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Henry Ernest Schnakenberg papers

Creator:
Schnakenberg, H. E. (Henry Ernest), 1892-1970  Search this
Names:
American Academy of Arts and Letters  Search this
Artists Equity Association  Search this
Angel, John, 1881-1960  Search this
Bacon, Peggy, 1895-1987  Search this
Barye, Antoine-Louis, 1796-1875  Search this
Beal, Gifford, 1879-1956  Search this
Bierstadt, Albert, 1830-1902  Search this
Billings, Henry, 1901-  Search this
Bishop, Isabel, 1902-1988  Search this
Blume, Peter, 1906-1992  Search this
Bouché, Louis, 1896-1969  Search this
Brooks, Van Wyck, 1886-1963  Search this
Buller, Audrey, 1902-  Search this
Cadmus, Paul, 1904-1999  Search this
Calder, Alexander, 1898-1976  Search this
Catherwood, Frederick, 1799-1854  Search this
Congdon, William, 1912-1998  Search this
Day, Horace Talmage, 1909-1984  Search this
Dows, Olin, 1904-1981  Search this
Duchamp, Marcel, 1887-1968  Search this
Etting, Emlen, 1905-1993  Search this
Evergood, Philip, 1901-1973  Search this
Faulkner, Barry, 1881-1966  Search this
Fiene, Ernest, 1894-  Search this
Goff, Lloyd Lozés, 1919-  Search this
Guys, Constantin, 1805-1892  Search this
Hardy, Thomas, 1921-  Search this
Harnett, William Michael, 1848-1892  Search this
Hartl, Léon, 1889-  Search this
Homer, Winslow, 1836-1910  Search this
Hoyt, Whitney Ford, 1910-1980  Search this
Inness, George, 1825-1894  Search this
Ivins, William Mills, 1881-1961  Search this
Johnson, Eastman, 1824-1906  Search this
Kirstein, Lincoln, 1907-  Search this
Kroll, Leon, 1884-1974  Search this
Kuniyoshi, Yasuo, 1889-1953  Search this
Laning, Edward, 1906-1981  Search this
Lasker, Joe  Search this
Leighton, Clare, 1899-  Search this
Locke, Charles, 1899-  Search this
Low, Sanford B. D. (Sanford Ballard Dole), 1905-1964  Search this
Lucioni, Luigi, 1900-1988  Search this
Marsh, Reginald, 1898-1954  Search this
Miller, Kenneth Hayes, 1876-1952  Search this
Parsons, Betty  Search this
Robus, Hugo, 1885-1964  Search this
Saint-Gaudens, Homer, b. 1880  Search this
Savery, Rockland  Search this
Schmidt, Katherine, 1898-1978  Search this
Shahn, Ben, 1898-1969  Search this
Sheeler, Charles, 1883-1965  Search this
Speicher, Eugene Edward, 1883-1962  Search this
Stamos, Theodoros, 1922-1997  Search this
Tait, Arthur Fitzwilliam, 1819-1905  Search this
Watkins, Franklin Chenault, 1894-1972  Search this
Watson, Forbes, 1880-1960  Search this
Watson, Nan, 1876-1966  Search this
Weisgard, Leonard, 1916-  Search this
Extent:
5.1 Linear feet ((partially microfilmed on 6 reels))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1905-1969
Scope and Contents:
Photographs, correspondence, appointment books, etchings, a scrapbook, printed materials, writings, and posters.
REEL D113: Primarily letters received from artists, 1940s-50s; background material for Ft.Lee and Amsterdam (N.Y.) murals; and miscellaneous printed material and photographs.
Correspondents include John Angel, Artists Equity, Peggy Bacon, Gifford Beal, Henry Billings, Isabel Bishop, Peter Blume, Louis Bouche, Van Wyck Brooks, Audrey Buller, Paul Cadmus, Alexander Calder, William Congdon, Horace T. Day, Olin Dows, Marcel Duchamp, Emlen P. Etting, Philip Evergood, Barry Faulkner, Ernest Fiene, Leon Hartl, Whitney F. Hoyt, William M. Ivins, Jr., Lincoln E. Kirstein, Leon Kroll, Yasuo Kuniyoshi, Edward Laning, Joseph L. Lasker, Clare Leighton, Charles W. Locke, Sanford B.D. Low, Luigi Lucioni, Reginald Marsh, Kenneth H. Miller, Nat'l Institute of Arts and Letters, Betty Parsons, Hugo Robus, Homer Saint-Gaudens, Katherine Schmidt, Ben Shahn, Charles Sheeler, Eugene Speicher, Theodoros Stamos, Franklin C. Watkins, Forbes and Nan Watson, and Leonard Weisgard.
REEL 847: Photographs, including 67 of Schnakenberg and friends, 1 of a portrait of him by Lloyd Goff, 95 of his oil paintings, 33 of his watercolors, 25 of his works in unidentified media, 29 of works by other artists, and 46 of pre-Columbian art from Central and South America. Among artists whose works are included are Antoine Louis Barye, Albert Bierstadt, Frederick Catherwood, Constantin Guys, Thomas Hardy, William Harnett, Winslow Homer, George Inness, Eastman Johnson, Yasuo Kuniyoshi, Reginald Marsh, Rockland Savery, Theodoros Stamos, and Arthur Fitzwilliam Tait.
REELS 850-853: Biographical information; personal and business correspondence; 17 diaries, mainly about Schnakenberg's travels, 1905-1960; appointment calendars, 1963-1969; 70 etchings by Schnakenberg; a scrapbook containing clippings, catalogs, and other printed material; a book published by G. Alan Chidsey on Schnakenberg; clippings, catalogs, and announcements; papers relating to gifts and acquisitions of works of art; receipts for Schnakenberg paintings from C.W. Kraushaar Galleries; a 650-page typescript for a book "The Background of Painting" by Schnakenberg; and drafts of speeches.
UNMICROFILMED: Six World War I posters designed by Schnakenberg; Christmas cards from artists and other friends; printed material; and a photograph of Lloyd Goff, inscribed to Schnakenberg, in front of one of his paintings, 1939.
Biographical / Historical:
Painter, etcher; Newton, Conn.
Provenance:
Material donated 1963-1971 by Schnakenberg and, after his death, by his estate.
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:
Etchers -- Connecticut -- Newton  Search this
Painters -- Connecticut -- Newton  Search this
Topic:
Art, Prehistoric  Search this
Painting, Modern -- 20th century  Search this
Etching  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.schnh
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9324de55d-c4b7-4bbe-9ff3-d60db8786f14
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-schnh

