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Artists' Fund Society of Philadelphia

Collection Creator:
National Academy of Design (U.S.)  Search this
Container:
Box 58, Folder 10
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1837-1840
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.
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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/mw918e78adf-4785-4c0f-af54-89ba3f3bac85
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-natiacad-ref969

Edward Gay and Gay family papers, 1852-1983

Creator:
Gay, Edward, 1837-1928  Search this
Gay, Duncan, 1865-1948  Search this
Subject:
Learned, Helen Gay  Search this
Gay, Ingovar  Search this
Gay, Martha Feary  Search this
Artists' Fund Society  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Sketches
Sketchbooks
Citation:
Edward Gay and Gay family papers, 1852-1983. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Landscape painting -- 20th century -- New York (State)  Search this
Landscape painting -- 19th century -- New York (State)  Search this
Landscape painters -- New York (State)  Search this
Theme:
Sketches & Sketchbooks  Search this
Lives of artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6597
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)215901
AAA_collcode_gayedwap
Theme:
Sketches & Sketchbooks
Lives of artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_215901
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Edward Gay and Gay family papers

Creator:
Gay, Edward, 1837-1928  Search this
Gay, Duncan, 1865-1948  Search this
Names:
Artists' Fund Society  Search this
Gay, Ingovar  Search this
Gay, Martha Feary  Search this
Learned, Helen Gay  Search this
Extent:
2.6 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Sketches
Sketchbooks
Date:
1852-1983
Summary:
The papers of Edward Gay and the Gay family measure 2.6 linear feet and date from 1852 to 1983. Found within the papers are biographical materials on Edward and Duncan Gay; personal correspondence from Edward Gay, his wife Martha Feary Gay, and other family members; artwork by Edward and Duncan Gay; writings; printed materials; and photographs of Edward and Duncan Gay, their family, and their work.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of Edward Gay and the Gay family measure 2.6 linear feet and date from 1852 to 1983. Found within the papers are biographical materials on Edward and Duncan Gay; personal correspondence from Edward Gay, his wife Martha Feary Gay, and other family members; artwork by Edward and Duncan Gay; writings; printed materials; and photographic materials of Edward and Duncan Gay, their family, and their work.

Papers of Edward Gay include legal documents; family and business correspondence, including correspondence from fellow artists; writings, including reminiscences by Martha Gay; printed materials; artwork, including one sketchbook; a small selection of business papers related to the Artists' Fund Society; and photographs of Edward and Martha Gay, their homes, and Gay's artwork.

Papers of Duncan Gay include biographical materials; family correspondence; printed material; artwork, including three sketchbooks and sketches of house plans; and photographic materials of Duncan Gay, his travels, and his artwork.

Gay family papers consist primarily of correspondence to Ingovar Gay and Helen Gay Learned, and photographs of the Gay family, extended family members, and friends.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 3 series.

Missing Title

Series 1: Edward Gay Papers, 1852-1983 (0.8 linear feet; Box 1, OV 4-5)

Series 2: Duncan Gay Papers, 1870-1983 (0.5 linear feet; Boxes 1-2)

Series 3: Gay Family Papers, 1888-1970 (1.3 linear feet; Boxes 2-3)
Biographical / Historical:
Landscape painter Edward Gay (1837-1928) lived and worked in Mount Vernon and Cragsmoor, New York and was known for his works depicting the local countryside of upstate New York and the Hudson River Valley.

Born in Mullingar, Ireland to Richard and Ellen Gay, his family immigrated to Albany, New York in 1848. After showing an early affinity for art, Gay began his studies in the studio of local landscape painters William and James Hart. Under the Harts' advisement, Gay traveled to Karlsruhe, Germany in 1862 to continue his studies with Johann Wilhelm Schirmer and Karl Friedrich Lessing. After returning to America in 1864, Gay married the art critic Martha Feary and lived for a short time in New York City before moving his family to Mount Vernon and eventually purchasing a home there in 1870. He exhibited in museums and galleries throughout America and painted murals for public libraries in Mount Vernon and Bronxville, New York. Gay was a member of the National Academy of Design, New York Artists' Fund Society, and Lotus Club, and was a recipient of the National Academy's George Inness Gold Medal and the Society of American Artists' Shaw Prize.

