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Art Union of Philadelphia

Collection Creator:
National Academy of Design (U.S.)  Search this
Container:
Box 58, Folder 8
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1848
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 15: Other Organizations
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw946af5b8c-a9f4-46bd-84d4-712c80293f71
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-natiacad-ref967

Sartain family papers, 1795-1944

Creator:
Sartain, family  Search this
Subject:
Cassatt, Mary  Search this
Daingerfield, Elliott  Search this
Eakins, Thomas  Search this
Sartain, Harriet  Search this
Swaine, William  Search this
Chivers, T. H. (Thomas Holley)  Search this
Sartain, Emily  Search this
Sartain, Henry  Search this
Sartain, John  Search this
Sartain, Paul  Search this
Sartain, Samuel  Search this
Sartain, William  Search this
United States Sanitary Commission. Great Sanitary Fair. Fine Art Gallery (1864 : Philadelphia, Pa.)  Search this
Art-Union of Philadelphia  Search this
National Art Association (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Philadelphia Union of Associationists  Search this
Artists' Fund Society  Search this
Graphic Association of Philadelphia  Search this
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts  Search this
American Exhibition (1887 : London, England)  Search this
Centennial Exhibition (1876 : Philadelphia, Pa.)  Search this
Topic:
Sartain's union magazine of literature and art  Search this
Engraving -- Printing -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Painting, American -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)10786
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)214427
AAA_collcode_sartfami
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_214427

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  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
Theme:
Diaries  Search this
Art Market  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13482
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)214638
AAA_collcode_silljose
Theme:
Diaries
Art Market
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_214638

Art-Union of Philadelphia selected records, 1848-1888

Creator:
Art-Union of Philadelphia  Search this
Topic:
Philadelphia Art-Union Reporter  Search this
Theme:
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Communities, Organizations, Museums  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6948
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209077
AAA_collcode_artunio
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Communities, Organizations, Museums
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209077

Art-Union of Philadelphia selected records

Topic:
Philadelphia Art-Union Reporter
Creator:
Art-Union of Philadelphia  Search this
Extent:
2 Microfilm reels
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Microfilm reels
Date:
1848-1888
Scope and Contents:
The Art-Union of Philadelphia selected records, microfilmed on Reel 3656, contain 11 issues of the Philadelphia Art Union Reporter (1851-1852), the Art-Union's official publication which published the charter, by-laws, lists of officers and exhibitions, sales from the gallery, listings of artists' cards, and other general information relating to the Art-Union; as well as 2 volumes of the "Transactions of the Philadelphia Art Union" (1848-1849), which include proceedings of annual meetings, constitution and by-laws, announcements of meetings, information on awards and prices, and lists of certificate holders. Also included on Reel P90 are annual and biennial reports (1882-1888) from the Board of Managers.
Biographical / Historical:
The Art-Union of Philadelphia was founded in 1844 and incorporated in 1847 to encourage appreciation of American artists. It organized free exhibitions which were held at the Union's gallery at 210 Chestnut Street; sold paintings from these exhibitions; and established a membership program that entitled members to the monthly publication, Philadelphia Art Union Reporter, as well as other membership benefits.
Other Title:
Philadelphia Art-Union Reporter [microfilm title]
Provenance:
Material on reel 3656 lent, 1985, by the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, which has more extensive records of Art Union of Philadelphia in its collections. AAA did not microfilm the complete records of the Art-Union. Material on reel P90 lent, 1955, for microfilming by the Free Library of Philadelphia.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Function:
Clubs -- Pennsylvania
Clubs -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia
Identifier:
AAA.artunio
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9b45483aa-85da-4166-98e0-5346f71e9a99
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-artunio

