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Samuel Putnam Avery papers

Creator:
Avery, Samuel Putnam, 1822-1904  Search this
Names:
Bellows, A. F. (Albert Fitch), 1829-1883  Search this
Benson, Eugene, 1837-1908  Search this
Blashfield, Edwin Howland, 1848-1936  Search this
Bonheur, Rosa, 1822-1899  Search this
Bouguereau, William Adolphe, 1825-1905  Search this
Colman, Samuel, 1832-1920  Search this
Cook, Clarence, 1828-1900  Search this
Cropsey, Jasper Francis, 1823-1900  Search this
Darley, Felix Octavius Carr, 1822-1888  Search this
Daubigny, Charles Fran├žois, 1817-1878  Search this
Durand, John, 1822-1908  Search this
Gifford, Sanford Robinson, 1823-1880  Search this
Greene, Edward D. E., 1823-1879  Search this
Hoppin, Augustus, 1828-1896  Search this
Hugo, Victor, 1802-1885  Search this
James McNeill Whistler, 1834-1903  Search this
La Farge, John, 1835-1910  Search this
Lefebvre, Jules, 1836-1911  Search this
McEntee, Jervis, 1828-1891  Search this
Moore, Charles Herbert, 1840-1930  Search this
Mount, William Sidney, 1807-1868  Search this
Richards, T. Addison (Thomas Addison), 1820-1900  Search this
Thompson, Launt, 1833-1894  Search this
Tuckerman, Henry T. (Henry Theodore), 1813-1871  Search this
Extent:
800 Items ((on 3 microfilm reels))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1857-1902
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence, including letters, calling cards and sketches from American and European artists, among them Albert F. Bellows, Eugene Benson, Edwin H. Blashfield, Rosa Bonheur, Adolph W. Bouguereau, Samuel Colman, Clarence Cook, Jasper F. Cropsey, F. O. C.Darley, Charles F. Daubigny, John Du rand, Sanford R. Gifford, E. D. E. Greene, Augustus Hoppin, Victor Hugo, John La Farge, Jules Lefebvre, Jervis McEntee, Charles H. Moore, William S. Mount, Thomas A. Richards, Launt Thompson, Henry T. Tuckerman, and James McNeill Whistler; five diaries, 1871-1882, detailing annual buying trips to Europe; catalogs, clippings, and miscellaneous publications pertaining to the Avery Art Gallery.
Travel diaries were written exclusively during the summers of 1871-1882 while in Europe (ca.780 p.). Avery visited England, France, Germany, Denmark, the Netherlands, Belgium, Austria, and Italy, visiting galleries and studios, and attending sales in the major cities. In his entries, he lists the works that he sees and art purchases that he makes, detailing prices, sizes, and frame requirements. Avery spent most of his time visiting dealers, making shipping arrangements, and commissioning work from a variety of artists. He visited auction houses such as Christie's in London, and "bric a brac shops" where he purchased not only paintings, but also furniture, tapestries and jewelry. He mentions several dealers throughout Europe, especially the P.L. Everard Company and Mr. Boughton in London, and Mr. Van Hinsberg in Belgium. His social engagements included gallery exhibitions, concerts, trips to the opera, and dinners. He describes the French city of Ecouen and the Italian countryside vividly. Avery also records his meeting with the Spanish artist Cutazzi, and describes in detail the finery of the Makart studio in Vienna. Throughout the diaries, he corresponds and meets with Mr. Everard, Mr. Boughton, James McNeill Whistler, Vincent Van Gogh, and people he refers to only as Sam and Mary. Avery writes often of his occasional traveling companion, Mr. Lucas. Beginning in 1873, he mentions his wife, letters to her, and gifts that he buys her. At the end of the diary, he lists his accounts during these years.
Biographical / Historical:
Copper and wood engraver, art dealer, connoisseur and advisor to important collectors. Eventually Avery gave up commercial engraving and devoted himself exclusively to collecting and dealing art; particular specialty being old Dutch paintings and romantic French landscape painters. A founder of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, many of the paintings in that collection were selected by him. He gave notable collections of architectural books to Columbia University, and of engravings and etchings to the New York Public Library.
Provenance:
Lent for microfilming 1964 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:
Art dealers -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Engravers -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
Art -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.aversamu
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-aversamu

