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John Cranch papers, 1831-1892

Creator:
Cranch, John, 1807-1891  Search this
Cranch, John, 1807-1891  Search this
Subject:
Cole, Thomas  Search this
Greenough, Henry  Search this
Greenough, Horatio  Search this
Topic:
Art -- Study and teaching -- Italy  Search this
Theme:
Diaries  Search this
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6936
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209065
AAA_collcode_cranjohn
Theme:
Diaries
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209065

John Davis Hatch papers

Creator:
Hatch, John Davis  Search this
Names:
St. John's College (Annapolis, Md.) -- Students  Search this
University of Massachusetts -- Faculty  Search this
University of Oregon -- Faculty  Search this
Bluemner, Oscar, 1867-1938  Search this
Browne, Henry Kirke  Search this
Callahan, Kenneth, 1905-1986  Search this
Clark, Ezra  Search this
Cranch, John, 1807-1891  Search this
Cropsey, Jasper Francis, 1823-1900  Search this
Darley, Felix Octavius Carr, 1822-1888  Search this
Davies, Arthur B. (Arthur Bowen), 1862-1928  Search this
Granger, C. H.  Search this
Guy, Seymour J., 1824-1910  Search this
Harvey, George W., 1855-  Search this
Hatch, Olivia Stokes  Search this
Henry, Edward Lamson, 1841-1919  Search this
Inman, Henry, 1801-1846  Search this
McNeill, Lloyd  Search this
Peale, Rembrandt, 1778-1860  Search this
Scott, Julian  Search this
Trumbull, John, 1756-1843  Search this
Vanderlyn, John, 1775-1852  Search this
Extent:
24.9 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Essays
Reviews (documents)
Photographs
Diaries
Sketchbooks
Notes
Lectures
Sketches
Date:
1790-1995
Summary:
The papers of art historian, collector, educator, and museum administrator John Davis Hatch measure 24.9 linear feet and date from 1790-1995. Within the papers are biographical materials; correspondence; personal business and legal documents; diaries; research, organization, and teaching files; writings; printed materials; photographs; and works of art (mostly sketches) by American artists. Research files regarding artists and specific subjects comprise the bulk of this collection.
Scope and Content Note:
The papers of art historian, collector, educator, and museum administrator John Davis Hatch measure 24.9 linear feet and date from 1790-1995. Within the papers are biographical materials; correspondence; personal business and legal documents; diaries; research, organization and teaching files; writings; printed materials; photographs; and works of art (mostly sketches) by American artists. Research files regarding artists and specific subjects comprise the bulk of this collection.

Scattered biographical materials include an invitation to the Hatch's anniversary party in 1964, short biographical sketches and resumes, certificates, report cards, a silhouette of the Hatch Family circa 1904, and a typecript of a diary written by Olivia Hatch as a child.

Correspondence includes professional correspondence between Hatch and colleagues; letters from family and friends; and some materials regarding exhibitions from the Hatch Collection. The bulk of correspondence spans Hatch's professional career although there are scattered letters from 1915-1943 from Hatch to his parents. Also found are letters addressed to an unidentified "Henry." Correspondence is also found in the research files.

Personal business and financial records consist of inventories, bills, receipts, and other records for artworks purchased, loaned, or donated by Hatch. Also found are records from the J. D. Hatch Associates Cultural Consultants, a draft of Hatch's will, stock and tax materials, and travel papers and passports.

Scattered diaries and journal fragments and a transcript date from 1925-1965. Thirteen "Daily Reflection Journals" date from 1975-1987.

Research files on artists and subjects are extensive, comprising one-half of the collection. Files are varied and may include primary research materials, correspondence, printed materials, notes, and writings. Some of the artists' letters and other materials dated from 1790-early 1800s may have been purchased by Hatch. Among many other items, there is an illustrated letter written by Oscar Bluemner and photographs of Bluemner; primary research materials dating from the early 1800s on John Vanderlyn including a will, receipts, and correspondence; a letter from Rembrandt Peale dated 1830, and an autograph letter from John Trumbull dated 1790. Also found is an index card file.

Organization files contain files and records related to Hatch's affiliations with many cultural organizations. A small amount of teaching and education files consist of Hatch's notes and lectures from the University of Oregon and the University of Massachusetts, and from his continuing education courses he took at St. John's College. Writings and notes include short essays by Hatch, mostly concerning art, exhibitions and museum administration; book reviews; general notes, lists, and reports.

