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Martin family papers and Campus Martius Museum records relating to Lilly Martin Spencer, 1825-1971

Creator:
Spencer, Lilly Martin, 1822-1902  Search this
Spencer, Lilly Martin, 1822-1902  Search this
Subject:
Bagley, Sarah G.  Search this
Eastman, Maria M.  Search this
Emerson, Mary Moody  Search this
Gage, Frances Dana Barker  Search this
Hebert, William  Search this
Parsons, Anna Q. T.  Search this
Severance, Caroline M. Seymour (Caroline Maria Seymour)  Search this
Swift, Adeline T.  Search this
Martin, Giles  Search this
Martin, Angelique  Search this
Trumbull Phalanx (Braceville, Ohio)  Search this
Ohio Historical Society  Search this
Campus Martius Museum  Search this
Topic:
Women painters -- Ohio  Search this
Women painters -- New York (State)  Search this
Painting, Modern -- 19th century -- United States  Search this
Women's rights -- United States  Search this
Women's suffrage -- United States  Search this
Collective settlements -- Ohio  Search this
Theme:
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6071
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)216162
AAA_collcode_spenlilm
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_216162

William Sidney Mount papers, 1830-1860

Creator:
Mount, William Sidney, 1807-1868  Search this
Mount, William Sidney, 1807-1868  Search this
Topic:
Genre painting -- 19th century  Search this
Art, American -- New York (State)  Search this
Theme:
Sketches & Sketchbooks  Search this
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8026
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210196
AAA_collcode_mounwilp
Theme:
Sketches & Sketchbooks
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_210196

Henry Kirke Brown letter to Mr. Ames, 1867 June 4

Creator:
Brown, Henry Kirke, 1814-1886  Search this
Brown, Henry Kirke, 1814-1886  Search this
Subject:
Ames, Joseph  Search this
Theme:
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)10197
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213271
AAA_collcode_browhenl
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_213271

Self-Portrait

Artist:
Eastman Johnson, American, b. Lovell, Maine, 1824–1906  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
72 1/8 × 36 in. (183 × 91.4 cm)
Type:
Painting
Date:
1891
Credit Line:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of the Joseph H. Hirshhorn Foundation, 1966
Accession Number:
66.2608
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Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection
Data Source:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/py2fae7e79e-37a8-4d75-b361-15c17edf1427
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:hmsg_66.2608

John Falconer letters

Creator:
Falconer, John Mackie, 1820-1903  Search this
Names:
Cole, Maria Bartow  Search this
Cropsey, Jasper Francis, 1823-1900  Search this
Extent:
2 Items ((on partial microfilm reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1847-1854
Scope and Contents:
One letter to Maria Bartow Cole, from London; and a letter to Jasper Cropsey, October 14, 1847.
Biographical / Historical:
Portrait, landscape and genre painter, watercolorist and enameler; New York, N.Y. Born in Scotland.
Provenance:
Donated 1954 by Francis W. Robinson.
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:
Artists -- New York (State)  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.falcjohn
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-falcjohn

Henry Kirke Brown letter to Mr. Ames

Creator:
Brown, Henry Kirke, 1814-1886  Search this
Names:
Ames, Joseph, 1816-1872  Search this
Extent:
1 Item ((on partial microfilm reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1867 June 4
Scope and Contents:
To "Dear Ames," presumably artist Joseph Alexander Ames, written from Newburgh, N.Y. Brown thanks Ames for drawing paper received, and makes additional requests for other supplies; he also invites him to "come up and make us a visit" [from New York City to Newburgh].
Biographical / Historical:
Sculptor; New York City and New York State, Washington, D.C. Ames was a portrait and genre painter, New York, N.Y. Both members of the National Academy of Design.
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:
Sculptors -- New York (State)  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.browhenl
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-browhenl

William Sidney Mount papers

Creator:
Mount, William Sidney, 1807-1868  Search this
Extent:
1 Microfilm reel
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Microfilm reels
Date:
1830-1860
Scope and Contents:
Five pencil drawings (2 signed), one pen, ink and watercolor drawing, and one watercolor drawing by William Sidney Mount; and a pencil drawing by Shepard Alonzo Mount; 13 letters and 2 notes written by William Sidney Mount, and letters written by his brothers Shepard, Robert, and Henry, his mother Julia, many which mention William, and 5 letters from Thomas S. Mount to William. In addition, there are clippings, diplomas and a photograph of William S. Mount.
Biographical / Historical:
Painter; Stony Brook, Long Island. Born Setauket, L.I. to Thomas Shephard and Julia Hawkins Mount. Studied at National Academy of Design and with Henry Inman. Importance as an early genre painter. His three brothers and sister Ruth were also artistic and musical.
Provenance:
Collection purchased by Theodore Stebbins, Jr. and lent to AAA for microfilming, December 1967.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Occupation:
Painters -- New York (State) -- Stony Brook  Search this
Topic:
Genre painting -- 19th century  Search this
Art, American -- New York (State)  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.mounwilp
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-mounwilp

