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Hiram Powers papers

Creator:
Powers, Hiram, 1805-1873  Search this
Names:
Adams, John Quincy, 1767-1848  Search this
Astor, William B. (William Backhouse), 1792-1875  Search this
Atlee, Samuel Yorke, b. 1808  Search this
Browning, Elizabeth Barrett, 1806-1861  Search this
Bryant, William Cullen, 1794-1878  Search this
Calhoun, John C. (John Caldwell), 1782-1850  Search this
Crawford, Thomas, 1813 or 14-1857  Search this
Dix, John A. (John Adams), 1798-1879  Search this
Durand, Asher Brown, 1796-1886  Search this
Everett, Edward, 1794-1865  Search this
Fuller, Charles Francis  Search this
Gray, Henry Peters, 1819-1877  Search this
Greeley, Horace, 1811-1872  Search this
Healy, G.P.A. (George Peter Alexander), 1813-1894  Search this
Jackson, Andrew, 1767-1845  Search this
Kinney, E. Clementine  Search this
Kinney, William  Search this
Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth, 1807-1882  Search this
Marsh, George Perkins, 1801-1882  Search this
Morse, Samuel Finley Breese, 1791-1872  Search this
Peabody, George, 1795-1869  Search this
Powers, Longworth, 1835-1904  Search this
Powers, Preston, 1842 or 1843-1904  Search this
Sartain, John, 1808-1897  Search this
Story, William Wetmore, 1819-1895  Search this
Taylor, Bayard, 1825-1878  Search this
Trollope, Francis  Search this
Webster, Daniel, 1782-1852  Search this
Extent:
12.4 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Scrapbooks
Photographs
Writings
Drawings
Poetry
Date:
1819-1953
bulk 1835-1883
Summary:
The papers of sculptor Hiram Powers measure 12.4 linear feet and date from 1819 to 1953, with the bulk of the material dating from 1835 to 1883. Over two-thirds of the collection consists of Powers' correspondence with business associates, purchasers of his artwork, and numerous friends in the United States and Florence, Italy. Of note is Powers' "Studio Memorandum," from 1841 to 1845, which contains dated notations of letters written, receipts and expenditures, business contacts, works in progress, commissions and price quotations for work, comments on problems encountered during studio work, and other notes. Additional papers include scattered biographical material, financial and legal records, printed materials, photographs of Powers, his family, artwork, as well as an extensive collection of carte de visite and cabinet card portraits of many notable figures. Also found is a small amount of artwork by Powers and others, a scrapbook, and two autograph and memorabilia albums.
Scope and Content Note:
The papers of sculptor Hiram Powers measure 12.4 linear feet and date from 1819 to 1953, with the bulk of the material dating from 1835 to 1883. Over two-thirds of the collection consists of Powers' correspondence, which is particularly rich in documenting his artwork, methodology, and his interaction with business associates, purchasers of his artwork, and his numerous friends in the United States and Florence, Italy. Other papers include scattered biographical material, writings by Powers and others, financial and legal records, news clippings and printed items, photographs of Powers, his family, artwork, as well as an extensive collection of carte de visite and cabinet card portraits of many notable figures. Also found is a small amount of artwork by Powers and others, a scrapbook, and two autograph and memorabilia albums.

Biographical material consists of documents for honors conferred on Powers, price lists and inventories of his artwork, papers regarding his death, including a translation of his will, and ephemera, such as his studio cap.

The bulk of the collection consists of Powers' correspondence with family, friends, business associates, and others, documenting his career as an artist and his personal life after he and his family moved to Florence, Italy, in 1837. Almost all of the letters have typed unconfirmed transcriptions completed by volunteers at the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Besides details of his studio work and business dealings, his letters often discuss his views on aesthetics, American politics, slavery and the Civil War, and Spiritualism. Notable correspondence is with William B. Astor, Edward Everett, Samuel York Atlee, William and E. Clementine Kinney, George P. Marsh, George Peabody, Presidents Andrew Jackson and John Quincy Adams, William Cullen Bryant, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, John C. Calhoun, Thomas Crawford, John A. Dix, Asher Durand, Charles Francis Fuller, Henry Peters Gray, Horace Greeley, George P. A. Healy, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Samuel F. B. Morse, W. W. Story, John Sartain, Frances Trollope, and Daniel Webster.