Printed Materials are comprised of exhibition catalogs and announcements, including those from the American Drawing Annual in the 1940s-1950s; printed articles annotated by Hatch; clippings; pricelists; and published works.

A small number of photographs are of Hatch, some by Dorothy Frazer; of his family and friends; and of artists. The bulk of the photographs are of works of art including those owned by Hatch.

Artwork includes two sketchbooks - one by Kenneth Callahan and another by Lloyd McNeill; and additional drawings and sketches by Julian Scott, Henry Kirke Browne, Kenneth Callahan, Ezra Clark, John Cranch, Jasper Francis Crospey, F. O. C. Darley, C. H. Granger, Seymour J. Guy, George Harvey, Edward Lamson Henry, Henry Inman, as well as unsigned or illegible names.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 11 series:

Missing Title

Series 1: Biographical Information, circa 1900-1980s (Box 1; 8 folders)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1903-1990s (Box 1-3; 2 linear feet)

Series 3: Personal Business and Legal Records, Date (Box 3; 0.3 linear feet)

Series 4: Diaries and Journals, 1925-1987 (Box 3, 23; 1.2 linear feet)

Series 5: Research Files, 1790-1992 (Box 3-13, 20-21, 24; 12.7 linear feet)

Series 6: Organization Files, 1930s-1990s (Box 13-14; 1.0 linear feet)

Series 7: Teaching and Education Files, 1930s-1993 (Box 14-15; 1.0 linear feet)

Series 8: Writings and Notes, 1936-1990s (Box 15; 0.3 linear feet)

Series 9: Printed Material, 1870s-1990s (Box 15-19, 22, 25-26, OV1; 5.9 linear feet)

Series 10: Photographs, circa 1900-1990s (Box 22; 0.2 linear feet)

Series 11: Artwork, 1851-1973 (Box 22; 0.3 linear feet)
Biographical Note:
Art historian, collector, educator, and museum administrator John Davis Hatch (1907-1996) worked in the Boston and New England area, as well as the Pacific Northwest, and New York state. Hatch served as director of the Art Institute of Seattle, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, the Albany Institute of Art and History, and the Norfolk Museum of Art and Sciences.

John Davis Hatch was born in San Francisco, California in 1907. His father, grandfather, and great-grandfather were architects and Hatch studied landscape architecture at the University of California, Berkeley. He served as an apprentice to Lockwood de Forest. After abandoning landscape architecture, he accepted a position as director of the Seattle Fine Arts Society (1928-1931) at the age of twenty-one and taught art history courses at the University of Washington.

In 1932, Hatch accepted the position of assistant director of the Isabella Stewart Gardener Museum in Boston, Massachusetts. He also directed the federal Public Works of Art Project in New England. Additionally, Hatch served from 1940-1948 as director of the Albany Institute of Art and History and from 1950-1959 of the Norfolk Museum of Arts and Sciences. Hatch worked as an art advisor for exhibitions at five historically African-American colleges in Atlanta and in San Simeon in California. He founded the American Drawing Annual exhibition.

Hatch conducted extensive research on artists Oscar Bluemner and John Vanderlyn, American silverwork, and American drawing. In addition, Hatch collected American drawings and later donated many of works of art from his personal collection to the National Gallery in Washington, D.C. Aside from his early teaching in Washington state, Hatch taught at the University of Massachusetts and the University of Oregon. He was a member of numerous professional arts-related organizations.

In 1939, Hatch married Olivia Stokes with whom he had four children: Sarah, John, Daniel and James. He died in 1996.
Related Material:
The Archives of American Art holds two oral history interviews with John Davis Hatch: June 8, 1964 conducted by H. Wade White and 1979-1980 conducted by Robert F. Brown. Also found is a separately cataloged photograph of Hatch and Henry Francis Taylor from 1933.

Additional research materials complied by Hatch are located in the Albany Institute of History and Art, the Metropolitan Museum, the library of the National Gallery of Art, and the Senate House, Kingston, New York.

