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Robert J. Del Bonta Collection

Creator:
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
Names:
Picart, Bernard, 1673-1733  Search this
Extent:
6 Linear feet (Prints, books and stereographs)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Prints
Stereographs
Place:
India
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
Works from the encyclopedic collection of Dr. Robert J. Del Bontà. Comprised of prints and published volumes from a range of European and North American sources dating from the 16th through 20th centuries, primarily illustrating the visual reception of Indian visual culture through scholarly and popular press. By tracing how these images were interpreted and reproduced over time, the collection demonstrates how perceptions of Indian culture shifted through the centuries, from the Enlightenment to the colonial period and Christian missionary movement, and into modernity. Together these prints reveal structures of the European and American imagination as much as they encapsulate conceptions of India. Specific topics illustrated include religious ascetics and religios practices, as well as Mughal rulers. Also included are an extensive group of photographic stereocards of Indian subjects from a number of publishers, including a nearly complete set taken by James Ricalton between 1891 and 1900 and published by Underwood & Underwood.
Arrangement:
Arranged on one shelf
Biographical / Historical:
Polymath scholar, curator, collector, and jeweler, Dr. Robert J. Del Bontà began to collect prints related to India while completing his doctorate in South Asian art history at the University of Michigan in the 1970s. In his collecting practices, Del Bontà traces how Europeans and Americans constructed knowledge about India through prints. He focuses on the curious mixture that resulted when events witnessed "up close" in India were published "from afar," in Europe or America. A careful attention to prints made "up close" allows Del Bontà to see how Indian and European texts and visual resources influenced travelers' on-the-spot observations in India. By viewing prints created "from afar," he examines how printmakers and publishers fluent in European artistic conventions adapted travelers' in-person observations, always adding a dash of fantasy. He further tracks how compositions were copied and altered over long stretches of time, inspiring questions about publication practices as well as the accuracy of these images.
Local Numbers:
FSA A2014.06
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Genre/Form:
Prints
Stereographs
Identifier:
FSA.A2014.06
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Robert J. Del Bonta Collection
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-fsa-a2014-06
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Marjorie Meriweather Post photograph collection

Creator:
Post, Marjorie Merriweather  Search this
Names:
Lehman & Duval Lithrs.  Search this
United States. Army. Signal Corps  Search this
Angeline Suquamish Indian, d.1896  Search this
Buffalo Bill, 1846-1917  Search this
Curtis, Edward S., 1868-1952  Search this
Geronimo, 1829-1909  Search this
King, Charles Bird, 1785-1862  Search this
Picart, Bernard, 1673-1733  Search this
Extent:
2 Lithographs
1 Postcard
1 Engraving
1 Print (mounted in frame)
1 newspaper clipping in squirrel frame
9 Prints (silver gelatin)
Culture:
Indians of North America -- Southwest, New  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northwest Coast of North America  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northeast  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Dakota Indians  Search this
Apache Indians  Search this
Duwamish Indians  Search this
Ojibwa Indians  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Lithographs
Postcards
Engravings
Prints
Photographs
Place:
Pine Ridge Indian Reservation (S.D.)
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents note:
Photographs collected by Marjorie Meriweather Post relating to American Indians. They include images of Post's home at Camp Topridge, Geronimo, Buffalo Bill Cody, Indian chiefs and US officials at Pine Ridge in 1891, and Princess Angeline. Additionally, there are lithographs of Caa-tou-see and Shin-Ga-Ba-Wossinis, and a B. Picart engraving of American Indians circling a burial mound and a newspaper clipping ("Out of Human Skin") in a squirrel pelt frame.
Biographical/Historical note:
Marjorie Meriweather Post (1887-1973) was a Washington, D.C., businesswoman, philanthropist, and collector of decorative art objects. Her father Charles W. Post was the owner of Postup Cereal Company, later General Foods Corporation. In 1973, Marjorie Post's philanthropy earned her the first ever James Smithson Society Medal, the Smithsonian Institution's highest benefactor award. After her death, Post willed her Hillwood estate to the Smithsonian along with her American Indian artifact collection at Camp Topridge.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 75-46
Location of Other Archival Materials:
The National Anthropological Archives holds the Marjorie Merriweather Post papers (MS 7278).
The Smithsonian Institution Archives holds the records of Post's Hillwood Estate, 1960-1976 (SIA RS00740).
Related Archival Materials note:
Timeche, Bruce Hahai-I Wuhti (Pour Water Woman/Kachina Mother/Kachina Grandmother) Wearing Mask and in Costume and Holding Basket Tray 1957 AAH5661NA (GEAC)00098249 USNM ACC 75046
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Lithographs
Engravings
Citation:
Photo lot 75-46, Marjorie Meriweather Post photograph collection, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.75-46
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-75-46

L'art de batir les vaisseaux, et d'en perfectionner la construction de les garnir de leurs apparaux, les mettre en funin, les manoeuvrer, &c. ... : Outre, Les pavillons de divers etats : Le tout tiré des meilleurs auteurs hollandois, comme Witsen, van Eyk, Allard, &c

Author:
Allard, Carel 1648-ca. 1709  Search this
Witsen, Nicolaas 1641-1717  Search this
Yk, Cornelius van  Search this
Illustrator:
Picart, Bernard 1673-1733  Search this
Physical description:
2 volume, [22], 109 leaves of plates (some folded) ill 25 cm
Type:
Early works to 1800
Date:
1719
Topic:
Flags  Search this
Shipbuilding  Search this
Call number:
VM142 .A77 1718X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_956199