The last Ruskinians : Charles Eliot Norton, Charles Herbert Moore, and their circle / Theodore E. Stebbins, Jr., Virginia Anderson ; with Melissa Renn, Susan C. Ricci

Author:
Fogg Art Museum  Search this
Stebbins, Theodore E  Search this
Anderson, Virginia  Search this
Renn, Melissa  Search this
Cragg Ricci, Susan  Search this
Harvard University Art Museums  Search this
Subject:
Norton, Charles Eliot 1827-1908 Influence  Search this
Moore, Charles Herbert 1840-1930  Search this
Physical description:
104 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 27 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
2007
C2007
19th century
Topic:
Watercolor painting, American  Search this
Watercolor painting, English--Exhibitions  Search this
Ruskin, John--Influence  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_895524

Selling the sublime : the Catskills and the social construction of landscape experience in the United States, 1776-1876 / Kenneth John Myers

Author:
Myers, Kenneth 1955-  Search this
Subject:
Cropsey, Jasper Francis 1823-1900  Search this
Gifford, Sanford Robinson 1823-1880  Search this
Hill, J. W (John William) 1812-1879  Search this
Kensett, John Frederick 1816-1872  Search this
Moore, Charles Herbert 1840-1930  Search this
Physical description:
2 v. (xxv, 424 leaves) : ill
Type:
Manuscripts
Place:
New York (State)
Catskill Mountains (N.Y.)
United States
Date:
1990
C1990
18th century
19th century
Topic:
Arts, American  Search this
Arts, Modern  Search this
Mountain life in art  Search this
Mountain life in literature  Search this
Tourism--History  Search this
Landscape painting, American  Search this
Landscape painting  Search this
In art  Search this
In literature  Search this
Social life and customs  Search this
Call number:
NX510.N46 M94s 1990a
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_549628

Character of renaissance architecture, by Charles Herbert Moore ... with twelve plates in photogravure and one hundred and thirty-nine illustrations in the text

Author:
Moore, Charles Herbert 1840-1930  Search this
Physical description:
xix p., 1 l., 270 p. illus., XII pl. 24 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1905
Topic:
Architecture, Renaissance  Search this
Call number:
NA510 .M8X
NA510.M8X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_180614

Charles Herbert Moore, landscape painter

Author:
Mather, Frank Jewett 1868-1953  Search this
Subject:
Moore, Charles Herbert 1840-1930  Search this
Physical description:
xv, 85 p. illus., ports. 22 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1957
Call number:
N40.1.M817 M4
N40.1.M817M4
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_26788

View of Florence, (painting)

Painter:
Moore, Charles Herbert 1840-1930  Search this
Medium:
Watercolor on paper
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Indiana University Indiana University Art Museum Bloomington Indiana 47405 Accession Number: 91.280
Date:
1885
Topic:
Landscape--Italy--Florence  Search this
Architecture exterior--Religious--Church  Search this
Control number:
IAP 13340052
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_401098

Vase, (painting)

Painter:
Moore, Charles Herbert 1840-1930  Search this
Medium:
Watercolor and gouache on paper
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Harvard University Fogg Museum 32 Quincy Street Cambridge Massachusetts 02138 Accession Number: 1926.33.106
Date:
Ca. 1876-1878
Topic:
Still Life--Other--Vase  Search this
Control number:
IAP 20781964
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_415115

Mt. Washington from Sunset Hill, (painting)

Painter:
Moore, Charles Herbert 1840-1930  Search this
Medium:
Watercolor on paper
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
New Hampshire Historical Society 30 Park Street Concord New Hampshire 03301
Date:
Ca. 1870
Topic:
Landscape--Mountain--White Mountains  Search this
Landscape--Mountain--Mt. Washington  Search this
Landscape--Mountain--Sunset Hill  Search this
Landscape--New Hampshire  Search this
Control number:
IAP 30490142
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_355482

Village Breton, (painting)

Painter:
Moore, Charles Herbert 1840-1930  Search this
Medium:
Watercolor on paper
Type:
Paintings
Topic:
Cityscape--France--Brittany  Search this
Cityscape--Street  Search this
Figure group  Search this
Control number:
IAP 9D990038
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_357916

River View with Cattle, (painting)

