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John William Casilear papers, 1832-1962

Creator:
Casilear, John William, 1811-1893  Search this
Casilear, John William, 1811-1893  Search this
Subject:
Casilear, John W.  Search this
Kensett, John Frederick  Search this
Rice, Foster Wild  Search this
Burr, Grace Casilear  Search this
Woolson, Elinor  Search this
Topic:
Bank notes -- United States  Search this
Theme:
Diaries  Search this
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7349
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209502
AAA_collcode_casijohn
Theme:
Diaries
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209502

Jervis McEntee papers

Creator:
McEntee, Jervis, 1828-1891  Search this
Names:
Century Association (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
National Academy of Design (U.S.)  Search this
Anthony, A. V. S. (Andrew Varick Stout), 1835-1906  Search this
Baker, George Augustus, 1821-1880  Search this
Bellows, Henry W. (Henry Whitney), 1814-1882  Search this
Boardman, Andrew  Search this
Booth, Edwin, 1833-1893  Search this
Boughton, George Henry, 1834-1905  Search this
Butler, Benjamin F., 1830-1884  Search this
Casilear, John William, 1811-1893  Search this
Chapin, E. H. (Edwin Hubbell), 1814-1880  Search this
Church, Frederic Edwin, 1826-1900  Search this
Church, Isabel  Search this
Cropsey, Jasper Francis, 1823-1900  Search this
DeForest, H. G.  Search this
Derrenbacher, John  Search this
Donoho, J. R., Mrs  Search this
Gifford, Sanford Robinson, 1823-1880  Search this
Gray, Henry Peters, 1819-1877  Search this
Hart, William McDougal, 1823-1894  Search this
Hicks, Thomas, 1823-1890  Search this
Hubbard, Richard William, 1816-1888  Search this
Huntington, Daniel, 1816-1906  Search this
Husted, James W.  Search this
Inness, George, 1825-1894  Search this
Johnson, Eastman, 1824-1906  Search this
Jourmans, E. L., Mrs  Search this
Kensett, John Frederick, 1816-1872  Search this
Lang, Louis, 1814-1893  Search this
McEntee, James S.  Search this
Meeks, Louisa B.  Search this
Palmer, Erastus Dow, 1817-1904  Search this
Sawyer, C. M.  Search this
Shumway, Henry Colton, 1807-1884  Search this
Stoddard, Richard Henry, 1825-1903  Search this
Stone, William O. (William Oliver), 1830-1875  Search this
Stribling, C. K.  Search this
Sykes, Charles W.  Search this
Thompson, Launt, 1833-1894  Search this
Vaux, Calvert, 1824-1895  Search this
Von Glumer, Francisca  Search this
Ward, John Quincy Adams, 1830-1910  Search this
Weir, John F. (John Ferguson), 1841-1926  Search this
Whittredge, Worthington, 1820-1910  Search this
Wickes, E. T.  Search this
Youmans, Kate  Search this
Zarnnhus, E. L.  Search this
Extent:
1.6 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Diaries
Sketches
Place:
Lake George (N.Y.) -- Pictorial works
Lake Champlain (N.Y.) -- Pictorial works
Adirondack Mountains (N.Y.)
Date:
1796
1848-1905
Summary:
The papers of Hudson River School painter Jervis McEntee measure 1.6 linear feet and date from 1796 and 1848 to 1905. Letters from close friends and family members to McEntee include many from his mentor Frederic Edwin Church, and fellow artists Samuel Putnam Avery, George Henry Boughton, Sanford Gifford, Richard Henry, Eastman Johnson, Elizabeth B. Stoddard, John Ferguson Weir, Worthington Whittredge, and others. Papers relating to the McEntee family include obituaries, a family genealogy, and letters from and regarding family members. There are also papers relating to the Vaux family (McEntee's brother-in-law's family) and American architect and landscape artist Calvert Vaux, who designed a studio for McEntee. Of special significance are five volumes of diaries dating from 1872 through 1890 which provide a detailed depiction of the American art world in the 1870s and 1880s.
Scope and Content Note:
The papers of Hudson River School painter Jervis McEntee measure 1.6 linear feet and date from 1796 and 1850 to 1905. Letters from close friends and family members to McEntee include many from his mentor Frederic Edwin Church, and fellow artists Samuel Putnam Avery, George Henry Boughton, Sanford Gifford, Richard Henry, Eastman Johnson, Elizabeth B. Stoddard, John Ferguson Weir, Worthington Whittredge, and others. Papers relating to the McEntee family include obituaries, a family genealogy, and letters from and regarding family members. There are also papers relating to the Vaux family (McEntee's brother-in-law's family) and American architect and landscape artist Calvert Vaux, who designed a studio for McEntee. Of special significance are five volumes of diaries dating from 1872 through 1890 which provide a detailed depiction of the American art world in the 1870s and 1880s.
Arrangement:
The Jervis McEntee papers have been arranged into five series, based on material type.