Writings by Powers include his "Studio Memorandum," a journal-type notebook he kept from 1841 to 1845, which contains dated notations of letters written, receipts and expenditures, business contacts, works in progress, commissions and price quotations for work, comments on problems encountered during studio work, and other notes. Additional writings include poetry and autobiographical essays and instructions for handling his sculptures. Writings by others include poetry, most of which was written in praise of Powers' artwork. Of note are handwritten transcripts of poems by Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Bayard Taylor, and John Quincy Adams. Also found here are short writings about Powers and his artwork.

Scattered financial and legal records in this collection include patent documents for tools invented by Powers, legal agreements, account statements, and bills and receipts. Printed material consists of news clippings, two booklets, an art association brochure, and an exhibition catalog for works by Powers.

This collection contains photographs of Hiram Powers, his family, friends, notable public figures, and artwork. Many of the photographs were taken by his son, Longworth Powers, who had a private photography studio in Florence. Included are portraits of Powers and his family, as well as a collection of 267 carte de visite and cabinet card portraits of artists, performers, politicians, writers, scientists, and other public figures, many of whom were friends with the Powers family. Other photographs depict Woodstock, Vermont, the marble quarry at Carrara, Italy, and artwork by Hiram and Preston Powers. Also found here is a photograph album kept by Louisa Powers.

Artwork consists of three drawings by Hiram Powers, including a caricature of Miner Kellogg. Also found in this collection is a scrapbook containing news clippings regarding the American tour of the sculpture Greek Slave, an autograph album belonging to Louisa Powers, and an album containing pencil drawings by Preston Powers and dried flowers collected on travels.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into 8 series:

Series 1: Biographical Material, 1841-1927 (Box 1, 15; 0.8 linear feet)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1819-1883 (Box 1-10; 9.0 linear feet)

Series 3: Writings, 1827-1887 (Box 10; 0.3 linear feet)

Series 4: Financial and Legal Records, circa 1840s-1892, 1915 (Box 10, OV 17; 8 folders)

Series 5: Printed Material, circa 1845-1953 (Box 10; 5 folders)

Series 6: Photographs, circa 1860s-1900, 1927, 1932, early 1950s (Box 10-13, 16, OV 17; 1.8 linear feet)

Series 7: Artwork, 1860, mid-1800s (Box 11; 4 folders)

Series 8: Scrapbooks and Albums, 1847-1876 (Box 14; 3 folders)
Biographical Note:
American sculptor Hiram Powers (1805-1873) was born in Woodstock, Vermont, and lived and worked briefly in Washington, D.C. and Boston, before settling permanently in Florence, Italy. Powers is known for portrait busts of prominent American politicians and his idealized neo-classical sculptures, most notably the Greek Slave.

The second youngest of nine children, Powers moved with his family to Cincinnati, Ohio in 1817. When he was 18 he began working in a factory that repaired watches and organs, and he later worked in the mechanical department of Dorfeuille's Western Museum. There, he developed his interest in sculpture and received a commission to create wax figures for a tableau of Dante's Inferno. In 1825 he studied with the Prussian sculptor Frederick Eckstein, who taught him how to model clay and make plaster casts. His early commissions for portrait busts caught the attention of Nicholas Longworth, who became his first patron and funded his travel to Washington, DC, in 1834. While in Washington, Powers completed portrait busts of several prominent politicians, including President Andrew Jackson. He also briefly worked on several commissions in Boston. In 1837, thanks to the patronage of Colonel John S. Preston, he and his family moved to Florence, Italy. He intended to live there for only a few years, but remained there for the rest of his life.

