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B; Ball, Thomas 1819-1911; Barnard, George Gray; Bartram, W.; Beal, Gifford; Beck, George

Collection Creator:
Richardson, Edgar Preston, 1902-1985  Search this
Richardson, Constance, 1905-  Search this
Container:
Box 18, Folder 9
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1934-1978
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original material requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact References Services for more information.
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:
Edgar P. Richardson papers, 1814-1996, bulk 1921-1996. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
E.P. (Edgar Preston) and Constance Richardson papers
E.P. (Edgar Preston) and Constance Richardson papers / Series 6: Artist-Subject files
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw985cadc13-4c06-4fef-93ba-b8f07e620f5e
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-richedga-ref663

Emancipation Monument [sculpture] / (photographed by Levin C. Handy)

Title:
Freedman's Memorial [sculpture] / (photographed by Levin C. Handy)
Lincoln Emancipation Group [sculpture] / (photographed by Levin C. Handy)
Artist:
Ball, Thomas 1819-1911  Search this
Photographer:
Handy, Levin C. 1855-1932  Search this
Subject:
Lincoln, Abraham  Search this
Archer, Alexander  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Date:
Modeled 1874. Cast 1875. Dedicated April 14, 1876
Topic:
History--United States--Black History  Search this
History--United States--Emancipation Proclamation  Search this
Portrait male--Full length  Search this
Occupation--Political--President  Search this
Occupation--Other--Slave  Search this
Image number:
SSC S0000113
See more items in:
Photograph Study Collection
Metropolitan Museum of Art Study Collection of American Sculpture Photographs
Data Source:
Photograph Study Collection, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_126817
Online Media:

George Washington [sculpture] / (photographed by Detroit Publishing Company)

Title:
Washington Statue [sculpture] / (photographed by Detroit Publishing Company)
Artist:
Ball, Thomas 1819-1911  Search this
Photographic firm:
Detroit Publishing Co.  Search this
Subject:
Washington, George  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Date:
Commissioned 1859. Modeled 1864. Cast and dedicated 1869
Topic:
Portrait male--Full length  Search this
Occupation--Political--President  Search this
Image number:
SSC S0000114
See more items in:
Photograph Study Collection
Metropolitan Museum of Art Study Collection of American Sculpture Photographs
Data Source:
Photograph Study Collection, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_126818
Online Media:

Daniel Webster [sculpture] / (photographed by Hawkes)

Artist:
Ball, Thomas 1819-1911  Search this
Photographer:
Hawkes, Joseph  Search this
Subject:
Webster, Daniel  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Date:
Ca. 1876
Topic:
Portrait male--Full length  Search this
Occupation--Political--Statesman  Search this
Image number:
SSC S0000116
See more items in:
Photograph Study Collection
Metropolitan Museum of Art Study Collection of American Sculpture Photographs
Data Source:
Photograph Study Collection, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_126820
Online Media:

Thomas Ball : artist file, [photographs]

Artist:
Ball, Thomas 1819-1911  Search this
Physical description:
1 folder
Type:
Photograph
Artist files
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Image number:
VFM VF000139
See more items in:
Photograph Study Collection
Data Source:
Photograph Study Collection, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_136840

George Washington [sculpture] / (photographed by Halliday Historic Photograph Co.)

Title:
Washington Statue [sculpture] / (photographed by Halliday Historic Photograph Co.)
Artist:
Ball, Thomas 1819-1911  Search this
Photographic firm:
Halliday Historic Photograph Co.  Search this
Subject:
Washington, George  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Date:
Commissioned 1859. Modeled 1864. Cast and dedicated 1869
Topic:
Portrait male--Full length  Search this
Occupation--Political--President  Search this
Image number:
SSC S0000115
See more items in:
Photograph Study Collection
Metropolitan Museum of Art Study Collection of American Sculpture Photographs
Data Source:
Photograph Study Collection, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_126819
Online Media:

Josiah Quincy [sculpture] / (photographed by Halliday Historic Photograph Co.)

