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General Winfield Scott

Artist:
Launt Thompson, 1833 - 26 Sep 1894  Search this
Foundry:
Robert Wood & Co.  Search this
Sitter:
Winfield Scott, 13 Jun 1786 - 29 May 1866  Search this
Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
With Base: 62.4 × 22.9 × 23.5cm (24 9/16 × 9 × 9 1/4")
Type:
Sculpture
Date:
c. 1877
Topic:
Costume\Outerwear\Cape  Search this
Winfield Scott: Male  Search this
Winfield Scott: Literature\Writer  Search this
Winfield Scott: Politics and Government\Presidential Candidate  Search this
Winfield Scott: Politics and Government\Public Official  Search this
Winfield Scott: Military\Army\Officer\General  Search this
Winfield Scott: Military\Army\Officer\War of 1812  Search this
Winfield Scott: Military\Army\Officer\Mexican War  Search this
Winfield Scott: Congressional Gold Medal  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: U.S. Soldier's and Airmen's Home
Object number:
101-77
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/sm4e7b81d5e-9bd9-49c3-973b-5944df9c7426
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_101-77
Online Media:

Jervis McEntee papers

Creator:
McEntee, Jervis, 1828-1891  Search this
Names:
Century Association (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
National Academy of Design (U.S.)  Search this
Anthony, A. V. S. (Andrew Varick Stout), 1835-1906  Search this
Baker, George Augustus, 1821-1880  Search this
Bellows, Henry W. (Henry Whitney), 1814-1882  Search this
Boardman, Andrew  Search this
Booth, Edwin, 1833-1893  Search this
Boughton, George Henry, 1834-1905  Search this
Butler, Benjamin F., 1830-1884  Search this
Casilear, John William, 1811-1893  Search this
Chapin, E. H. (Edwin Hubbell), 1814-1880  Search this
Church, Frederic Edwin, 1826-1900  Search this
Church, Isabel  Search this
Cropsey, Jasper Francis, 1823-1900  Search this
DeForest, H. G.  Search this
Derrenbacher, John  Search this
Donoho, J. R., Mrs  Search this
Gifford, Sanford Robinson, 1823-1880  Search this
Gray, Henry Peters, 1819-1877  Search this
Hart, William McDougal, 1823-1894  Search this
Hicks, Thomas, 1823-1890  Search this
Hubbard, Richard William, 1816-1888  Search this
Huntington, Daniel, 1816-1906  Search this
Husted, James W.  Search this
Inness, George, 1825-1894  Search this
Johnson, Eastman, 1824-1906  Search this
Jourmans, E. L., Mrs  Search this
Kensett, John Frederick, 1816-1872  Search this
Lang, Louis, 1814-1893  Search this
McEntee, James S.  Search this
Meeks, Louisa B.  Search this
Palmer, Erastus Dow, 1817-1904  Search this
Sawyer, C. M.  Search this
Shumway, Henry Colton, 1807-1884  Search this
Stoddard, Richard Henry, 1825-1903  Search this
Stone, William O. (William Oliver), 1830-1875  Search this
Stribling, C. K.  Search this
Sykes, Charles W.  Search this
Thompson, Launt, 1833-1894  Search this
Vaux, Calvert, 1824-1895  Search this
Von Glumer, Francisca  Search this
Ward, John Quincy Adams, 1830-1910  Search this
Weir, John F. (John Ferguson), 1841-1926  Search this
Whittredge, Worthington, 1820-1910  Search this
Wickes, E. T.  Search this
Youmans, Kate  Search this
Zarnnhus, E. L.  Search this
Extent:
1.6 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Diaries
Sketches
Place:
Lake George (N.Y.) -- Pictorial works
Lake Champlain (N.Y.) -- Pictorial works
Adirondack Mountains (N.Y.)
Date:
1796, 1848-1905
Summary:
The papers of Hudson River School painter Jervis McEntee measure 1.6 linear feet and date from 1796 and 1848 to 1905. Letters from close friends and family members to McEntee include many from his mentor Frederic Edwin Church, and fellow artists Samuel Putnam Avery, George Henry Boughton, Sanford Gifford, Richard Henry, Eastman Johnson, Elizabeth B. Stoddard, John Ferguson Weir, Worthington Whittredge, and others. Papers relating to the McEntee family include obituaries, a family genealogy, and letters from and regarding family members. There are also papers relating to the Vaux family (McEntee's brother-in-law's family) and American architect and landscape artist Calvert Vaux, who designed a studio for McEntee. Of special significance are five volumes of diaries dating from 1872 through 1890 which provide a detailed depiction of the American art world in the 1870s and 1880s.
Scope and Content Note:
The papers of Hudson River School painter Jervis McEntee measure 1.6 linear feet and date from 1796 and 1850 to 1905. Letters from close friends and family members to McEntee include many from his mentor Frederic Edwin Church, and fellow artists Samuel Putnam Avery, George Henry Boughton, Sanford Gifford, Richard Henry, Eastman Johnson, Elizabeth B. Stoddard, John Ferguson Weir, Worthington Whittredge, and others. Papers relating to the McEntee family include obituaries, a family genealogy, and letters from and regarding family members. There are also papers relating to the Vaux family (McEntee's brother-in-law's family) and American architect and landscape artist Calvert Vaux, who designed a studio for McEntee. Of special significance are five volumes of diaries dating from 1872 through 1890 which provide a detailed depiction of the American art world in the 1870s and 1880s.
Arrangement:
The Jervis McEntee papers have been arranged into five series, based on material type.

