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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 Jervis McEntee papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
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
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-mcenjerv
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Henry Kirke Brown papers

Creator:
Brown, Henry Kirke, 1814-1886  Search this
Names:
United States.. Art Commission  Search this
Bush-Brown, Henry Kirke, 1857-1935  Search this
Catlin, George, 1796-1872  Search this
Fuller, George, 1822-1884  Search this
Gifford, Sanford Robinson, 1823-1880  Search this
Lambdin, James Reid, 1807-1889  Search this
Lang, Louis, 1814-1893  Search this
Palmer, Erastus Dow, 1817-1904  Search this
Powers, Hiram, 1805-1873  Search this
Stone, Horatio, 1808-1875  Search this
Udall, Lydia Louise  Search this
Extent:
1 Linear foot
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Place:
Italy -- description and travel
Date:
1836-1893
Summary:
The papers of sculptor and portrait painter Henry Kirke Brown measure 1 linear feet and date from 1836 to 1893. The collection includes Brown's correspondence with his wife, Lydia Louise Udall, his nephew, Henry Kirke Bush-Brown, and other family members. Also included are letters from artists George Catlin, George Fuller, Sanford R. Gifford, James Reid Lambdin, Louis Lang, Erastus Dow Palmer, Hiram Powers, Horatio Stone, and others; five news clippings; and miscellaneous notes.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of sculptor and portrait painter Henry Kirke Brown measure 1 linear feet and date from 1836 to 1893. The collection includes Brown's correspondence with his wife, Lydia Louise Udall, his nephew, Henry Kirke Bush-Brown, and other family members. Also included are letters from artists George Catlin, George Fuller, Sanford R. Gifford, James Reid Lambdin, Louis Lang, Erastus Dow Palmer, Hiram Powers, Horatio Stone, and others; five news clippings; and miscellaneous notes.

Brown's lengthy letters to his wife reveal his devotion to her and the conflict he felt between his art and his personal life. He discusses his work, including progress on his statue of George Washington, located in Union Square, New York City. Letters to his family from Rome and Florence allude to his awe of Italy's monuments. Also included are letters from Washington, D.C. during Brown's tenure as a member of the U.S. Art Commission in the 1860s.
Arrangement:
Due to the small size of this collection the papers are arranged as one series.
Biographical / Historical:
Henry Kirke Brown (1814-1886) was an American sculptor and portrait painter born in Leyden, Massachusetts and died in Newburgh, New York.
Provenance:
The Henry Kirke Brown papers were donated to the Archives of American in 1981 by Dorothy Young, who acquired the papers from her husband, an art dealer.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Occupation:
Portrait painters -- Massachusetts  Search this
Topic:
Sculptors--Massachusetts  Search this
Sculpture, Modern--19th century  Search this
Citation:
Henry Kirke Brown papers, 1836-1893. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.browhenr
See more items in:
Henry Kirke Brown papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-browhenr

Mary Queen of Scots, Dividing Her Jewels, (painting)

Painter:
Lang, Louis 1814-1893  Search this
Subject:
Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
On loan to New-York Historical Society 170 Central Park West New York New York 10024
Lent by New York Public Library Fifth Avenue & 42nd Street New York New York 10018
Date:
1861
Topic:
History--Great Britain  Search this
Figure group  Search this
Architecture interior  Search this
Portrait female  Search this
Occupation--Other--Aristocrat  Search this
Control number:
IAP 36362663
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_47271

Louis Lang: artist file, [photographs]

Artist:
Lang, Louis 1814-1893  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Artist files
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Image number:
VFM VF001749
See more items in:
Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_140291

The Fair Penitent, (painting)

Painter:
Lang, Louis 1814-1893  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
National Academy of Design 1083 Fifth Avenue New York New York 10128 Accession Number: 1501-P
Date:
1857
Topic:
Figure female--Waist length  Search this
State of Being--Emotion--Sorrow  Search this
Control number:
IAP 36270482
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_44130

The Fainting Spell, (painting)

Painter:
Lang, Louis 1814-1893  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
National Academy of Design 1083 Fifth Avenue New York New York 10128 Accession Number: 731-P
Date:
1860
Topic:
Figure female  Search this
State of Being--Illness  Search this
Architecture interior--Domestic--House  Search this
Control number:
IAP 36270483
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_44131

Girls with Berries, (painting)

