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photograph

Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
card (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 1/16 in x 6 3/8 in x 8 1/2 in; .15875 cm x 16.1925 cm x 21.59 cm
Object Name:
photograph
Object Type:
photographs
Other Terms:
Photographs; Photography; Portraits
Place photograph taken:
United States: California, Oakland
Place portrait painted:
United States: New York
Place owned:
United States: California, Oakland
United States: Virginia, Richmond
Date photograph taken:
ca 1887 - 1903
Date portrait painted:
ca 1750 - 1760
Subject:
Portraits  Search this
Man  Search this
California  Search this
Credit Line:
Mrs. George C. (Constance Adela Heath) Gregory
ID Number:
DL.65.1417E
Catalog number:
65.1417E
Accession number:
259870
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Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Photography
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b4-18b5-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1461539

Dewitt Clinton Ramsey

Artist:
Thomas E. Stephens  Search this
Medium:
Portrait, painting, oil on canvas
Dimensions:
2-D - In Frame (H x W x D): 108.6 × 93.3 × 8.3cm (42 3/4 × 36 3/4 × 3 1/4 in.)
2-D - Unframed (H x W): 90.2 x 74.9cm (35 1/2 x 29 1/2 in.)
Type:
ART-Paintings-Portraits
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. Dewitt Clinton Ramsey, Washington, DC
Inventory Number:
A19700075000
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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National Air and Space Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv94a727ba6-6653-4447-bf49-71ef5c676143
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19700075000

Portrait of Henry Lawrence

Physical Description:
canvas (overall materials)
painting (overall materials)
wood (frame materials)
metal (frame materials)
wire (frame materials)
brass (frame materials)
Measurements:
overall: 39 3/4 in x 34 5/8 in x 1 3/4 in; 100.965 cm x 87.9475 cm x 4.445 cm
Object Name:
painting
Other Terms:
?; Pictures; Oil on Canvas; Portrait
Place made:
United States: Connecticut, Kent
Date made:
1834
Credit Line:
The Eleanor and Mabel Van Alstyne American Folk Art Collection
ID Number:
DL.65.0886A
Catalog number:
65.0886A
Accession number:
256396
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Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746af-77fa-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_318100

Portrait of Gertrude Tenbrock

Physical Description:
wood (frame materials)
paint (frame materials)
wire (frame materials)
brass (frame materials)
fabric (overall material)
painting (overall materials)
Measurements:
overall: 43 3/8 in x 29 3/8 in x 1 5/8 in; 110.1725 cm x 74.6125 cm x 4.1275 cm
Object Name:
painting
Other Terms:
Painting; Pictures; Oil on Board; Portrait
Place made:
United States: New York, Kingston
Date made:
ca 1828
Date made:
delete
Credit Line:
The Eleanor and Mabel Van Alstyne American Folk Art Collection
ID Number:
DL.65.0890
Catalog number:
65.0890
Accession number:
256396
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Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b0-0c71-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_311657

Joseph Priestley

Measurements:
overall: 36 in x 31 in; 91.44 cm x 78.74 cm
Object Name:
painting
Place made:
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Credit Line:
American Chemical Society
ID Number:
PH.318492
Catalog number:
318492
Accession number:
67389
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Medicine and Science: Physical Sciences
Joseph Priestley
Science & Mathematics
Prints from the Physical Sciences Collection
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b2-68ef-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1167743
Online Media:

Julius Friedenwold

Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
paint, oil (overall material)
Measurements:
average spatial: 45.2 cm x 37.4 cm; 17 13/16 in x 14 3/4 in
overall: 1/2 in x 14 3/4 in x 17 3/4 in; 1.27 cm x 37.465 cm x 45.085 cm
Object Name:
Painting
painting, portrait
Other Terms:
Painting; Art Objects
Associated place:
United States: Maryland, Baltimore
Associated dates:
1936 07 01+ / 1936 07 01+, 1936 07 31- / 1936 07 31-
Credit Line:
Gift of The Medical and Chirurgical Faculty of the State of Maryland
ID Number:
MG.302606.732
Accession number:
302606
Catalog number:
302606.732
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b4-bd4a-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1118964

George Washington's Epaulettes

User:
Washington, George  Search this
Physical Description:
cloth (overall material)
leather (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 3/4 in x 9 1/2 in x 5 1/4 in; 1.905 cm x 24.13 cm x 13.335 cm
Object Name:
Epaulets, pair of
epaulettes, pair of
Other Terms:
Epaulets, pair of; Insignia; Army; Holder, Epaulet; Officer
Associated Place:
United States
Date made:
1779
Subject:
Presidents  Search this
Related event:
Revolution and the New Nation  Search this
ID Number:
AF.65779M
Catalog number:
65779M
Accession number:
223315
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Political and Military History: Armed Forces History, Military
Military
Exhibition:
Price of Freedom
Exhibition Location:
National Museum of American History
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a1-d04d-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_395065