Series 1: Letters, 1850-1905, undated (Box 1; 0.2 linear feet)

Series 2: Vaux Family Letters and Correspondence, 1850-1890, undated (Box 1; 0.2 linear feet)

Series 3: Third Party Letters, 1861-1873, undated (Box 2; 0.1 linear feet)

Series 4: Miscellany, 1796, 1848-1895, undated (Box 2; 0.1 linear feet)

Series 5: Diaries, 1872-1890 (Box 3-4; 0.6 linear feet)
Biographical Note:
Jervis McEntee was born in Rondout, New York, July 14, 1828. He had early literary and artistic aspirations and studied under Frederic E. Church, who had himself studied under the Hudson River School master, Thomas Cole. McEntee was to maintain a close relationship with Church for the rest of his life. After an unsuccessful stint as a businessman, McEntee settled in New York in 1857 as one of the charter residents of Richard Morris Hunt's Tenth Street Studio Building. Since many of the other occupants were either bachelors or commuters, and since Mrs. McEntee was a lively, sympathetic hostess, the couple became the center of a spontaneous salon frequented by some of the best-known artists, writers, and actors of the time. After his wife died in 1878, McEntee stayed on, an increasingly neglected widower until his death in 1891.

McEntee was identified with the Hudson River School and an accomplished and sensitive painter of autumnal landscapes. He wrote in 1874, "Perhaps what would mark my work among that of my brother artists is a preference for the soberer phases Nature, the gray days of November and its leafless trees." McEntee stood at the center of the interlocking directorate formed by the National Academy of Design, the Century Club, and the Tenth Street Studio Building. In the latter part of the 19th century, these formed a supreme art establishment whose membership was composed of the old guard American artists, such as McEntee's close friends Eastman Johnson, Sanford Gifford, John Ferguson Weir, Worthington Whittredge, and Church, who were fighting an ultimately futile battle against the encroachment of European influences among both artists and collectors.
Separated Material:
The Archives of American Art also holds material lent for microfilming (reel D9) including a diary dated June 12, 1851-August 17, 1851. This material was returned to the Adirondack Museum in Blue Mountain Lake, New York and is not described in the collection container inventory.
Provenance:
The Adirondack Museum lent one diary for microfilming in 1964. The rest of the collection was acquired from several donors between 1959 and 1997. The noted collector Charles E. Feinberg donated letters in 1959 and, Mrs. Helen S. McEntee, who married the nephew of Jervis McEntee, donated the five volumes of diaries in 1964. William Gaffken, director of the insurance company that acquired the McEntee family insurance business, donated the remaining papers in 1997.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires and appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Rights:
The Jervis McEntee 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:
Artists -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Landscape painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Hudson River school of landscape painting  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Art, Modern -- 19th century -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Artists' studios  Search this
Bull Run (Va.), 1st Battle, 1861  Search this
Genre/Form:
Diaries
Sketches
Citation:
Jervis McEntee papers, 1796, 1848-1905. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.mcenjerv
See more items in:
Jervis McEntee papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-mcenjerv
Online Media:

Jervis McEntee papers, 1796

Creator:
McEntee, Jervis, 1828-1891  Search this
Subject:
Donoho, J. R., Mrs  Search this
Derrenbacher, John  Search this
DeForest, H. G.  Search this
Johnson, Eastman  Search this
Cropsey, Jasper Francis  Search this
Hicks, Thomas  Search this
Hart, William McDougal  Search this
Gray, Henry Peters  Search this
Gifford, Sanford Robinson  Search this
Casilear, John William  Search this
Butler, Benjamin F.  Search this
Boughton, George Henry  Search this
Vaux, Calvert  Search this
Booth, Edwin  Search this
Church, Isabel  Search this
Church, Frederic Edwin  Search this
Chapin, E. H. (Edwin Hubbell)  Search this
Palmer, Erastus Dow  Search this
Meeks, Louisa B.  Search this
McEntee, James S.  Search this
Shumway, Henry Colton  Search this
Stoddard, Richard Henry  Search this
Sawyer, C. M.  Search this
Husted, James W.  Search this
Inness, George  Search this
Hubbard, Richard William  Search this
Huntington, Daniel  Search this
Kensett, John Frederick  Search this
Lang, Louis  Search this
Jourmans, E. L., Mrs  Search this
Wickes, E. T.  Search this
Whittredge, Worthington  Search this
Zarnnhus, E. L.  Search this
Youmans, Kate  Search this
Stribling, C. K.  Search this
Stone, William O. (William Oliver)  Search this
Thompson, Launt  Search this
Sykes, Charles W.  Search this
Von Glumer, Francisca  Search this
Weir, John F. (John Ferguson)  Search this
Ward, John Quincy Adams  Search this
Baker, George Augustus  Search this
Anthony, A. V. S. (Andrew Varick Stout)  Search this
Boardman, Andrew  Search this
Bellows, Henry W. (Henry Whitney)  Search this
National Academy of Design (U.S.)  Search this
Century Association (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Type:
Diaries
Sketches
Topic:
Artists -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Landscape painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Hudson River school of landscape painting  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Art, Modern -- 19th century -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Artists' studios  Search this
Bull Run (Va.), 1st Battle, 1861  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7251
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209401
AAA_collcode_mcenjerv
Theme:
Diaries
Art Movements and Schools
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209401
Online Media:

Richard Henry and Elizabeth B. Stoddard letters, 1852-1910

Creator:
Stoddard, Richard Henry, 1825-1903  Search this
Stoddard, Elizabeth B.  Search this
Subject:
Davis, Charles H. (Charles Harold)  Search this
Linton, W. J. (William James)  Search this
Thompson, Launt  Search this
Carleton, George W.  Search this
Gibson, W. Hamilton (William Hamilton)  Search this
Lawrie, Alexander  Search this
Topic:
Sculptors -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9883
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212385
AAA_collcode_stodrich
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_212385

