaudens explaining that they will be unable to visit the Thompsons since Mr. Saint-Gaudens is unable to travel.
REEL D10: Three letters from Saint-Gaudens to Mr. Keep, June 6, 1891, asking him to visit the studio; to Florence Levy, June 29, 1901 and April 30, 1906, concerning photographs she requested of a portrait of Saint-Gaudens's son by John Singer Sargent; and to an unidentified individual, November 20, 1891.
Biographical / Historical:
Sculptor; Windsor, Vt. Mrs. Frederick Thompson, the recipient of these letters, employed Saint-Gaudens to make a portrait medallion of her husband. The work is now in St. Anthony Hall, a fraternity house at Williams College in Williamstown, Mass. Saint-Gaudens died a year after completing this.
Provenance:
Material on reel 3621 lent for microfilming by S. Lane Faison, Director of the Williams College Museum of Art. Levy letters on reel D10 purchased with funds given by Charles Hamilton 1956. Other letters on reel D10 donated by Charles E. Feinberg, an active donor and friend of AAA.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Occupation:
Art patrons -- New York (State)  Search this
Sculptors -- Vermont -- Windsor  Search this
Topic:
Art patronage  Search this
Art -- Commissioning  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.sainaugu
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-sainaugu

Bela L. Pratt papers

Creator:
Pratt, Bela Lyon, 1867-1917  Search this
Names:
Benson, Frank Weston, 1862-1951  Search this
Burroughs, Bryson, 1869-1934  Search this
Burroughs, Edith Woodman, 1871-1916  Search this
French, Daniel Chester, 1850-1931  Search this
Saint-Gaudens, Augustus, 1848-1907  Search this
Extent:
5 Reels (ca. 450 items (on 5 microfilm reels))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Reels
Date:
1876-1986
Scope and Contents:
Biographical materials, letters and correspondence, photographs, diary, subject files, and printed ephemera.
REEL 2527: Biographical sketches; sculpture contracts; lists of Pratt's work compiled by his son, Dudley Pratt; a pencil sketch; photographs of Pratt at work in his studio; portraits of him; 172 photographs of his sculpture and a memorial exhibition installation; photographs of Frank Weston Benson and Alexander Phimister Proctor; clippings; and printed material.
REELS 3995-3998: An award from Yale School of Fine Arts; admission tickets; marriage certificate; identification card for his wife, Helen, from the Societe des Artistes Francais for the 1897 Salon; a 25-page diary of Helen, 1896-1898, describing the Pratts' wedding and their experiences in Italy and France; notices of Pratt's appointment to the Visiting Committee of Classical Art at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; biographical sketches; an anecdote by a nephew; and a letter of reminiscence by his son Dudley, 1941. Also included are letters from Pratt to his mother, Sarah Victoria Whittlesey Pratt, describing his activities, his contemporaries and his work; correspondence with friends, family, students, and associates and letters of condolence to Mrs. Pratt; subject files, arranged alphabetically by correspondent, containing letters, photographs and clippings from and about Pratt's friends and colleagues, including Frank Weston Benson, Bryson and Edith Woodman Burroughs, Daniel Chester French, and Augustus Saint-Gaudens, who gives Pratt advice and critiques two of his busts.
Biographical / Historical:
Sculptor, teacher; Boston, Mass.; b. 1867; d. 1917 Studied at Yale, Art Students League, and with Augustus Saint-Gaudens, Kenyon Cox, and William Merritt Chase, and others.
Provenance:
Material on reel 2527 lent for microfilming 1982 by Thomas Leavitt, a descendant of Pratt. Material on reels 3995-3998 lent 1987 by Cynthia Kennedy Sam, Pratt's granddaughter.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Occupation:
Sculptors -- Massachusetts -- Boston  Search this
Topic:
Sculpture, American -- Massachusetts -- Boston  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.pratbela
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-pratbela