Lithograph of Portrait Painting by John Hayter of Na Poki And Liliha in Costume and with Ornaments and Headgear

Names:
Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition, 1899  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. United States National Museum. Department of Anthropology. Division of Ethnology  Search this
Extent:
1 Photographic print (012 in x 013 in)
Culture:
Hawaiians  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Photographic prints
Photographs
Date:
undated
Local Numbers:
NAA INV.05286500
Local Note:
Black and white photoprint
Place:
American Polynesia -- Hawaiian Islands ?
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Photo Lot 97 DOE Oversize: Mixed Region: Willis Colln Maori Hawaii 05286500, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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Division of Ethnology photograph collection 1
Division of Ethnology photograph collection 1 / Oversize / Oversize Mixed Region / Maori Hawaii
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw35a8ef65b-b4bd-4713-970d-8c6fdcdb7b9d
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-photolot-97-ref13828
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Lithograph of Portrait Painting by John Hayter of Na Poki And Liliha in Costume with Ornaments and Headgear

Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. United States National Museum. Department of Anthropology. Division of Ethnology  Search this
Extent:
1 Photographic print (006 in x 008 in)
Culture:
Hawaiians  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Photographic prints
Photographs
Date:
undated
Local Numbers:
NAA INV.04914400
Local Note:
Black and white photoprint
Place:
American Polynesia -- Hawaiian Islands
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Photo Lot 97 DOE Oceania: Amer Polynesia: Hawaii: Na Poki & Liliha 04914400, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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Division of Ethnology photograph collection 1
Division of Ethnology photograph collection 1 / Oceania / American Polynesia / Hawaii
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw3e4ea4a8f-24c5-4557-bef5-37978d68f49c
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-photolot-97-ref9825

James Whitney Fosburgh papers

Creator:
Fosburgh, James Whitney, 1910-1978  Search this
Names:
White House (Washington, D.C.) -- Preservation  Search this
Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963  Search this
Onassis, Jacqueline Kennedy, 1929-1994  Search this
Extent:
1.4 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1937-1978
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence, financial materials, exhibition materials, photographs, and printed materials.
REEL 2156: Correspondence with Jacqueline Kennedy concerning the restoration of the White House, with friends concerning Fosburgh's portrait of John F. Kennedy for the cover of LIFE magazine, with Frederick Mortimer Clapp, and concerning an alumni exhibition at Yale; general correspondence; lists of works of art and addresses; financial material; press releases and clippings regarding the White House resotration; articles by Fosburgh; a catalog for the above mentioned exhibition at Yale University; and photographs of Fosburgh and his wife.
UNMICROFILMED: Notes for lectures given by Fosburgh at the Frick Collection; notes and writings on art; and typescripts of published articles. Also included is a pilot's log book kept by Fosburgh.
Biographical / Historical:
Painter, portrait painter, and writer; New York, N.Y.
Provenance:
Donated 1981 by Leila Fosburgh Wilson, Fosburgh's sister.
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:
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Portrait painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
Portrait painting  Search this
Presidents -- Dwellings -- United States  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.fosbjame
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9e81be051-ef00-4dc9-b38d-ebf4bc3e0f0e
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-fosbjame

Essays and Speeches on Art Criticism

Collection Creator:
McCausland, Elizabeth, 1899-1965  Search this
Container:
Box 5, Folder 25
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1946
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Elizabeth McCausland papers, 1838-1995, bulk 1920-1960. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Elizabeth McCausland papers
Elizabeth McCausland papers / Series 3: General Writings
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9435d4b3a-5e3e-4894-982b-496e51c262c4
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-mccaeliz-ref107
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3c Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts single

Title:
Scott Catalogue USA 1064
Printer:
Bureau of Engraving and Printing  Search this
Depicts:
Charles Willson Peale, American, 1741 - 1827  Search this
Medium:
paper; ink (rose brown); adhesive / engraving
Type:
Postage Stamps
Place:
Pennsylvania
United States of America
Date:
January 15, 1955
Topic:
Art & Photography  Search this
Education & Teaching  Search this
U.S. Stamps  Search this
Object number:
1980.2493.5149
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National Postal Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Postal Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/hm84c899a6a-01cf-4714-b6c8-a3a0a98c083d
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npm_1980.2493.5149

1c Abraham Lincoln single

Title:
Scott Catalogue USA 1113
Depicts:
Abraham Lincoln, American, 1809 - 1865  Search this
Printer:
Bureau of Engraving and Printing  Search this
Medium:
paper; ink (green); adhesive / engraving
Type:
Postage Stamps
Place:
United States of America
Date:
February 12, 1959
Topic:
Political Figures  Search this
U.S. Stamps  Search this
Object number:
1980.2493.5241
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National Postal Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Postal Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/hm88133ab95-078a-42db-ad08-6b45951fe2b0
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npm_1980.2493.5241

