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Bell Buoy, Newport [photomechanical print]

Artist:
Richards, William Trost 1833-1905  Search this
Photographic firm:
Detroit Publishing Co.  Search this
Physical description:
1 photomechanical print black and white
Type:
Photomechanical prints
Date:
Copyrighted 1914
Topic:
Waterscape  Search this
Image number:
LOC LC001734
See more items in:
Photograph Archives
Library of Congress Copyright Deposit Collection
Data Source:
Photograph Archives, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_140322

On the Coast of New England [photomechanical print]

Artist:
Richards, William Trost 1833-1905  Search this
Photographic firm:
Detroit Publishing Co.  Search this
Physical description:
1 photomechanical print black and white
Type:
Photomechanical prints
Date:
Copyrighted 1911
Topic:
Waterscape--Coast  Search this
Landscape--United States--New England States  Search this
Image number:
LOC LC001735
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Photograph Archives
Library of Congress Copyright Deposit Collection
Data Source:
Photograph Archives, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_140323

On the Coast of New Jersey [photomechanical print]

Artist:
Richards, William Trost 1833-1905  Search this
Photographic firm:
Detroit Publishing Co.  Search this
Physical description:
1 photomechanical print black and white
Type:
Photomechanical prints
Date:
Copyrighted 1910
Topic:
Waterscape--Coast  Search this
Landscape--New Jersey  Search this
Image number:
LOC LC001736
See more items in:
Photograph Archives
Library of Congress Copyright Deposit Collection
Data Source:
Photograph Archives, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_140324

William Trost Richards: artist file, [photographs]

Artist:
Richards, William Trost 1833-1905  Search this
Physical description:
1 folder
Type:
Photograph
Artist files
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Image number:
VFM VF002458
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Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Photograph Archives, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_141112

Ebbing of the Tide [art work] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Artist:
Richards, William Trost 1833-1905  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1894
Image number:
JUL J0072301
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Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Photograph Archives, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_72302

Legendary England, Tintagel [art work] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Artist:
Richards, William Trost 1833-1905  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1882
Image number:
JUL J0025147
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Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Photograph Archives, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_25148

Regal England [art work] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Artist:
Richards, William Trost 1833-1905  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1882
Image number:
JUL J0025148
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Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Photograph Archives, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_25149

Romantic England [art work] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Artist:
Richards, William Trost 1833-1905  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1882
Image number:
JUL J0025150
See more items in:
Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Photograph Archives, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_25151

Anna Richards Brewster papers

Creator:
Brewster, Anna Richards, 1870-1952  Search this
Names:
Brewster, W. T. (William Tenney), 1869-1961  Search this
Richards, Anna M. (Anna Matlock)  Search this
Richards, William Trost, 1833-1905  Search this
Extent:
0.8 Linear feet ((partially microfilmed on 1 reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Scrapbooks
Sketchbooks
Date:
1887-1964
Scope and Contents:
Certificates, letters, legal material, writings, sketchbooks, art works, photographs, printed material, and a scrapbook.
REEL 3796: A scholarship certificate for Cowles Arts School, 1888; a certificate for the National Academy of Design's Dodge Prize, 1890; 7 letters from Brewster's father William Trost Richards, in which he discusses his lodgings in Germany, Anna's paintings, the publication of A NEW ALICE IN WONDERLAND, illustrated by Brewster and written by her mother Anna Matlock Richards, and other matters; letters from Brewster's brothers and husband William; writings by Brewster; a book of poems by Anna Matlock Richards[?], and a book of poetry, LETTER AND SPIRIT: DRAMATIC SONNETS OF INWARD LIFE by Richards, illustrated by Brewster, published by George Allen, 1898 (57 p.); 3 poems by William Brewster;
sketchbooks, undated, one of which contains a photograph of a young woman; 19 pencil and ink illustration sketches; an etching of a stone gate; reproductions of Brewster's art work for A NEW ALICE IN THE OLD WONDERLAND and for miscellaneous greeting cards; clippings; THE HILLS OF MATUNUCK AND THE OLD POST ROAD by Carder H. Whaley, 1964; a photograph of Brewster; and 2 photographs of William T. Brewster.
Also included is a 7-page book LETTER AND SPIRIT: DRAMATIC SONNETS OF INWARD LIFE by Anna Matlock Richards, illustrated by Anna Richards Brewster (1898).
UNMICROFILMED: Marriage certificate, 1905; a passport affidavit, 1918; and a certificate of commendation from the French government, 1920; legal material concerning William Tenney Brewster, including a will, cremation certificate, estate papers, and copyright certificates, 1954-1961; correspondence with Brewster's father William Trost Richards, her husband William, William's brother Edwin, and other family members, 1887-1919; and fourteen letters concerning art related matters, including 3 thank you notes from Dwight Eisenhower (1919-1959); lists of recipients of Brewster's books; reviews of the William Trost Richards memorial exhibition;
8 clippings, 1955-1961; a scrapbook LIBER POKERI created for Brewster by her brother Herbert and her husband containing a drawing and clippings about poker; and a photograph album of Herbert Richards Brewster, 1906-1910.
Biographical / Historical:
Illustrator, painter, writer; New York and Pennsylvania. Collaborated as an illustrator with her mother, poet and author Anna Matlock Richards. Brewster's father, William Trost Richards, was a well-known marine painter. Her brother Theodore William Richards was a professor of chemistry at Harvard and a Nobel Prize winner, and another brother, Herbert Maule Richards, was a professor of botany at Barnard College, Columbia University. Brewster lived nine years in London.
Provenance:
Material on reel 3796 donated 1985 by Susan Brewster McClatchy, Brewster's grandniece except for fr. 5-75, which were returned to McClatchy. Donor of the 1986 gift, Martha Santiago, is the aunt of Susan Brewster McClatchy.
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:
Marine painters  Search this
Illustrators  Search this
Painters  Search this
Topic:
Marine painting, American  Search this
Illustration -- United States  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Genre/Form:
Scrapbooks
Sketchbooks
Identifier:
AAA.brewanna
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-brewanna