Powers set up a studio in Florence with several assistants, and continued to work on portrait bust commissions. He and his family were active members of the intellectual community of American and English émigrés, such as Robert and Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Horatio Greenough, the Trollope family, and many others. His studio was also a frequent stop on tourists' visits to Florence. In 1839 Powers began working on idealized sculptures in the Neo-classical style, based on history, mythology, and religion. Perhaps most famous of these are Greek Slave and Fisher Boy. Completed in 1845, Greek Slave was exhibited in London and toured the United States. The sculpture received wide attention from the press for its depiction of female nudity and its philosophical significance, and established Powers' international success as a sculptor.

During his career Powers received private and government commissions for portrait busts and ideal sculptures, and sold many replicas of his work. He also invented improved tools for use in his studio, which were patented in the United States, and he developed a special finishing process for marble from the Carrara quarry. He maintained friendships with many Americans through extensive correspondence, and openly expressed his views on the Civil War and the abolition of slavery. Powers' son Longworth had a photography and sculpture studio nearby, and his son Preston, also a sculptor, took over many of Hiram Powers' remaining projects at the time of his death in 1873.
Related Material:
Additional Hiram Powers papers are available at the Winterthur Museum.
Separated Materials:
The Archives of American Art also holds materials lent for microfilming. Reel D117 contains "The Sculpture of Hiram Powers," by Paul B. Metzler. Reels 815-818 includes a "Collection of Letters from Old Residents of Cincinnati to Hiram Powers," compiled by Clara Louise Dentler. Reels 1102-1103 are comprised of an unpublished manuscript entitled "White Marble: The Life and Letters of Hiram Powers, Sculptor," by Clara Louise Dentler. Lent materials were returned to the lenders and are not described in the collection container inventory.
Provenance:
The Hiram Powers papers were purchased by the Smithsonian American Art Museum in 1967 from Christina Seeber, great-granddaughter of Hiram Powers which was subsequenlty transferred to the Archives of American Art in 1984. The Cincinnati Historical Society and Ohio State University also lent the Archives omaterials for microfilming in 1974.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Rights:
The Hiram Powers papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Sculptors -- Italy -- Florence  Search this
Genre/Form:
Scrapbooks
Photographs
Writings
Drawings
Poetry
Citation:
Hiram Powers papers, 1819-1953, bulk 1835-1883. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.powehira
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Hiram Powers papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-powehira
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George Washington

Artist:
William Wetmore Story, 1819 - 1895  Search this
Copy after:
Jean-Antoine Houdon, 1741 - 1828  Search this
Sitter:
George Washington, 22 Feb 1732 - 14 Dec 1799  Search this
Medium:
Marble
Dimensions:
62.3cm x 37cm x 30.3cm (24 1/2" x 14 9/16" x 11 15/16"), Estimate
Type:
Sculpture
Date:
mid-late 19th Century
Topic:
George Washington: Male  Search this
George Washington: Military\Army\Officer\Revolution  Search this
George Washington: Politics and Government\Statesman\Colonial Statesman  Search this
George Washington: Natural Resources\Agriculturist\Farmer  Search this
George Washington: Military\Army\Officer\General  Search this
George Washington: Politics and Government\President of US  Search this
George Washington: Science and Technology\Engineer\Surveyor  Search this
George Washington: Congressional Gold Medal  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Peabody Essex Museum
Website: https://www.pem.org/
Object number:
126,824
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm41533519f-779b-4df3-9df9-4baa383773de
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_126_824

