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Weir family papers

Creator:
Weir family  Search this
Names:
McGuigan, John F., Jr. (John Fuller)  Search this
McGuigan, Mary K.  Search this
Perry, Edith Weir, 1875-  Search this
Weir, John F. (John Ferguson), 1841-1926  Search this
Weir, Julian Alden, 1852-1919  Search this
Weir, Robert Walter, 1803-1889  Search this
Extent:
0.8 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Drawings
Date:
1809-circa 1961
bulk 1830-1920
Summary:
The papers of the prominent New York and Connecticut Weir family of artists measure 0.8 linear feet and date from 1809-circa 1961, with the bulk of the material dating from 1830-1920. The papers are a collection of correspondence and photographs that constitute a small but vivid record of the influence and relationships of this family of Hudson River School, landscape, and miniature painters. Correspondence consists primarily of letters to painter John Ferguson Weir when he was director of the Yale School of Fine Arts, with scattered letters to his daughter Edith Weir (Perry), and a small amount of correspondence of Robert Weir, his daughter Carrie M. Mansfield, son-in-law Lewis William Mansfield, and Julia Bayard. Letters to John F. Weir are from many late-19th century artists, as well as actors, poets, lawyers, scholars, and clergymen, often concerning arrangements for visiting lectures at the school. Photographs are of Robert Walter Weir, Susan Bayard Weir, Julian Alden Weir, and artwork.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of the prominent New York and Connecticut Weir family of artists measure 0.8 linear feet and date from 1809-circa 1961, with the bulk of the material dating from 1830-1920. The papers are a collection of correspondence and photographs that constitute a small but vivid record of the influence and relationships of this family of Hudson River School, landscape, and miniature painters. Correspondence consists primarily of letters to painter John Ferguson Weir when he was director of the Yale School of Fine Arts, with scattered letters to his daughter Edith Weir (Perry), and a small amount of correspondence of Robert Weir, his daughter Carrie M. Mansfield, son-in-law Lewis William Mansfield, and Julia Bayard. Letters to John F. Weir are from many late-19th century artists, as well as actors, poets, lawyers, scholars, and clergymen, often concerning arrangements for visiting lectures at the school. Photographs are of Robert Walter Weir, Susan Bayard Weir, Julian Alden Weir, and artwork.

There are approximately 275 letters to John Ferguson Weir, some of which enclose sketches, photographs, and printed writings. The letters of Hudson River School artists including Frederic Edwin Church, Thomas Cole, Sanford Robinson Gifford, Jervis McEntee, and Worthington Whittredge, capture a sense of the intense ties those artists felt to the landscape and to each other. Often the correspondents mention their fellow artists in their letters in personal as well as professional terms, writing of family, friendships, visits to each other's homes, practical arrangements for delivering, retrieving, and exhibiting artwork, and their shared artistic aspirations, successes, and disappointments.

Many of the letters are responses from lawyers, scholars, clergymen, writers, and educators in reply to Weir's requests to speak at the Yale School of Fine Arts. Taken together the letters, which often go beyond routine matters to extend to more personal affairs, reveal the warm esteem in which Weir was held, not only in his capacity as director of the school but as an artist and a friend. The letters, such as those from Laura Hills, Lucia Fairchild Fuller, Adele Herter, and Candace and Dora Wheeler, also document the Weir family's friendships with and encouragement of women artists, at a time of limited support for women in the arts. Also of note are letters from actors Edwin Booth and Joseph Jefferson, who were both friends of John F. Weir.

Letters of Robert Weir and extended Bayard and Mansfield family members relate primarily to family affairs. Photographs of Julian Alden Weir, Robert W. Weir, and Susan Bayard Weir include professional portraits and candid family shots, as well as photographs of two sketches of Julian Alden Weir and two miscellaneous photos of artwork.
Arrangement:
Due to the small size of the collection, the Weir family papers are arranged as one series.
Biographical / Historical:
The New York and Connecticut Weir family of artists included painter and West Point professor Robert Walter Weir (1803-1889), his sons John Ferguson Weir (1841-1926) and Julian Alden Weir (1852-1919), and granddaughter Edith Weir (Perry) (1875-1955).

Julian Alden Weir was a renowned American Impressionist painter and a founding member of "The Ten," a loosely allied group of American artists dissatisfied with some of the established professional art organizations of the time who exhibited their work as a unified group. He also taught at the Women's Art School of the Cooper Union in New York.

John Ferguson Weir became acquainted with many of the rising young artists of his day when he took a room in the Tenth Street Studio in his early twenties and developed proficiency in landscape and still life painting. Like his brother, he then studied art abroad and returned to become director and later dean of the School of Fine Arts at Yale University from 1869-1913.

John Ferguson Weir married Mary Hannah French in 1866. Their daughter, Edith Weir Perry, was a noted miniature painter who studied under Lucy Fairchild Fuller.
Related Materials:
The Archives of American Art also holds the microfilm (Reels 70-71, 125-126, 577) for the Julian Alden Weir papers, 1869-1966, including correspondence (mostly typed transcripts); scrapbooks; photographs; sketches; notebooks and scrapbooks and clippings compiled by Dorothy Weir Young in preparation for her book, The Life and Letters of J. Alden Weir (1960, Yale University Press).