4c Abraham Lincoln single

Title:
Scott Catalogue USA 1116
Depicts:
Abraham Lincoln, American, 1809 - 1865  Search this
Printer:
Bureau of Engraving and Printing  Search this
Medium:
paper; ink (dark blue); adhesive / engraving
Type:
Postage Stamps
Place:
United States of America
Date:
May 30, 1959
Topic:
Art & Photography  Search this
Political Figures  Search this
U.S. Stamps  Search this
Object number:
1980.2493.5247
See more items in:
National Postal Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Postal Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/hm809ceb355-df35-4998-b31c-f85712457391
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npm_1980.2493.5247

5c John Singleton Copley single

Title:
Scott Catalogue USA 1273
Printer:
Bureau of Engraving and Printing  Search this
Depicts:
Elizabeth Clarke Copley, American, 1770 - 1866  Search this
Associated Person:
John Singleton Copley, American, 1738 - 1815  Search this
Medium:
paper; ink (black, brown, olive); adhesive / engraving
Type:
Postage Stamps
Place:
United States of America
Date:
September 17, 1965
Topic:
Art & Photography  Search this
Family & Children  Search this
U.S. Stamps  Search this
Object number:
1980.2493.5532
See more items in:
National Postal Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Postal Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/hm812ce5374-0560-44d9-b0df-df3e758b4413
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npm_1980.2493.5532

John White Alexander papers

Creator:
Alexander, John White, 1856-1915  Search this
Names:
MacDowell Club of New York  Search this
Abbey, Edwin Austin, 1852-1911  Search this
Alexander, Elizabeth A., d. 1947  Search this
Carnegie, Andrew, 1835-1919  Search this
Chase, William Merritt, 1849-1916  Search this
Gibson, Charles Dana, 1867-1944  Search this
James, Henry, 1843-1916  Search this
La Farge, John, 1835-1910  Search this
Levy, Florence N. (Florence Nightingale), 1870-1947  Search this
Millet, Francis Davis, 1846-1912  Search this
Remington, Frederic, 1861-1909  Search this
Stevenson, Robert Louis, 1850-1894  Search this
Whistler, James McNeill, 1834-1903  Search this
Extent:
11.9 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Awards
Interviews
Photographs
Sketchbooks
Scrapbooks
Medals
Date:
1775-1968
bulk 1870-1915
Summary:
The papers of the painter, muralist, and illustrator John White Alexander measure 11.9 linear feet and date from 1775 to 1968, with the bulk of materials dating from 1870 to 1915. Papers document Alexander's artistic career and many connections to figures in the art world through biographical documentation, correspondence (some illustrated), writings, 14 sketchbooks, additonal artwork and loose sketches, scrapbooks, photographs, awards and medals, artifacts, and other records. Also found is a souvenir engraving of a Mark Twain self-portrait.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of the painter, muralist, and illustrator John White Alexander measure 11.9 linear feet and date from 1775 to 1968, with the bulk of materials dating from 1870 to 1915. Papers document Alexander's artistic career and many connections to figures in the art world through biographical documentation, correspondence (some illustrated), writings, 14 sketchbooks, additonal artwork and loose sketches, scrapbooks, photographs, awards and medals, artifacts, and other records. Also found is a souvenir engraving of a Mark Twain self-portrait.

Biographical Information includes multiple essays related to Alexander, his family, and others in his circle. Also found is an extensive oral history of Alexander's wife Elizabeth conducted in 1928. Correspondence includes letters written by Alexander to his family from New York and Europe at the start of his career, and later letters from fellow artists, art world leaders, and portrait sitters of Alexander's. Significant correspondents include Charles Dana Gibson, Florence Levy, Frederick Remington, Robert Louis Stevenson, Henry James, John La Farge, Francis Davis Millet, and Andrew Carnegie. Correspondence includes some small sketches as enclosures and illustrated letters.

Certificates and records related to Alexander's career are found in Associations and Memberships, Legal and Financial Records, and Notes and Writings, which contain documentation of Alexander's paintings and exhibitions. Scattered documentation of Alexander's memberships in various arts association exists for the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the American Academy in Rome, the National Academy of Design, the Onteora Club in New York, the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Munich, Germany, the Ministère de L'Instruction Publique et des Beaux-Arts, the Union Internationale des Beaux Arts et des Lettres, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Notes and Writings include speeches written by Alexander, short stories and essays written by his wife, and articles by various authors about Alexander. Extensive documentation of the planning and construction of the Alexander Memorial Studio by the MacDowell Club is found, along with other awards, medals, and memorial resolutions adopted by arts organizations after Alexander's death.