Painter:
Moore, Charles Herbert 1840-1930  Search this
Medium:
Oil
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Princeton University Art Museum Princeton New Jersey 08544
Date:
1859
Topic:
Landscape--River  Search this
Animal--Cattle  Search this
Control number:
IAP 32040469
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_358213

Snow Squall, (painting)

Painter:
Moore, Charles Herbert 1840-1930  Search this
Medium:
Watercolor on paper
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Princeton University Art Museum Princeton New Jersey 08544 Accession Number: x1955-68
Date:
1865-1866
Topic:
Landscape--Weather--Snow  Search this
Landscape--Season--Winter  Search this
Control number:
IAP 32040492
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_372008

Mount Washington, (painting)

Painter:
Moore, Charles Herbert 1840-1930  Search this
Medium:
Watercolor on paper
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Princeton University Art Museum Princeton New Jersey 08544 Accession Number: x1955-68
Date:
1872
Topic:
Landscape--Season--Autumn  Search this
Landscape--Mountain--Mt. Washington  Search this
Landscape--Farm  Search this
Architecture exterior--Domestic--Farmhouse  Search this
Architecture exterior--Farm  Search this
Animal--Cattle  Search this
Control number:
IAP 32040493
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_372009

Iris, (painting)

Painter:
Moore, Charles Herbert 1840-1930  Search this
Medium:
Watercolor on cream wove paper
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Princeton University Art Museum Princeton New Jersey 08544 Accession Number: x1994-77
Date:
Ca. 1872
Topic:
Object--Flower--Iris  Search this
Control number:
IAP 32040494
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_372010

Iris, (painting)

Painter:
Moore, Charles Herbert 1840-1930  Search this
Medium:
Watercolor and gouache on gray wove paper
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Princeton University Art Museum Princeton New Jersey 08544 Accession Number: x1955-75
Date:
1872
Topic:
Object--Flower--Iris  Search this
Control number:
IAP 32040495
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_372011

Three Birch Trees, (painting)

Painter:
Moore, Charles Herbert 1840-1930  Search this
Medium:
Watercolor and gouache on off-white wove paper
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Princeton University Art Museum Princeton New Jersey 08544 Accession Number: x1994-81
Topic:
Landscape--Tree--Birch Tree  Search this
Control number:
IAP 32040496
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_372012

Storm Clouds over Simplon Village, (painting)

Painter:
Moore, Charles Herbert 1840-1930  Search this
Medium:
Watercolor and gouache on paper
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Princeton University Art Museum Princeton New Jersey 08544 Accession Number: x1947-189
Date:
1881
Topic:
Landscape--Switzerland--Simplon  Search this
Landscape--Weather--Storm  Search this
Control number:
IAP 32040720
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_372296

Village Street in the Simplon Pass, (painting)

Painter:
Moore, Charles Herbert 1840-1930  Search this
Medium:
Watercolor and gouache on paper
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Princeton University Art Museum Princeton New Jersey 08544 Accession Number: x1949-144
Topic:
Landscape--Switzerland--Simplon  Search this
Landscape--Road--Simplon Pass  Search this
Landscape--Weather--Snow  Search this
Architecture exterior  Search this
Figure female  Search this
Animal--Bird--Chicken  Search this
Control number:
IAP 32040721
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_372297

Snowdrop, (painting)

Painter:
Moore, Charles Herbert 1840-1930  Search this
Medium:
Watercolor on card
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Princeton University Art Museum Princeton New Jersey 08544 Accession Number: x1950-6
Topic:
Object--Flower--Snowdrop  Search this
Control number:
IAP 32040722
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_372298

Lilies of the Valley, (painting)

Painter:
Moore, Charles Herbert 1840-1930  Search this
Medium:
Watercolor on card
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Princeton University Art Museum Princeton New Jersey 08544 Accession Number: x1950-7
Date:
1861
Topic:
Object--Flower--Lily of the Valley  Search this
Control number:
IAP 32040723
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_372299

Moat Mountain, (painting)

Painter:
Moore, Charles Herbert 1840-1930  Search this
Medium:
Watercolor on paper
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Princeton University Art Museum Princeton New Jersey 08544 Accession Number: x1951-88
Date:
Ca. 1870
Topic:
Landscape--Mountain  Search this
Control number:
IAP 32040724
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_372300

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