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George C. Groce papers, 1938-1967

Creator:
Groce, George C., 1899-  Search this
Subject:
Wollaston, John  Search this
Cooper, John  Search this
Foote, Henry Wilder  Search this
Richardson, Edgar Preston  Search this
Wallace, David H.  Search this
Baker, Charles  Search this
Citation:
George C. Groce papers, 1938-1967. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Art, Modern -- 17th-18th centuries -- History -- United States  Search this
Art, Modern -- 19th century -- History -- United States  Search this
Portrait painting, American  Search this
Theme:
Research and writing about art  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8991
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211179
AAA_collcode_grocgeor
Theme:
Research and writing about art
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211179

Charles Willson Peale diaries and exhibition announcement, 1765-1826

Creator:
Peale, Charles Willson, 1741-1827  Search this
Subject:
Peale, Charles Willson  Search this
Citation:
Charles Willson Peale diaries and exhibition announcement, 1765-1826. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Art, Modern -- 17th-18th centuries -- United States  Search this
Theme:
Diaries  Search this
Lives of artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13484
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213195
AAA_collcode_pealchar2
Theme:
Diaries
Lives of artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_213195

Selected art related papers from the Simon Gratz Collection, [ca. 1770-1921]

Creator:
Gratz, Simon  Search this
Subject:
Bierstadt, Albert  Search this
Chase, William Merritt  Search this
Cole, Thomas  Search this
Copley, John Singleton  Search this
Delaplaine, Joseph  Search this
Durand, Asher Brown  Search this
Humphreys, Joshua  Search this
Otis, Bass  Search this
Peale, Charles Willson  Search this
Rosenthal, Albert  Search this
Stuart, Gilbert  Search this
Sully, Thomas  Search this
Trumbull, John  Search this
Thomson, Charles  Search this
Sargent, John Singer  Search this
Citation:
Selected art related papers from the Simon Gratz Collection, [ca. 1770-1921]. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Art, Modern -- 17th-18th centuries -- United States  Search this
Art, Modern -- 19th century -- United States  Search this
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Theme:
Lives of artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)10894
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)214671
AAA_collcode_gratsimo
Theme:
Lives of artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_214671

Selected art related letters from Historical Society of Pennsylvania's Society Collection, 1760-1935