Hatch donated two hundred and seventy American drawings to the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.
Separated Material:
Four books annotated by Bluemner, a letter from Bluemner, a letter from A. Stieglitz to Bluemner, photographs of works of art, and exhibition materials were removed from the papers and merged with the Oscar Bluemner papers at the Archives of American Art.
Provenance:
John Davis Hatch and the John Davis Hatch estate donated his papers to the Archives of American Art in several installments between 1960-1996. Many of the primary materials relating to John Vanderlyn were acquired by Hatch from a photographer in Kingston, New York who received them from a niece of Vanderlyn. Robert Graham of James Graham and Sons gave Vanderlyn's will to Hatch.
Restrictions:
Use of originals requires an appointment.
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:
Art historians -- Massachusetts  Search this
Topic:
Painting, American  Search this
Drawing, American  Search this
Art, American  Search this
Artists -- United States  Search this
Art -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Art, American -- Study and teaching  Search this
Genre/Form:
Essays
Reviews (documents)
Photographs
Diaries
Sketchbooks
Notes
Lectures
Sketches
Citation:
John Davis Hatch, 1790-1995. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.hatcjohn
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9f9d7e11d-96d4-431a-b318-c86a9cf6dda6
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-hatcjohn
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John Cranch papers

Creator:
Cranch, John, 1807-1891  Search this
Names:
Cole, Thomas, 1801-1848  Search this
Greenough, Henry, 1807-1883  Search this
Greenough, Horatio, 1805-1852  Search this
Extent:
8 Items ((on 2 partial microfilm reels))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1831-1892
Scope and Contents:
A journal; watercolor and pencil sketches; and a photograph.
REEL 3569: A handwritten copy, ca. 1892, of a journal kept by John Cranch from 1831 to 1833 while studying in Italy. The journal contains descriptions of Italian art, architecture and scenery, an account of Cranch's physical and emotional state of health and his drawing and painting activities, and annotated pencil sketches. Cranch's travelling companions were Thomas Cole and Henry and Horatio Greenough. The journal was hand copied by Cranch's wife, Charlotte. Also included are 6 watercolor and pencil sketches, 1856 and 1886-1887.
REEL 3667: One photograph of Cranch in his studio at his daughter's home in Urbana, Ohio, ca. 1885.
Biographical / Historical:
Portrait painter; Washington, D.C. and Urbana, Ohio.
Provenance:
Journals & sketches lent and photo donated 1985 by John E. Cranch, great-grandson of the artist.
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:
Portrait painters  Search this
Landscape painters  Search this
Sculptors  Search this
Topic:
Art -- Study and teaching -- Italy  Search this
Function:
Artists' studios -- Ohio
Identifier:
AAA.cranjohn
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9236abe82-4b4a-4d13-a218-1be61fbac776
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-cranjohn

Portrait of John Adams, (painting)

Painter:
Cranch, John 1807-1891  Search this
Subject:
Adams, John  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Washington University Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum Campus Box 1214, One Brookings Drive St. Louis Missouri 63130 Accession Number: WU 4453
Topic:
Portrait male  Search this
Occupation--Political--President  Search this
Control number:
IAP 28280049
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_274517

Portrait of John Marshall, (painting)

Painter:
Cranch, John 1807-1891  Search this
Harding, Chester 1792-1866 (copy after)  Search this
Subject:
Marshall, John  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Type:
Paintings-Copy
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Washington University Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum Campus Box 1214, One Brookings Drive St. Louis Missouri 63130 Accession Number: WU 4454
Topic:
Portrait male  Search this
Occupation--Law--Chief Justice  Search this
Control number:
IAP 28280050
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_274518

Christopher Pearse Cranch and John Cranch : nineteenth century artists / by Willie Vale Oldham Quade

Author:
Quade, Willie Vale Oldham  Search this
Subject:
Cranch, Christopher Pearse 1813-1892  Search this
Cranch, John 1807-1891  Search this
Physical description:
xii, 239 leaves, [55] leaves of plates : mounted ill. (some col.) ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1969
Call number:
N40.1.C892 Q15
N40.1.C892Q15
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_350642

Grenville Mellen, (painting)

Painter:
Cranch, John 1807-1891 (possibly by)  Search this
Subject:
Mellen, Grenville  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Maine Historical Society 485 Congress Street Portland Maine 04101
Date:
Ca. 1830
Topic:
Portrait male--Bust  Search this
Occupation--Writer--Author  Search this
Occupation--Writer--Poet  Search this
Occupation--Law--Lawyer  Search this
Control number:
IAP 18560049
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_345321

Tailors - Companion to the Sailors, (painting)

Painter:
Cranch, John 1807-1891 (attributed to)  Search this
Medium:
Oil on wood panel
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Peabody Essex Museum East India Square Salem Massachusetts 01970 Accession Number: M16264
Topic:
Architecture interior  Search this
Figure group--Male  Search this
Occupation--Domestic--Sewing  Search this
Control number:
IAP 22661003
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_373770

