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Rembrandt Peale, Philadelphia, Pa. letter to C. Edwards (Charles Edwards) Lester, New York, N.Y.

Creator:
Peale, Rembrandt, 1778-1860  Search this
Lester, C. Edwards (Charles Edwards), 1815-1890  Search this
Peale, Rembrandt, 1778-1860  Search this
Type:
Correspondence
Date:
1846 March 16
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)6963
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Charles Henry Hart autograph collection, 1731-1918
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_6963
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The gallery of illustrious Americans: containing the portraits and biographical sketches of twenty-four of the most eminent citizens of the American republic, since the death of Washington / From daguerrotypes by Brady - engraved by D'Avignon. C. Edwards Lester, editor, 1850

Creator:
Lester, C. Edwards (Charles Edwards), 1815-1890  Search this
Lester, C. Edwards (Charles Edwards), 1815-1890  Search this
Subject:
Brady, Mathew B.  Search this
D'Avignon, Francis  Search this
Theme:
Audio - Visual  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8072
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210243
AAA_collcode_lestchar
Theme:
Audio - Visual
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_210243

The artists of America : a series of biographical sketches of American artists : with portraits and designs on steel / by C. Edwards Lester, 1846

Creator:
Lester, C. Edwards (Charles Edwards), 1815-1890  Search this
Lester, C. Edwards (Charles Edwards), 1815-1890  Search this
Subject:
Allston, Washington  Search this
Inman, Henry  Search this
West, Benjamin  Search this
Stuart, Gilbert  Search this
Trumbull, John  Search this
DeVeaux, James  Search this
Peale, Rembrandt  Search this
Crawford, Thomas  Search this
Topic:
Artists -- United States -- Portraits  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)21913
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)235728
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Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_235728

The artists of America : a series of biographical sketches of American artists : with portraits and designs on steel / by C. Edwards Lester

Creator:
Lester, C. Edwards (Charles Edwards), 1815-1890  Search this
Names:
Allston, Washington, 1779-1843  Search this
Crawford, Thomas, 1813 or 14-1857  Search this
DeVeaux, James, 1812-1844.  Search this
Inman, Henry, 1801-1846  Search this
Peale, Rembrandt, 1778-1860  Search this
Stuart, Gilbert, 1755-1828  Search this
Trumbull, John, 1756-1843  Search this
West, Benjamin, 1738-1820  Search this
Extent:
vi, 257 p., [8] leaves of plates ; (on partial microfilm reel) (ill., ports., 23 cm.)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1846
Contents:
Washington Allston.--Henry Inman.--Benjamin West.--Gilbert Charles Stuart.--John Trumbull.--James DeVeaux.--Rembrandt Peale.--Thomas Crawford.
Publication, Distribution, Etc. (Imprint):
New York : Baker & Scribner, 1846.
Topic:
Artists -- United States -- Portraits  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.lestchar2
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-lestchar2

The gallery of illustrious Americans: containing the portraits and biographical sketches of twenty-four of the most eminent citizens of the American republic, since the death of Washington / From daguerrotypes by Brady - engraved by D'Avignon. C. Edwar...

Creator:
Lester, C. Edwards (Charles Edwards), 1815-1890  Search this
Names:
Brady, Mathew B., approximately 1823-1896  Search this
D'Avignon, Francis, b. 1813  Search this
Extent:
1 Item ((on 1 microfilm reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1850
Scope and Contents:
This edition contains only numbers 1-12, biographies of John James Audubon, John Caldwell Calhoun, Lewis Cass, William Ellery Channing, Henry Clay, Millard Fillmore, John Charles Fremont, William Hickling Prescott, Winfield Scott, Zachary Taylor, Daniel Webster, and Silas Warner. Also included with each biography is the semi-monthly journal, FLY LEAF OF ART AND CRITICISM.
Publication, Distribution, Etc. (Imprint):
New York: M. B. Brady, F. D'Avignon, C. E. Lester, 1850.
Other Title:
Illustrious Americans (cover title)
Provenance:
The edition which the Archives microfilmed from the National Portrait Gallery did not contain the D'Avignon engravings after the Brady daguerrotypes.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Identifier:
AAA.lestchar
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-lestchar

Charles James Madison Eaton correspondence with Hiram Powers, and a letter received from Thomas Sully