Artist:
Ball, Thomas 1819-1911  Search this
Photographic firm:
Halliday Historic Photograph Co.  Search this
Subject:
Quincy, Josiah  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1879
Topic:
Portrait male--Full length  Search this
Occupation--Political--Mayor  Search this
Occupation--Political--Statesman  Search this
Image number:
SSC S0000117
See more items in:
Photograph Study Collection
Metropolitan Museum of Art Study Collection of American Sculpture Photographs
Data Source:
Photograph Study Collection, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_126821
Online Media:

Thomas Ball letter to Charles Henry Hart

Creator:
Ball, Thomas, 1819-1911  Search this
Hart, Charles Henry, 1847-1918  Search this
Type:
Correspondence
Date:
1893 April 06
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)6818
See more items in:
Charles Henry Hart autograph collection, 1731-1918
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_6818

Thomas Ball guestbook, 1874-1932

Creator:
Ball, Thomas, 1819-1911  Search this
Subject:
Davis, Charles H. (Charles Harold)  Search this
Type:
Scrapbooks
Autograph albums
Theme:
Sketches & Sketchbooks  Search this
Lives of American Artists  Search this
American Art and Artists in a Global Context  Search this
Ephemera, Miscellany, and General Art Related  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8275
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210446
AAA_collcode_ballthom
Theme:
Sketches & Sketchbooks
Lives of American Artists
American Art and Artists in a Global Context
Ephemera, Miscellany, and General Art Related
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_210446

Thomas Ball letter to Stilson Hutchins, 1888 March 30

Creator:
Ball, Thomas, 1819-1911  Search this
Subject:
Webster, Daniel  Search this
Hutchins, Stilson, 1838-1912  Search this
Topic:
Sculpture, American -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Art patronage -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Art -- Commissioning -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Artists and patrons -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Theme:
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Government Sponsorship of the Arts  Search this
American Art and Artists in a Global Context  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9522
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211721
AAA_collcode_ballthsh
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Government Sponsorship of the Arts
American Art and Artists in a Global Context
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211721

Oration by Frederick Douglass, delivered on the occasion of the unveiling of the Freedmen's Monument in memory of Abraham Lincoln, in Lincoln Park, Washington, D.C., April 14th, 1876 With an appendix

Author:
Douglass, Frederick 1818-1895  Search this
Correspondent:
Briggs, Morris H (Morris Henry),) 1890- DLC  Search this
Stern, Alfred Whital 1881-1960 DLC  Search this
Donor:
Stern, Alfred Whital 1881-1960 DLC  Search this
Author:
Alfred Whital Stern Collection of Lincolniana (Library of Congress) DLC  Search this
Daniel Murray Pamphlet Collection (Library of Congress) DLC  Search this
Subject:
Ball, Thomas 1819-1911 Emancipation Monument (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Lincoln, Abraham 1809-1865 Monuments  Search this
Physical description:
21 pages 23 cm
Type:
Electronic resources
Addresses
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
1876
Topic:
Monuments  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1063939

Greta Elena Couper research material on Thomas Ball and William Couper

Creator:
Couper, Greta Elena  Search this
Names:
Ball, Thomas, 1819-1911  Search this
Couper, William, 1853-1942  Search this
Extent:
0.9 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1850-1988
Scope and Contents:
Photographs, correspondence, printed material and a handwritten music score sheet relating to artists Thomas Ball and his son-in-law William Couper, compiled by Greta Couper for publications about Ball and Couper.
The majority of the collection is photographs of works of art by Thomas Ball and William Couper, including a CD of images. Additional photographs are of Ball, Couper, and family. Also included are copies of correspondence by William Couper and indexes and printed material relating to Ball and Couper compiled by Greta Couper, and a handwritten music score sheet by Thomas Ball.
Biographical / Historical:
Greta Couper is a writer and art historian in Los Angeles, California.
Provenance:
Donated 1988 and 2014 by Greta Couper, the great-great-granddaughter of Thomas Ball and the great-granddaughter of William Couper.
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.
Occupation:
Art historians -- California -- Los Angeles  Search this
Topic:
Women art historians  Search this
Sculpture, American  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.coupgret
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9d17c1034-7136-4c33-a73d-da08a0e99066
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-coupgret