Series 1: Letters, 1850-1905, undated (Box 1; 0.2 linear feet)

Series 2: Vaux Family Letters and Correspondence, 1850-1890, undated (Box 1; 0.2 linear feet)

Series 3: Third Party Letters, 1861-1873, undated (Box 2; 0.1 linear feet)

Series 4: Miscellany, 1796, 1848-1895, undated (Box 2; 0.1 linear feet)

Series 5: Diaries, 1872-1890 (Box 3-4; 0.6 linear feet)
Biographical Note:
Jervis McEntee was born in Rondout, New York, July 14, 1828. He had early literary and artistic aspirations and studied under Frederic E. Church, who had himself studied under the Hudson River School master, Thomas Cole. McEntee was to maintain a close relationship with Church for the rest of his life. After an unsuccessful stint as a businessman, McEntee settled in New York in 1857 as one of the charter residents of Richard Morris Hunt's Tenth Street Studio Building. Since many of the other occupants were either bachelors or commuters, and since Mrs. McEntee was a lively, sympathetic hostess, the couple became the center of a spontaneous salon frequented by some of the best-known artists, writers, and actors of the time. After his wife died in 1878, McEntee stayed on, an increasingly neglected widower until his death in 1891.

McEntee was identified with the Hudson River School and an accomplished and sensitive painter of autumnal landscapes. He wrote in 1874, "Perhaps what would mark my work among that of my brother artists is a preference for the soberer phases Nature, the gray days of November and its leafless trees." McEntee stood at the center of the interlocking directorate formed by the National Academy of Design, the Century Club, and the Tenth Street Studio Building. In the latter part of the 19th century, these formed a supreme art establishment whose membership was composed of the old guard American artists, such as McEntee's close friends Eastman Johnson, Sanford Gifford, John Ferguson Weir, Worthington Whittredge, and Church, who were fighting an ultimately futile battle against the encroachment of European influences among both artists and collectors.
Separated Material:
The Archives of American Art also holds material lent for microfilming (reel D9) including a diary dated June 12, 1851-August 17, 1851. This material was returned to the Adirondack Museum in Blue Mountain Lake, New York and is not described in the collection container inventory.
Provenance:
The Adirondack Museum lent one diary for microfilming in 1964. The rest of the collection was acquired from several donors between 1959 and 1997. The noted collector Charles E. Feinberg donated letters in 1959 and, Mrs. Helen S. McEntee, who married the nephew of Jervis McEntee, donated the five volumes of diaries in 1964. William Gaffken, director of the insurance company that acquired the McEntee family insurance business, donated the remaining papers in 1997.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires and 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.
Topic:
Artists -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Landscape painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Hudson River school of landscape painting  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Art, Modern -- 19th century -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Artists' studios  Search this
Bull Run (Va.), 1st Battle, 1861  Search this
Genre/Form:
Diaries
Sketches
Citation:
Jervis McEntee papers, 1796, 1848-1905. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.mcenjerv
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Jervis McEntee papers
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Archives of American Art
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ead_collection:sova-aaa-mcenjerv
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John William Casilear papers

Creator:
Casilear, John William, 1811-1893  Search this
Names:
Burr, Grace Casilear  Search this
Casilear, John W., 1868-1937  Search this
Kensett, John Frederick, 1816-1872  Search this
Rice, Foster Wild  Search this
Woolson, Elinor  Search this
Extent:
80 Items ((on partial microfilm reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1832-1962
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence, including two letters to engraver and landscape painter John Frederick Kensett, 1832-1833, four to his son, John W. Casilear, Jr. 1891-1892; typed excerpts from a diary kept by Kensett, 1840-1841; genealogical and biographical material including family documents, articles and publication extracts about Casilear, compiled and/or annotated by Grace Casilear Burr, John W. Casilear, Jr., and historian Foster Wild Rice; five original Casilear engravings; reproductions of art works; lists of art work; and family photographs, including a daguerreotype of Casilear, and two unidentified ambrotypes.
Biographical / Historical:
Engraver, painter. The Casilear family were engravers of bank notes. In 1840, Casilear along with friends John Frederick Kensett, Asher B. Durand and others, went to Europe to study art.
Provenance:
Donated by Lawrence Fleischman, who received them from Foster Wild Rice, 1962. Rice, the great-grandson of bank note engraver Nathaniel Jocelyn, wrote a brief history of the Jocelyn family of engravers, The Jocelyn Engravers (1948), with whom Casilear was associated in the bank note engraving business. He acquired the papers from Grace Casilear Burr (d. 1906), and Miss Elinor Woolson, Casilear descendents.
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:
Engravers  Search this
Landscape painters  Search this
Painters  Search this
Topic:
Bank notes -- United States  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.casijohn
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-casijohn