Creator:
Eaton, Charles James Madison, 1808-1893  Search this
Powers, Hiram, 1805-1873  Search this
Names:
Kellogg, Miner K. (Miner Kilbourne), 1814-1889  Search this
Lester, C. Edwards (Charles Edwards), 1815-1890  Search this
Sully, Thomas, 1783-1872  Search this
Extent:
21 Items ((on partial microfilm reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1845-1867
Scope and Contents:
Nineteen letters from Hiram Powers in Florence to Eaton, 1845-1867, concerning: the future of the Fine Arts in America; sculpture for the Capitol building; government patronage and politics; his commissions for portrait busts and ideal figures; his biographer, C.E. Lester, whom Powers rejects as "a scroundrel capable of any amount of falsehood"; the London exhibition and the American tour of the sculpture the GREEK SLAVE; European reaction to the outcome of the American Civil War; the art community in Florence; Powers' 1846 trip to Turin and Rome; and his health, family, and personal ambitions. In closing his letters, Powers often sends regards from Miner Kellogg.
Also included is a letter from Eaton to Powers, December 5, 1864, regarding a shipment of modelling clay from Baltimore to Florence, and a letter from Thomas Sully in Philadelphia to Eaton, September 27, 1847. Eaton was disappointed to learn that a painting he had inspected was not a Sully. "I am mortified at your disappointment," Sully wrote, "...had the picture been an original by me, I should have charged double the price."
Biographical / Historical:
Eaton was a founder of the Maryland Historical Society, a trustee of the Peabody Institute, and a collector of art. Eaton probably met Hiram Powers on one of his trips to Florence in the 1840's. They became lifelong friends and Eaton served as an American agent of sorts, promoting Powers' interests in Washington and Baltimore.
Provenance:
Lent for microfilming 1985 by the Maryland Historical Society.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Occupation:
Portrait painters  Search this
Miniature painters  Search this
Painters  Search this
Art patrons -- Maryland  Search this
Sculptors -- Italy  Search this
Topic:
Art, Modern -- 19th century  Search this
Artists and patrons  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.eatochar
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-eatochar

Life and voyages of Americus Vespucius, with illustrations concerning the navigator, and the discovery of the new world ..

Author:
Lester, C. Edwards (Charles Edwards) 1815-1890  Search this
Subject:
Vespucci, Amerigo 1451-1512  Search this
Physical description:
431 p. port., pl. 8vo
Type:
Books
Date:
1860
Call number:
E125.V5 L47 1860
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_256635

The artists of America : a series of biographical sketches of American artists : with portraits and designs on steel / by C. Edwards Lester

Author:
Lester, C. Edwards (Charles Edwards) 1815-1890  Search this
Subject:
Allston, Washington 1779-1843  Search this
Inman, Henry 1801-1846  Search this
West, Benjamin 1738-1820  Search this
Stuart, Gilbert 1755-1828  Search this
Trumbull, John 1756-1843  Search this
De Veaux, James 1812-1844  Search this
Peale, Rembrandt 1778-1860  Search this
Crawford, Thomas 1813 or 14-1857  Search this
Physical description:
vi, 257 p., [8] leaves of plates : ill., ports. ; 23 cm
Type:
Portraits
Place:
United States
Date:
1846
Topic:
Artists  Search this
Call number:
N6536 .L64 1846
N6536.L64 1846
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_404742

The life of Sam Houston. (The only authentic memoir of him ever published)

Author:
Lester, C. Edwards (Charles Edwards) 1815-1890  Search this
Subject:
Houston, Sam 1793-1863  Search this
Physical description:
xi, 402 p. illus. 23 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Texas
Date:
1972
1855
[1972]
Republic, 1836-1846
Topic:
History  Search this
Call number:
F390 .H85 1972X
F390.H85 1972X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_17128

Life and public services of Charles Sumner. By C. Edwards Lester ..

Author:
Lester, C. Edwards (Charles Edwards) 1815-1890  Search this
Subject:
Sumner, Charles 1811-1874  Search this
Physical description:
3 p. l., 596 p. plates (1 double) 2 port. (incl. front.) 24 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1874
Call number:
E415.9.S9 L64
E415.9.S9L64
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_20764

The artists of America: a series of biographical sketches of American artists; with portraits anddesigns on steel. By C. Edwards Lester ... New-York, Baker & Scribner, 1846

Author:
Lester, C. Edwards (Charles Edwards) 1815-1890  Search this
Subject:
Allston, Washington 1779-1843  Search this
Inman, Henry 1801-1846  Search this
West, Benjamin 1738-1820  Search this
Stuart, Gilbert 1755-1828  Search this
Trumbull, John 1756-1843  Search this
De Veaux, James 1812-1844  Search this
Peale, Rembrandt 1778-1860  Search this
Crawford, Thomas 1813 or 14-1857  Search this
Physical description:
3 p. l., [v]-vi, 257 p. front., 8 port. 23 cm
Type:
Portraits
Place:
United States
Date:
1970
1846
1970]
Topic:
Artists  Search this
Call number:
N6536 .L64 1970
N6536.L64 1970
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_3149

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