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Ramon Paez letters from Frederic Edwin Church, 1862-1900

Creator:
Páez, Ramón  Search this
Church, Frederic Edwin, 1826-1900  Search this
Topic:
Painting, American  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)5647
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)208481
AAA_collcode_paezramo
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_208481

Frederic Edwin Church letter to George Warren, 1887 Feb. 12

Creator:
Church, Frederic Edwin, 1826-1900  Search this
Subject:
Warren, George B.  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)10295
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213497
AAA_collcode_churfrel
Theme:
Art Movements and Schools
Art Movements and Schools
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_213497

Frederic Edwin Church letter to John Ferguson Weir

Creator:
Church, Frederic Edwin, 1826-1900  Search this
Weir, John F. (John Ferguson), 1841-1926  Search this
Type:
Correspondence
Date:
1888 August 27
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)22311
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Weir family papers, 1809-circa 1961, bulk 1830-1920
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_22311
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Frederic Edwin Church letter to Martin Johnson Heade

Creator:
Church, Frederic Edwin, 1826-1900  Search this
Heade, Martin Johnson, 1819-1904  Search this
Type:
Correspondence
Date:
1870 Oct. 24
Topic:
Art market  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)15143
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Martin Johnson Heade papers, 1853-1904
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_15143
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Frederic Edwin Church letter to Martin Johnson Heade

Creator:
Church, Frederic Edwin, 1826-1900  Search this
Heade, Martin Johnson, 1819-1904  Search this
Subject:
Church, Frederic Edwin  Search this
Type:
Correspondence
Date:
1881 December 22
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)15144
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Martin Johnson Heade papers, 1853-1904
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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edanmdm:AAADCD_item_15144
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Frederic Edwin Church letter to Martin Johnson Heade

Creator:
Church, Frederic Edwin, 1826-1900  Search this
Heade, Martin Johnson, 1819-1904  Search this
Type:
Correspondence
Date:
1874 Nov. 25
Topic:
Illustrated letters  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)15145
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Martin Johnson Heade papers, 1853-1904
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_15145
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Frederic Edwin Church to Martin Johnson Heade.

Creator:
Church, Frederic Edwin, 1826-1900  Search this
Heade, Martin Johnson, 1819-1904  Search this
Type:
Correspondence
Date:
1870 Mar. 7
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)3211
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Martin Johnson Heade papers, 1853-1904
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_3211
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Frederic Edwin Church, New York, N.Y. letter to Martin Johnson Heade

Creator:
Church, Frederic Edwin, 1826-1900  Search this
Heade, Martin Johnson, 1819-1904  Search this
Type:
Correspondence
Place:
Colombia
Date:
1870 Mar. 7
Topic:
Travel  Search this
Vacations  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)399
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Martin Johnson Heade papers, 1853-1904
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_399
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Martin Johnson Heade to Frederic Edwin Church

Creator:
Heade, Martin Johnson, 1819-1904  Search this
Church, Frederic Edwin, 1826-1900  Search this
Type:
Correspondence
Date:
1868 Apr. 27
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)5265
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Martin Johnson Heade letter to Frederic Edwin Church, 1868
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_5265
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Frederic Edwin Church to Martin Johnson Heade

Creator:
Church, Frederic Edwin, 1826-1900  Search this
Heade, Martin Johnson, 1819-1904  Search this
Type:
Correspondence
Date:
1871 Mar. 1
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)6060
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Martin Johnson Heade papers, 1853-1904
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_6060

Frederic Edwin Church, New York, N.Y. letter to Charles Henry Hart

Creator:
Church, Frederic Edwin, 1826-1900  Search this
Hart, Charles Henry, 1847-1918  Search this
Type:
Correspondence
Date:
1865 March 31
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)6829
See more items in:
Charles Henry Hart autograph collection, 1731-1918
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_6829