John Marshall

Artist:
William Wetmore Story, 1819 - 1895  Search this
Foundry:
Fonderia Nelli  Search this
Sitter:
John Marshall, 24 Sep 1755 - 6 Jul 1835  Search this
Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
Without Base (Estimate): 212 x 140.5 x 229.5cm (83 7/16 x 55 5/16 x 90 3/8")
Type:
Sculpture
Place:
Italia\Lazio\Roma\Rome
Date:
1883
Topic:
Printed Material\Document  Search this
Home Furnishings\Furniture\Seating\Chair\Armchair  Search this
John Marshall: Male  Search this
John Marshall: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer  Search this
John Marshall: Politics and Government\Cabinet Member\Secretary of State  Search this
John Marshall: Law and Law Enforcement\Judge\Justice\US Supreme Court Justice\Chief Justice of US  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Supreme Court of the United States
Website: www.supremecourtus.gov/
Object number:
APP 981.25
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4c6e8599c-c0ed-4c42-b88e-7be5f678a2b9
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_APP_981.25

William Wetmore Story

Artist:
George Peter Alexander Healy, 15 Jul 1813 - 24 Jun 1894  Search this
Sitter:
William Wetmore Story, 1819 - 1895  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
56.9cm x 44.3cm (22 3/8" x 17 7/16"), Sight
Type:
Painting
Date:
1872
Topic:
William Wetmore Story: Male  Search this
William Wetmore Story: Visual Arts\Artist\Sculptor  Search this
William Wetmore Story: Literature\Writer  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Peabody Essex Museum
Website: https://www.pem.org/
Object number:
126,502
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm40ce978b1-1357-4641-8d7a-63092bebf5b2
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_126_502

William W. Story

Creator:
Duveneck, Elizabeth Boott, Mrs., 1846-1888  Search this
Subject:
Story, William Wetmore  Search this
Type:
Artworks
Date:
1857 or 1858
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)13632
See more items in:
Frank Duveneck and Elizabeth Boott Duveneck papers, 1851-1972, bulk 1851-1919
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_13632
Online Media:

Hiram Powers papers, 1819-1953, bulk 1835-1883

Creator:
Powers, Hiram, 1805-1873  Search this
Subject:
Browning, Elizabeth Barrett  Search this
Atlee, Samuel Yorke  Search this
Astor, William B. (William Backhouse)  Search this
Adams, John Quincy  Search this
Webster, Daniel  Search this
Healy, G.P.A. (George Peter Alexander)  Search this
Peabody, George  Search this
Powers, Preston  Search this
Powers, Longworth  Search this
Story, William Wetmore  Search this
Sartain, John  Search this
Trollope, Francis  Search this
Taylor, Bayard  Search this
Bryant, William Cullen  Search this
Calhoun, John C. (John Caldwell)  Search this
Crawford, Thomas  Search this
Dix, John A. (John Adams)  Search this
Durand, Asher Brown  Search this
Everett, Edward  Search this
Fuller, Charles Francis  Search this
Gray, Henry Peters  Search this
Greeley, Horace  Search this
Jackson, Andrew  Search this
Kinney, E. Clementine  Search this
Kinney, William  Search this
Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth  Search this
Marsh, George Perkins  Search this
Morse, Samuel Finley Breese  Search this
Type:
Scrapbooks
Photographs
Writings
Drawings
Poetry
Topic:
Sculptors -- Italy -- Florence  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7255
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209405
AAA_collcode_powehira
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209405
Online Media:

William Wetmore Story

Photographer:
Montabone  Search this
Subject:
Story, William Wetmore  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
ca. 1870
Topic:
Portraits  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)2579
See more items in:
Charles Scribner's Sons Art Reference Department records, 1839-1962
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_2579
Online Media:

William Wetmore Story

Subject:
Story, William Wetmore  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
ca. 1870
Topic:
Portraits  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)2627
See more items in:
Charles Scribner's Sons Art Reference Department records, 1839-1962
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_2627
Online Media:

William Wetmore Story

Subject:
Story, William Wetmore  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
ca. 1870
Topic:
Portraits  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)2628
See more items in:
Charles Scribner's Sons Art Reference Department records, 1839-1962
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_2628

John Neal Tilton scrapbook, [ca. 1860-1880]