Thomas Ball guestbook

Creator:
Ball, Thomas, 1819-1911  Search this
Names:
Davis, Charles H. (Charles Harold), 1856-1933  Search this
Extent:
1 Microfilm reel (1 volume on 1 partial microfilm reel)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Microfilm reels
Scrapbooks
Autograph albums
Date:
1874-1932
Scope and Contents:
The microfilmed Thomas Ball guestbook/scrapbook includes signatures, poems, sketches, musical notations of European and American artists, writers, poets, musicians, and other dignitaries who visited Thomas Ball's studio or villa in Florence, Italy, Montclair, New Jersey, New York City, and Boston from 1874 to 1932. Among the many prominent signers are Ralph Waldo Emerson, Richard Wagner, Henry Longfellow, Franz Liszt, Christina Rossetti. An introduction by the lender, Ball's great great granddaughter, states that some insertions from earlier correspondence and later insertions from musicians visiting the family in Santa Barbara were added to the book.
Biographical / Historical:
Thomas Ball (1819-1911) was a sculptor, miniaturist, portrait painter, and musician in Boston, Massachusetts, Florence, Italy, and Montclair, New Jersey. His most well-known work is a statue of George Washington in the Boston Public Garden. Ball maintained a studio in Boston until he moved to Italy in 1854, where he studied sculpture. He made frequent visits to the United States, but remained an expatriate until 1897, when he moved to Montclair, New Jersey.
Related Materials:
The Archives of American Art also holds the microfilmed Thomas Ball letter to Stilson Hutchins, 1888 March 30. The Massachusetts Historical Society holds the Thomas Ball letters, 1869-1882.
Provenance:
Lent for microfilming 1988 by Greta Couper, Thomas Ball's great great grandaughter.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Occupation:
Musicians  Search this
Sculptors  Search this
Painters  Search this
Genre/Form:
Scrapbooks
Autograph albums
Identifier:
AAA.ballthom
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw987892bc5-c29e-4b37-9627-b24004130704
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-ballthom

Thomas Ball letter to Stilson Hutchins

Creator:
Ball, Thomas, 1819-1911  Search this
Names:
Hutchins, Stilson, 1838-1912  Search this
Webster, Daniel, 1782-1852  Search this
Extent:
1 Item ((on partial microfilm reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1888 March 30
Scope and Contents:
Ball writes to Hutchings [sic] of Washington, D.C. regarding Ball's proposed design for a statue of [Daniel] Webster to be erected in Washington. Ball argues for a figure dressed in classical garb, considering it more appropriate for the city than the contemporary costume of three other Webster statues Ball had done in other cities. Ball indicates that he has enclosed photographs for Hutchings to review.
In addition, Ball writes, "I only regret that we are too late to submit my design to Mr. Corcoran, the old friend of Mr. Webster, and of Art. I think he would have been pleased with it." In closing, Ball expresses hope "to have Congress make an appropriation for it. They do such things some times, and for less worthy objects."
Biographical / Historical:
Sculptor, miniature and portrait painter, and musician. Born in Charlestown, Mass., studied in Italy.
Provenance:
Donated 1955-1962 by Charles E. Feinberg. Feinberg was a long time friend and active donor to AAA.
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:
Art patrons  Search this
Sculptors  Search this
Topic:
Sculpture, American -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Art patronage -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Art -- Commissioning -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Artists and patrons -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.ballthsh
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw990be4bf4-02cd-40f2-9b6d-2fc9d274e61d
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-ballthsh