Additional Weir family records are held by the Yale University Archives. The records form part of the material previously lent to the Archives of American Art for microfilming by Reverend DeWolf Perry, and described above as separated materials.
Separated Materials:
The Archives of American Art also holds microfilm of material lent for microfilming by Reverend DeWolf Perry. Included on reels 529-531 are correspondence of John Ferguson Weir, much of it with his brother Julian Alden Weir, with his future wife which he wrote while serving in the Civil War, and with artists; 77 letters, 1823-1881, of Robert W. Weir with members of the Congress and War Dept. regarding commissions, and with artists and others, including Horatio Greenough, William Page, Thomas Cole, William Cullen Bryant, and George P. Morris; a pocket diary of John F. Weir, 1860, with occasional poems and sketches; 2 sketchbooks, and 71 drawings, watercolors, and oils by John F. Weir; 3 sketchbooks and 165 original drawings, lithographs, watercolors and oils by Robert Weir; 4 portraits of John F. by others; sheet music with words and lithograph on the cover by Robert; 81 photographs of John and Robert, family, and work; exhibition material of Robert; a list of John F. Weir's paintings with prices; drafts of Robert W. Weir, Artist by Irene Weir (1947); and a typescript of a biography of John F. Weir by his daughter, Edith Weir (Perry); genealogical material; and clippings. Reel 533 includes a typescript of "The Story of My Life: The Inner Life of a Human Soul," by Mary French Weir, ca. 1920 (94 p.), and a typescript of a biography of her mother, Clara Miller-French, ca. 1920 (28 p.). Reel 565 contains family correspondence, 1866-1927, of Mary French Weir; an excerpt from the French family genealogy; and an obituary of Mary French Weir written by her daughter Edith Weir Perry. Reel 936 contains a sketchbook, 1826, by Robert Weir, of figures, statues, and buildings in Rome done while a student. The drawings are in pencil, ink wash, and pen and ink. (111 p.); reel 949 contains three sketchbooks, 1869-1902, by John F. Weir, done in watercolor, pencil and ink wash. (69 p.), of landscapes, figures, and heads of individuals in Italy, Switzerland, Dordricht, Holland, and France.

Loaned materials were returned to the donor and are not described in the collection container inventory.
Provenance:
Photographs were given to the Archives of American Art in 2019 by Mary and John McGuigan, Jr. Letters to John Ferguson Weir were donated by Harold O. Love in 1961. Material on reels 529-531, 533, 565, 936 and 949 was lent for microfilming 1973-1975 by Rev. DeWolf Perry, grandson of John F. Weir. He also donated two photographs in 1975. The donor and date of acquisition of the manuscript draft of Julian Alden Weir's biography are unknown.
Restrictions:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center.
Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Occupation:
Landscape painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Miniature painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
Women painters  Search this
Hudson River School  Search this
Genre/Form:
Drawings
Citation:
Weir family papers, 1809-circa 1961. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.weirweir
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-weirweir
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Robert Walter Weir letter to George P. Morris

Creator:
Weir, Robert Walter, 1803-1889  Search this
Morris, George Pope, 1802-1864  Search this
Extent:
1 Item
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1851 October 24
Scope and Contents:
One letter dated October 24, 1851 from Robert Walter Weir, West Point, N.Y., to General George P. Morris, N.Y., in New York. Weir writes he is enclosing a bill (not found) for portraits painted for Mr. Abernathy [?]. Weir explains the charge was {dollar}125.00 each instead of the {dollar}100.00 initially quoted due to the need to paint them larger and to include hands to satisfy Mrs. "A" [Abernethy].
Biographical / Historical:
Robert Walter Weir (1803-1889) was a Hudson River School painter. George Pope Morris (1802-1864) was an editor, poet and songwriter and a friend of Weir's. Morris served in the New York State Militia and was often addressed as "General".
Provenance:
Donated 2019 by Graham Boettcher, who bought the letter at auction.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Topic:
Portrait painting -- 19th century  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.weirrobe
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-weirrobe

Truman Seymour papers

Creator:
Seymour, Truman, 1824-1891  Search this
Names:
Corelli, Gabriel  Search this
Weir, John F. (John Ferguson), b. 1841  Search this
Weir, Robert Walter, 1803-1889  Search this
Extent:
131 Items ((on 5 partial microfilm reels))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1844-1974
bulk 1844-1890
Scope and Contents:
Photographs, sketchbooks, and personal papers.
REELS 940-942: Several loose sketches and 26 sketchbooks, mostly in pencil and watercolor and done in the U.S., Italy, France, England, North Africa, Switzerland, Germany, Spain, and Morocco; biographical material; two letters to John F. Weir, one from Weir's father Robert, both referring to the Civil War; 2 awards; a booklet "Pre-Raphaelitism," 1851; exhibition material, 1974; and a folio of watercolors by Gariel Corelli.
REEL 1007: 44 copy prints made from slides of watercolors by Seymour; and one slide of a color chart by him (not microfilmed).
REEL 1038: 7 sketchbooks, 1880-1885, executed while traveling in Italy, Spain, and Germany and often dated and identified. Most of the sketches are in pencil. Included among them are 13 watercolors and a color wheel.
Biographical / Historical:
Painter and watercolorist; Massachusetts.
Provenance:
Material on reels 940-942 and 1007 lent 1975 by DeWolf Perry, Seymour's grandnephew. Material on reel 1038 lent 1976 by DeWolf's brother, John Weir Perry. 44 copy prints on reel 1007 were made from slides lent by DeWolf Perry.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Topic:
Watercolor painting -- 19th century  Search this
Painting, Modern -- 19th century  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.seymtrum
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-seymtrum