William Cullen Bryant and Parke Godwin papers, 1821-1901

Creator:
Bryant, William Cullen, 1794-1878  Search this
Godwin, Parke, 1816-1904  Search this
Subject:
Adams, Herbert  Search this
Alexander, John White  Search this
Beard, W. H. (William Holbrook)  Search this
Benson, Eugene  Search this
Bierstadt, Albert  Search this
Bispham, William  Search this
Brackett, Edward Augustus  Search this
Brown, George Loring  Search this
Brown, Henry Kirke  Search this
Brown, John George  Search this
Chapman, J. G. (John Gadsby)  Search this
Coffin, William A. (William Anderson)  Search this
Cozzens, Frederic S. (Frederic Swartwout)  Search this
Cranch, Christopher Pearse  Search this
Dix, Charles Temple  Search this
Edmonds, Francis William  Search this
Ehninger, John Whetten  Search this
Gignoux, Régis François  Search this
Greenough, Horatio  Search this
Hall, George Henry  Search this
Hicks, Thomas  Search this
Howland, Alfred Cornelius  Search this
Huntington, Daniel  Search this
Hutton, Lawrence  Search this
Jefferson, Joseph  Search this
Johnson, Eastman  Search this
La Farge, John  Search this
Lang, Louis  Search this
Laurence, Samuel  Search this
Lippincott, William H. (William Henry)  Search this
McEntee, Jervis  Search this
Mayer, Frank Blackwell  Search this
Miller, Charles Henry  Search this
Morse, Samuel Finley Breese  Search this
Noble, Louis L.  Search this
Noble, Thomas Satterwhite  Search this
O'Donovan, William Rudolph  Search this
Oertel, Johannes Adam Simon  Search this
Richards, T. Addison (Thomas Addison)  Search this
Robbins, Horace Wolcott  Search this
Rogers, John  Search this
Rossiter, Thomas Prichard  Search this
Rowse, Samuel Worcester  Search this
Sarony, Napoleon  Search this
Smillie, James David  Search this
Taylor, Bayard  Search this
Thompson, Cephas Giovanni  Search this
Thompson, Launt  Search this
Ward, John Quincy Adams  Search this
Weir, John F. (John Ferguson)  Search this
Weir, Robert Walter  Search this
White, Edwin D.  Search this
Whittredge, Worthington  Search this
Wood, Thomas Waterman  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9868
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212369
AAA_collcode_bryawill
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_212369

Samuel Putnam Avery papers, 1857-1902

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

Richard Henry and Elizabeth B. Stoddard letters

Creator:
Stoddard, Richard Henry, 1825-1903  Search this
Stoddard, Elizabeth B.  Search this
Names:
Carleton, George W.  Search this
Davis, Charles H. (Charles Harold), 1856-1933  Search this
Gibson, W. Hamilton (William Hamilton), 1850-1896  Search this
Lawrie, Alexander, 1828-1917  Search this
Linton, W. J. (William James), 1812-1897  Search this
Thompson, Launt, 1833-1894  Search this
Extent:
35 Items ((on partial microfilm reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1852-1910
Scope and Contents:
Letters received by the Stoddards from writers and artists including: 26 letters from William J. Linton, mostly about poetry, and enclosing several clippings; an 11-page letter from W. Hamilton Gibson reporting that "over 600 friends visited the Studio" and describing in detail the studio's furnishings and contents; a letter from Alexander Lawrie describing his painting and drawing activities; a letter from sculptor Launt Thompson to Elizabeth Stoddard about her work and about mutual interests; and an illustrated letter from George W. Carleton asking Mrs. Stoddard to visit.
Biographical / Historical:
Author, publisher; New York City.
Provenance:
Microfilmed 1956 by the Archives of American Art with other art-related papers in the Manuscript Division of the New York Public Library. Included in the microfilming project were selected papers of the Art Division and the Prints Division.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Occupation:
Painters  Search this
Topic:
Sculptors -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.stodrich
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-stodrich