Creator:
Historical Society of Pennsylvania  Search this
Subject:
Randolph, Benjamin  Search this
Trumbull, John  Search this
Abbey, Edwin Austin  Search this
Abbey, Mary Gertrude  Search this
Alexander, Archibald  Search this
Allston, Washington  Search this
Bayley, Frank W.  Search this
Beale, Pennel  Search this
Belcher, Wm. (William)  Search this
Bierstadt, Albert  Search this
Brodhead, Col  Search this
Burrell, B.  Search this
Carey, Edward L.  Search this
Carey, Henry Charles  Search this
Catlin, George  Search this
Ceracchi, Giuseppe  Search this
Chapman, J. G. (John Gadsby)  Search this
Cheney, John  Search this
Clarke, Miss  Search this
Claypoole, James, Sr.  Search this
Coleridge, Samuel Taylor  Search this
Cox, James  Search this
Curren, Mr  Search this
Darley, Felix Octavius Carr  Search this
Dickinson, John, 1732-1808  Search this
Delaplaine, Joseph  Search this
Dillwyn, William  Search this
Donnehue, Humphrey  Search this
Duane, William J. (William John)  Search this
Dunlap, William  Search this
Du Simitière, Pierre Eugène  Search this
Elliott, James B.  Search this
Elwyn, Langdon, Mrs.  Search this
Eliot, S.  Search this
Fielding, Mantle, 1865-1941  Search this
Francis, John W. (John Wakefield)  Search this
Gibson, Charles Dana  Search this
Gillingham, Harrold E. (Harrold Edgar)  Search this
Greenough, Horatio  Search this
Harding, George  Search this
Hayes, Charles P.  Search this
Hollingsworth, Levi  Search this
Hosack, David, 1769-1835  Search this
Howell, Mr.  Search this
Hunt, William Morris  Search this
Huntington, Daniel  Search this
Inman, Henry  Search this
Jordan, John W. (John Woolf)  Search this
Jackson, William  Search this
Jones, Horatio Gates  Search this
Kimball, Henry H. (Henry Hastings)  Search this
Lambdin, James Reid  Search this
Leidy, Joseph  Search this
Leland, Charles Godfrey  Search this
Lippincott, J. B. (Joshua Ballinger)  Search this
Livermore, George  Search this
Low, Will Hicok  Search this
Madison, James, 1751-1836  Search this
Marchant, Edward Dalton  Search this
Martin, John Hill  Search this
McAllister, John A.  Search this
McMurtrie, James  Search this
Monaghan, James  Search this
Montgomery, John C., Mrs.  Search this
Moody, William H. (William Henry)  Search this
Murray, J.  Search this
Myers, Albert Cook  Search this
Nathans, Isabella  Search this
Nathans, Rebecca  Search this
Neagle, John  Search this
Newsam, Albert  Search this
Ogden, C. S.  Search this
Otis, Bass  Search this
Paca, John  Search this
Paine, Thomas  Search this
Peale, Charles Willson  Search this
Peale, Franklin  Search this
Peale, James  Search this
Peale, Mary Jane  Search this
Peale, Rembrandt  Search this
Peale, Titian Ramsay  Search this
Pennell, Joseph  Search this
Penrose, Clement B. (Clement Biddle)  Search this
Piggot, Robert  Search this
Read, Thomas Buchanan  Search this
Richards, William Trost  Search this
Rittenhouse, David  Search this
Rosenthal, Albert  Search this
Rossiter, Thomas Prichard  Search this
Rothermel, Peter Frederick  Search this
Rush, William  Search this
Saint-Mémin, Charles Balthazar Julien Fevret de  Search this
Sartain, John  Search this
Schoff, Stephen Alonzo  Search this
Schreiner, Jacob  Search this
Shrigley, James  Search this
Smith, Russell  Search this
Snowden, James Ross  Search this
Snyder, W. D.  Search this
Somerville, Dr.  Search this
Stanbridge, J. C.  Search this
Stone, Frederick D. (Frederick Dawson)  Search this
Stuart, Gilbert  Search this
Stephens, Charles H.  Search this
Sully, Thomas  Search this
Syng, Philip  Search this
Taylor, Frank H. (Frank Hamilton)  Search this
Troth, Henry  Search this
Vanderlyn, John  Search this
Vaux, Mr  Search this
Ward, Townsend  Search this
Wells, William Hill  Search this
Wharton, Geo. M. (George Mifflin)  Search this
Wharton, Mr  Search this
Wharton, Thomas Kelah  Search this
Williams, Henry  Search this
Willis, Nathaniel Parker  Search this
Wilson, Alexander  Search this
Woodside, John Archibald  Search this
Wright, Patience Lovell  Search this
Wylie, Samuel B. (Samuel Brown)  Search this
Peale's Museum (Philadelphia, Pa.)  Search this
Carey & Hart  Search this
Citation:
Selected art related letters from Historical Society of Pennsylvania's Society Collection, 1760-1935. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Art, Modern -- 17th-18th centuries -- United States  Search this
Art, Modern -- 19th century -- United States  Search this
Theme:
Lives of artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)10935
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)214712
AAA_collcode_histsopa
Theme:
Lives of artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_214712

Selected art related letters from Historical Society of Pennsylvania's Society Collection