Olana

Creator:
Olana State Historic Site  Search this
Owner:
Church, Frederic Edwin, 1826-1900  Search this
New York State  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (black-and-white.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Drawings
Place:
New York (State) -- Hudson
United States of America -- New York -- Columbia County -- Hudson
Date:
1870
General:
Architectural sketch by Church of front porch and lawn; about 1870.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Spring  Search this
Porches  Search this
Lawns  Search this
Parterres  Search this
Genre/Form:
Drawings
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item NY362001
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / New York / NY362: Hudson -- Olana
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref27705

Olana

Creator:
Olana State Historic Site  Search this
Owner:
Church, Frederic Edwin, 1826-1900  Search this
New York State  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Drawings
Place:
New York (State) -- Hudson
United States of America -- New York -- Columbia County -- Hudson
Date:
10/04/1879
General:
Sketch for rusticated garden seat; in Church's papers.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Autumn  Search this
Outdoor furniture  Search this
Benches  Search this
Genre/Form:
Drawings
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item NY362002
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / New York / NY362: Hudson -- Olana
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref27706

Olana

Creator:
Olana State Historic Site  Search this
Owner:
Church, Frederic Edwin, 1826-1900  Search this
New York State  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Place:
New York (State) -- Hudson
United States of America -- New York -- Columbia County -- Hudson
Date:
09/01/1872
General:
Oil on paperboard; view of Olana by F. E. Church.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Autumn  Search this
Painting  Search this
Panoramas  Search this
Houses  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item NY362003
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / New York / NY362: Hudson -- Olana
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref27707

Olana

Creator:
Olana State Historic Site  Search this
Owner:
Church, Frederic Edwin, 1826-1900  Search this
New York State  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Place:
New York (State) -- Hudson
United States of America -- New York -- Columbia County -- Hudson
Date:
09/01/1872
General:
SW facade from approach road.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Autumn  Search this
Hillsides  Search this
Houses  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item NY362004
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / New York / NY362: Hudson -- Olana
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref27708

Ramon Paez letters from Frederic Edwin Church

Creator:
Páez, Ramón  Search this
Church, Frederic Edwin, 1826-1900  Search this
Extent:
5 Items ((on partial microfilm reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1862-1900
Scope and Contents:
Two letters, Sept. 2 and Sept. 4, 1862, discuss an unnamed artist's sketch for an engraving which Paez has sent to Church for correction. Two letters, Sept. 11 and Oct. 12, 1866, discuss Church's progress on a Paez commission to paint Cotopaxi volcano. In the fifth letter, Dec. 3, 1877, Church asks Paez to do a sketch for him and encloses a check.
Biographical / Historical:
Ramon Paez is a geographer, writer, and porcelain painter from New York, N.Y. Paez was apparently involved in some artistry himself. In one of Church's letters to Paez, he asks if he may buy one of Paez's works.
Provenance:
Donated 1967 by Mrs. Hugh Mullan, the granddaughter of Ramon Paez.
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:
Painters  Search this
Topic:
Painting, American  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.paezramo
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-paezramo