Truman Seymour papers, 1844-1974, bulk 1844-1890

Creator:
Seymour, Truman, 1824-1891  Search this
Subject:
Weir, Robert Walter  Search this
Corelli, Gabriel  Search this
Weir, John F. (John Ferguson)  Search this
Topic:
Watercolor painting -- 19th century  Search this
Painting, Modern -- 19th century  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9226
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211421
AAA_collcode_seymtrum
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211421

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

Alfred Williams Anthony papers, [ca. 1880-1930]

Creator:
Anthony, Alfred Williams, 1860-1939  Search this
Subject:
Abbey, Edwin Austin  Search this
Taylor, Bayard  Search this
McEntee, Jervis  Search this
Trumbull, John  Search this
Dielman, Frederick  Search this
Tuckerman, Henry T. (Henry Theodore)  Search this
Mills, John Harrison  Search this
Volk, Douglas  Search this
Ward, John Quincy Adams  Search this
Morse, Samuel Finley Breese  Search this
Waters, Clara Erskine Clement  Search this
Downing, A. J. (Andrew Jackson)  Search this
Weir, Robert Walter  Search this
Nast, Thomas  Search this
Beard, Daniel Carter  Search this
Opper, Frederick Burr  Search this
Eastlake, Charles Lock, Sir  Search this
Palmer, Erastus Dow  Search this
Benjamin, S. G. W. (Samuel Greene Wheeler)  Search this
Powers, Hiram  Search this
French, Daniel Chester  Search this
Pyle, Howard  Search this
Bierstadt, Albert  Search this
Read, Thomas Buchanan  Search this
Gifford, Sanford Robinson  Search this
Rosenthal, Albert  Search this
Blashfield, Edwin Howland  Search this
Saint-Gaudens, Augustus  Search this
Herbert, Henry William  Search this
Sartain, John  Search this
Brenner, Victor David  Search this
Smillie, George Frederick Cumming  Search this
Homer, Winslow  Search this
Smith, Francis Hopkinson  Search this
Chase, William Merritt  Search this
Huntington, Daniel  Search this
Church, Frederic Edwin  Search this
Isham, Norman Morrison  Search this
Coffin, William A. (William Anderson)  Search this
La Farge, John  Search this
Cole, Thomas  Search this
Leavitt, Edward C.  Search this
Cole, Timothy  Search this
Linton, W. J. (William James)  Search this
Cortissoz, Royal  Search this
Lossing, Benson John  Search this
Cranch, Christopher Pearse  Search this
Low, Will Hicok  Search this
Darley, Felix Octavius Carr  Search this
National Arts Club (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Art -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9899
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212402
AAA_collcode_anthalfr
Theme:
Art Theory and Historiography
Lives of American Artists
Art Theory and Historiography
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_212402

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

Alfred Williams Anthony papers

Creator:
Anthony, Alfred Williams, 1860-1939  Search this
Names:
National Arts Club (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Abbey, Edwin Austin, 1852-1911  Search this
Beard, Daniel Carter, 1850-1941  Search this
Benjamin, S. G. W. (Samuel Greene Wheeler), 1837-1914  Search this
Bierstadt, Albert, 1830-1902  Search this
Blashfield, Edwin Howland, 1848-1936  Search this
Brenner, Victor David, 1871-1924  Search this
Chase, William Merritt, 1849-1916  Search this
Church, Frederic Edwin, 1826-1900  Search this
Coffin, William A. (William Anderson), 1855-1925  Search this
Cole, Thomas, 1801-1848  Search this
Cole, Timothy, 1852-1931  Search this
Cortissoz, Royal, 1869-1948  Search this
Cranch, Christopher Pearse, 1813-1892  Search this
Darley, Felix Octavius Carr, 1822-1888  Search this
Dielman, Frederick, 1847-1935  Search this
Downing, A. J. (Andrew Jackson), 1815-1852  Search this
Eastlake, Charles Lock, Sir, 1793-1865  Search this
French, Daniel Chester, 1850-1931  Search this
Gifford, Sanford Robinson, 1823-1880  Search this
Herbert, Henry William, 1807-1858  Search this
Homer, Winslow, 1836-1910  Search this
Huntington, Daniel, 1816-1906  Search this
Isham, Norman Morrison, 1864-1943  Search this
La Farge, John, 1835-1910  Search this
Leavitt, Edward C., d. 1904  Search this
Linton, W. J. (William James), 1812-1897  Search this
Lossing, Benson John, 1813-1891  Search this
Low, Will Hicok, 1853-1932  Search this
McEntee, Jervis, 1828-1891  Search this
Mills, John Harrison, 1842-1916  Search this
Morse, Samuel Finley Breese, 1791-1872  Search this
Nast, Thomas, 1840-1902  Search this
Opper, Frederick Burr, 1857-1937  Search this
Palmer, Erastus Dow, 1817-1904  Search this
Powers, Hiram, 1805-1873  Search this
Pyle, Howard, 1853-1911  Search this
Read, Thomas Buchanan, 1822-1872  Search this
Rosenthal, Albert, 1863-1939  Search this
Saint-Gaudens, Augustus, 1848-1907  Search this
Sartain, John, 1808-1897  Search this
Smillie, George Frederick Cumming, 1854-1924  Search this
Smith, Francis Hopkinson, 1838-1915  Search this
Taylor, Bayard, 1825-1878  Search this
Trumbull, John, 1756-1843  Search this
Tuckerman, Henry T. (Henry Theodore), 1813-1871  Search this
Volk, Douglas , 1856-1935  Search this
Ward, John Quincy Adams, 1830-1910  Search this
Waters, Clara Erskine Clement, 1834-1916  Search this
Weir, Robert Walter, 1803-1889  Search this
Extent:
2 Items (partial microfilm reels)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
[ca. 1880-1930]
Scope and Contents:
Letters, autographs, biographical data, and miscellany collected by Anthony about 19th century artists.
Artists include: Edwin A. Abbey, Ernest Albert, Elizabeth A. Allen, Daniel C. Beard, Frank Beard, Samuel G. W. Benjamin, Albert Bierstadt, Nathaniel Blaisdell, Edwin H. Blashfield, Evangeline Blashfield, Charles W. Bolton, Victor D. Brenner, Sydney & Mrs. Burleigh, William M. Chase, Frederic E. Church, Harry Cochrane, William A. Coffin, Timothy Cole, Thomas Cole, Royal Cortissoz, Palmer Cox, Christopher Cranch, Felix O. C. Darley, Frederick Dellenbaugh, Frederick Dielman, Andrew J. Downing, Charles L. Eastlake, George W. Edwards, Daniel C. French, Edmund H. Garrett, Sanford R. Gifford, V. Gribayedoff, Henry W. Herbert, Elbert Hubbard, Daniel Huntington, Laurence Hutton, Ernest L. Ipshen, Norman W. Isham, F. Lynn Jenkins, John La Farge, Edward C. Leavitt, William J. Linton, Benson J. Lossing, Will H. Low, Jervis McEntee, George Merrill, John H. Mills, Thomas Moran, Samuel F.B. Morse,
A. R. Mullen, Thomas Nast, National Arts Club, Wilbur F. Noyes,Frederick B. Opper, Mrs. Archie M. Palmer, Erastus D. Palmer, William F. Paris, Carl R. Parker, Hiram Powers, Howard Pyle, Thomas B. Read, Albert Rosenthal, Augustus Saint-Gaudens, John Sartain, Walter Smedley, George F. C. Smillie, Francis H. Smith, Bayard Taylor, Col. Henry S. Taylor, John Trumbull, Henry T. Tuckerman, Union League Club, N.Y., D. B. Updike, Vasili Vereschagen, Charles Vezin, Douglas Volk, D. Everett Waid, John Q. A. Ward, Clara E. Waters, Robert W. Weir, J. Thomson Willing, Ellsworth Woodward, Mabel Woodward, William Woodward, and F. Hammond Wright.
Biographical / Historical:
Clergyman, educator; Lewiston, Maine.
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:
Artists -- United States  Search this
Clergy -- Maine -- Lewiston  Search this
Educators -- Maine -- Lewiston  Search this
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Art -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.anthalfr
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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Macbeth Gallery records