Creator:
Historical Society of Pennsylvania  Search this
Names:
Carey & Hart  Search this
Peale's Museum (Philadelphia, Pa.)  Search this
Abbey, Edwin Austin, 1852-1911  Search this
Abbey, Mary Gertrude, d. 1931  Search this
Alexander, Archibald, 1772-1851  Search this
Allston, Washington, 1779-1843  Search this
Bayley, Frank W.  Search this
Beale, Pennel  Search this
Belcher, Wm. (William)  Search this
Bierstadt, Albert, 1830-1902  Search this
Brodhead, Col  Search this
Burrell, B.  Search this
Carey, Edward L., 1806-1845  Search this
Carey, Henry Charles, 1793-1879  Search this
Catlin, George, 1796-1872  Search this
Ceracchi, Giuseppe, 1751-1801  Search this
Chapman, J. G. (John Gadsby), 1808-1889  Search this
Cheney, John, 1801-1885  Search this
Clarke, Miss  Search this
Claypoole, James, Sr., 1720-1796  Search this
Coleridge, Samuel Taylor, 1772-1834  Search this
Cox, James, 1751-1834  Search this
Curren, Mr  Search this
Darley, Felix Octavius Carr, 1822-1888  Search this
Delaplaine, Joseph, 1777-1824  Search this
Dickinson, John, 1732-1808  Search this
Dillwyn, William, 1743-1824  Search this
Donnehue, Humphrey  Search this
Du Simitière, Pierre Eugène, ca. 1736-1784  Search this
Duane, William J. (William John), 1780-1865  Search this
Dunlap, William, 1766-1839  Search this
Eliot, S.  Search this
Elliott, James B.  Search this
Elwyn, Langdon, Mrs.  Search this
Fielding, Mantle, 1865-1941  Search this
Francis, John W. (John Wakefield), 1789-1861  Search this
Gibson, Charles Dana, 1867-1944  Search this
Gillingham, Harrold E. (Harrold Edgar), 1864-1954  Search this
Greenough, Horatio, 1805-1852  Search this
Harding, George, 1882-1959  Search this
Hayes, Charles P.  Search this
Hollingsworth, Levi, 1739-1824  Search this
Hosack, David, 1769-1835  Search this
Howell, Mr.  Search this
Hunt, William Morris, 1824-1879  Search this
Huntington, Daniel, 1816-1906  Search this
Inman, Henry, 1801-1846  Search this
Jackson, William  Search this
Jones, Horatio Gates, 1822-1893  Search this
Jordan, John W. (John Woolf), 1840-1921  Search this
Kimball, Henry H. (Henry Hastings), b. 1835  Search this
Lambdin, James Reid, 1807-1889  Search this
Leidy, Joseph, 1823-1891  Search this
Leland, Charles Godfrey, 1824-1903  Search this
Lippincott, J. B. (Joshua Ballinger), 1813-1886  Search this
Livermore, George, 1809-1865  Search this
Low, Will Hicok, 1853-1932  Search this
Madison, James, 1751-1836  Search this
Marchant, Edward Dalton, 1806-1887  Search this
Martin, John Hill, 1823-1906  Search this
McAllister, John A.  Search this
McMurtrie, James, fl. 1843-1864  Search this
Monaghan, James  Search this
Montgomery, John C., Mrs.  Search this
Moody, William H. (William Henry), 1853-1917  Search this
Murray, J.  Search this
Myers, Albert Cook, 1874-1960  Search this
Nathans, Isabella  Search this
Nathans, Rebecca  Search this
Neagle, John, 1796-1865  Search this
Newsam, Albert, 1809-1864  Search this
Ogden, C. S.  Search this
Otis, Bass, 1784-1861  Search this
Paca, John  Search this
Paine, Thomas, 1737-1809  Search this
Peale, Charles Willson, 1741-1827  Search this
Peale, Franklin, 1795-1870  Search this
Peale, James, 1789-1876  Search this
Peale, Mary Jane, 1827-1902  Search this
Peale, Rembrandt, 1778-1860  Search this
Peale, Titian Ramsay, 1799-1885  Search this
Pennell, Joseph, 1857-1926  Search this
Penrose, Clement B. (Clement Biddle), 1832-1911  Search this
Piggot, Robert, 1795-1887  Search this
Randolph, Benjamin, 1737 or 8-1791  Search this
Read, Thomas Buchanan, 1822-1872  Search this
Richards, William Trost, 1833-1905  Search this
Rittenhouse, David, 1732-1796  Search this
Rosenthal, Albert, 1863-1939  Search this
Rossiter, Thomas Prichard, 1818-1871  Search this
Rothermel, Peter Frederick, 1812-1895  Search this
Rush, William, 1756-1833  Search this
Saint-Mémin, Charles Balthazar Julien Fevret de, 1770-1852  Search this
Sartain, John, 1808-1897  Search this
Schoff, Stephen Alonzo, 1818-1904  Search this
Schreiner, Jacob  Search this
Shrigley, James, 1814-1891  Search this
Smith, Russell, 1812-1896  Search this
Snowden, James Ross  Search this
Snyder, W. D.  Search this
Somerville, Dr.  Search this
Stanbridge, J. C.  Search this
Stephens, Charles H., 1855?-1931  Search this
Stone, Frederick D. (Frederick Dawson), 1841-1897  Search this
Stuart, Gilbert, 1755-1828  Search this
Sully, Thomas, 1783-1872  Search this
Syng, Philip, 1703-1789  Search this
Taylor, Frank H. (Frank Hamilton), 1846-1927  Search this
Troth, Henry, 1794-1842  Search this