Painter:
Lang, Louis 1814-1893  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Museum of Fine Arts 465 Huntington Avenue Boston Massachusetts 02115 Accession Number: 1985.408
Date:
1867
Topic:
Landscape--Orchard  Search this
Children  Search this
Object--Fruit--Berry  Search this
Occupation--Domestic--Gathering  Search this
Animal--Dog  Search this
Control number:
IAP 20492696
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_371608

Girl Playing with Flowers at Brookside, (painting)

Painter:
Lang, Louis 1814-1893  Search this
Medium:
Oil
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Unlocated
Topic:
Landscape--River  Search this
Figure female  Search this
Control number:
IAP 84760023
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_224878

Portrait of Mrs. Urtis, (painting)

Painter:
Lang, Louis 1814-1893  Search this
Subject:
Urtis  Search this
Medium:
Oil
Type:
Paintings
Date:
1860
Topic:
Portrait female  Search this
Control number:
IAP 98600003
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_244294

Gathering Water Lilies, (painting)

Painter:
Lang, Louis 1814-1893  Search this
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Unlocated
Topic:
Landscape--Lake  Search this
Occupation--Domestic--Gathering  Search this
Landscape--Plant--Lily  Search this
Figure  Search this
Control number:
IAP 9B540064
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_247203

Roman Boy, (painting)

Painter:
Lang, Louis 1814-1893  Search this
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Unlocated
Topic:
Figure male--Child  Search this
Control number:
IAP 9B540065
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_247204

The Young Photographers, (painting)

Painter:
Lang, Louis 1814-1893 (attributed to)  Search this
Medium:
Oil
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Sotheby Parke Bernet New York New York
Topic:
Figure group  Search this
Control number:
IAP 63007138
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_287795

The Sewing Party, (painting)

Painter:
Lang, Louis 1814-1893  Search this
Medium:
Oil
Type:
Paintings
Date:
1857
Topic:
Figure group  Search this
Occupation--Domestic--Sewing  Search this
Architecture  Search this
Animal  Search this
Control number:
IAP 6151A519
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_102436

Feeding the Chickens, (painting)

Painter:
Lang, Louis 1814-1893  Search this
Medium:
Oil
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Union League Club 38 East 37th Street New York New York 10016
Topic:
Occupation--Farm  Search this
Control number:
IAP 62090054
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_104066

Portrait of a Lady, (painting)

Painter:
Lang, Louis 1814-1893  Search this
Medium:
Oil
Type:
Paintings
Topic:
Portrait female  Search this
Control number:
IAP 62640017
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_114243

Woman in a Red Chair, (painting)

Painter:
Lang, Louis 1814-1893  Search this
Type:
Paintings
Topic:
Figure female  Search this
Control number:
IAP 62640447
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_114670

Turkish Lady in an Interior, (painting)

Painter:
Lang, Louis 1814-1893  Search this
Culture:
Turkish  Search this
Type:
Paintings
Topic:
Figure female  Search this
Ethnic  Search this
Architecture interior--Domestic  Search this
Control number:
IAP 62641845
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_115998

Phillip Steiner, (painting)

Painter:
Lang, Louis 1814-1893  Search this
Subject:
Steiner, Phillip  Search this
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Phillips 867 Madison Avenue New York New York 10021
Date:
1839
Topic:
Portrait male  Search this
Control number:
IAP 62840340
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_117601

Mrs. Phillip Steiner (Emilie), (painting)

Painter:
Lang, Louis 1814-1893  Search this
Subject:
Steiner, Phillip, Mrs. (Emilie)  Search this
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Phillips 867 Madison Avenue New York New York 10021
Date:
1839
Topic:
Portrait female  Search this
Control number:
IAP 62840341
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_117602

Reminiscences of Lake Mahopec - Ladies Preparing for a Boat Race, (painting)

Painter:
Lang, Louis 1814-1893  Search this
Medium:
Oil
Culture:
African American  Search this
Type:
Paintings
Date:
Ca. 1864-1865
Topic:
Figure group--Female  Search this
Ethnic  Search this
Recreation--Sport & Play--Boating  Search this
Landscape--Lake--Lake Mahopac  Search this
Landscape--New York--Mahopac  Search this
Waterscape--Boat  Search this
Architecture--Boat--Rowboat  Search this
Object--Other--Flag  Search this
Object--Tool--Telescope  Search this
Control number:
IAP 63000236
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_118082

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