Creator:
Macbeth Gallery  Search this
Names:
Hartley, Marsden, 1877-1943  Search this
Homer, Winslow, 1836-1910  Search this
Macbeth, Robert W. (Robert Walker), 1884-1940  Search this
Macbeth, William, 1851-1917  Search this
McIntyre, Robert G. (Robert George), b. 1885  Search this
Stuart, Gilbert, 1755-1828  Search this
Weir, Robert Walter, 1803-1889  Search this
Extent:
131.6 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Daguerreotypes
Photographs
Scrapbooks
Date:
1947-1948
1838-1968
bulk 1892-1953
Summary:
The Macbeth Gallery records provide almost complete coverage of the gallery's operations from its inception in 1892 to its closing in 1953. Through extensive correspondence files, financial and inventory records, printed material, scrapbooks, reference and research material, and photographs of artists and works of art, the records document all aspects of the gallery's activities, charting William Macbeth's initial intention to lease his store "for the permanent exhibition and sale of American pictures" through over sixty years of success as a major New York firm devoted to American art. The collection measures 131.6 linear feet and dates from 1838 to 1968 with the bulk of the material dating from 1892 to 1953.
Scope and Content Note:
The Macbeth Gallery records provide almost complete coverage of the gallery's operations from its inception in 1892 to its closing in 1953. The records document all aspects of the gallery's activities, charting William Macbeth's initial intention to lease his store "for the permanent exhibition and sale of American pictures" through over sixty years of success as a major New York firm devoted to American art. The collection measures 131.6 linear feet and dates from 1838 to 1968 with the bulk of the material dating from 1892 to 1953.

The gallery's correspondence files form the core of the collection and illuminate most aspects of American art history: the creation and sale of works of art, the development of reputations, the rise of museums and art societies, change and resistance to change in the art market, and the evolution of taste. Ninety-five feet of correspondence house substantial and informative letters from dozens of important American painters and sculptors, including older artists and younger contemporaries of the gallery in its later years. There are also letters from collectors, curators, other galleries, and critics.

The financial files found in the collection offer insight into the changing economic climate in which the gallery operated. They include information ranging from the details of individual sales and the market for individual artists, to consignment activities and artist commissions, to overviews of annual sales. This information is augmented by the firm's inventory records and the photographs of artwork with their accompanying records of paintings sold. The inventory records provide details of all works of art handled by the gallery, both sold and unsold, and the buyers who purchased them; the photographs of artwork include images of artwork sold with accompanying sales information.

The highlight of the gallery's printed material is the publication Art Notes. Although published only until 1930, Art Notes provides an excellent and detailed view of the gallery's exhibition schedule and the relationship of the gallery owners with many of the artists whose work they handled. It was a house organ that also provided a running commentary on events in the art world. The gallery's 19 fragile scrapbooks, maintained throughout the firm's history, provide further coverage of activities through exhibition catalogs and related news clippings. Printed material from other sources provides a frame of reference for activities in the art world from the mid-19th to the mid-20th-centuries and includes an almost complete run of the rare and important pre-Civil War art publication The Crayon.