Creator:
Tilton, John Neal, 1860-1924?  Search this
Subject:
Akers, Benjamin Paul  Search this
Browning, Robert  Search this
Carlyle, Thomas  Search this
Stebbins, Emma  Search this
Story, William Wetmore  Search this
Tennyson, Alfred Tennyson, Baron  Search this
Tilton, John Rollin  Search this
Tilton, Paul H.  Search this
Coleman, H.  Search this
Hotchkiss, Thomas H.  Search this
Type:
Scrapbooks
Topic:
Architecture  Search this
Artists' studios -- Italy -- Rome -- Photographs  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8574
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210753
AAA_collcode_tiltjohn
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_210753

Saul Zalesch collection of artists' letters and documents, 1834-1973

Creator:
Zalesch, Saul E. (Saul Erich)  Search this
Subject:
Indiana, Robert  Search this
Lage, William Potter  Search this
Duveneck, Frank  Search this
Story, William Wetmore  Search this
Bishop, Isabel  Search this
Church, Frederick S. (Frederick Stuart)  Search this
Doughty, Thomas  Search this
Fenollosa, Ernest Francisco  Search this
Foster, Ben  Search this
Gardner, Isabella Stewart  Search this
Hassam, Childe  Search this
Henri, Robert  Search this
La Farge, John  Search this
Martin, Homer Dodge  Search this
Merry, C. M.  Search this
Pennell, Joseph  Search this
Redfield, Edward Willis  Search this
Rogers, John  Search this
Stankiewicz, Richard  Search this
Story, Franklin H.  Search this
Sully, Thomas  Search this
Teal, William P.  Search this
Vedder, Elihu  Search this
Bellows, George  Search this
Benton, Thomas Hart  Search this
Bearden, Romare  Search this
Williams, Gluyas  Search this
Lippold, Richard  Search this
Lichtenstein, Roy  Search this
Gropper, William  Search this
Opper, Frederick Burr  Search this
Champney, James Wells  Search this
Betts, Louis  Search this
Baldridge, C. LeRoy  Search this
La Farge, John  Search this
Church, Frederic Edwin  Search this
Millet, Francis Davis  Search this
Weir, Julian Alden  Search this
Duveneck, Josephine W. (Josephine Whitney)  Search this
Sargent, John Singer  Search this
Society of American Artists  Search this
Brooklyn Art Association  Search this
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8850
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211035
AAA_collcode_zalesaul
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211035

Read family papers, 1848-1935

Creator:
Read family  Search this
Subject:
Fosdick, W. W. (William Whiteman)  Search this
Garfield, James A. (James Abram)  Search this
Hosmer, Harriet Goodhue  Search this
Knaus, Ludwig  Search this
Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth  Search this
Powers, Hiram  Search this
Richards, T. Addison (Thomas Addison)  Search this
Rogers, Randolph  Search this
Sartain, John  Search this
Sheridan, Philip Henry  Search this
Sherman, William T. (William Tecumseh)  Search this
Story, William Wetmore  Search this
Whittier, John Greenleaf  Search this
Bierstadt, Albert  Search this
Church, Frederic Edwin  Search this
Read, Thomas Buchanan  Search this
Read, Mary Pratt  Search this
Read, Harriet Denison Butler  Search this
Read, Mary Alice  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8401
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210575
AAA_collcode_readread
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_210575