Alfred Williams Anthony papers

Creator:
Anthony, Alfred Williams, 1860-1939  Search this
Names:
National Arts Club (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Abbey, Edwin Austin, 1852-1911  Search this
Beard, Daniel Carter, 1850-1941  Search this
Benjamin, S. G. W. (Samuel Greene Wheeler), 1837-1914  Search this
Bierstadt, Albert, 1830-1902  Search this
Blashfield, Edwin Howland, 1848-1936  Search this
Brenner, Victor David, 1871-1924  Search this
Chase, William Merritt, 1849-1916  Search this
Church, Frederic Edwin, 1826-1900  Search this
Coffin, William A. (William Anderson), 1855-1925  Search this
Cole, Thomas, 1801-1848  Search this
Cole, Timothy, 1852-1931  Search this
Cortissoz, Royal, 1869-1948  Search this
Cranch, Christopher Pearse, 1813-1892  Search this
Darley, Felix Octavius Carr, 1822-1888  Search this
Dielman, Frederick, 1847-1935  Search this
Downing, A. J. (Andrew Jackson), 1815-1852  Search this
Eastlake, Charles Lock, Sir, 1793-1865  Search this
French, Daniel Chester, 1850-1931  Search this
Gifford, Sanford Robinson, 1823-1880  Search this
Herbert, Henry William, 1807-1858  Search this
Homer, Winslow, 1836-1910  Search this
Huntington, Daniel, 1816-1906  Search this
Isham, Norman Morrison, 1864-1943  Search this
La Farge, John, 1835-1910  Search this
Leavitt, Edward C., d. 1904  Search this
Linton, W. J. (William James), 1812-1897  Search this
Lossing, Benson John, 1813-1891  Search this
Low, Will Hicok, 1853-1932  Search this
McEntee, Jervis, 1828-1891  Search this
Mills, John Harrison, 1842-1916  Search this
Morse, Samuel Finley Breese, 1791-1872  Search this
Nast, Thomas, 1840-1902  Search this
Opper, Frederick Burr, 1857-1937  Search this
Palmer, Erastus Dow, 1817-1904  Search this
Powers, Hiram, 1805-1873  Search this
Pyle, Howard, 1853-1911  Search this
Read, Thomas Buchanan, 1822-1872  Search this
Rosenthal, Albert, 1863-1939  Search this
Saint-Gaudens, Augustus, 1848-1907  Search this
Sartain, John, 1808-1897  Search this
Smillie, George Frederick Cumming, 1854-1924  Search this
Smith, Francis Hopkinson, 1838-1915  Search this
Taylor, Bayard, 1825-1878  Search this
Trumbull, John, 1756-1843  Search this
Tuckerman, Henry T. (Henry Theodore), 1813-1871  Search this
Volk, Douglas , 1856-1935  Search this
Ward, John Quincy Adams, 1830-1910  Search this
Waters, Clara Erskine Clement, 1834-1916  Search this
Weir, Robert Walter, 1803-1889  Search this
Extent:
2 Microfilm reels (partial microfilm reels)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Microfilm reels
Date:
circa1880-1930
Scope and Contents:
The microfilmed Alfred Williams Anthony papers contain letters, autographs, biographical data, and miscellaneous material collected by Anthony about 19th century artists.

Artists represented in the collection include: Edwin A. Abbey, Ernest Albert, Elizabeth A. Allen, Daniel C. Beard, Frank Beard, Samuel G. W. Benjamin, Albert Bierstadt, Nathaniel Blaisdell, Edwin H. Blashfield, Evangeline Blashfield, Charles W. Bolton, Victor D. Brenner, Sydney & Mrs. Burleigh, William M. Chase, Frederic E. Church, Harry Cochrane, William A. Coffin, Timothy Cole, Thomas Cole, Royal Cortissoz, Palmer Cox, Christopher Cranch, Felix O. C. Darley, Frederick Dellenbaugh, Frederick Dielman, Andrew J. Downing, Charles L. Eastlake, George W. Edwards, Daniel C. French, Edmund H. Garrett, Sanford R. Gifford, V. Gribayedoff, Henry W. Herbert, Elbert Hubbard, Daniel Huntington, Laurence Hutton, Ernest L. Ipshen, Norman W. Isham, F. Lynn Jenkins, John La Farge, Edward C. Leavitt, William J. Linton, Benson J. Lossing, Will H. Low, Jervis McEntee, George Merrill, John H. Mills, Thomas Moran, Samuel F.B. Morse, A. R. Mullen, Thomas Nast, National Arts Club, Wilbur F. Noyes,Frederick B. Opper, Mrs. Archie M. Palmer, Erastus D. Palmer, William F. Paris, Carl R. Parker, Hiram Powers, Howard Pyle, Thomas B. Read, Albert Rosenthal, Augustus Saint-Gaudens, John Sartain, Walter Smedley, George F. C. Smillie, Francis H. Smith, Bayard Taylor, Col. Henry S. Taylor, John Trumbull, Henry T. Tuckerman, Union League Club, N.Y., D. B. Updike, Vasili Vereschagen, Charles Vezin, Douglas Volk, D. Everett Waid, John Q. A. Ward, Clara E. Waters, Robert W. Weir, J. Thomson Willing, Ellsworth Woodward, Mabel Woodward, William Woodward, and F. Hammond Wright.
Biographical / Historical:
Alfred Williams Anthony (1860-1939) was a theologian, author, and educator in Lewiston, Maine. He served in various roles for the General Conference of Freewill Baptists, the Maine chapter of the Religious Education Association, and the Committee on Goodwill between Jews and Christians. Anthony also served on the boards of trustees for Bates College, Hillsdale College, and Brown University.
Related Materials:
The New York Public Library Archives and Manuscripts Division holds the Alfred Williams Anthony collection, 1679-1944. Bates College Edmund S. Muskie Archives and Special Collections Library holds the Alfred Williams Anthony papers, 1872-1996 and the Dressler family collection of Alfred Williams Anthony Papers, 1802-1985.
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:
Educators -- Maine -- Lewiston  Search this
Theologians -- Maine  Search this
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.anthalfr
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-anthalfr