Reference files record the interest which the gallery owners took in the work of early portrait painters and in later artists such as George Inness and Winslow Homer. Together with the immense volume of correspondence with buyers and sellers of paintings by the great portraitists and the Hudson River School found in the gallery's correspondence files, these records are still useful sources of information today and underscore the deep interest that the Macbeths and Robert McIntyre took in 18th and 19th-century American art.

The photographs of artists found here are a treasure trove of images of some of the major figures of the 19th and 20th-centuries. There are photographs of artists such as Chester Beach, Emil Carlsen, Charles Melville Dewey, Frederick Carl Frieseke, Childe Hassam, Winslow Homer, George Inness, Maurice Prendergast, and Julian Alden Weir, many of them original prints and the majority of them autographed.

With the exception of the "The Eight" and a few of their contemporaries, an important aspect of art history, the modernist movement, is generally represented in the Macbeth Gallery records only in a negative form as the three successive proprietors of the gallery showed very little interest in this area. Nevertheless, the collection is a highly significant source of information on many of the major and minor figures in American art in the period after 1890.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into eight series:

Series 1: Correspondence, 1838-1968 (Box 1-95, 163-164, OV 165; 96.2 linear feet)

Series 2: Financial and Shipping Records, 1892-1956 (Box 96-110; 11.8 linear feet)

Series 3: Inventory Records, 1892-circa 1957 (Box 111-113; 3.0 linear feet)

Series 4: Printed Material, 1838-1963 (Box 114-119, 162; 5.0 linear feet)

Series 5: Scrapbooks, 1892-1952 (Box 120-130; 3.3 linear feet)

Series 6: Reference Files, 1839-1959 (Box 131-132; 0.6 linear feet)

Series 7: Miscellaneous Files, 1912-1956 (Box 133-134; 0.8 linear feet)

Series 8: Photographs, circa 1880-circa 1968 (Box 135-161; 12.1 linear feet)
Historical Note:
The Macbeth Gallery was established in 1892 by William Macbeth, a Scotch-Irish immigrant who had spent ten years with the print dealer Frederick Keppel before he opened his doors to the art-buying public at 237 Fifth Avenue in New York. Despite the prevailing interest in foreign art at that time, particularly in that of the Barbizon and Dutch schools, Macbeth was determined to dedicate his gallery to "the permanent exhibition and sale of American pictures, both in oil and water colors."

Although some of the gallery's earliest exhibitions were of work by European artists, the business soon became the only gallery in continuous operation to keep American art permanently on display. In the January 1917 issue of Art Notes, Macbeth recounts those early days remembering that "The opening of my gallery......was a rash venture under the existing conditions, and disaster was freely predicted." Nevertheless, he struggled through the financial crisis of 1893 and persisted with his devotion to American art; slowly the market for his pictures grew more amenable.

Macbeth moved to more spacious quarters at 450 Fifth Avenue in 1906 and two years later undertook what was to become the major event in the gallery's early history: the 1908 exhibition of "The Eight," featuring work by Arthur B. Davies, Willam J. Glackens, Robert Henri, Ernest Lawson, George Luks, Maurice Prendergast, Everett Shinn, and John Sloan. "The Eight" were an unlikely combination of social realists, visionaries and impressionists eager to challenge the dominating influence of the National Academy. The exhibition received an immense amount of publicity and instantly entered into art history as a successful assault on tradition.

Despite the splash that the exhibition made and its implications for the future of American art, nothing that the gallery did subsequently indicated that Macbeth intended to capitalize on its significance. It is true that Macbeth supported many artists later considered leaders in American art when the public would pay no attention to them because of their modernist tendencies; Arthur B. Davies, Paul Dougherty, Maurice Prendergast, Theodore Robinson, and F. Ballard Williams all held their first exhibitions at his gallery. Nevertheless, neither Macbeth nor the gallery's two successive proprietors, Robert G. McIntyre (William's nephew) and Robert Macbeth (William's son), who joined the gallery in 1903 and 1906 respectively, ever developed a true interest in modern art. The November 1930 issue of Art Notes summarizes their collective disdain for modernism, stating: "We believe that, by and large, modern art is amusing. We are heretical enough to believe that much of it was started for the amusement of its creators and that no one was more surprised than they when it was taken seriously by a certain audience to whom the bizarre and the unintelligible always makes an appeal." So while the Macbeths and McIntyre cetainly championed American artists and insisted they deserved as much recognition as the Europeans, their deepest and most abiding interest was undoubtedly the established artists of the 18th and 19th-centuries and those of the early 20th-century who continued in a more conservative style. Artists such as Emil Carlsen, Charles Harold Davis, Frederick C. Frieseke, Robert Henri, Winslow Homer, Chauncey F. Ryder, Abbot Handerson Thayer, J. Francis Murphy, A. H. Wyant were the gallery's bread and butter.

When William Macbeth died in 1917 Robert Macbeth took up the reins with the assistance of Robert G. McIntyre . Although they incorporated the business as William Macbeth, Inc., in 1918 the gallery continued to be known, as it always would be, simply as Macbeth Gallery. Macbeth and McIntyre continued to show work in the same vein as the elder Macbeth. They concentrated primarily on oil paintings at this time, having found by the 1920s that "oils are all that our gallery owners will buy," though they also exhibited an occasional group of watercolors and pastels in addition to bronzes and other sculpture by contemporary American artists such as Chester Beach and Janet Scudder.