Saul Zalesch collection of artists' letters and documents

Collector:
Zalesch, Saul E.  Search this
Names:
Brooklyn Art Association  Search this
Society of American Artists  Search this
Baldridge, C. LeRoy  Search this
Bearden, Romare, 1911-1988  Search this
Bellows, George, 1882-1925  Search this
Benton, Thomas Hart, 1889-1975  Search this
Betts, Louis, 1873-1961  Search this
Bishop, Isabel, 1902-1988  Search this
Champney, James Wells, 1843-1903  Search this
Church, Frederic Edwin, 1826-1900  Search this
Church, Frederick S. (Frederick Stuart), 1842-1924  Search this
Doughty, Thomas, 1793-1856  Search this
Duveneck, Frank, 1848-1919  Search this
Duveneck, Josephine W. (Josephine Whitney), 1891-1978  Search this
Fenollosa, Ernest Francisco, 1853-1908  Search this
Foster, Ben, 1852-1926  Search this
Gardner, Isabella Stewart, 1840-1924  Search this
Gropper, William, 1897-1977  Search this
Hassam, Childe, 1859-1935  Search this
Henri, Robert, 1865-1929  Search this
Indiana, Robert, 1928-  Search this
La Farge, John, 1835-1910  Search this
La Farge, John, 1835-1910  Search this
Lage, William Potter  Search this
Lichtenstein, Roy, 1923-1997  Search this
Lippold, Richard, 1915-2002  Search this
Martin, Homer Dodge, 1836-1897  Search this
Merry, C. M.  Search this
Millet, Francis Davis, 1846-1912  Search this
Opper, Frederick Burr, 1857-1937  Search this
Pennell, Joseph, 1857-1926  Search this
Redfield, Edward Willis, 1869-1965  Search this
Rogers, John, 1829-1904  Search this
Sargent, John Singer, 1856-1925  Search this
Stankiewicz, Richard, 1922-1983  Search this
Story, Franklin H.  Search this
Story, William Wetmore, 1819-1895  Search this
Sully, Thomas, 1783-1872  Search this
Teal, William P.  Search this
Vedder, Elihu, 1836-1923  Search this
Weir, Julian Alden, 1852-1919  Search this
Williams, Gluyas, 1888-  Search this
Extent:
58 Items ((portions microfilmed on 1 reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1834-1973
Scope and Contents:
Artists' letters and documents collected by Zalesch and letters written to him in response to inquiries concnering autographs and biographical information.
REEL 3097: Twenty-six letters (1845-1973) written by George Bellows, Thomas Hart Benton, Isabel Bishop, Frederick Stuart Church, Thomas Doughty, Ernest Fenollosa, Ben Foster, Isabella Stewart Gardner, Childe Hassam, Robert Henri, John La Farge, Homer Dodge Martin, Joseph Pennell, Edward Willis Redfield, John Rogers, John Singer Sargent, Richard Stankiewicz, Thomas Sully, and Elihu Vedder. Also included are a Harvard University bond for William Wetmore Story's tuition signed by Franklin H. Story (1834) and a biographical questionnaire completed by John La Farge for The Cyclopedia of American Biography (1925).
UNMICROFILMED: Letters written by Roy Lichtenstein, William Gropper, Gluyas Williams, Ordway Partridge, Frederick Burr Opper, James Wells Champney, C. Gray Parker, Ben Foster, Louis Betts, Cyrus Le Roy Baldridge, Richard Lippold, Romare Bearden, Isabel Bishop, Thomas Hart Benton, Richard Stankiewicz, and others; a brochure for a work of art by Robert Indiana; a certificate from The Brooklyn Art Association for one share of capital stock in the name of William Potter Lage; one page of correspondence documenting a decision made for the Society of American Artists containing a note from Francis D. Millet to J. Alden Weir, followed by a note from Weir to Frederic Church, signed "O.K." by Church.
Vol. XXVI, no. 5, Feb. 1924 periodical, Old Hughes, published by the students of Hughes High school in Cincinnati, Ohio containing a published exchange of letters between principal C. M. Merry and Josephine W. Duveneck, daughter-in-law of painter Frank Duveneck about the Hughes High School purchasing a painting by Duveneck, and a reminiscence of Duveneck by William P. Teal, head of the art department at Hughes High School.
Biographical / Historical:
Saul Zalesch, an art historian, began collecting artists' letters around 1981.
Provenance:
This collection of letters was lent for microfilming by Zalesch in 1984 (reel 3097). Zalesch donated an additional three letters in 1993, twenty-five in 1999, one letter in 2008, and a publication in 2009.
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:
Painters -- United States  Search this
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.zalesaul
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-zalesaul