Sartain family papers

Topic:
Sartain's union magazine of literature and art
Creator:
Sartain family (Philadelphia, Pa.)  Search this
Names:
American Exhibition (1887 : London, England)  Search this
Art-Union of Philadelphia  Search this
Artists' Fund Society  Search this
Centennial Exhibition (1876 : Philadelphia, Pa.)  Search this
Graphic Association of Philadelphia  Search this
National Art Association (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts  Search this
Philadelphia Union of Associationists  Search this
United States Sanitary Commission. Great Sanitary Fair. Fine Art Gallery (1864 : Philadelphia, Pa.)  Search this
Cassatt, Mary, 1844-1926  Search this
Chivers, T. H. (Thomas Holley), 1809-1858  Search this
Daingerfield, Elliott, 1859-1932  Search this
Eakins, Thomas, 1844-1916  Search this
Sartain, Emily, 1841-1927  Search this
Sartain, Harriet, 1873-1957  Search this
Sartain, Henry, 1833-1895  Search this
Sartain, John, 1808-1897  Search this
Sartain, Paul  Search this
Sartain, Samuel, 1830-1906  Search this
Sartain, William, 1843-1924  Search this
Swaine, William  Search this
Extent:
6 Microfilm reels
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Microfilm reels
Date:
1795-1944
Scope and Contents:
Selected Sartain family papers from the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, and the Moore College of Art, including correspondence, printed material, photographs, sketchbooks, writings, minutes of meetings and other organizational records, and memorabilia.
REEL 2727: Correspondence, mostly among the Sartain family: Emily writes to her father of her European travels with Mary Cassatt; letters from Elliott Dangerfield; correspondence of John Sartain, including letters from the poet Thomas Chivers; correspondence of William, Henry, Samuel, Harriet Judd, and Paul Sartain; receipts of John and Samuel, and undated genealogical notes.
REEL 4235: Photographs; scrapbooks; unpublished manuscripts; and correspondence of John, Emily, William, Samuel, and 12 letters from family friend and fellow artist, Thomas Eakins.
REEL P28 (fr. 337-581): Rembrandt Peale's manuscript "Notes of the Painting Room," subtitled "Art is Long and Life is Short." 215 p. + 24 p. index.
REELS 4562-4565 [filmed previously on reels P19-P20, P24, and P27-P28]: Included are: Emily Sartain correspondence and miscellaneous items, 1895-1923; Harriet Judd Sartain correspondence and biographical sketch, 1854-1887; Henry Sartain letters, 1862-1863; Samuel Sartain correspondence, 1850-1872, including letters to John Sartain while in London on business for his father, printed matter, copyrights and certificates and records of the Art-Union of Philadelphia (AUP), 1852-1885, including catalogs of prizes, an inventory of the AUP property, 1855, and printed reports; obituary for Susanna Swaine (John Sartain's mother); John Swaine's letterbook, 1834-1837; William Sartain letters, 1862-1919, n.d., many written while living in Paris, printed matter, photographs, and sketchbook; John Sartain genealogical information, letterpress books, 1869-1871 and 1887, concerning his Philadelphia and London exhibitions, work and business, correspondence, 1845-189?, financial information, lists of works of art, memberships and certificates, lectures and writings, a sketchbook, and printed material.
Also included are manuscript material and printed matter; scrapbooks containing clippings and a few letters; untitled commonplace books which were probably compiled by Harriet or Emily Sartain; John Sartain's records pertaining to the Artists' Fund Society, 1838-1846; Great Sanitary Fair, 1864; Centennial Exposition, 1876, including the Report of the Art Department, and memorabilia; the American Exhibition, London England, 1887; Sartain's Magazine expense book, 1849-1855; minutes of the Graphic Association of Philadelphia, 1849-1855; minutes of the Philadelphia Union of Associationists, 1847-1855; proceedings of the National Art Association second annual convention, held at the Smithsonian Institution, Jan. 11-14, 1859; and minutes of the meeting of the subscribers of the [Christian] Schussele picture fund.
Biographical / Historical:
Family of engravers and painters; Philadelphia, Pa. John Sartain came to U.S. from England in 1830 and established himself firmly in the Philadelphia artistic community. He was director of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts for 23 years and served as chief of the art dept. for the 1876 Centennial Exhibition in Philadelphia and the 1887 American Exhibition in London. Four of his eight children became artists, William, Emily, Samuel and Harriet.
Provenance:
Material on reel 2727 lent for microfilming 1982 by the Moore College of Art. Material on reel 4235 lent for filming in 1989 by the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, which had received the papers from the Harriet Sartain estate and through descendants of the Sartain family, 1959 and 1988. The Historical Society of Pennsylvania lent the material on reels 4562-4565 in 1991. These papers had been previously microfilmed in 1955 on reels P19-P20, P24 and P27-P28 but were reprocessed for microfilming. A few items filmed in 1955 were missing in 1991. Items not microfilmed in 1991 include manuscript notes for John Sartains's "Reminiscences," and some lecture notes which were unfilmable; 0.3 linear ft. of mss. for articles by various authors appearing in Sartain's magazine; and Samuel Sartain's minute book of the Republican Convention. Rembrandt Peale's "Notes of the Painting Room" was not refilmed in 1991, and is only available on reel P28.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
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.
Reel 2727: Authorization to publish, quote or reproduce requires written permission from Librarian, Moore College of Art. Reels 4562-4565: Authorization to publish, quote or reproduce requires written permission from Historical Society of Pennsylvania. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Occupation:
Engravers -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Painters -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Topic:
Engraving -- Printing -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Painting, American -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.sartfami
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw959303474-1d52-4e05-935a-1c2fa574e168
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-sartfami