Duncan Gay (1865-1948), Edward Gay's eldest son, was also an artist. Duncan worked as a draftsman and designer for Louis Comfort Tiffany, where he remained employed prior to becoming a self-employed artist and stained glass designer.
Provenance:
The papers were donated in separate accessions beginning in 1959 by Edward Gay's daughter, Dorothy Gay Gordon. Additional materials on Edward Gay were donated by Gay's grandson, Richard G. Coker, in 1974. From 1983 to 1995, materials on Edward and Duncan Gay and the Gay family were donated by Susanne G. Linville, Duncan Gay's daughter.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
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:
Painters -- New York (State)  Search this
Topic:
Landscape painting -- 20th century -- New York (State)  Search this
Landscape painting -- 19th century -- New York (State)  Search this
Landscape painters -- New York (State)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Sketches
Sketchbooks
Citation:
Edward Gay and Gay family papers, 1852-1983. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.gayedwap
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Edward Gay and Gay family papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9a4fe1aa3-8043-4eba-99a4-d05ff49c2d7f
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-gayedwap
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Russell, Xanthus, and Mary Smith family papers, 1793-1977, bulk 1826-1977

Creator:
Smith family  Search this
Subject:
Smith, Xanthus  Search this
Smith, Russell  Search this
Smith, Mary Russell  Search this
Smith, Mary Priscilla  Search this
Type:
Sketchbooks
Writings
Scrapbooks
Tintypes
Drawings
Daguerreotypes
Ambrotypes
Photographs
Sketches
Citation:
Russell, Xanthus, and Mary Smith family papers, 1793-1977, bulk 1826-1977. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Works of art  Search this
Painting, Modern -- 19th century -- Pensylvania  Search this
Landscape painting  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Theme:
Sketches & Sketchbooks  Search this
Lives of artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9434
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211632
AAA_collcode_smitfami
Theme:
Sketches & Sketchbooks
Lives of artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211632
Online Media:

Participants in the New York Artists Fund Society trip

Subject:
Artists' Fund Society of New York  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1880 June 29
Citation:
Participants in the New York Artists Fund Society trip, 1880 June 29. Edward Gay and Gay family papers, 1852-1983. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)11200
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Edward Gay and Gay family papers, 1852-1983
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_11200

Participants in the New York Artists Fund Society trip

Subject:
Artists' Fund Society of New York  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1880 June 29
Citation:
Participants in the New York Artists Fund Society trip, 1880 June 29. Edward Gay and Gay family papers, 1852-1983. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Artists at or with their work  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)11201
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Edward Gay and Gay family papers, 1852-1983
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_11201

Participants in the New York Artists' Fund Society trip

Subject:
Artists' Fund Society of New York  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1880 June 29
Citation:
Participants in the New York Artists' Fund Society trip, 1880 June 29. Edward Gay and Gay family papers, 1852-1983. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Artists at or with their work  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)11202
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Edward Gay and Gay family papers, 1852-1983
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_11202

Participants in the New York Artists Fund Society trip

Subject:
Artists' Fund Society of New York  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1880 June 29
Citation:
Participants in the New York Artists Fund Society trip, 1880 June 29. Edward Gay and Gay family papers, 1852-1983. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)11203
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Edward Gay and Gay family papers, 1852-1983
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_11203

The Arkell Collection

Creator:
Artists' Fund Society of Philadelphia  Search this
Type:
Printed Materials
Date:
1880 June 21 - July 4
Citation:
Artists' Fund Society of Philadelphia. The Arkell Collection, 1880 June 21 - July 4. Edward Gay and Gay family papers, 1852-1983. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)9065
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Edward Gay and Gay family papers, 1852-1983
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_9065
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Camp-Meeting by Hugh Bridport and and Kennedy & Lucas after a painting by Alexander Rider

Maker:
Kennedy & Lucas  Search this
Rider, Alexander  Search this
Bridport, Hugh  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Measurements:
image: 12 1/2 in x 18 1/2 in; 31.75 cm x 46.99 cm
Object Name:
lithograph
Object Type:
Lithograph
Place made:
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Date made:
ca 1832
Subject:
Children  Search this
Dancing  Search this
Music  Search this
Credit Line:
Harry T. Peters "America on Stone" Lithography Collection
ID Number:
DL.60.2961
Catalog number:
60.2961
Accession number:
228146
See more items in:
Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Clothing & Accessories
Religion
Art
Peters Prints
Domestic Furnishings
Morality & Religious Prints
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a1-2841-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_325242