William T. Evans letters

Creator:
Evans, William T., 1843-1918  Search this
Names:
American Watercolor Society  Search this
Salmagundi Club  Search this
Bierstadt, Albert, 1830-1902  Search this
Brown, John George, 1831-1913  Search this
Church, Frederic Edwin, 1826-1900  Search this
Coffin, William A. (William Anderson), 1855-1925  Search this
Dewing, Thomas Wilmer, 1851-1938  Search this
Hassam, Childe, 1859-1935  Search this
Homer, Winslow, 1836-1910  Search this
Inness, George, 1825-1894  Search this
Johnson, Eastman, 1824-1906  Search this
Nichols, Hobart, 1869-1962  Search this
Peale, Rembrandt, 1778-1860  Search this
Pennell, Joseph, 1857-1926  Search this
Ryder, Albert Pinkham, 1847-1917  Search this
Whittredge, Worthington, 1820-1910  Search this
Extent:
0.01 Linear feet (ca. 900 items (on 3 micofilm reels))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1842-1969
Scope and Contents:
Printed material and letters to Evans from collectors, dealers, and artists. Letters discuss business matters including the Munich International Art Exposition 1883, the American Watercolor Society, the Salmagundi Club, the Lotos Club, and Evans loaning work from his private collection for exhibitions, requests from artists wanting Evans to comment on and handle their work, thank you notes and invitations to openings and dinners. Significant correspondents include George Inness, Childe Hassam, Thomas W. Dewing, Worthington Whittredge, Albert Pinkham Ryder, Frederic Edwin Church, Joseph Pennell, Albert Bierstadt, Winslow Homer, Rembrandt Peale, Hobart Nichols, John George Brown, William A. Coffin and Eastman Johnson.
Biographical / Historical:
Art patron and collector. Born in Ireland, he came to the United States as a child. He gave collections of paintings to the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. and the Montclair Museum.
Provenance:
Letters on reels 4054-4055 were lent to the Assistant Curator of Painting and Sculpture, National Collection of Fine Arts in 1970 by Robert Price who acquired them along with paintings from Evans' estate and elsewhere. They were photocopied and the copies were given to the NCFA-PG Librarian, who transferred them to the Archives of American Art in 1979. In 1988 the copies were microfilmed by the Archives and discarded. The original letter on reel 2804 was transfered from NMAA, 1981.
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
Topic:
Art -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.evanwill
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-evanwill

John Durand papers

Topic:
Crayon (Magazine)
Creator:
Durand, John, 1822-1908  Search this
Names:
Church, Frederic Edwin, 1826-1900 -- Heart of the Andes  Search this
Winthrop, Theodore, 1828-1861.  Search this
Extent:
2,000 Items ((on 5 microfilm reels))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1854-1907
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence and printed material.
Reels N21-N24: Letters concerning publication of THE CRAYON, a journal devoted to the graphic arts and related literature edited by Durand, and published by Stillman and Durand, New York.
Reel N25: The book A COMPANION TO THE HEART OF THE ANDES, 1859, by Theodore Winthrop, with John Durand's signature on the title page. The book is a critique of Frederic Edwin Church's painting "The Heart of the Andes."
Biographical / Historical:
Editor; Paris, France and New York City.
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:
Editors -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.durajohn
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-durajohn