William Cullen Bryant and Parke Godwin papers

Creator:
Bryant, William Cullen, 1794-1878  Search this
Godwin, Parke, 1816-1904  Search this
Names:
Adams, Herbert, 1858-1945  Search this
Alexander, John White, 1856-1915  Search this
Beard, W. H. (William Holbrook), 1824-1900  Search this
Benson, Eugene, 1837-1908  Search this
Bierstadt, Albert, 1830-1902  Search this
Bispham, William  Search this
Brackett, Edward Augustus, 1818-1908  Search this
Brown, George Loring, 1814-1889  Search this
Brown, Henry Kirke, 1814-1886  Search this
Brown, John George, 1831-1913  Search this
Chapman, J. G. (John Gadsby), 1808-1889  Search this
Coffin, William A. (William Anderson), 1855-1925  Search this
Cozzens, Frederic S. (Frederic Swartwout), 1818-1869  Search this
Cranch, Christopher Pearse, 1813-1892  Search this
Dix, Charles Temple, 1840-1873  Search this
Edmonds, Francis William, 1806-1863  Search this
Ehninger, John Whetten, 1827-1889  Search this
Gignoux, Régis François, 1816-1882  Search this
Greenough, Horatio, 1805-1852  Search this
Hall, George Henry, 1825-1913  Search this
Hicks, Thomas, 1823-1890  Search this
Howland, Alfred Cornelius, 1838-1909  Search this
Huntington, Daniel, 1816-1906  Search this
Hutton, Lawrence  Search this
Jefferson, Joseph, 1829-1905  Search this
Johnson, Eastman, 1824-1906  Search this
La Farge, John, 1835-1910  Search this
Lang, Louis, 1814-1893  Search this
Laurence, Samuel, 1812-1884  Search this
Lippincott, William H. (William Henry), 1849-1920  Search this
Mayer, Frank Blackwell, 1827-1899  Search this
McEntee, Jervis, 1828-1891  Search this
Miller, Charles Henry, 1842-1922  Search this
Morse, Samuel Finley Breese, 1791-1872  Search this
Noble, Louis L.  Search this
Noble, Thomas Satterwhite, 1835-1907  Search this
O'Donovan, William Rudolph, 1844-1920  Search this
Oertel, Johannes Adam Simon, 1823-1909  Search this
Richards, T. Addison (Thomas Addison), 1820-1900  Search this
Robbins, Horace Wolcott, 1842-1904  Search this
Rogers, John, 1829-1904  Search this
Rossiter, Thomas Prichard, 1818-1871  Search this
Rowse, Samuel Worcester, 1822-1901  Search this
Sarony, Napoleon, 1821-1896  Search this
Smillie, James David, 1833-1909  Search this
Taylor, Bayard, 1825-1878  Search this
Thompson, Cephas Giovanni, 1809-1888  Search this
Thompson, Launt, 1833-1894  Search this
Ward, John Quincy Adams, 1830-1910  Search this
Weir, John F. (John Ferguson), b. 1841  Search this
Weir, Robert Walter, 1803-1889  Search this
White, Edwin D., 1817-1877  Search this
Whittredge, Worthington, 1820-1910  Search this
Wood, Thomas Waterman, 1823-1903  Search this
Extent:
200 Items ((on 2 partial microfilm reels))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1821-1901
Scope and Contents:
Letters and printed material.
Reel N5: Correspondence of Bryant and Godwin.
Correspondents include: John White Alexander, William H. Beard, Eugene Benson, Albert Bierstadt, William Bispham, Edward A. Brackett, George L. Brown, Henry Kirke Brown, John G. Brown, John G. Chapman, William A. Coffin, Frederick S. Cozzens, Christopher P. Cranch, Charles T. Dix, Francis W. Edmonds, John W. Ehninger, Regis F. Gignoux, Horatio Greenough, George H. Hall, Thomas Hicks, Alfred C. Howland, Daniel P. Huntington, Laurence Hutton, Joseph Jefferson, Eastman Johnson, John LaFarge, Louis Lang, Samuel Laurence, William H. Lippincott, Jervis McEntee, Frank B. Mayer, Charles H. Miller, Samuel F. B. Morse, Louis L. Noble, Thomas S. Noble, William R. O'Donovan, Johannes A. S. Oertel, Thomas A. Richards, Horace W. Robbins, John Rogers, Thomas P. Rossiter, Samuel W. Rowse, Napoleon Sarony, James D. Smillie, Bayard Taylor, Cephas G. Thompson, Launt A. Thompson, John Q. A. Ward, John F. Weir, Robert W. Weir, Edwin D. White, Worthington Whittredge, and Thomas W. Wood.
Reel N25: A calling card of Herbert Adams; a letter to Mrs. Frederic N. Goddard from Adams, returning photographs of Bryant; and a letter to Bryant from F. Tabbot about his painting of a forest.
Biographical / Historical:
Poet; New York City. Bryant's son-in-law, Parke Godwin, was an author, one of whose books was a biography of Bryant, THE LIFE AND WORKS OF WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT, 1883.
Other Title:
Bryant-Godwin collection (NYPL microfilm title)
Provenance:
Microfilmed 1956 by the Archives of American Art with other art-related papers in the Manuscript Division of the New York Public Library. Included in the microfilming project were selected papers of the Art Division and the Prints Division.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Occupation:
Poets -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.bryawill
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-bryawill