William Couper papers

Creator:
Couper, William, 1853-1942  Search this
Names:
Ball, Thomas, 1819-1911  Search this
Extent:
0.9 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Date:
1872-1971
bulk 1872-1908
Summary:
The papers of William Couper date from 1872 through 1971 with the bulk of the material dated 1872 through 1908. The collection consists of 0.9 linear feet of letters, photographs, and printed material that document William Couper's career as a sculptor and his family life. Letters are from Couper and his wife to his parents, and to his brother John, discussing family matters, his art training, his travels, and his work in New York. There are also several letters from his father-in-law, sculptor Thomas Ball.
Scope and Content Note:
The William Couper papers span the years 1872 to 1971 with the bulk of the material dated 1872 to 1942, and measure 0.9 linear feet. They consist of letters, photographs, and printed material that document William Couper's career as a sculptor. Letters are from Couper and his wife to his parents, and to his brother John, discussing family matters, his art training, his travels, and his work in New York. There are also several letters from his father-in-law, sculptor Thomas Ball. An index of the letters and transcripts of approximately 70 of the letters were prepared by Couper's nephew Monroe Couper and are filed within the collection.

Also found within the papers are 0.4 linear feet of photographs of Couper and family members, his home in Florence, Italy, and a photograph album and unbound photographs of his art work. There are also clippings and 3 theater programs for productions in which William Couper performed.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into 3 series:

Missing Title

Series 1: Letters, 1874-1908 (Box 1; 0.4 linear feet; reel 5883)

Series 2: Photographs, 1886-1887 (Box 2-3; 0.4 linear feet; reel 5883)

Series 3: Printed Material, 1872-1971 (Box 2; 4 folders; reel 5883)
Biographical Note:
William Couper was born September 20, 1853 in Norfolk, Virginia, son of John Diedrich Couper and Euphania Monroe Couling Couper. He acquired an interest in sculpture from time spent at his father's company, Couper Marble Works.

After studying at the Cooper Institute in New York, Couper won a scholarship to the Royal Academy at Munich in 1875. Disliking the atmosphere in Munich, he took a place in the studio of Thomas Ball in Florence, Italy in the same year. Couper married Mr. Ball's daughter, Eliza Chickering Ball in 1878, and remained in Florence for over two decades, returning to New York to open a studio in 1897.

In 1901, Couper received a bronze medal at the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo. His notable works include a series of thirteen heroic busts of scientists for the American Museum of Natural History, a relief sculpture for the Sailors' Memorial in Annapolis, a statue of Capt. John Smith at Jamestown, and a portrait bust of John D. Rockefeller.

Couper retired in 1913 and died later in 1942 in Easton, Maryland.
Provenance:
The William Couper papers were donated by the artist's nephew Monroe Couper to the Archives of American Art in 1992.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Patrons must use 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.
Topic:
Sculptors  Search this
Sculpture, American  Search this
Sculpture, Modern -- 19th century -- United States  Search this
Sculpture, Modern -- 19th century -- Italy  Search this
Sculpture, Modern -- 19th century -- Study and teaching  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
William Couper Papers, 1872-1971, bulk 1872-1908. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.coupwill
See more items in:
William Couper papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9f3e779bb-b2bc-4cf3-91e3-34634eb05100
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-coupwill