William Sidney Mount and Mount family papers

Creator:
Mount, William Sidney, 1807-1868  Search this
Names:
Mount family  Search this
Mount, William Sidney, 1807-1868  Search this
Extent:
6 Reels (3,000 items (on 6 microfilm reels))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Reels
Sketchbooks
Date:
1830-1947
bulk 1830-1860
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence, journals, notebooks, sketchbooks, notes, scrapbooks, documents, photographs, lists, catalogs, clippings, and other publications, primarily of William Sidney Mount.
REEL A: Correspondence of William Sidney Mount, 1833-1868, pertaining to art, politics, personal affairs, and other matters. Among the correspondents are Charles Lanman, William Schaus, Jonathan Sturges, B.T. Hutchinson, Evelina Mount, Charles B. Wood, Samuel P. Avery and others. Also included are Robert Nelson Mount correspondence, undated cards and announcements, and notes.
REELS SM1-SM4: The Mount Brothers, exhibition catalog (1947); Scrapbook of clippings re Edward P. Buffet's biography of William Sidney Mount; Wm. S. Mount journals and notebooks, 1843-1868?; biographical notes; genealogy; Micha Hawkins papers; papers of Mount family members: Thomas S., John S., Henry S., Shepard Alonzo, Robert Nelson, John Henry, Thomas Shepard, Evelina, William Shepard, John Brester, Sarah Fisher, and Clara Brewster; William Sidney Mount correspondence, 1830-1868; estate papers; books owned and inscribed by Mount; and photographs of sketches by Mount.
REEL N726: A sketchbook of William Sidney Mount.
Biographical / Historical:
William Sidney Mount: painter; New York City and Stony Brook, Long Island. Born Setauket, L.I. to Thomas Shephard and Julia Hawkins Mount. Studied at National Academy of Design and with Henry Inman. Importance as an early genre painter. His three brothers Robert, Henry and Shepard and sister Ruth were also artistic and musical.
Related Materials:
Mount family papers also located at: Public Library, Smithtown, Long Island.
Provenance:
Material on reel A was received by the New York Historical Society from the Clara Brewster Mount estate, December 1, 1943. Papers on reel SM1-SM4 were collected by Ward Melville and donated to the Suffolk Museum at Stony Brook, Long Island. The papers were arranged for microfilming by AAA collector, Mary Bartlett Cowdrey, and microfilmed in 1958. The sketchbook on reel N726 was lent for microfilming by the Queensborough Public Library, 1967.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Occupation:
Painters -- New York (State) -- Stony Brook  Search this
Topic:
Genre painting -- 19th century  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sketchbooks
Identifier:
AAA.mounwill
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-mounwill

William Sidney Mount, a biography : the story of old-time life in Brookhaven North, told through his pictures / by Edward P. Buffet

Creator:
Buffet, Edward P., b. 1873  Search this
Names:
Mount, William Sidney, 1807-1868  Search this
Extent:
Partial microfilm reel.
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
Contains photographs of Mount's home and his paintings, articles from the Port Jefferson (Long Island) Times, and a letter written by Mount.
Biographical / Historical:
Mount was a genre painter; New York, N.Y., and Stony Brook, Long Island, N.Y.
Provenance:
Lent for microfilming 1968 by the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Occupation:
Painters -- New York (State)  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.buffedwa
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-buffedwa

Martin family papers and Campus Martius Museum records relating to Lilly Martin Spencer