[Camp Meeting] by Hugh Bridport (graphic artist) and Kennedy & Lucas after a painting by Alexander Rider

Lithographer:
Kennedy & Lucas  Search this
Artist:
Rider, Alexander  Search this
Lithographic artist:
Bridport, Hugh  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Measurements:
image: 12 1/2 in x 18 1/2 in; 31.75 cm x 46.99 cm
Object Name:
lithograph
Object Type:
Lithograph
Place made:
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Date made:
ca 1832
Subject:
Horses  Search this
Communication, newspapers  Search this
Children  Search this
Music  Search this
Credit Line:
Harry T. Peters "America on Stone" Lithography Collection
ID Number:
DL.60.2957
Catalog number:
60.2957
Accession number:
228146
See more items in:
Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Clothing & Accessories
Religion
Art
Peters Prints
Domestic Furnishings
Morality & Religious Prints
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a3-ce93-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_325366

The Truant, (painting)

Artist:
Williams, Isaac  Search this
Type:
Paintings
Exhibition Catalogs
Date:
1876
Topic:
Occupation--Education--Student  Search this
State of Being--Other--Mischief  Search this
Figure--Child  Search this
Control number:
AECI 06270028
Data Source:
Pre-1877 Art Exhibition Catalogue Index
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_aeci_111267

Cherry Stealers, (painting)

Artist:
Lambdin, G. C.  Search this
Type:
Paintings
Exhibition Catalogs
Date:
1876
Topic:
Figure group  Search this
State of Being--Other--Mischief  Search this
Control number:
AECI 08060047
Data Source:
Pre-1877 Art Exhibition Catalogue Index
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_aeci_121312

Mischief, (painting)

Artist:
Trego, J. K.  Search this
Type:
Paintings
Exhibition Catalogs
Date:
1876
Topic:
Figure  Search this
State of Being--Other--Mischief  Search this
Control number:
AECI 08060050
Data Source:
Pre-1877 Art Exhibition Catalogue Index
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_aeci_121315

The Little Rogue, (painting)

Artist:
Guy, Seymour J.  Search this
Type:
Paintings
Exhibition Catalogs
Date:
1876
Topic:
Figure male--Child  Search this
State of Being--Other--Mischief  Search this
Control number:
AECI 04870019
Data Source:
Pre-1877 Art Exhibition Catalogue Index
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_aeci_94360

The Little Mischief, (painting)

Artist:
Lang, Louis  Search this
Type:
Paintings
Exhibition Catalogs
Date:
1876
Topic:
Figure--Child  Search this
State of Being--Other--Mischief  Search this
Control number:
AECI 04910325
Data Source:
Pre-1877 Art Exhibition Catalogue Index
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_aeci_95004

The Little Culprit, (painting)

Artist:
Duverger  Search this
Type:
Paintings
Exhibition Catalogs
Date:
1876
Topic:
Figure--Child  Search this
State of Being--Other--Mischief  Search this
Control number:
AECI 04910326
Data Source:
Pre-1877 Art Exhibition Catalogue Index
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_aeci_95005

Mischevious Drop, (painting)

Artist:
Mount, W. S.  Search this
Type:
Paintings
Exhibition Catalogs
Date:
1876
Topic:
Figure  Search this
State of Being--Other--Mischief  Search this
Control number:
AECI 04910393
Data Source:
Pre-1877 Art Exhibition Catalogue Index
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_aeci_95072

Mischievous Little Monkey, (painting)

Artist:
Beard, W. H.  Search this
Type:
Paintings
Exhibition Catalogs
Date:
1876
Topic:
Animal--Monkey  Search this
Control number:
AECI 04920031
Data Source:
Pre-1877 Art Exhibition Catalogue Index
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_aeci_95182

The Truant, (painting)

Artist:
LeClear, Thos.  Search this
Type:
Paintings
Exhibition Catalogs
Date:
1876
Topic:
Figure--Child  Search this
State of Being--Other--Mischief  Search this
Control number:
AECI 04940302
Data Source:
Pre-1877 Art Exhibition Catalogue Index
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_aeci_95844

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