Evert Augustus Duyckinck papers

Creator:
Duyckinck, Evert A. (Evert Augustus), 1816-1878  Search this
Names:
Allston, Washington, 1779-1843  Search this
Anderson, Alexander, 1775-1870  Search this
Audubon, John James, 1785-1851  Search this
Avery, Samuel Putnam, 1822-1904  Search this
Barber, John Warner, 1798-1885  Search this
Brady, Mathew B., approximately 1823-1896  Search this
Casilear, John William, 1811-1893  Search this
Colyer, Vincent, 1825-1888  Search this
Cranch, Christopher Pearse, 1813-1892  Search this
Darley, Felix Octavius Carr, 1822-1888  Search this
Huntington, Daniel, 1816-1906  Search this
Irving, Washington, 1783-1859  Search this
Jarves, James Jackson, 1818-1888  Search this
Lanman, Charles, 1819-1895  Search this
Leslie, Charles Robert, 1794-1859  Search this
Lossing, Benson John, 1813-1891  Search this
Morse, Samuel Finley Breese, 1791-1872  Search this
Peale, Rembrandt, 1778-1860  Search this
Read, Thomas Buchanan, 1822-1872  Search this
Richards, T. Addison (Thomas Addison), 1820-1900  Search this
Thorpe, Thomas Bangs, 1815-1878  Search this
Washington, William De Hartburn, 1834-1870  Search this
West, Benjamin, 1738-1820  Search this
Extent:
300 Items ((on partial microfilm reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1809-1878
Scope and Contents:
Letters and documents of 19th century Americans, outstanding in literature and the arts.
Correspondents include: Washington Allston, Alexander Anderson, John Audubon, Samuel P. Avery, John Warner Barber, Mathew B. Brady, John Casilear, Vincent Colyer, Christopher P. Cranch, Felix O. C. Darley, Daniel P. Huntington, Washington Irving, James J. Jarves, Charles Lanman, Charles Leslie,Benjamin Lossing, Samuel F. B. Morse, Rembrandt Peale, Thomas B. Read, Thomas A. Richards, Thomas B. Thorpe, William D. Washington, and Benjamin West.
Biographical / Historical:
Editor; New York City. Edited, with his brother George, Literary World, 1847, and published a journal with him, 1848-1853. Also, edited CYCLOPAEDIA OF AMERICAN LITERATURE, 1855.
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:
Painters  Search this
Topic:
Publishers and publishing  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.duycever
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-duycever

John William Casilear: artist file, [photographs]

Artist:
Casilear, John William 1811-1893  Search this
Subject:
Casilear, John William  Search this
Physical description:
1 folder
Type:
Photograph
Artist files
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Portrait male--Full length  Search this
Portrait male--Occupation--Artist  Search this
Occupation--Art--Painter  Search this
Occupation--Art--Printmaker  Search this
Image number:
VFM VF000558
See more items in:
Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Photograph Archives, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_137562

(No Title Given) [art work] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Artist:
Casilear, John William 1811-1893  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Image number:
JUL J0107840
See more items in:
Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Photograph Archives, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_107841

(No Title Given) [art work] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Artist:
Casilear, John William 1811-1893  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Image number:
JUL J0025252
See more items in:
Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Photograph Archives, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_25253

[John William Casilear : miscellaneous uncataloged material]

Author:
Casilear, John William 1811-1893  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries Art and Artist Files Collection DSI  Search this
Subject:
Casilear, John William 1811-1893  Search this
Type:
Books
Vertical files
Artist files
Call number:
AAF--Casilear, John William
Restrictions & Rights:
FOLDER(S) DO NOT CIRCUATE. FOLDERS MUST BE CONSULTED ON SITE
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_562124

Landscape, (painting)

Painter:
Casilear, John William 1811-1893  Search this
Medium:
Oil
Type:
Paintings
Date:
1884
Topic:
Landscape  Search this
Control number:
IAP 71710537
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_152972

Narrative of the Texan Santa Fé Expedition : comprising a description of a tour through Texas, and across the great southwestern prairies, the Camanche and Caygüa hunting-grounds : with an account of the sufferings from want of food, losses from hostile Indians, and final capture of the Texans, and their march, as prisoners, to the city of Mexico / by Geo. Wilkins Kendall