Creator:
Spencer, Lilly Martin, 1822-1902  Search this
Names:
Campus Martius Museum  Search this
Ohio Historical Society  Search this
Trumbull Phalanx (Braceville, Ohio)  Search this
Bagley, Sarah G.  Search this
Eastman, Maria M.  Search this
Emerson, Mary Moody  Search this
Gage, Frances Dana Barker, 1808-1884  Search this
Hebert, William  Search this
Martin, Angelique, b. 1792  Search this
Martin, Giles  Search this
Parsons, Anna Q. T.  Search this
Severance, Caroline M. Seymour (Caroline Maria Seymour), 1820-1914  Search this
Swift, Adeline T.  Search this
Extent:
1 Microfilm reel
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Microfilm reels
Date:
1825-1971
Scope and Contents:
Family papers include letters to Giles Martin from William Hebert and others concerning the Martin's plans to emigrate from England to America, and ca. 50 letters, 1828-1860, to Giles and Angelique Martin in Marietta and at Trumbull Phalanx by reformers active in Ohio and Massachusetts temperance, antislavery, labor and/or Association movements, among them Sarah G. Bagley, Maria M. Eastman, Mary Moody Emerson, Frances D.B. Gage, Anna Q.T. Parsons, Caroline M. S. Severance, Adeline T. Swift, and others less known but very active. Also included are 3 letters from Spencer, 1842 Mar. 31 and June 10, and 1847 July 10 to her parents.
The Campus Martius Museum records consist of correspondence with owners of Spencer's prints, paintings and and papers; clippings, articles, and reproductions of Spencer's work.
Biographical / Historical:
Spencer was a portrait and genre painter; New York, N.Y. and Ohio. She was born Angelique Marie Martin November 26, 1822, in England to French parents, Giles and Angelique Martin, followers of the French social critic, Charles Fourier. Upon emigrating to the U.S. in 1830, and moving to Marietta, Ohio in 1833, the Martins, along with others active in the cooperative movement organized a communal association, Trumbull Phalanx, near Braceville, Ohio in 1845, and became active in women's rights and other reform movements. Spencer chose to concentrate on painting, first in Cincinatti and then in New York in 1848 with her husband Benjamin Rush Spencer, a cloth merchant. She maintained a successful painting career while raising seven children and moving several times, to Cincinnati and Columbus, Ohio, Newark, N.J., and Highlands and Poughkeepsie, N.Y. Spencer died May 22, 1902.
Provenance:
Lent for filming 1971 by Campus Martius Museum, Ohio Historical Society.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Topic:
Women painters -- Ohio  Search this
Women painters -- New York (State)  Search this
Painting, Modern -- 19th century -- United States  Search this
Women's rights -- United States  Search this
Women's suffrage -- United States  Search this
Collective settlements -- Ohio  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.spenlilm
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-spenlilm

Thomas Hovenden scrapbook

Creator:
Hovenden, Thomas, 1840-1895  Search this
Extent:
1 Microfilm reel
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Microfilm reels
Date:
1866-1895
Scope and Contents:
A scrapbook of clippings, letters, engravings and photographs.
Biographical / Historical:
Genre painter; New York City and Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania. Born in Dunmanway, Ireland. He came to New York City in 1863. Elected a member of the National Academy in 1882. Exhibited at the Columbian Exposition, Chicago, 1893.
Provenance:
Lent for microfilming, 1954, by Mrs. Livingston Corson.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Occupation:
Genre painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Painters -- Pennsylvania -- Plymouth Meeting  Search this
Topic:
Genre painting -- 19th century -- United States  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.hovethom
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-hovethom

Lilly Martin Spencer papers

Creator:
Spencer, Lilly Martin, 1822-1902  Search this
Names:
Sorosis (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Avery, Samuel Putnam, 1822-1904  Search this
Ingersoll, Robert Green, 1833-1899  Search this
Sartain, John, 1808-1897  Search this
Stanton, Elizabeth Cady, 1815-1902  Search this
Extent:
0.9 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1828-1966
Summary:
The papers of portrait and genre painter Lilly Martin Spencer, measure 0.9 linear feet and date from 1828-1966. The collection includes biographical material, scattered lists, notes, receipts, and legal documents relating to Spencer's life and work, Spencer's business and family correspondence, printed material, a lithograph, photographs of Spencer and others, and photographs of Spencer's artwork.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of portrait and genre painter Lilly Martin Spencer, measure 0.9 linear feet and date from 1828-1966. The collection includes biographical material, scattered lists, notes, receipts, and legal documents relating to Spencer's life and work, Spencer's business and family correspondence, printed material, a lithograph, photographs of Spencer and others, and photos of Spencer's artwork.

The collection documents Spencer's popularity and success as a painter, her involvement with art associations and civic organizations such as Sorosis, and her personal life as a wife, mother, and breadwinner through correspondence with family, artists including John Sartain and Benjamin John Lossing, dealers including Samuel Putnam Avery, writers and editors such as Robert Green Ingersoll and Fannie Raymond Bitter, and social activists such as Elizabeth Cady Stanton.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as four series:

Series 1: Biographical Material and Other Papers, 1853-1959 (0.3 linear feet; Box 1, OV 3)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1828-1966 (0.3 linear feet; Boxes 1-2)

Series 3: Printed Material, 1857-1961 (0.2 linear feet; Box 2, OV 3)

Series 4: Photographs, circa 1890-circa 1950 (0.1 linear feet; Box 2)
Biographical / Historical:
New York and Ohio painter Lilly Martin Spencer (1822-1902) was known for her popular portrait paintings and humorous domestic genre scenes.