John Neal Tilton scrapbook

Creator:
Tilton, John Neal, 1860-1924?  Search this
Names:
Akers, Benjamin Paul, 1825-1861  Search this
Browning, Robert, 1812-1889  Search this
Carlyle, Thomas, 1795-1881  Search this
Coleman, H.  Search this
Hotchkiss, Thomas H., 1837-1869  Search this
Stebbins, Emma, 1815-1882  Search this
Story, William Wetmore, 1819-1895  Search this
Tennyson, Alfred Tennyson, Baron, 1809-1892  Search this
Tilton, John Rollin, 1828-1888  Search this
Tilton, Paul H., b. 1859  Search this
Extent:
1 Volume ((on partial microfilm reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Volumes
Scrapbooks
Date:
[ca. 1860-1880]
Scope and Contents:
One scrapbook compiled by Tilton containing photographs of artists John Rollin Tilton and William Wetmore Story in their studios in Rome, of Paul Akers, of writers Robert Browning, Thomas Carlyle, and Alfred Tennyson; photographs of views of Italy, Switzerland, Scotland, Gibraltar, and New York state; photographs of works of art by Emma Stebbins, Tilton's aunt, and by old masters; watercolors by Tilton, H. Coleman, Thomas Hotchkiss, and Tilton's brother Paul H. Tilton.
Biographical / Historical:
Architect; Chicago, Illinois. John Rollin Tilton was Tilton's father. He was a painter and settled in Rome.
Provenance:
Donated 1981 by Elizabeth Milroy, a descendant of Tilton.
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:
Architecture  Search this
Artists' studios -- Italy -- Rome -- Photographs  Search this
Genre/Form:
Scrapbooks
Identifier:
AAA.tiltjohn
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-tiltjohn

Read family papers

Creator:
Read family  Search this
Names:
Bierstadt, Albert, 1830-1902  Search this
Church, Frederic Edwin, 1826-1900  Search this
Fosdick, W. W. (William Whiteman), 1825-1862  Search this
Garfield, James A. (James Abram), 1831-1881  Search this
Hosmer, Harriet Goodhue, 1830-1908  Search this
Knaus, Ludwig, 1829-1910  Search this
Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth, 1807-1882  Search this
Powers, Hiram, 1805-1873  Search this
Read, Harriet Denison Butler, 1837-1935  Search this
Read, Mary Alice, 1845-1870  Search this
Read, Mary Pratt, 1818-1855  Search this
Read, Thomas Buchanan, 1822-1872  Search this
Richards, T. Addison (Thomas Addison), 1820-1900  Search this
Rogers, Randolph, 1825-1892  Search this
Sartain, John, 1808-1897  Search this
Sheridan, Philip Henry, 1831-1888  Search this
Sherman, William T. (William Tecumseh), 1820-1891  Search this
Story, William Wetmore, 1819-1895  Search this
Whittier, John Greenleaf, 1807-1892  Search this
Extent:
229 Items ((on partial microfilm reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1848-1935
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence between Read family members, Thomas Buchanan Read, Mary Pratt Read, Mary Alice Read, and Harriet Denison Butler Read, and notable military, literary, political, and artistic figures, particluarly of the 19th century. Correspondents include Albert Bierstadt, Frederic Edwin Church, William Whiteman Fosdick, Harriet Goodhue Hosmer, Ludwig Knaus, Hiram Powers, Thomas Addison Richards, Randolph Rogers, John Sartain, William Wetmore Story, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, John Greenleaf Whittier, Philip Sheridan, James Garfield, and William Tecumseh Sherman, among others.
Biographical / Historical:
Thomas Buchanan Read was a poet, a portrait and history painter, and sometime sculptor, and worked in the U.S. and abroad.
Provenance:
Lent for microfilming 1979 by Denison L. Burton.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Occupation:
Poets  Search this
Portrait painters  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.readread
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-readread