Trumbull, John, 1756-1843  Search this
Vanderlyn, John, 1775-1852  Search this
Vaux, Mr  Search this
Ward, Townsend, 1817?-1885  Search this
Wells, William Hill, 1769-1829  Search this
Wharton, Geo. M. (George Mifflin), 1808-1870  Search this
Wharton, Mr  Search this
Wharton, Thomas Kelah, 1814-1862  Search this
Williams, Henry, 1828-1893  Search this
Willis, Nathaniel Parker, 1806-1867  Search this
Wilson, Alexander, 1766-1813  Search this
Woodside, John Archibald, 1781-1852  Search this
Wright, Patience Lovell, 1725-1786  Search this
Wylie, Samuel B. (Samuel Brown), 1773-1852  Search this
Extent:
2 Reels (ca. 150 items (on 2 partial microfilm reels))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Reels
Date:
1760-1935
Scope and Contents:
Letters, mainly from artists, and documents selected from the Historical Society of Pennsylvania's miscellaneous manuscript collection (Society Collection). Letters are to various people; 46 of them are to Townsend Ward and a few are to John A. McAllister, photographer. Many of the letters refer to paintings, portraits, commissions, and awards.
Writers of letters include: Edwin Austin Abbey, Mary Gertrude Abbey, F.W. Bayley, Albert Bierstadt, George Catlin, Joseph Ceracchi, John Gadsby Chapman, John Cheney, James Claypool, James Cox, F.O.C. Darley, Joseph Delaplaine, Humphrey Donnehue, William Dunlap, Pierre Eugene Du Simitiere, S. Eliot, Charles Fevret De Saint-Memin, Charles Dana Gibson, Harold Edgar Gillingham, Horatio Greenough, George Harding, Levi Hollingsworth, William Morris Hunt, Daniel Huntington, Henry Inman, Horatio Gates Jones, James Reid Lambdin, Will Hicok Low, Edward Dalton Marchant, William Henry Moody, John Neagle, Albert Newsam, Bass Otis, Thomas Paine, Charles Willson Peale, Franklin Peale, James Peale, Jr., Mary Jane Peale, Rembrandt Peale, Titian Ramsay Peale, Joseph Pennell, Clement Penrose, Robert Piggot, Thomas Buchanan Read, William Trost Richards, Thomas Prichard Rossiter, Peter Frederick Rothermel, William Rush, John Sartain, Stephen Alonzo Schooff (to Townsend Ward), Russell Smith, Charles H. Stephens, Thomas Sully, Philip Syng, John Vanderlyn, N.P. Willis, Alexander Wilson and Patience Wright.
Among the recipients of letters are Archibald Alexander, David S. Brown, William Belcher, Col. Brodhead, B. Burrell, Carey & Hart, Edward L. Carey, Henry C. Carey, Miss Clarke, Mr. Curren, Joseph Delaplaine, John Dickinson, Dr. Dickson, William Dillwyn, William Duane, James B. Elliott, Mrs. Langdon Elwyn, Mantle(?) Fielding, John W. Francis, Charles P. Hayes, David Hosack, Mr. Howell, Major William Jackson, Horatio Gates Jones, John W. Jordan, H.H. Kjmball, C.G. Leland, Joseph Leidy, J.B. Lippincott, George Livermore, James Madison, J. Hill Martin, John McAllister, James McMurtrie, James Monaghan, J. Murray, Albert Cook Myers, Rebecca and Isabella Nathans, John Neagle, C.S. Ogden, John Paca, Charles Willson Peale, Rembrandt Peale, David Rittenhouse, Albert Rosenthal, John Sartain, Jacob Schreiner, James Shrigley, James Ross Snowden, W.D. Snyder, Dr. Sommerville, J.C. Stanbridge, F.D. Stone, Henry Troth, Mr. Vaux, Townsend Ward, William Hill Wells, G.M. Wharton, Thomas Wharton, Henry J. Williams, and Samuel B. Wylie.
Other items include a sonnet of S.T. Coleridge by Washington Allston; business card of Pennel Beale; catalog of medals and coins of silver in the possession of Hon. John Smith compiled by Du Simitière, 1772; printed address by Mrs. John C. Montgomery soliciting donations for the repair of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, destroyed by fire, 1845; William Morris Hunt's admission ticket to Peale's Museum, 1836, stating his height and weight; description of objects on display at the Peale Museum, 1820; a photograph and business card of Benjamin Randolph; invitations and notes to Gilbert Stuart; typescript by Frank H. Taylor on lithography, 1923; subscription book for engravings of paintings by John Trumbull; and a page from John Archibald Woodside's daybook, 1802-1803.
Provenance:
Microfilmed by the Historical Society of Pennsylvania for the Archives of American Art, 1955.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Art, Modern -- 17th-18th centuries -- United States  Search this
Art, Modern -- 19th century -- United States  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.histsopa
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9e77b943a-266e-4a06-a6b8-eaf8b5c4139d
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-histsopa