Artwork includes fourteen sketchbooks with sketches related to Alexander's commercial illustration and cartooning, murals, paintings, and travels. Dozens of loose drawings and sketches are also found, along with two volumes and several dozen loose reproductions of artwork, among which are found fine prints by named printmakers. Many sketches are also interspersed throughout the correspondence. Eight Scrapbooks contain mostly clippings, but also scattered letters, exhbition catalogs, announcements, invitations, and photographs related to Alexander's career between 1877 and 1915. Additional Exhibition Catalogs and later clippings, as well as clippings related to the career of his wife and other subjects, are found in Printed Materials.

Photographs include many portraits of Alexander taken by accomplished photographers such as Zaida Ben-Yusuf, Aimé Dupont, Curtis Bell, Elizabeth Buehrmann, and several signed Miss Huggins, who may have been Estelle Huntington Huggins, a New York painter and photographer. Portraits of others include Alexander's friends William Merritt Chase and Edward Austin Abbey. Also found are photographs of groups, juries, family, friends, and studios in New York, Paris, and New Jersey, and a handful of scenic photographs of Polling, Bavaria, where Alexander had an early studio. A large number of photographs of works of art are found, many with annotations. Among the photographs of murals are a small collection of snapshots of the Carnegie Institute murals in progress. Miscellaneous artifacts include a palette, several printing plates, and an inscribed souvenir engraving of a self-portrait caricature of Mark Twain.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into 11 series. Glass plate negatives are housed separately and closed to researchers.

Missing Title

Series 1: Biographical Information, circa 1887-1968 (Box 1, OV 23; 0.1 linear feet)

Series 2: Correspondence, circa 1870-1942 (Box 1; 0.7 linear feet)

Series 3: Associations and Memberships, circa 1897-1918 (Box 1; 2 folders)

Series 4: Legal and Financial Records, 1775, 1896-1923 (Box 1; 5 folders)

Series 5: Notes and Writings, circa 1875-1943 (Boxes 1-2; 0.3 linear feet)

Series 6: Awards and Memorials, circa 1870-1944 (Box 2, OV 24; 0.8 linear feet)

Series 7: Artwork, circa 1875-1915 (Boxes 2-3, 6, 14-16, OV 23; 1.5 linear feet)

Series 8: Scrapbooks, circa 1877-1915 (Boxes 17-22; 1.8 linear feet)

Series 9: Printed Materials, circa 1891-1945 (Boxes 3-4, OV 23; 1.5 linear feet)

Series 10: Photographs, circa 1870-1915 (Boxes 4-8, MGP 1-2, OV 25-43, RD 44-45; 4.2 linear feet)

Series 11: Artifacts, circa 1899-1915 (Box 6, artifact cabinet; 0.4 linear feet)
Biographical / Historical:
John White Alexander was born in 1856 in Allegheny City, Pennsylvania. He was orphaned at age five and taken in by relatives of limited means. When Alexander left school and began working at a telegraph company, the company's vice-president, former civil war Colonel Edward Jay Allen, took an interest in his welfare. Allen became his legal guardian, brought him into the Allen household, and saw that he finished Pittsburgh High School. At eighteen, he moved to New York City and was hired by Harper and Brothers as an office boy in the art department. He was soon promoted to apprentice illustrator under staff artists such as Edwin A. Abbey and Charles Reinhart. During his time at Harpers, Alexander was sent out on assignment to illustrate events such as the Philadelphia Centennial celebration in 1876 and the Pittsburgh Railroad Strike in 1877, which erupted in violence.

Alexander carefully saved money from his illustration work and traveled to Europe in 1877 for further art training. He first enrolled in the Royal Art Academy of Munich, Germany, but soon moved to the village of Polling, where a colony of American artists was at its peak in the late 1870s. Alexander established a painting studio there and stayed for about a year. Despite his absence from the Munich Academy, he won the medal of the drawing class for 1878, the first of many honors. While in Polling, he became acquainted with J. Frank Currier, Frank Duveneck, William Merritt Chase, and other regular visitors to the colony. He later shared a studio and taught a painting class in Florence with Duveneck and traveled to Venice, where he met James Abbott McNeill Whistler.

Alexander returned to New York in 1881 and resumed his commercial artwork for Harpers and Century. Harpers sent him down the Mississippi river to complete a series of sketches. He also began to receive commissions for portraits, and in the 1880s painted Charles Dewitt Bridgman, a daughter of one of the Harper brothers, Parke Godwin, Thurlow Weed, Walt Whitman, and Oliver Wendell Holmes. Alexander met his wife Elizabeth, whose maiden name was also Alexander, through her father, James W. Alexander, who was sometimes mistaken for the artist. Elizabeth and John White Alexander married in 1887 and had a son, James, in 1888.