The Libyan Sibyl

Artist:
William Wetmore Story, born Salem, MA 1819-died Vallombrosa, Italy 1895  Search this
Medium:
marble
Dimensions:
57 x 30 7/8 x 43 3/4 in. (144.8 x 78.4 x 111.1 cm.)
Type:
Sculpture
Date:
modeled 1861, carved 1868
Topic:
Figure female\nude  Search this
Figure female\full length  Search this
Mythology\classical\Sibyl  Search this
Emblem\Star of David  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Bequest of Henry Cabot Lodge through John Ellerton Lodge
Object number:
1925.6.3
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
See more items in:
Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Department:
Painting and Sculpture
On View:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, 2nd Floor, East Wing
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk745d53a84-2c7a-4e51-bf97-6baf7c12fe6f
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1925.6.3

Saul

Artist:
William Wetmore Story, born Salem, MA 1819-died Vallombrosa, Italy 1895  Search this
Medium:
plaster
Dimensions:
58 7/8 x 41 x 66 5/8 in. (149.7 x 104.0 x 169.1 cm.)
Type:
Sculpture
Date:
1881
Topic:
Study\sculpture model  Search this
Religion\Old Testament\Saul  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the Essex Institute
Object number:
1973.27
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
See more items in:
Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Department:
Painting and Sculpture
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk77401e587-ed29-4d75-8b27-757116cbe2c4
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1973.27

Joseph Henry

Artist:
William Wetmore Story, born Salem, MA 1819-died Vallombrosa, Italy 1895  Search this
Sitter:
Joseph Henry  Search this
Medium:
plaster/bronzed
Dimensions:
30 x 27 x 20 in. (76.2 x 68.6 x 50.8 cm.)
Type:
Sculpture
Date:
modeled 1881
Topic:
Portrait male\bust  Search this
Occupation\science\physicist  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum acquisition
Object number:
XX37
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
See more items in:
Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Department:
Painting and Sculpture
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk72a03eaf4-1ff7-45a8-93be-89a1f5bb4e89
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_XX37

John Marshall

Artist:
William Wetmore Story, 1819 - 1895  Search this
Foundry:
Tallix Foundry  Search this
Sitter:
John Marshall, 24 Sep 1755 - 6 Jul 1835  Search this
Medium:
Bronze
Type:
Sculpture
Date:
1920
Topic:
Printed Material\Document\Scroll  Search this
Home Furnishings\Furniture\Seating\Chair\Armchair  Search this
John Marshall: Male  Search this
John Marshall: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer  Search this
John Marshall: Politics and Government\Cabinet Member\Secretary of State  Search this
John Marshall: Law and Law Enforcement\Judge\Justice\US Supreme Court Justice\Chief Justice of US  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: John Marshall Memorial Park Foundation
Object number:
DC900216
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm46b2a3b4e-e9bc-4098-b3ee-2bc79eddf740
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_DC900216

John Marshall

Artist:
William Wetmore Story, 1819 - 1895  Search this
Foundry:
J. Arthur Limerick Company  Search this
Sitter:
John Marshall, 24 Sep 1755 - 6 Jul 1835  Search this
Medium:
Bronze
Type:
Sculpture
Topic:
Printed Material\Document  Search this
Home Furnishings\Furniture\Seating\Chair\Armchair  Search this
John Marshall: Male  Search this
John Marshall: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer  Search this
John Marshall: Politics and Government\Cabinet Member\Secretary of State  Search this
John Marshall: Law and Law Enforcement\Judge\Justice\US Supreme Court Justice\Chief Justice of US  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Philadelphia Museum of Art
Website: www.philamuseum.org/
Object number:
PA260465
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4fef37e70-4920-4bd4-bb2b-88e9bb71027d
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_PA260465

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