Charles Willson Peale diaries and exhibition announcement

Creator:
Peale, Charles Willson, 1741-1827  Search this
Names:
Peale, Charles Willson, 1741-1827 -- Christ at Bethesda  Search this
Extent:
3 Microfilm reels (1 linear foot on 3 partial microfilm reel)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Microfilm reels
Date:
1765-1826
Scope and Contents:
The Charles Willson Peale diaries and exhibition announcement include 26 volumes, microfilmed on Reel 3899, containing diary entries relating to family, business, travels, sittings, Peale's museum, and other topics. Microfilmed on Reel D9 is a handwritten announcement for the exhibition of Peale's Christ at Bethesda, March 20, 1821. This exhibition announcement is also available in miscellaneous manuscripts folder 048. Also included in the collection on microfilm reel N86/20 is a diary kept in Philadelphia and Annapolis from May 30, 1788 until May 5, 1789. Peale writes about working on his drawing machine "for taking perspective views"; about people sitting for portraits; techniques in painting; repairing pictures; travel conditions between Philadelphia and Annapolis; the operation of his Philadelphia museum; recipes for preserving birds and animals; business and travel expenses; experiment in making bifocals; and social activities and acquaintances.
Biographical / Historical:
Charles Willson Peale (1741-1827) was a portrait painter and engraver in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He is known for his portraits of the founding fathers including George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, and John Adams. In 1786 he founded the Peale Museum, and was one of the founding members of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in 1805.
Related Materials:
The Archives of American Art holds the Rembrandt and Harriet Peale collection, circa 1820-1932 and the Rubens Peale diaries, 1855-1865. Also found at the Archives of American Art are the microfilmed printed material relating to Rembrandt Peale, 1830-1862; microfilmed Mary Jane Peale and Peale family selected papers, circa 1815-1897; microfilmed Titian Ramsay Peale Collection, 1771-1876; microfilmed selected Peale family papers, 1803-1854; microfilmed selected papers from the Peale-Sellers collection, circa 1767-1904; and microfilmed Augusta Barker papers, 1875-1887.

The American Philosophical Society holds the Peale-Sellers Family Collection, 1686-1963 and the Peale family papers, 1705-1898.
Provenance:
Microfilm of 26 diaries (reel 3899) purchased in 1987 from the American Philosophical Society as part of AAA's Philadelphia Arts Documentation Project. Material on reel D9 donated 1955-1962 by Charles E. Feinberg, an active donor and friend of AAA. Material on reel N68/20 lent for microfilming 1968 by Fordham University Library.
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 -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Art, Modern -- 17th-18th centuries -- United States  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.pealchar2
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw92339ec71-a2e2-41a4-9a02-15a1b2a7d3f3
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-pealchar2

George C. Groce papers

Creator:
Groce, George C., 1899-  Search this
Names:
Baker, Charles  Search this
Cooper, John, ca. 1695-ca. 1760  Search this
Foote, Henry Wilder, 1875-1964  Search this
Richardson, Edgar Preston, 1902-1985  Search this
Wallace, David H.  Search this
Wollaston, John, fl. 1736-1767  Search this
Extent:
1.7 Linear feet ((partially filmed on 3 microfilm reels))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1938-1967
Scope and Contents:
Writings, correspondence, photographs, exhibition catalogs and printed material.
REEL 2813: A 21 page unpublished typescript, "Who was John Cooper", by Groce, ca. 1952.
REELS 996-997: Letters from Henry Wilder Foote and resource materials from Groce's research on John Wollaston and John Cooper. Correspondence with David Wallace and Charles Baker, editor for the New York Historical Society, relates to Groce's work on the DICTIONARY OF ARTISTS IN AMERICA, 1564-1860. Other material includes a draft of the introduction for the Dictionary (unfilmed), book reviews and articles by Groce, photographs, notes, engravings, and exhibition catalogs.
UNMICROFILMED: Correspondence, 1938-1958, with Edgar Preston Richardson and Charles Baker about the DICTIONARY OF ARTISTS IN AMERICA, 1564-1860, and about the provenance of portrait paintings by John Wollaston. Other material includes research notes, an annotated text "Empires of the Mind and Spirit American painting 1564-1860", notes on the Gellatly Collection, National Collection of Fine Arts; photographs of artwork; and writings by Groce "Early American Portraiture", and "New York Painting Before 1800."
Biographical / Historical:
Art historian; Washington, D.C.
Provenance:
Material on reels 996-997 donated 1971 by Mrs. George Groce; material on reel 2813 provenance unknown; unmicrofilmed material transferred from the National Collection of Fine Arts via George Groce 1979 to the Archives of American Art.
Occupation:
Artists -- United States  Search this
Art historians -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Topic:
Art, Modern -- 17th-18th centuries -- History -- United States  Search this
Art, Modern -- 19th century -- History -- United States  Search this
Portrait painting, American  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.grocgeor
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9e795d96a-2dd2-45db-bd73-daaaf3d00390
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-grocgeor