Of the early American painters the Macbeths and McIntyre were particularly interested in colonial portraits and miniatures, especially those painted by prominent artists in the latter part of the eighteenth century such as John Singleton Copley, Gilbert Stuart, Thomas Sully and John Trumbull. In its early years the gallery also handled the work of a few prominent American etchers including Frank W. Benson, Emil Fuchs, Daniel Garber, Childe Hassam and Chauncey F. Ryder. The print department was generally discontinued, however, in the late 1930s although the gallery continued to show prints by contemporaries such as Stow Wengenroth.

In 1924 relative prosperity allowed the gallery to move uptown to 15 East Fifty-seventh Street. When the 1930s brought new financial hardship for the gallery Macbeth and McIntyre took a variety of approaches to boosting sales. In 1930 they decided to hold only group exhibitions throughout the season to the exclusion of one-man shows, and also held some special exhibitions of paintings priced at a hundred dollars each in the hope that they could tempt those "willing to take advantage of a rare chance to secure representative examples of good art at a most attractive price." A move to smaller quarters at 15 East Fifty-seventh Street in 1935 was made with the intention of concentrating their efforts on the work of fewer contemporary artists, while continuing to handle the work of the older Americans they had long supported.

When Macbeth died suddenly and unexpectedly in August 1940 following an operation for appendicitis, McIntyre continued to run the gallery with the assistance of Hazel Lewis. During the 1940s McIntyre and Lewis showed primarily contemporary art in a wide range of media including oil, watercolor, pastel, drawing and sculpture, while continuing, as always, to show the occasional group of 19th-century Americans. The great success of the gallery's later years was undeniably Andrew Wyeth whose first exhibition, held at Macbeth Gallery in 1937, resulted in the sale of all twenty-two paintings cataloged.

Although subsequent Wyeth exhibitions were also successful, McIntyre struggled financially throughout the 1940s and periodically considered liquidating the company. Although "vitally interested" in contemporary art by people such as Robert Brackman, Jay Connaway, Carl Gaertner, James Lechay, Herbert Meyer and Ogden M. Pleissner he found that, for the most part, it did not pay. McIntyre continued operations until 1953 when he decided that doing so for profit was not only a financial burden but also ran contrary to his desire to spend more time devoted to his first love, early American art. When the lease expired on 11 East Fifty-seventh Street in April 1953 McIntyre did not renew it. After closing the gallery's doors he sold art from his New York apartment and from his home in Dorset, Vermont. He officially dissolved William Macbeth, Inc., in 1957.

The history of the Macbeth Gallery is a long and distinguished one with each successive proprietor making a significant contribution to art in America. William Macbeth helped establish an audience and a market for American art when few were willing to give it serious consideration. Robert Macbeth continued to cement the gallery's reputation as one of the leading firms in New York and was instrumental in organizing the American Art Dealers Association. Robert G. McIntyre claimed in a letter to Lloyd Goodrich, dated 22 June 1945, that the thing of which he was most proud was "the share I have had in the formation of the collection of the Addison Gallery of American Art, at Andover, Massacusetts." McIntyre was widely respected in the art community as a dealer, as an adviser to curators, and as a scholar whose research and book on Martin Johnson Heade helped "rediscover" an important American artist. One of his most significant and lasting contributions to the history of art in America, however, was undoubtedly his gift of the gallery's historical records to the Archives of American Art.
Related Material:
Among the holdings of the Archives of American are a small collection of scattered Robert McIntyre's papers and 9 items of William Macbeth's papers. Macbeth Gallery exhibition catalogs are also available in the American Art Exhibition Catalog collection and the Brooklyn Museum Records, both loaned and microfilmed collections.

An extensive collection of Macbeth Gallery exhibition catalogs are also held by the Frick Art Reference Library and the Watson Library of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Provenance:
The bulk of the Macbeth Gallery records were donated and microfilmed in several installments between 1955 and 1966 by Robert G. McIntyre and Estate. Additional Macbeth Gallery printed material was donated by Phoebe C. and William Macbeth II, grandchildren of William Macbeth, in 1974.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Fragile original scrapbooks are closed to researchers.
Rights:
The Macbeth Gallery records 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:
Curators -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Eight (Group of American artists)  Search this
Art directors -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Art galleries, Commercial -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Artists -- United States  Search this
Art -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Art, American  Search this
Art dealers -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Genre/Form:
Daguerreotypes
Photographs
Scrapbooks
Citation:
Macbeth Gallery records, 1838-1968, bulk 1892 to 1953. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.macbgall
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Church of the Holy Innocents, Highland Falls, New York, (painting)

Painter:
Weir, Robert Walter 1803-1889  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Smithsonian American Art Museum 8th & G Streets, N.W Washington District of Columbia 20560 Accession Number: 2020.20.277
Date:
Ca. 1850
Topic:
Landscape--New York--Highland Falls  Search this
Architecture exterior--Religious--Church  Search this
Figure group  Search this
Control number:
IAP 08260081
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_40153

Weir family papers, 1809-circa 1961, bulk 1830-1920

Creator:
Weir family  Search this
Subject:
Weir, John F. (John Ferguson)  Search this
Weir, Julian Alden  Search this
Weir, Robert Walter  Search this
Perry, Edith Weir  Search this
McGuigan, John F., Jr. (John Fuller)  Search this
McGuigan, Mary K.  Search this
Type:
Drawings
Topic:
Women painters  Search this
Hudson River School  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13415
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209196
AAA_collcode_weirweir
Theme:
Diaries
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209196
Online Media:

James Robb papers, 1846-1871

Creator:
Robb, James, 1814-1881  Search this
Subject:
Kellogg, Miner K. (Miner Kilbourne)  Search this
Kemble, William  Search this
Macalester, Charles  Search this
Powers, Hiram  Search this
Weir, Robert Walter  Search this
Wilde, Richard Henry  Search this
Chapman, J. G. (John Gadsby)  Search this
Gilpin, Henry D. (Henry Dilworth)  Search this
Healy, G. P. A. (George Peter Alexander)  Search this
Huntington, Daniel  Search this
Topic:
Art -- Collectors and collecting -- Louisiana -- New Orleans  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7238
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209384
AAA_collcode_robbjame
Theme:
The Art Market
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209384

Joseph Sill selected diaries, 1832-1854

Creator:
Sill, Joseph, 1801-1854  Search this
Subject:
Audubon, John James  Search this
Audubon, Victor Gifford  Search this
Carey, Edward L.  Search this
Furness, William Henry  Search this
Hubard, William James  Search this
Huntington, Daniel  Search this
Lambdin, James Reid  Search this
Leutze, Emanuel  Search this
Morse, Samuel Finley Breese  Search this
Neagle, John  Search this
Page, William  Search this
Rothermel, Peter Frederick  Search this
Sartain, John  Search this
Saunders, George Lethbridge  Search this
Shaw, Joshua  Search this
Sully, Thomas  Search this
Watmough, Edward  Search this
Waugh, Samuel Bell  Search this
Weber, Paul  Search this
Weir, Robert Walter  Search this
Winner, W. E. (William E)  Search this
Artists' Fund Society of the City of New York  Search this
Art-Union of Philadelphia  Search this
National Academy of Design (U.S.)  Search this
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts  Search this
Topic:
Art, American -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Art -- Collectors and collecting -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- Diaries  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13482
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)214638
AAA_collcode_silljose
Theme:
Diaries
The Art Market
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_214638

Macbeth Gallery records, 1947-1948, bulk 1892-1953

Creator:
Macbeth Gallery  Search this
Subject:
Stuart, Gilbert  Search this
Weir, Robert Walter  Search this
Macbeth, William  Search this
McIntyre, Robert G. (Robert George)  Search this
Macbeth, Robert W. (Robert Walker)  Search this
Hartley, Marsden  Search this
Homer, Winslow  Search this
Type:
Daguerreotypes
Photographs
Scrapbooks
Topic:
Curators -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Eight (Group of American artists)  Search this
Art directors -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Art galleries, Commercial -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Artists -- United States  Search this
Art -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Art, American  Search this
Art dealers -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9703
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211939
AAA_collcode_macbgall
Theme:
Art Movements and Schools
Art Gallery Records
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211939
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Thomas Cole papers, 1821-1863

Creator:
Cole, Thomas, 1801-1848  Search this
Subject:
Adams, William Althorpe  Search this
Ainsley, Samuel James  Search this
Alexander, Francis  Search this
Allen, Theodore  Search this
Allston, Washington  Search this
Ashton, Thomas B.  Search this
Bennet, Edwin Thomas  Search this
Bloodgood, S. DeWitt (Simeon DeWitt)  Search this
Bryant, William Cullen  Search this
Carey, Edward L.  Search this
Childs, Cephas Grier  Search this
Clark, Lewis Gaylord  Search this
Cummings, Thomas Seir  Search this
Dexter, Franklin  Search this
Dunlap, William  Search this
Durand, Asher Brown  Search this
Gilmor, Robert  Search this
Greene, George Washington  Search this
Ingham, Charles Cromwell  Search this
Leslie, Charles Robert  Search this
Mason, Jonathan  Search this
Morse, Samuel Finley Breese  Search this
Morton, John Ludlow  Search this
Pratt, Henry Cheever  Search this
Reed, Luman  Search this
Ridner, John P.  Search this
Spencer, Mark  Search this
Sturges, Jonathan  Search this
Town, Ithiel  Search this
Townsend, Isaiah  Search this
Trego, Charles B.  Search this
Van Rensselaer, William P.  Search this
Ver Bryck, Cornelius  Search this
Wadsworth, Daniel  Search this
Ward, Samuel Gray  Search this
Weir, Robert Walter  Search this
Wright, Ambrose  Search this
Type:
Sketchbooks
Topic:
Landscape painting -- New York (State)  Search this
Hudson River school of landscape painting  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7004
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209137
AAA_collcode_colethom
Theme:
Diaries
Sketches & Sketchbooks
Art Movements and Schools
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
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Thomas Cole papers