Alexander and his family sailed for France in 1890, where they became a part of the lively literary and artistic scene in Paris at the time. Among their many contacts there were Puvis de Chavannes, Auguste Rodin, and Whistler, who arrived in Paris shortly thereafter. Alexander absorbed the new aesthetic ideas around him such as those of the symbolists and the decorative style of art nouveau. Critics often note how such ideas are reflected in his boldly composed paintings of women from this period, who titles drew attention to the sensual and natural elements of the paintings. His first exhibition in Paris was three paintings at the Société Nationale des Beaux Arts in 1893, and by 1895 he has become a full member of the Société.

Independent and secession artist societies emerged throughout Europe during this period, and Alexander exhibited with several of them, including the Société Nouvelle in Paris, the Munich Secession, and the Vienna Secession. He was also elected an honorary member of the Royal Society of Belgian Artists and the Royal Society of British Painters in London. His exhibited works sold well, and his influence began to be felt back in the United States. Andrew Carnegie and John Beatty of the Carnegie Institute consulted closely with Alexander in the planning and execution of the first Carnegie International Exhibitions. Alexander also became active in supporting younger American artists who wanted to exhibit in Europe, a stance which resulted in his resignation from the Society of American Artists in Paris, which he felt had become a barrier to younger artists. His promotion of American art became an central aspect of his career for the remainder of his life, most visibly through his presidency of the National Academy of Design from 1909 until shortly before his death in 1915. He also served frequently on juries for high-profile exhibitions, and was a trustee at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the New York Public Library, and the national Institute of Arts and Letters. Around 1912, he helped to form the School Art League in New York, which provided art instruction to high school students.

Alexander returned to the United States nearly every summer while based in Paris, and among his commissioned paintings were murals for the newly-constructed Library of Congress, completed around 1896. In 1901, the Alexanders returned to New York permanently. The demand for portraits continued, and he had his first solo exhibition at the Durand-Ruel Galleries in 1902. Around 1905 he received a commission for murals at the new Carnegie Institute building in Pittsburgh for the astounding sum of $175,000. He created 48 panels there through 1908. During this period, the Alexanders spent summers in Onteora, New York, where Alexander painted his well-known "Sunlight" paintings. There they became friends and collaborators with the actress Maude Adams, with Alexander designing lighting and stage sets, and Elizabeth Alexander designing costumes for Adams' productions such as Peter Pan, the Maid of Orleans, and Chanticleer. The couple became known for their "theatricals" or tableaux, staged at the MacDowell Club and elsewhere, and Elizabeth Alexander continued her design career when her husband died in 1915.

Alexander left several commissions unfinished upon his death at age 59, including murals in Wisconsin, Ohio, and Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Elizabeth Alexander held a memorial exhibition at Arden Galleries a few months after his death, and a larger memorial exhibition was held by the Carnegie Institute in 1916. Alexander won dozens of awards for artwork in his lifetime, including the Lippincott Prize at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in 1899, the Gold Medal of Honor at the Paris Exposition Universelle in 1900, the Gold Medal at the Panama Pacific Exposition of 1901, and the Medal of the First Class at the Carnegie Institute International Exhibition in 1911. In 1923, the Alexander Memorial Studio was built at the MacDowell colony in New Hampshire to honor his memory.
Provenance:
Papers were donated in 1978 and 1981 by Irina Reed, Alexander's granddaughter and in 2017 by Elizabeth Reed, Alexander's great grandaughter.
Restrictions:
Use of the original papers requires an appointment. Glass plate negatives are housed separately and not served to researchers.
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.
Topic:
Muralists -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Portrait painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Works of art  Search this
Portrait painting -- 20th century  Search this
Portrait painting -- 19th century  Search this
Illustrators -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Portrait painting, American  Search this
Genre/Form:
Awards
Interviews
Photographs
Sketchbooks
Scrapbooks
Medals
Citation:
John White Alexander papers, 1775-1968, bulk 1870-1915. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.alexjohn
See more items in:
John White Alexander papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw917c89625-97e2-4dce-a5e6-4cbf6627b78e
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-alexjohn
Online Media:

Portrait of Lady Wanyan, primary wife of Prince Hongming (1705--1767)

Sitter:
Lady Wanyan 完顏氏  Search this
Medium:
Ink and color on silk
Dimensions:
H x W (image): 199 × 115.2 cm (78 3/8 × 45 3/8 in)
H x W (overall): 305 × 140 cm (120 1/8 × 55 1/8 in)
Type:
Painting
Origin:
China
Date:
1767 or later
Period:
Qing dynasty
Topic:
portrait  Search this
Qing dynasty (1644 - 1911)  Search this
woman  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
Pritzlaff collection  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Smithsonian Collections Acquisition Program and partial gift of Richard G. Pritzlaff
Accession Number:
S1991.53
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Related Online Resources:
Google Cultural Institute
See more items in:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Collection
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ye334ec18b2-f60e-4168-b8de-84a7d29d97f0
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_S1991.53
Online Media:

Portrait of Prince Hongming (1705--1767)

Sitter:
Hongming 愛新覺羅弘明 (1705 - 1767)  Search this
Medium:
Ink and color on silk
Dimensions:
H x W (image): 200.8 x 115.4 cm (79 1/16 x 45 7/16 in)
H x W (overall): 288.2 x 132.1 cm (113 7/16 x 52 in)
Type:
Painting
Origin:
China
Date:
1767 or later
Period:
Qing dynasty
Topic:
portrait  Search this
dragon  Search this
Qing dynasty (1644 - 1911)  Search this
China  Search this
prince  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
Pritzlaff collection  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Smithsonian Collections Acquisition Program and partial gift of Richard G. Pritzlaff
Accession Number:
S1991.61
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Related Online Resources:
Google Cultural Institute
See more items in:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Collection
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ye3a80f07e4-2c97-4bb6-8ce6-82d6f517e667
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_S1991.61

Davy Crockett

Artist:
Chester Harding, 1 Sep 1792 - 10 Apr 1866  Search this
Former attribution:
John B. Neagle, 4 Nov 1796 - 17 Sep 1865  Search this
Sitter:
David Crockett, 17 Aug 1786 - Mar 1836  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
Stretcher: 76.2 x 63.5 x 2.5cm (30 x 25 x 1")
Frame: 108.3 x 95.3 x 9.5cm (42 5/8 x 37 1/2 x 3 3/4")
Type:
Painting
Date:
1834
Topic:
Costume\Dress Accessory\Tie  Search this
Personal Attribute\Facial Hair  Search this
David Crockett: Male  Search this
David Crockett: Military\Soldier  Search this
David Crockett: Natural Resources\Pioneer\Frontiersman  Search this
David Crockett: Politics and Government\US Congressman\Tennessee  Search this
David Crockett: Military\Scout  Search this
David Crockett: Politics and Government\State Legislator\Tennessee  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; bequest of Ms. Katharine Bradford; frame conserved with funds from the Smithsonian Women's Committee
Object number:
NPG.2021.2
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
See more items in:
National Portrait Gallery Collection
Exhibition:
2022 Rehang of Out of Many: Portraits from 1600 to 1900
On View:
NPG, East Gallery 122
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4a0785bdc-a5b1-450b-a607-505c7518636e
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.2021.2