Selected art related papers from the Simon Gratz Collection

Collector:
Gratz, Simon  Search this
Names:
Bierstadt, Albert, 1830-1902  Search this
Chase, William Merritt, 1849-1916  Search this
Cole, Thomas, 1801-1848  Search this
Copley, John Singleton, 1738-1815  Search this
Delaplaine, Joseph, 1777-1824  Search this
Durand, Asher Brown, 1796-1886  Search this
Humphreys, Joshua, 1751-1838  Search this
Otis, Bass, 1784-1861  Search this
Peale, Charles Willson, 1741-1827  Search this
Rosenthal, Albert, 1863-1939  Search this
Sargent, John Singer, 1856-1925  Search this
Stuart, Gilbert, 1755-1828  Search this
Sully, Thomas, 1783-1872  Search this
Thomson, Charles, 1729-1824  Search this
Trumbull, John, 1756-1843  Search this
Extent:
3 Reels (ca. 500 items (on 3 partial microfilm reels))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Reels
Date:
[ca. 1770-1921]
Scope and Contents:
Selected letters, sketches, writings, clippings and printed material collected by Simon Gratz, primarily from the "Painters, sculptors, and engravers" section (ca. 400 items) of the Cultural life, arts and sciences autograph series. Other sections filmed include Benjamin West correspondence; Charles Thomson correspondence; Joshua Humphreys letters; and one or more letters from the following categories: American miscellaneous, European painters and sculptors, Chaplains colonial wars and revolution, Roman Catholic prelates, British Authors, British literary misc., European explorers and antiquaries, American poets, Univ. presidents, American scientists, American authors, American prose, American literary misc., U.S. Senators, and others.
The Painters, sculptors, and engravers section contains ca. 400 items, primarily letters, of prominent eighteenth, nineteenth, and early twentieth century American artists, such as Albert Bierstadt, William Merritt Chase, Thomas Cole, John Singleton Copley, Asher B. Durand, Charles Willson Peale, John Singer Sargent, Gilbert Stuart, Thomas Sully, John Trumbull, and others. Many of the letters are addressed to Albert Rosenthal. Also included are sketches, writings, clippings, and printed material pertaining to the artists. The Benjamin West papers, 1877-1819, (reel P23, fr. 1-85) include letters to West, letters from and about West, and cards, a certificate, and engraving of him.
The Charles Thomson papers (reels P21, fr. 800-813 and P22, fr. 1-7) include material relating to craftsmen in New York and Philadelphia, 1784-1787; correspondence with Joseph Delaplaine, 1816-1817, concerning Delaplaine's having a portrait of Thomson painted by Bass Otis; a letter to Thomson from G.P. Norris, Jr., Jan. 26, 1819, referring to Trumbull's painting of the signing of the Declaration of Independence; and bills from cabinetmaker Alexander Anderson. The Humphreys' letters are from Charles Willson Peale, Mar. 4, 1795, and William Rush, Apr. 30, 1795.
Provenance:
Lent for microfilming 1955 by the Historical Society of Pennsylvania.
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
Topic:
Art, Modern -- 17th-18th centuries -- United States  Search this
Art, Modern -- 19th century -- United States  Search this
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.gratsimo
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw93c343bb8-5467-4d6e-8577-f7ed1493be9d
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-gratsimo

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