Frederick Catherwood drawing of the great Teocallis at Uxmal

Artist:
Catherwood, Frederick, 1799-1854  Search this
Extent:
1 Drawing (watercolor, 42 x 28 inches)
Container:
Item 211351
Culture:
Maya  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Graphic Materials
Drawings
Works of art
Watercolors
Place:
North America
Mexico
Uxmal Site (Mexico)
Date:
1841
Scope and Contents:
A gouache drawing depicting the Teocallis, also called House of the Diviner or Dwarf's House, sitting on a pyramidal mound. It is a grand stone structure with intricate stone carvings at the gateway. Several people and a dog gather outside the entrance.

Please note that the contents of the collection and the language and terminology used reflect the context and culture of the time of its creation. As an historical document, its contents may be at odds with contemporary views and terminology and considered offensive today. The information within this collection does not reflect the views of the Smithsonian Institution or National Anthropological Archives, but is available in its original form to facilitate research.
Biographical Note:
Frederick Catherwood (1799–1854) was an English artist and architect known for his meticulously detailed drawings of the ruins of the Maya civilization. In 1839 and 1841, Catherwood and John Lloyd Stephens toured dozends of archaeological sites in Central America and Mexico. Together they published two books describing their discoveries: Incidents of Travel in Central America, Chiapas, and Yucatan (published in 1841, after the first voyage) and Incidents of Travel in Yucatan (published in 1843, after the second voyage).
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 211,351

USNM Accession Number 38171
Variant Title:
Drawing of a ruined temple in Yucatan

House of the Magician

House of the Dwarf
Publication Note:
A lithograph of a portion of this drawing was published in:

Catherwood, F. (1844). Views of ancient monuments in Central America, Chiapas and Yucatan. London: Published by F. Catherwood.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Genre/Form:
Works of art
Watercolors
Citation:
Frederick Catherwood drawing of the great Teocallis at Uxmal, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS211351
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw352cd2a36-151a-41f3-b075-a0be482a2948
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms211351
Online Media:

MS 4359 Letter from Mr. Benporath and Catherwood "Proof"

Collector:
Benporath, N.  Search this
Addressee:
Fewkes, Jesse Walter, 1850-1930  Search this
Names:
Catherwood, Frederick, 1799-1854  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
January 31, 1922
Scope and Contents:
Letter from Mr Benporath to Dr J. W. Fewkes, enclosing a Catherwood "proof" 6 x 9-1/2".
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 4359
Citation:
Manuscript 4359, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS4359
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw3a761cf24-46a5-4981-928c-b1af7c9fd546
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms4359

New York Taken from the Northwest Angle of Fort Columbus, Governor's Island, (painting)

Painter:
Catherwood, Frederick 1799-1854  Search this
Medium:
Watercolor, gouache, pencil and ink
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Baltimore Museum of Art Art Museum Drive Baltimore Maryland 21218 Accession Number: 1983.97
Date:
Ca. 1840-1846
Topic:
Cityscape--New York--New York City  Search this
Landscape--Island--Governor's Island  Search this
Control number:
IAP 19110225
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_310991

Gigantic Stone Head, Ruins at Copan, Honduras, (painting)

Painter:
Catherwood, Frederick 1799-1854  Search this
Medium:
Watercolor
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Old Print Shop 150 Lexington Ave New York New York 10016
Date:
1843
Topic:
Landscape--Honduras--Copan  Search this
Architecture--Ruins--Copan  Search this
Control number:
IAP 62310483
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_107975

Frederick Catherwood (a Self-Portrait), (painting)

Painter:
Catherwood, Frederick 1799-1854  Search this
Subject:
Catherwood, Frederick  Search this
Type:
Paintings
Date:
1842
Topic:
Portrait male--Full length  Search this
Portrait male--Self Portrait  Search this
Occupation--Art--Artist  Search this
Control number:
IAP 81880547
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_219453

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