Art-Union of Philadelphia [Folder]

Additional name:
Philadelphia Art-Union  Search this
Contents:
Folder(s) may include exhibition announcements, newspaper and/or magazine clippings, press releases, brochures, reviews, invitations, illustrations, resumes, artist's statements, exhibition catalogs.
Place:
Philadelphia (Pa.)
Topic:
Art Organizations  Search this
Location:
Art & Artist files at the Smithsonian American Art Museum/ National Portrait Gallery Library
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILAF_103792

Joseph Sill selected diaries

Creator:
Sill, Joseph, 1801-1854  Search this
Names:
Art-Union of Philadelphia  Search this
Artists' Fund Society  Search this
National Academy of Design (U.S.)  Search this
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts  Search this
Audubon, John James, 1785-1851  Search this
Audubon, Victor Gifford, 1809-1860  Search this
Carey, Edward L., 1806-1845  Search this
Furness, William Henry, 1802-1896  Search this
Hubard, William James, 1807-1862  Search this
Huntington, Daniel, 1816-1906  Search this
Lambdin, James Reid, 1807-1889  Search this
Leutze, Emanuel, 1816-1868  Search this
Morse, Samuel Finley Breese, 1791-1872  Search this
Neagle, John, 1796-1865  Search this
Page, William, 1811-1885  Search this
Rothermel, Peter Frederick, 1812-1895  Search this
Sartain, John, 1808-1897  Search this
Saunders, George Lethbridge, 1807-1863  Search this
Shaw, Joshua, 1776-1860  Search this
Sully, Thomas, 1783-1872  Search this
Watmough, Edward  Search this
Waugh, Samuel Bell, 1814-1885  Search this
Weber, Paul, 1823-1916  Search this
Weir, Robert Walter, 1803-1889  Search this
Winner, W. E. (William E), -1883  Search this
Extent:
2 Items (partial microfilm reels)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1832-1854
Scope and Contents:
Ca. 850 pages of selected art related excerpts from Sill's diaries. The diaries date from 1832 to 1854 and document his own painting activities, his association with the Artists and Amateurs Association, Artists' Fund Society, and Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. He gives his reactions to the work of other artists as seen in exhibitions in Philadelphia and New York, especially at the National Academy of Design, as well as in private collections. He writes about panoramas shown in Philadelphia, purchases of works of art for himself and others, commissions to artists to paint pictures for him, etc. In particular he writes frequently of his friend, the collector and patron Edward L. Carey, and of Carey's collection. He often mentions John Sartain, James R. Lambdin, Peter F. Rothermel, Daniel Huntington, Thomas Sully, William H. Furness, Emanuel Leutze, George L. Saunders, Samuel B. Waugh, Paul Weber, William J. Hubard, Monachesi, and John Neagle. He tells of the founding and subsequent activities of the Art-Union of Philadelphia; the sale of Joshua Shaw's paintings and his misfortunes; the work and ill natured personality of William Page; meeting with and a drawing and description of John J. Audubon; a controversy between Robert W. Weir and Samuel F. B. Morse about who will paint the Mayflower Compact; V. G. Audubon's efforts to get subscribers for his father's book; and Bowen's lithographic shop.
He characterizes Edward Watmough and William E. Winner.
Biographical / Historical:
Collector, amateur painter; Philadelphia, Pa.
Provenance:
Microfilmed for the Archives of American Art in 1955 by the Historical Society of Pennsylvania. Diaries donated to the Society by Edward Madiera.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Occupation:
Art patrons -- Pennsylvania  Search this
Painters -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Topic:
Art, American -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Art -- Collectors and collecting -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- Diaries  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.silljose
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9851e01eb-08d8-486d-ace9-e1eb4cbdcd72
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-silljose

Patrick Henry in the House of Burgesses of Virginia, delivering his Celebrated Speech against the Stamp Act, (painting)

Artist:
Rothermel, P. F.  Search this
Subject:
Henry, Patrick  Search this
Type:
Paintings
Exhibition Catalogs
Date:
1876
Topic:
Portrait male  Search this
Occupation--Political--Statesman  Search this
Architecture interior--Civic  Search this
Control number:
AECI 08240001
Data Source:
Pre-1877 Art Exhibition Catalogue Index
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_aeci_121687

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