Title:
Kendall's Santa Fé Expedition
Texan Santa Fé Expedition
Author:
Kendall, Geo. Wilkins (George Wilkins) 1809-1867  Search this
Ill:
Casilear, John William 1811-1893  Search this
Chapman, J. G (John Gadsby) 1808-1889  Search this
Engraver:
Kemble, William  Search this
Dick, Archibald L. approximately 1805-approximately 1855  Search this
Halbert, Augustus  Search this
Jordan & Halpin  Search this
Printer of plates:
Miller, Robert copperplate engraver  Search this
Former owner:
Rau, Charles 1826-1887 DSI  Search this
Subject:
Kendall, Geo. Wilkins (George Wilkins) 1809-1867 Travel  Search this
Physical description:
2 v., [6] leaves of plates (1 folded) : 5 ill., 1 map ; 21 cm
Type:
Books
Sources
Place:
West (U.S.)
Texas
New Mexico
Mexico
Date:
1844
To 1846
Topic:
Texan Santa Fé Expedition, 1841  Search this
History  Search this
Description and travel  Search this
Call number:
F390 .K32 1844
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_828744

Landscape, (painting)

Title:
Fall of the Year, (painting)
Painter:
Casilear, John William 1811-1893  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
National Academy of Design 1083 Fifth Avenue New York New York 10128 Accession Number: 203-P
Date:
1862
Topic:
Landscape--Season--Autumn  Search this
Control number:
IAP 36270125
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_43775

Swiss Scene, (painting)

Painter:
Casilear, John William 1811-1893  Search this
Medium:
Oil
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Unlocated
Formerly in the collection of National Academy of Design 1083 Fifth Avenue New York New York 10128
Date:
1859
Topic:
Landscape--Switzerland  Search this
Landscape--Mountain  Search this
Control number:
IAP 36270126
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_43776

Vista Landscape (Genesee River), (painting)

Painter:
Casilear, John William 1811-1893  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Indiana University Indiana University Art Museum Bloomington Indiana 47405 Accession Number: 91.235
Date:
1864
Topic:
Landscape--River--Genesee River  Search this
Control number:
IAP 13340034
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_401077

Woodland Stream, (painting)

Painter:
Casilear, John William 1811-1893  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Type:
Paintings
Date:
1876
Topic:
Landscape--River  Search this
Landscape--Forest  Search this
Control number:
IAP 9A570041
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_346402

On the Lakes, (painting)

Painter:
Casilear, John William 1811-1893  Search this
Medium:
Oil
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Administered by State of New Jersey Division of Parks and Forestry 501 East State Street, P. O. Box 404 Trenton New Jersey 08625
Located Ringwood Manor 1304 Sloatsburg Road, Ringwood State Park Ringwood New Jersey 07456
Topic:
Landscape--Lake  Search this
Control number:
IAP 32120001
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_346583

(Hudson River View), (painting)

Painter:
Casilear, John William 1811-1893  Search this
Medium:
Oil on board
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Lagakos-Turak Gallery Philadelphia Pennsylvania
Date:
1869
Topic:
Landscape--River--Hudson River  Search this
Landscape--New York  Search this
Control number:
IAP 63490268
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_347381

Landscape in the Catskills, (painting)

Painter:
Casilear, John William 1811-1893  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Valparaiso University Brauer Museum of Art Valparaiso University Center for the Arts Valparaiso Indiana 46383 Accession Number: VU 53.1.106
Date:
1887 (?)
Topic:
Landscape--Mountain--Catskill Mountains  Search this
Landscape--New York  Search this
Control number:
IAP 14320005
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_347931

Swiss Mountain Lake, (painting)

Painter:
Casilear, John William 1811-1893  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Type:
Paintings
Date:
1861
Topic:
Landscape--Switzerland  Search this
Landscape--Lake  Search this
Landscape--Mountain--Alps  Search this
Control number:
IAP 9D730017
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_349146

Swiss Lake, (painting)

Painter:
Casilear, John William 1811-1893  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Type:
Paintings
Topic:
Landscape--Switzerland  Search this
Landscape--Lake  Search this
Landscape--Mountain  Search this
Figure group  Search this
Waterscape--Boat  Search this
Control number:
IAP 9D730018
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_349147

Rocky Mountain Landscape, (painting)

Painter:
Casilear, John William 1811-1893  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Type:
Paintings
Topic:
Landscape--Mountain--Rocky Mountains  Search this
Control number:
IAP 9D730019
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_349148

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