Grant and His Generals

Artist:
Ole Peter Hansen Balling, 13 Apr 1823 - 1 May 1906  Search this
Sitter:
Thomas Casimer Devin, 10 Dec 1822 - 4 Apr 1878  Search this
George Armstrong Custer, 5 Dec 1839 - 25 Jun 1876  Search this
Hugh Judson Kilpatrick, 14 Jan 1836 - 2 Dec 1881  Search this
William Hemsley Emory, 7 Sep 1811 - 1 Dec 1887  Search this
Philip Henry Sheridan, 6 Mar 1831 - 5 Aug 1888  Search this
James Birdseye McPherson, 14 Nov 1828 - 22 Jul 1864  Search this
George Crook, 8 Sep 1828 - 21 Mar 1890  Search this
Wesley Merritt, 16 Jun 1834 - 3 Dec 1910  Search this
George Henry Thomas, 31 Jul 1816 - 28 Mar 1870  Search this
Gouverneur Kemble Warren, 8 Jan 1830 - 8 Aug 1882  Search this
George Gordon Meade, 31 Dec 1815 - 6 Nov 1872  Search this
John Grubb Parke, 22 Sep 1827 - 16 Dec 1900  Search this
William Tecumseh Sherman, 8 Feb 1820 - 14 Feb 1891  Search this
John Alexander Logan, 9 Feb 1826 - 26 Dec 1886  Search this
Ulysses Simpson Grant, 27 Apr 1822 - 23 Jul 1885  Search this
Ambrose Everett Burnside, 23 May 1824 - 13 Sep 1881  Search this
Joseph Hooker, 13 Nov 1814 - 31 Oct 1879  Search this
Winfield Scott Hancock, 14 Feb 1824 - 9 Feb 1886  Search this
John Aaron Rawlins, 13 Feb 1831 - 6 Sep 1869  Search this
Edward Otho Cresap Ord, 18 Oct 1818 - 22 Jul 1883  Search this
Francis Preston Blair, Jr., 19 Feb 1821 - 9 Jul 1875  Search this
Alfred Howe Terry, 10 Nov 1827 - 16 Dec 1890  Search this
Henry Warner Slocum, 24 Sep 1827 - 14 Apr 1894  Search this
Jefferson Columbus Davis, 2 Mar 1828 - 30 Nov 1879  Search this
Oliver Otis Howard, 8 Nov 1830 - 26 Oct 1909  Search this
John McAllister Schofield, 29 Sep 1831 - 4 Mar 1906  Search this
Joseph Anthony Mower, 22 Aug 1827 - 6 Jan 1870  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
304.8cm x 487.7cm (120" x 192"), Accurate
Type:
Painting
Date:
1865
Topic:
Costume\Headgear\Military  Search this
Weapon\Sword  Search this
Exterior\Landscape\Battleground  Search this
Nature & Environment\Animal\Horse  Search this
Symbols & Motifs\Flag\National\United States  Search this
Symbols & Motifs\Flag\Military  Search this
Hugh Judson Kilpatrick: Male  Search this
Hugh Judson Kilpatrick: Politics and Government\Diplomat\Minister  Search this
Hugh Judson Kilpatrick: Military\Army\Officer\Major General  Search this
John Aaron Rawlins: Male  Search this
John Aaron Rawlins: Politics and Government\Cabinet Member\Secretary of War  Search this
John Aaron Rawlins: Military\Army\Officer\General  Search this
John Aaron Rawlins: Military\Army\Officer\Civil War\Union  Search this
George Gordon Meade: Male  Search this
George Gordon Meade: Military\Army\Officer\General  Search this
George Gordon Meade: Military\Army\Officer\Civil War\Union  Search this
George Gordon Meade: Science and Technology\Engineer\Military  Search this
John Alexander Logan: Male  Search this
John Alexander Logan: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer  Search this
John Alexander Logan: Military\Army\Officer\General  Search this
John Alexander Logan: Military\Army\Officer\Civil War\Union  Search this
John Alexander Logan: Politics and Government\US Senator\Illinois  Search this
John Alexander Logan: Politics and Government\State Legislator\Illinois  Search this
John Alexander Logan: Politics and Government\US Congressman\Illinois  Search this
Winfield Scott Hancock: Male  Search this
Winfield Scott Hancock: Politics and Government\Presidential Candidate  Search this
Winfield Scott Hancock: Military\Army\Officer\General  Search this
Winfield Scott Hancock: Military\Army\Officer\Civil War\Union  Search this
Winfield Scott Hancock: Military\Army\Officer\Brigadier General  Search this
Winfield Scott Hancock: Military\Army\Officer\Major General  Search this
George Armstrong Custer: Male  Search this
George Armstrong Custer: Military\Army\Officer\Civil War\Union  Search this
Henry Warner Slocum: Male  Search this
Henry Warner Slocum: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer  Search this
Henry Warner Slocum: Military\Army\Officer\Colonel  Search this
Henry Warner Slocum: Military\Army\Officer\General  Search this
Henry Warner Slocum: Military\Army\Officer\Civil War\Union  Search this
Henry Warner Slocum: Military\Army\Officer\Brigadier General  Search this
Henry Warner Slocum: Politics and Government\US Congressman\New York  Search this
Henry Warner Slocum: Military\Army\Officer\Major General  Search this
Alfred Howe Terry: Male  Search this
Alfred Howe Terry: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer  Search this
Alfred Howe Terry: Military\Army\Officer\General  Search this
Alfred Howe Terry: Military\Army\Officer\Civil War\Union  Search this
James Birdseye McPherson: Male  Search this
James Birdseye McPherson: Military\Army\Officer\Civil War\Union  Search this
James Birdseye McPherson: Military\Army\Officer\Brigadier General  Search this
James Birdseye McPherson: Science and Technology\Engineer\Military  Search this
James Birdseye McPherson: Military\Army\Officer\Major General  Search this
George Crook: Male  Search this
George Crook: Military\Army\Officer\General  Search this
George Crook: Military\Army\Officer\Civil War\Union  Search this
Edward Otho Cresap Ord: Male  Search this
Edward Otho Cresap Ord: Military\Army\Officer\Civil War  Search this
Edward Otho Cresap Ord: Military\Army\Officer\General  Search this
Joseph Hooker: Male  Search this
Joseph Hooker: Military\Army\Officer\Civil War  Search this