Charles A. Platt letter collection

Creator:
Platt, Charles A. (Charles Adams), 1861-1933  Search this
Names:
Bunker, Dennis Miller, 1861-1890  Search this
Haden, Francis Seymour, Sir, 1818-1910  Search this
Herford, Oliver, 1863-1935  Search this
McKim, Charles Follen, 1847-1909  Search this
Platt, Eleanor Hardy Bunker, 1869-1953  Search this
Saint-Gaudens, Augustus, 1848-1907  Search this
Thayer, Abbott Handerson, 1849-1921  Search this
Extent:
8 Items
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
[ca. 1887]
Scope and Contents:
Three letters to Charles A.Platt from acquaintences Francis Seymour Haden (June 3), Oliver Herford, and Abbott Handerson Thayer (April 20); one letter to Dennis M. Bunker, friend and colleague of Charles A. Platt, from Augustus Saint-Gaudens (Oct. 21); one letter from Bunker to Anne Page (August 1886); a Christmas card to Bunker's wife, Eleanor Hardy Bunker Platt. Other letters include a handwritten invitation to Eleanor Hardy from Lowffler and a letter from Charles F. McKim, colleague of Platt's, to Mary J. Lawrence (July 9).
Biographical / Historical:
Painter, architect, landscape designer; New York, N.Y. and Cornish, N.H.; b. 1861; d. 1933.
Provenance:
Donated 2004 by Charles A. Platt, grandson. The correspondence of Dennis Bunker was in the possession of Platt's widow, Eleanor Hardy Bunker prior to her marriage to Platt in 1893.
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.
Occupation:
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.platchar
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-platchar

Philip Martiny papers

Creator:
Martiny, Philip, 1858-1927  Search this
Names:
World's Columbian Exposition (1893 : Chicago, Ill.)  Search this
Cox, Kenyon, 1856-1919 -- Photographs  Search this
Gilder, Richard Watson, 1844-1909 -- Photographs  Search this
Linder, Raymond J.  Search this
Millet, Francis Davis, 1846-1912 -- Photographs  Search this
Saint-Gaudens, Augustus, 1848-1907 -- Photographs  Search this
Weir, Julian Alden, 1852-1919 -- Photographs  Search this
White, Stanford, 1853-1906 -- Photographs  Search this
Extent:
2 Linear feet ((partially microfilmed on 2 reels))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1858-1973
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence, photographs, sketchbooks, printed material, and lists of commissions. The material was compiled by Martiny's grandson, Raymond J. Linder.
REEL 2156: Correspondence, mostly xeroxed copies, 1901-1925; research correspondence of Linder concerning Martiny, 1972-1973; a 16 p. list of 75 of Martiny's sculpture commissions executed ca. 1887-1924, with brief biographical notes compiled by Linder; sketches and a sketchbook/schoolbook, 1871-1872; invitations, sculpture dedication programs, clippings, Martiny's birth certificate, and miscellany.
REEL 2223: Photographs, ca. 1883-1905, mostly of Martiny's works of art; and photos of Martiny, his studio, family and friends, home, and other personal photos. Also included are two group photos, one taken in Augustus Saint-Gaudens's studio, ca. 1883, with Kenyon Cox, Richard Watson Gilder, Martiny, Francis Millet, Augustus Saint-Gaudens, Julian Alden Weir, and Stanford White, and one of the painters and sculptors who participated in the Columbian Exposition of 1893.
ADDITION: 138 photographs of Martiny's sculpture and sculpture models; 4 photographs of Martiny with other artists; an inventory of sculpture photographs and a "List of Commissions" (47 p., 1996), both compiled by Linder; printed material about Martiny, ca. 1895-1950, including newspaper and magazine articles, exhibition catalogs, and programs; Martiny letterhead stationery; and a pencil sketch by Martiny for the Richard Watson Gilder monument.
Biographical / Historical:
Sculptor, New York, N.Y. Born in Alsace, France. Studied under Augustus Saint-Gaudens.
Provenance:
Donated 1973-1975 and 1997 by Raymond J. Linder, grandson of Martiny.
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:
Sculptors  Search this
Topic:
Sculpture -- United States  Search this
Artists' studios -- Photographs  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.martphil
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-martphil

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