Samuel Putnam Avery papers

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

Napoleon I

Artist:
Launt Thompson, born Abbeyleix, Ireland 1833-died Middletown, NY 1894  Search this
Sitter:
Napoleon Bonaparte  Search this
Medium:
bronze
Dimensions:
73 1/2 x 26 x 23 in. (186.7 x 66.0 x 58.4 cm)
Type:
Sculpture
Date:
modeled ca. 1866
Topic:
History\France  Search this
Dress\uniform\military uniform  Search this
Occupation\military\general  Search this
Portrait male\full length  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Dr. Gifford B. Pinchot
Object number:
1961.2.27
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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Department:
Painting and Sculpture
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk7e5eaf0c1-bf80-4fd7-91b4-32898da33c8a
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1961.2.27

Edwin Booth as Hamlet

Artist:
Launt Thompson, 1833 - 26 Sep 1894  Search this
Sitter:
Edwin Thomas Booth, 13 Nov 1833 - 7 Jun 1893  Search this
Medium:
Plaster
Dimensions:
Without Base: 30.5 × 24.4 × 16.5cm (12 × 9 5/8 × 6 1/2")
Base 4" x 5"
Type:
Sculpture
Date:
1874
Topic:
Costume\Dress Accessory\Ribbon  Search this
Edwin Thomas Booth: Male  Search this
Edwin Thomas Booth: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor  Search this
Edwin Thomas Booth: Performing Arts\Theater Manager  Search this
Edwin Thomas Booth: Performing Arts\Producer\Theater  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Museum of the City of New York
Website: www.mcny.org/
Object number:
30.99.5
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm48362afdd-0555-4d91-a6f7-fa6c23fe8577
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_30.99.5

Thomas Bailey Aldrich

Artist:
Launt Thompson, 1833 - 26 Sep 1894  Search this
Sitter:
Thomas Bailey Aldrich, 11 Nov 1836 - 19 Mar 1907  Search this
Medium:
Plaster relief
Dimensions:
19.1 × 14cm (7 1/2 × 5 1/2")
Type:
Sculpture
Date:
1863
Topic:
Sculpture\Relief\Bas-relief  Search this
Medallion  Search this
Thomas Bailey Aldrich: Male  Search this
Thomas Bailey Aldrich: Literature\Writer  Search this
Thomas Bailey Aldrich: Literature\Writer\Poet  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: [UNLOCATED]
Object number:
NH900041
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm41a8fa6ca-1316-4032-88bc-8578af20cf34
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NH900041

Winfield Scott

Artist:
Launt Thompson, 1833 - 26 Sep 1894  Search this
Sitter:
Winfield Scott, 13 Jun 1786 - 29 May 1866  Search this
Type:
Sculpture
Topic:
Winfield Scott: Male  Search this
Winfield Scott: Literature\Writer  Search this
Winfield Scott: Politics and Government\Presidential Candidate  Search this
Winfield Scott: Politics and Government\Public Official  Search this
Winfield Scott: Military\Army\Officer\General  Search this
Winfield Scott: Military\Army\Officer\War of 1812  Search this
Winfield Scott: Military\Army\Officer\Mexican War  Search this
Winfield Scott: Congressional Gold Medal  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: West Point Museum
Object number:
NY990510
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4bb6e88ba-88cf-4390-b8de-d3eee2f138c0
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NY990510

William Cullen Bryant

Artist:
Launt Thompson, 1833 - 26 Sep 1894  Search this
Sitter:
William Cullen Bryant, 3 Nov 1794 - 12 Jun 1878  Search this
Medium:
Bronze with brown patina
Dimensions:
20 x 15 x 11 1/4 in. (50.8 x 38.1 x 28.58 cm)
Type:
Sculpture
Date:
1868
Topic:
Personal Attribute\Facial Hair\Beard  Search this
William Cullen Bryant: Male  Search this
William Cullen Bryant: Literature\Writer\Poet  Search this
William Cullen Bryant: Communications\Journalist  Search this
William Cullen Bryant: Communications\Journalist\Editor\Newspaper  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Website: www.lacma.org/
Object number:
M.89.126 LACMA
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4d6ba6cd0-49bc-4554-8a44-b6af896c69c1
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_M.89.126_LACMA