James Lawrence Claghorn papers

Creator:
Claghorn, James Lawrence, 1817-1884  Search this
Names:
Goupil & Cie  Search this
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts  Search this
Church, Frederic Edwin, 1826-1900  Search this
Durand, Asher Brown, 1796-1886  Search this
Kensett, John Frederick, 1816-1872  Search this
Powers, Hiram, 1805-1873  Search this
Read, Thomas Buchanan, 1822-1872  Search this
Rothermel, Peter Frederick, 1812-1895  Search this
Whittredge, Worthington, 1820-1910  Search this
Extent:
0.8 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Scrapbooks
Date:
1849-1882
Scope and Contents:
Letters (1849-1856), business records (1849-1856), a visitors' register (1873-1885), and a scrapbook (ca. 1866-1885) concern the acquisition of paintings and prints for Claghorn's collection.
REEL 3580: 37 letters (1849-1882) to Claghorn regard his art collection and dealing activities and include letters from Goupil & Cie., J. Crumby, who served as a purchasing agent, Frederic Edwin Church, John Frederick Kensett, Hiram Powers, Thomas Buchanan Read, Peter F. Rothermel, and Thomas Worthington Whittredge.
REEL 4131: Visitors Register, March 18, 1873-Jan. 1885, containing names and addresses of those who viewed the Claghorn Collection; many artists, local art students and instructors, and foreign visitors are listed. Scrapbook, most likely compiled by Claghorn with posthumous entries added by family, contains mainly newspaper clippings concerning Claghorn, his collections, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, art activities in Philadelphia, and artists (particularly printmakers); also includes photograph of Seymour Haden, catalogs of the Claghorn Collection, admission tickets, reprints of lengthy articles about Claghorn and his collections, and a few letters to J. Raymond Claghorn [son of James L.] regarding the disposition of the collection and its sale to Thomas Harrison Garrett.
REEL 4152: 88 letters (1848-1864) from various agents in New York and Europe regard purchases of paintings, prints and sculpture by artists, including Asher B. Durand and Worthington Whittredge. Four letters regard paintings to be exhibited at the Great Sanitary Fair. Nine letters (1855-1864) from Thomas Buchanan Read regard his activities in England. Read's letters from Cincinnati discuss his poetry and commissions for his paintings.
Biographical / Historical:
Collector and art patron; Philadelphia, Pa. Claghorn was an officer of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and the Philadelphia School of Design for Women. Best known for his print collection, he began by collecting paintings by American artists, ca. 1840. In 1877, he sold his painting collection in order to devote his efforts to his print collection. His private gallery in Philadelphia was open to visitors, and selections from the Claghorn Collection were exhibited in other cities. After his death, his print collection was purchased by Thomas Harrison Garrett, and thereafter was known as the Garrett Collection. After being on long-term loan to the Library of Congress between 1904 and 1930, the collection is now owned by the Baltimore Museum of Art.
Related Materials:
Also in the Archives on microfilm only are papers lent for microfilming by the Philadelphia Maritime Museum (reel 3581), including: letters and receipts addressed to Claghorn document the purchase and sale of American and European paintings and prints (1849-1856). There are also inventories of shipments. Letters frequently include titles and prices.
Provenance:
Materials on reel 3581 were borrowed for filming from Philadelphia Maritime Museum. Materials on reel 3580 were borrowed for filming from John W. Claghorn on July 16, 1985, and were later donated to the Archives of American Art by his descendant Frederic S. Claghorn along with additional letters appearing on reel 4152. Material on reel 4131 was donated by Mabel Claghorn Bulkeley, granddaughter of James L. Claghorn.
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:
Painters  Search this
Topic:
Art -- Collectors and collecting -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Art museum attendance  Search this
Genre/Form:
Scrapbooks
Identifier:
AAA.clagjame
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-clagjame

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