Sailors - Companion to the Tailors, (painting)

Painter:
Cranch, John 1807-1891 (attributed to)  Search this
Medium:
Oil on wood panel
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Peabody Essex Museum East India Square Salem Massachusetts 01970 Accession Number: M16265
Topic:
Figure group--Male  Search this
Occupation--Transportation--Sailor  Search this
Object--Tool--Pick  Search this
Architecture--Boat  Search this
Control number:
IAP 22661004
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_373771

Mrs. John Pechin Ingle (Mildred Baker), (painting)

Painter:
Cranch, John 1807-1891  Search this
Subject:
Ingle, John Pechin, Mrs. (Mildred Baker)  Search this
Type:
Paintings
Topic:
Portrait female  Search this
Control number:
IAP 83780772
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_211271

Judge William Cranch, (painting)

Painter:
Cranch, John 1807-1891  Search this
Subject:
Cranch, William  Search this
Medium:
Oil
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
United States District Court Washington District of Columbia
Date:
1845
Topic:
Portrait male--Full length  Search this
Occupation--Law--Judge  Search this
Control number:
IAP 86640006
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_234822

Sketch Book, (painting)

Painter:
Cranch, John 1807-1891  Search this
Type:
Paintings
Date:
1842
Topic:
Landscape  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Control number:
IAP 90990002
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_240032

Joshua Reed Giddings (1795-1864), (painting)

Painter:
Cranch, John 1807-1891  Search this
Subject:
Giddings, Joshua Reed  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Smithsonian Institution National Portrait Gallery 8th & F Streets, N.W Washington District of Columbia 20560 Accession Number: 75.9
Date:
1855
Topic:
Portrait male--Bust  Search this
Occupation--Other--Reformer  Search this
Control number:
IAP 08650232
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_252899

Robert Owen, (painting)

Painter:
Cranch, John 1807-1891  Search this
Subject:
Owen, Robert  Search this
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Indiana Historical Society Library 315 W. Ohio St Indianapolis Indiana 46202
Date:
1845
Topic:
Portrait male  Search this
Control number:
IAP 13700029
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_256150

Robert Owen, (painting)

Painter:
Cranch, John 1807-1891  Search this
Subject:
Owen, Robert  Search this
Medium:
Oil
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Indiana Historical Society 315 W. Ohio St Indianapolis Indiana 46202
Date:
1845
Topic:
Portrait male--Waist length  Search this
Control number:
IAP 13700045
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_283987

William Greenleaf Eliot, (First Chancellor of Washington University), (painting)

Painter:
Cranch, John 1807-1891  Search this
Subject:
Eliot, William Greenleaf  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
St. Louis Art Museum Forest Park St. Louis Missouri 63110 Accession Number: 92:1944
Topic:
Portrait male--Waist length  Search this
Occupation--Education--Chancellor  Search this
Control number:
IAP 28110243
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_285278

William Brent, Col (1774-1848), (painting)

Painter:
Cranch, John 1807-1891  Search this
Subject:
Brent, William  Search this
Type:
Paintings
Topic:
Portrait male  Search this
Control number:
IAP 70580064
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_129467

Hon. Andrew Pickens Butler (1796-1857), (painting)

Painter:
Cranch, John 1807-1891  Search this
Subject:
Butler, Andrew Pickens  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Carolina Art Association Gibbes Museum of Art 135 Meeting Street Charleston South Carolina 29401 Accession Number: XX3
Topic:
Portrait male--Knee length  Search this
Occupation--Law--Judge  Search this
Control number:
IAP 47720340
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_185974

John Cranch (Self-Portrait), (painting)

Painter:
Cranch, John 1807-1891  Search this
Subject:
Cranch, John  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
National Academy of Design 1083 Fifth Avenue New York New York 10128
Topic:
Portrait male--Self Portrait  Search this
Portrait male--Bust  Search this
Occupation--Art--Painter  Search this
Control number:
IAP 36270189
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_43839

P. Holst, Capt, (painting)

Painter:
Cranch, John 1807-1891  Search this
Subject:
Holst, P  Search this
Medium:
Oil
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
State Historical Society of Wisconsin 816 State Street Madison Wisconsin 53706
Date:
1856
Topic:
Portrait male--Bust  Search this
Control number:
IAP 57880084
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_67548

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