Candace T. Wheeler

Artist:
Launt Thompson, 1833 - 26 Sep 1894  Search this
Sitter:
Candace T. Wheeler, c. 1848 - 1876  Search this
Medium:
Marble
Dimensions:
56.8 x 47.6cm (22 3/8 x 18 3/4")
Type:
Sculpture
Date:
1863
Topic:
Sculpture\Relief  Search this
Candace T. Wheeler: Female  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: New-York Historical Society
Website: www.nyhistory.org/
Object number:
1940.859 NYHS
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4b558730f-2a35-457d-aa8f-920c70b261bd
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_1940.859_NYHS

Daniel Huntington

Artist:
Launt Thompson, 1833 - 26 Sep 1894  Search this
Sitter:
Daniel Huntington, 14 Oct 1816 - 18 Apr 1906  Search this
Medium:
Plaster
Type:
Sculpture
Date:
1922
Topic:
Daniel Huntington: Visual Arts\Artist  Search this
Daniel Huntington: Male  Search this
Daniel Huntington: Visual Arts\Artist\Painter\Portraitist  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: National Academy of Design
Website: www.nationalacademy.org/
Object number:
104-S-3
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm41b0743c0-fadf-485b-92d4-c42eb1273003
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_104-S-3

William Cullen Bryant

Artist:
Launt Thompson, 1833 - 26 Sep 1894  Search this
Sitter:
William Cullen Bryant, 3 Nov 1794 - 12 Jun 1878  Search this
Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
119.4cm x 81.4cm x 58.4cm (47" x 32 1/16" x 23"), Accurate
Type:
Sculpture
Date:
1867
Topic:
Personal Attribute\Facial Hair\Mustache  Search this
Personal Attribute\Facial Hair\Beard  Search this
William Cullen Bryant: Male  Search this
William Cullen Bryant: Literature\Writer\Poet  Search this
William Cullen Bryant: Communications\Journalist  Search this
William Cullen Bryant: Communications\Journalist\Editor\Newspaper  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: City of New York
Object number:
O. L. 88.IV MMA
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm410568879-2b8d-4c90-a9cf-812433432b9e
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_O._L._88.IV__MMA

William Cullen Bryant

Artist:
Launt Thompson, 1833 - 26 Sep 1894  Search this
Sitter:
William Cullen Bryant, 3 Nov 1794 - 12 Jun 1878  Search this
Medium:
Marble
Dimensions:
55.2cm x 40.3cm x 30.5cm (21 3/4" x 15 7/8" x 12"), Estimate
Type:
Sculpture
Date:
1869
Topic:
William Cullen Bryant: Male  Search this
William Cullen Bryant: Literature\Writer\Poet  Search this
William Cullen Bryant: Communications\Journalist  Search this
William Cullen Bryant: Communications\Journalist\Editor\Newspaper  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Brooklyn Historical Society
Website: www.brooklynhistory.org/
Object number:
1973.13.DUP3
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm48fe30a2e-6692-45bb-a6ce-37e43d7e6db8
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_1973.13.DUP3

Clarkson N. Potter

Artist:
Launt Thompson, 1833 - 26 Sep 1894  Search this
Sitter:
Clarkson N. Potter  Search this
Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
Unrecorded
Type:
Sculpture
Date:
1882
Topic:
Clarkson N. Potter: Male  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: The Century Association
Object number:
NY330128
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4bb223bec-9a4b-494a-bfe5-b2f61d7c2d21
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NY330128

Sanford Robinson Gifford

Artist:
Launt Thompson, 1833 - 26 Sep 1894  Search this
Sitter:
Sanford Robinson Gifford, 1823 - 1880  Search this
Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
56.5 x 31.8 x 19.1cm (22 1/4 x 12 1/2 x 7 1/2")
Type:
Sculpture
Date:
1871
Topic:
Personal Attribute\Facial Hair\Goatee  Search this
Sanford Robinson Gifford: Visual Arts\Artist  Search this
Sanford Robinson Gifford: Male  Search this
Sanford Robinson Gifford: Visual Arts\Artist\Painter\Landscape  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Website: https://www.metmuseum.org/
Object number:
02.11.1 MMA
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm45d307972-3b42-4a7c-a62a-6a3577ce776c
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_02.11.1_MMA

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