Spencer was born Angelique Marie Martin in England to French parents, Giles and Angelique Martin, who were followers of the French social critic Charles Fournier. The family came to New York in 1830, moved to Marietta, Ohio, in 1833 and, in 1845, co-founded the communal settlement, Trumbull Phalanx, near Braceville, Ohio. In 1848, after her marriage to Benjamin Spencer at the age of 22, Spencer returned to New York. She achieved much success as a painter and was the main breadwinner for her family while giving birth to thirteen children, seven of whom survived to adulthood. The family moved several times, to Cincinnati and Columbus, Ohio; Newark, New Jersey; and Highlands and Poughkeepsie, New York.
Related Materials:
The Archives of American Art also has microfilm (reel 132) of the Martin family papers and Campus Martius Museum records regarding Lilly Martin Spencer. Originals are located at the Campus Martius Museum, Ohio Historical Society.
Separated Materials:
The Archives of American Art also holds microfilm of material lent for microfilming on reel 131 including family history; biographical material; circa 50 photographs of Spencer and her paintings; M.A. thesis, "Lilly Martin Spencer: American Painter of the Nineteenth Century," by Ann Byrd Schumer; articles about Spencer's life and work, 1959; and a list of paintings owned by her granddaughter, Lillian Spencer Gates. Loaned materials were returned to the donor and are not described in the collection container inventory.
Provenance:
The collection was donated to the Archives of American Art in 1971 by Lillian Spencer Gates, Spencer's granddaughter.
Restrictions:
This collection is temporarily closed to researchers due to archival processing and digitization. Contact Reference Services for more information.
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:
Portrait painters -- New York (State)  Search this
Genre painters -- New York (State)  Search this
Genre painters -- Ohio  Search this
Portrait painters -- Ohio  Search this
Topic:
Women painters  Search this
Citation:
Lilly Martin Spencer papers, 1828-1966. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.spenlill
See more items in:
Lilly Martin Spencer papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-spenlill
Online Media:

The Scissors Grinder, (painting)

Painter:
Johnson, Eastman 1824-1906  Search this
Medium:
Oil
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
New York State Historical Association Lake Road, Route 80 Cooperstown New York 13326 Accession Number: N-424.55
Date:
1870
Topic:
Occupation--Vendor  Search this
Control number:
IAP 34070078
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_281803

Two Horses in a New York State Landscape, (painting)

Painter:
Hahn, William 1829-1887  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Gallery Forty Four Route 44 New Hartford Connecticut 06057
Date:
1878
Topic:
Landscape--New York  Search this
Animal--Horse  Search this
Control number:
IAP 83670104
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_209447

George Bliss, (painting)

Painter:
Johnson, Eastman 1824-1906  Search this
Subject:
Bliss, George  Search this
Medium:
Oil
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
New York State Chamber of Commerce New York New York
Topic:
Portrait male  Search this
Control number:
IAP 81650118
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_214815

Grover Cleveland, (painting)

Painter:
Johnson, Eastman 1824-1906  Search this
Subject:
Cleveland, Grover  Search this
Medium:
Oil
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
New York State Albany New York
Topic:
Portrait male  Search this
Occupation--Political--President  Search this
Control number:
IAP 81650132
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_214828

Thomas B. Coddington, (painting)

Painter:
Johnson, Eastman 1824-1906  Search this
Subject:
Coddington, Thomas B  Search this
Medium:
Oil
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
New York State Chamber of Commerce New York New York
Date:
1886
Topic:
Portrait male  Search this
Control number:
IAP 81650134
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_214829

James M. Constable, (painting)

Painter:
Johnson, Eastman 1824-1906  Search this
Subject:
Constable, James M  Search this
Medium:
Oil
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
New York State Chamber of Commerce New York New York
Topic:
Portrait male  Search this
Control number:
IAP 81650139
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_214834

David Dows, (painting)

Painter:
Johnson, Eastman 1824-1906  Search this
Subject:
Dows, David  Search this
Medium:
Oil
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
New York State Chamber of Commerce New York New York
Date:
1891
Topic:
Portrait male  Search this
Control number:
IAP 81650146
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_214840

Amos R. Eno, (painting)

Painter:
Johnson, Eastman 1824-1906  Search this
Subject:
Eno, Amos R  Search this
Medium:
Oil
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
New York State Chamber of Commerce New York New York
Date:
1899
Topic:
Portrait male  Search this
Control number:
IAP 81650147
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_214841

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