Stearns-Ames collection

Creator:
Ames Manufacturing Company. Bronze Foundry  Search this
Names:
United States Capitol (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Ames, James Tyler, 1810-1883  Search this
Ames, Nathan Peabody, 1803-1847  Search this
Ball, Thomas, 1819-1911  Search this
Brown, Henry Kirke, 1814-1886  Search this
Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790  Search this
Greenough, Horatio, 1805-1852  Search this
Rogers, Randolph, 1825-1892  Search this
Walter, Thomas Ustick, 1804-1887  Search this
Washington, George, 1732-1799  Search this
Extent:
0.2 Linear feet ((on partial microfilm reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
[ca. 1838-1894]
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence, castings record, financial materials, photographs and printed materials relating primarily to the work of the Bronze Division of the Ames Manufacturing Company.
Professional and personal correspondence, chiefly of James Tyler Ames, with sculptors, architects, government officials, and colleagues, including his brother, Nathan Peabody Ames, Henry Kirke Brown, Randolph Rogers, and Thomas Ustick Walter. A castings record (16 p.) contains expenses and final prices of bronze castings, a printed list of "Bronze Works Executed by the Ames Manufacturing Company," and photographs of completed work. There are also an expense account for the Lincoln National Monument artillery and cavalry groups, lists of expenses relating to "Bronze Castings for Washington and his Horse," the (Benjamin) "Franklin Statue," and other works. Photographs are of works cast by the Ames Company and of unidentified works, of Ames' artisans, of a room in James Ames' house with framed medallions of Washington and Franklin on the wall, and of a head of Washington and a head of his horse in Thomas Ball's studio; reports by the architect of the Capitol extension, and the U.S. Art Commission (1860); Ames Company promotional items; a printed narrative of the incidents connected with the statue of Washington in Union Square by Henry Kirke Brown; and clippings relating to various statues.
Biographical / Historical:
The Ames Manufacturing Company, Chicopee, Massachusetts, was founded in 1835 by James Tyler Ames and his brother, Nathan Peabody Ames. The company manufactured small tools, cotton machinery, swords, cannons, and did casting of bells. It began manufacturing large bronze statuary circa 1850.
Provenance:
Donated 1986 by Malcolm Stearns, Jr., who purchased them from Parke Bernet, New York, in the 1960s. There are numerous notations on the backs of letters and photographs. It is not known who added this information.
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:
Sculptors  Search this
Topic:
Bronze founding -- Massachusetts -- Chicopee  Search this
Bronze sculpture, American  Search this
Metal-workers  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Function:
Memorials -- United States
Identifier:
AAA.amesmanu
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw933d5637c-ef74-49e1-876f-607be174da5b
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-amesmanu

Ophelia, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Ball, Thomas 1819-1911  Search this
Medium:
Marble
Type:
Sculptures
Sculptures-Relief
Owner/Location:
Hirschl & Adler Galleries New York New York
Date:
Ca. 1884
Topic:
Literature--Shakespeare--Hamlet  Search this
Literature--Character--Ophelia  Search this
Figure female--Bust  Search this
Control number:
IAS 8F720005
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_470113

Freedom's Memorial, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Ball, Thomas 1819-1911  Search this
Subject:
Lincoln, Abraham  Search this
Medium:
Marble
Culture:
African American  Search this
Type:
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Washington University Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum Campus Box 1214, One Brookings Drive St. Louis Missouri 63130 Accession Number: WU 3782
Date:
1875
Topic:
Portrait male--Full length  Search this
Occupation--Political--President  Search this
Figure male  Search this
Ethnic  Search this
Occupation--Other--Slave  Search this
Control number:
IAS 76001176
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_2527

Bust of Daniel Webster, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Ball, Thomas 1819-1911  Search this
Subject:
Webster, Daniel  Search this
Medium:
Bronze
Type:
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Dartmouth College Hood Museum of Art Hanover New Hampshire 03755
Topic:
Portrait male--Bust  Search this
Occupation--Political--Diplomat  Search this
Occupation--Political--Statesman  Search this
Occupation--Education--Orator  Search this
Occupation--Law--Lawyer  Search this
Control number:
IAS 76001455
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_2804

Bust of Rufus Choate (1799-1853), Class of 1819, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Ball, Thomas 1819-1911  Search this
Subject:
Choate, Rufus  Search this
Medium:
White marble
Type:
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Dartmouth College Hood Museum of Art Hanover New Hampshire 03755 Accession Number: S898.1
Date:
1880
Topic:
Portrait male--Bust  Search this
Occupation--Political  Search this
Control number:
IAS 76001443
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_2792

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