[Album of etchings and engravings mainly after designs by Rembrandt]

Author:
Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn 1606-1669  Search this
Lutma, Joannes  Search this
Marvy, Louis 1815-1850  Search this
Moreau, Jean Michel 1741-1814  Search this
Chatelain  Search this
Picart, Bernard 1673-1733  Search this
Baillie, William 1723-1810  Search this
Bailliu, Pieter de 1613-1660  Search this
Walker, Anthony 1726-1765  Search this
Hullmandel, Charles Joseph 1789-1850  Search this
McArdell, James 1710 or 1728-1765  Search this
Phillips, Charles active 1820  Search this
Preisler, Valentin Daniel 1717-1765  Search this
Pether, William 1731-1795  Search this
Tempesta, Antonio 1555-1630  Search this
Former owner:
United States Bureau of Engraving and Printing DSI  Search this
Physical description:
[55] leaves : [65] illustrations ; 68 cm
Type:
Books
Albums
Date:
1800
1899
[18--]
19th century
Topic:
Engraving  Search this
Call number:
NE2054.5.R4 A35
NE2054.5.R4A35
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_201836

Cérémonies et coutumes religieuses de tous les peuples du monde / dessineés par Bernard Picart ; Odile Faliu ; préface d'Emmanuel Le Roy Ladurie

Author:
Picart, Bernard 1673-1733  Search this
Faliu, Odile  Search this
Physical description:
367 p. : ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1988
C1988
Topic:
Religions--Early works to 1800  Search this
Rites and ceremonies  Search this
Call number:
BL75 .C414 1988
BL75.C414 1988
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_413006

Description du manége moderne : dans sa perfection, expliqué par des leçons necessaires, et representé par des figures exactes, depuis l'assiette de l'homme à cheval jusqu'à l'arrest accompagné aussi de divers mords pour bien brider les chevaux / ecrit et dessiné par le baron d'Eisenberg, et gravé par B. Picart

Author:
Eisenberg, Reis baron d'  Search this
Picart, Bernard 1673-1733  Search this
Former owner:
Belmont, Oliver DSI  Search this
Physical description:
[5], 56 leaves, IV, [4] leaves of plates : ill. ; 26 x 40 cm. (obl. fol.)
Type:
Books
Date:
1727
1727 [i.e. 1728?]
Topic:
Haute école (Horsemanship)--Early works to 1800  Search this
Call number:
SF309.57.E37 1727X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_368287

Traité de la construction et des principaux usages des instrumens de mathematique : avec les figures nécessaires pour l'intelligence de ce traité / par N. Bion ..

Title:
Bion Instrumens DSI
Author:
Bion, N (Nicolas) 1652-1733  Search this
Ill:
Picart, Bernard 1673-1733  Search this
Physical description:
[8], 389, [3] p., 30 folded leaves of plates in various foliations : ill., maps ; 24 cm. (4to)
Type:
Early works to 1800
Date:
1723
MDCCXXIII [1723]
Topic:
Scientific apparatus and instruments  Search this
Mathematical instruments  Search this
Mathematics  Search this
Astronomical instruments  Search this
Optical instruments  Search this
Call number:
Q185 .B615 1723
Q185.B615 1723
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_267788

Œuvres, avec des remarques historiques et critiques de Mr. Le Duchat

Author:
Rabelais, François approximately 1490-1553?  Search this
Le Duchat, Jacob 1658-1735  Search this
Bernard, Jean Frédéric d. 1752  Search this
Ill:
Picart, Bernard 1673-1733  Search this
Dubourg, Louis Fabricius 1693-1775  Search this
Folkema, Jacob 1692-1767  Search this
Physical description:
3 v. plates, ports., fold. map. 28 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1741
Call number:
PQ1682 .L27 1741X
PQ1682.L27 1741X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_117980

Cérémonies et coutumes religieuses de tous les peuples du monde, représentées par des figures dessinées de la main de Bernard Picart: avec une explication historique, & quelques dissertations curieuses ..

Ill:
Picart, Bernard 1673-1733  Search this
Ed:
Bernard, Jean Frédéric d. 1752  Search this
Author:
Bruzen de La Martinière, Antoine Augustin 1662-1746  Search this
Physical description:
9 v. plates (part fold.) 40 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1728
1743
MDCCXXVIII-XLIII
Topic:
Religions--Early works to 1800  Search this
Rites and ceremonies  Search this
Call number:
BL75 .C414
BL75.C414
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_118490

Naaukeurige beschryving der uitwendige godtsdienst-plichten, kerk-zerden en gerwoontens van ale volkeren der waereldt; in een historisch verhaal, met eenige naaukeurige verhandelingen ontvouwen, door verschedien aanmerkingen opgeheldert; en in kumstige tafereelen afgemaalt: / geteekent door Bernard Picard. Uit het Fransch in Nederduitsch overgezet door Abraham Moubach

Ed:
Bernard, Jean Frédéric d. 1752  Search this
Author:
Picart, Bernard 1673-1733  Search this
Moubach, Abraham  Search this
Physical description:
6 v. : ill. ; 41 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1727
1727-38
Topic:
Rites and ceremonies  Search this
Religions--Early works to 1800  Search this
Call number:
BL75 .C414 D1727
BL75.C414 D1727
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_124817

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