Creator:
Cole, Thomas, 1801-1848  Search this
Names:
Adams, William Althorpe, 1797-1878  Search this
Ainsley, Samuel James, 1806-1874  Search this
Alexander, Francis, 1800-1880  Search this
Allen, Theodore, fl. 1800-1850  Search this
Allston, Washington, 1779-1843  Search this
Ashton, Thomas B., fl. 1835-1850  Search this
Bennet, Edwin Thomas  Search this
Bloodgood, S. DeWitt (Simeon DeWitt), 1799-1866  Search this
Bryant, William Cullen, 1794-1878  Search this
Carey, Edward L., 1806-1845  Search this
Childs, Cephas Grier, 1793-1871  Search this
Clark, Lewis Gaylord, 1808-1873  Search this
Cummings, Thomas Seir, 1804-1894  Search this
Dexter, Franklin, 1793-1857  Search this
Dunlap, William, 1766-1839  Search this
Durand, Asher Brown, 1796-1886  Search this
Gilmor, Robert, 1774-1848  Search this
Greene, George Washington, 1811-1883  Search this
Ingham, Charles Cromwell, 1796-1863  Search this
Leslie, Charles Robert, 1794-1859  Search this
Mason, Jonathan, 1795-1884  Search this
Morse, Samuel Finley Breese, 1791-1872  Search this
Morton, John Ludlow, 1792-1871  Search this
Pratt, Henry Cheever, 1803-1880  Search this
Reed, Luman, d. 1836  Search this
Ridner, John P.  Search this
Spencer, Mark  Search this
Sturges, Jonathan, 1802-1874  Search this
Town, Ithiel, 1784-1844  Search this
Townsend, Isaiah  Search this
Trego, Charles B., 1794-1874  Search this
Van Rensselaer, William P.  Search this
Ver Bryck, Cornelius, 1813-1844  Search this
Wadsworth, Daniel, 1771-1848  Search this
Ward, Samuel Gray  Search this
Weir, Robert Walter, 1803-1889  Search this
Wright, Ambrose  Search this
Extent:
7 Microfilm reels
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Microfilm reels
Sketchbooks
Date:
1821-1863
Scope and Contents:
Notebooks; sketchbooks; drawings; letters; manuscript poems; catalogs; paintbrushes.
REEL D40: ca. 575 drawings.
REEL D6: Letters, manuscript poems, catalogs and a sketchbook dated March 10, 1832.
REEL D39: 2 v. of notebooks; 1825, and 18 v. of sketchbooks, 1827-1847. Cole sketches mainly in New York State, The White Mountains, England, Italy, and Catskill, N.Y.
REELS ALC 1- ALC 4: Correspondence with Cole, including letters from friends, family, artists, and others; journals; notes; essays; lectures; poetry; clippings; and financial records.
Correspondents include: William Althorpe Adams, Samuel James Ainsley, Francis Alexander, Theodore Allen, Washington Allston, Thomas B. Ashton, Edwin T. Bennet, Simeon D. Bloodgood, William C. Bryant, Edward L. Carey, Cephas G. Childs, Lewis G. Clark, Thomas S. Cummings, Franklin Dexter, William Dunlap, Asher B. Durand, Robert Gilmor, George W. Greene, Charles C. Ingham, Charles R. Leslie, Jonathan Mason, Samuel F. B. Morse, John L. Morton, Henry C. Pratt, Luman Reed, John P. Ridner, Jonathan Sturges, Ithiel Town, Isaiah Townsend, Charles B. Trego, William P. Van Rensselaer, Cornelius Ver Bryck, Daniel Wadsworth, Samuel Ward, Robert W. Weir, Ambrose Wright, and others.
Biographical / Historical:
Painter; Catskill, N.Y. Cole lived most of his life in New York City even though he studied abroad. He was elected member of National Academy in 1826.
Provenance:
Material on reels D6, D39, D40 lent for microfilming 1961 by the Detroit Institute of Art. Material on reels ALC 1-ALC 4 lent for microfilming 1964 by the New York State Library. Paintbrushes were discovered 1964 by S.J. Fishburne, Albany Institute restorer, in basement of Cole's house. He turned them over to the Institute's director, Janet MacFarlane, who donated them to AAA, 1965.
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 -- New York (State)  Search this
Topic:
Landscape painting -- New York (State)  Search this
Hudson River school of landscape painting  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sketchbooks
Identifier:
AAA.colethom
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
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Weir-Whorf

Collection Creator:
National Academy of Design (U.S.)  Search this
Container:
Box 66, Folder 34
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1843-1969
Scope and Contents:
Weir, John Ferguson

Weir, Robert Walter

Weldon, C. D.

Wendt, William

Wengenroth, Stow

Wenzler, A. H.

Wescott, Paul

Whitaker, Frederic

White, Edwin

Whitehorn, James

Whitney, Edgar A.

Whittemore, William

Whorf, John
Collection Restrictions:
This bulk of this collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
National Academy of Design records, 1817-2012. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
National Academy of Design records
National Academy of Design records / Series 18: Artist Files
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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ead_component:sova-aaa-natiacad-ref1166

John James Graves, M.D. (1880-1889), (painting)

Painter:
Weir, Robert Walter 1803-1889  Search this
Subject:
Graves, John James  Search this
Medium:
Oil on panel
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Maryland Center for History and Culture 610 Park Avenue Baltimore Maryland 21201 Accession Number: 49.61.1
Date:
Ca. 1840
Topic:
Portrait male  Search this
Occupation--Medicine--Doctor  Search this
Occupation--Political--State Congressman  Search this
Control number:
IAP 19240512
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_261212

Robert Walter Weir: artist file, [photographs]

Artist:
Weir, Robert Walter 1803-1889  Search this
Physical description:
1 folder
Type:
Photograph
Artist files
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Image number:
VFM VF003135
See more items in:
Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Photograph Archives, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_141910

Weir, Robert Walter

Collection Creator:
Duveen, Albert  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 168
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1835-1869
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Albert Duveen collection of artists' letters and ephemera 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.
Collection Citation:
Albert Duveen collection of artists' letters and ephemera, 1807-1946. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Albert Duveen collection of artists' letters and ephemera
Albert Duveen collection of artists' letters and ephemera / Series 1: Letters
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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