Joseph Hooker: Military\Army\Officer\Major General  Search this
Joseph Anthony Mower: Male  Search this
Joseph Anthony Mower: Military\Army\Officer\Colonel  Search this
Joseph Anthony Mower: Military\Army\Officer\General  Search this
Joseph Anthony Mower: Military\Army\Officer\Captain  Search this
Joseph Anthony Mower: Military\Army\Officer\Civil War\Union  Search this
Joseph Anthony Mower: Military\Army\Officer\Major General  Search this
Thomas Casimer Devin: Male  Search this
Thomas Casimer Devin: Military\Army\Officer\Colonel  Search this
Thomas Casimer Devin: Military\Army\Officer\Civil War\Union  Search this
Thomas Casimer Devin: Military\Army\Officer\Brigadier General  Search this
William Hemsley Emory: Male  Search this
William Hemsley Emory: Literature\Writer  Search this
William Hemsley Emory: Military\Army\Officer\Civil War  Search this
William Hemsley Emory: Military\Army\Officer\Brigadier General  Search this
William Hemsley Emory: Science and Technology\Scientist\Astronomer  Search this
George Henry Thomas: Male  Search this
George Henry Thomas: Military\Army\Officer\General  Search this
George Henry Thomas: Military\Army\Officer\Civil War\Union  Search this
Philip Henry Sheridan: Male  Search this
Philip Henry Sheridan: Military\Army\Officer\Colonel  Search this
Philip Henry Sheridan: Military\Army\Officer\General  Search this
Philip Henry Sheridan: Military\Army\Officer\Captain  Search this
Philip Henry Sheridan: Military\Army\Officer\Civil War\Union  Search this
Philip Henry Sheridan: Military\Army\Officer\Brigadier General  Search this
Philip Henry Sheridan: Military\Army\Officer\Major General  Search this
Francis Preston Blair, Jr.: Male  Search this
Francis Preston Blair, Jr.: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer  Search this
Francis Preston Blair, Jr.: Military\Army\Officer\General  Search this
Francis Preston Blair, Jr.: Military\Army\Officer\Civil War\Union  Search this
Francis Preston Blair, Jr.: Politics and Government\US Senator\Missouri  Search this
Francis Preston Blair, Jr.: Politics and Government\US Congressman\Missouri  Search this
Francis Preston Blair, Jr.: Politics and Government\State Legislator\Missouri  Search this
William Tecumseh Sherman: Male  Search this
William Tecumseh Sherman: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer  Search this
William Tecumseh Sherman: Military\Army\Officer\Civil War  Search this
William Tecumseh Sherman: Military\Army\Officer\General  Search this
William Tecumseh Sherman: Business and Finance\Businessperson\Banker  Search this
William Tecumseh Sherman: Military\Army\Officer\Civil War\Union  Search this
John Grubb Parke: Male  Search this
John Grubb Parke: Military\Army\Officer\General  Search this
John Grubb Parke: Military\Army\Officer\Civil War\Union  Search this
Oliver Otis Howard: Male  Search this
Oliver Otis Howard: Military\Army\Officer\General  Search this
Oliver Otis Howard: Military\Army\Officer\Civil War\Union  Search this
Oliver Otis Howard: Literature\Writer\Historical  Search this
Oliver Otis Howard: Education\Founder\University  Search this
Jefferson Columbus Davis: Male  Search this
Jefferson Columbus Davis: Military\Army\Officer\General  Search this
Jefferson Columbus Davis: Law and Law Enforcement\Criminal\Murderer  Search this
John McAllister Schofield: Male  Search this
John McAllister Schofield: Politics and Government\Cabinet Member\Secretary of War  Search this
John McAllister Schofield: Military\Army\Officer\General  Search this
John McAllister Schofield: Military\Army\Officer\Civil War\Union  Search this
Wesley Merritt: Male  Search this
Wesley Merritt: Military\Army\Officer\General  Search this
Wesley Merritt: Military\Army\Officer\Civil War\Union  Search this
Ulysses Simpson Grant: Male  Search this
Ulysses Simpson Grant: Natural Resources\Agriculturist\Farmer  Search this
Ulysses Simpson Grant: Politics and Government\Cabinet Member\Secretary of War  Search this
Ulysses Simpson Grant: Military\Army\Officer\Civil War  Search this
Ulysses Simpson Grant: Military\Army\Officer\General  Search this
Ulysses Simpson Grant: Politics and Government\President of US  Search this
Ulysses Simpson Grant: Congressional Gold Medal  Search this
Ambrose Everett Burnside: Male  Search this
Ambrose Everett Burnside: Business and Finance\Businessperson\Executive\Railroad  Search this
Ambrose Everett Burnside: Military\Army\Officer\Civil War\Union  Search this
Ambrose Everett Burnside: Politics and Government\US Senator\Rhode Island  Search this
Ambrose Everett Burnside: Politics and Government\Governor\Rhode Island  Search this
Gouverneur Kemble Warren: Male  Search this
Gouverneur Kemble Warren: Education\Educator\Teacher  Search this
Gouverneur Kemble Warren: Military\Army\Officer\Civil War\Union  Search this
Gouverneur Kemble Warren: Science and Technology\Engineer\Civil  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Mrs. Harry Newton Blue in memory of her husband Harry Newton Blue (1893-1925), who served as an officer of the Regular U.S. Army 1917-1925
Object number:
NPG.66.37
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
See more items in:
National Portrait Gallery Collection
Exhibition:
2022 Rehang of Out of Many: Portraits from 1600 to 1900
On View:
NPG, East Gallery 121
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4a4b278b3-8054-4445-a6cd-5c2ff5bac636
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.66.37

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