Richards, William Trost, 1833-1905

Collection Creator:
Library of Congress  Search this
Extent:
3 Items
Container:
Box 43
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Researchers may use prints on file in the Photograph Archives, Smithsonian American Art Museum. Advance appointments are required.
Collection Rights:
Copyright restrictions may apply.
Collection Citation:
Library of Congress Copyright Deposit Collection, Photograph Archives, Smithsonian American Art Museum.
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Library of Congress Copyright Deposit Collection of photomechanical prints of American art works
Library of Congress Copyright Deposit Collection of photomechanical prints of American art works / Series 1: Photomechanical prints
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Research and Scholars Center
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-saam-photo-loc-ref1295

Library Company of Philadelphia Print Dept. photograph collection

Creator:
Library Company of Philadelphia. Print Dept  Search this
Names:
Artists' Fund Society of the City of New York  Search this
Great Central Fair for the U.S. Sanitary Commission (1864 : Philadelphia, Pa.)  Search this
James S. Earle & Son  Search this
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts  Search this
Pennsylvania State Capitol (Harrisburg, Pa.)  Search this
United States Sanitary Commission  Search this
Eakins, Thomas, 1844-1916  Search this
Lambdin, James Reid, 1807-1889  Search this
Lewis, Edmund Darch, 1835-1910  Search this
Moran, Edward, 1829-1901  Search this
Moran, John, 1831-1903  Search this
Peale, Rembrandt, 1778-1860  Search this
Read, Thomas Buchanan, 1822-1872  Search this
Richards, Frederick de Bourg, 1822-1903  Search this
Richards, William Trost, 1833-1905  Search this
Rothermel, Peter Frederick, 1812-1895  Search this
Sartain family (Philadelphia, Pa.)  Search this
Sartain, Emily, 1841-1927  Search this
Sartain, John, 1808-1897  Search this
Sartain, Samuel, 1830-1906  Search this
Sartain, William, 1843-1924  Search this
Sully, Thomas, 1783-1872  Search this
Waugh, Samuel Bell, 1814-1885  Search this
Williams, Isaac, 1817-1895  Search this
Wood, George Bacon, 1832-1910  Search this
Extent:
0.2 Linear feet ((on partial microfilm reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
[ca. 1850]-1890
Scope and Contents:
Photographs of 19th century artists, including Thomas Sully, Rembrandt Peale, Frederick de Bourg Richards, Edward Moran, John Moran, William Trost Richards, Edmund Darch Lewis, George Bacon Wood, Isaac Williams, James Reid Lambdin, Samuel Bell Waugh, Peter Frederick Rothermel, the Sartain family, the Sartain home, John Sartain, Samuel Sartain, William Sartain, Emily Sartain, Thomas Buchanan Read, Thomas Eakins's motion studies, the Pennsylvania State Capitol, group portraits of women from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, the Artists Fund Society, James S. Earle and Son, and the Fine Art Gallery at the Great Sanitary Fair.
Biographical / Historical:
Archive repository; Philadelphia, Pa.
Provenance:
Microfilmed in 1986 as part of AAA's Philadelphia Arts Documentation Project. Photographs were compiled from various collections of the Print Dept. of the Library Company of Philadelphia.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Topic:
Photograph collections -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- Photographs  Search this
Photography -- Early works to 1900 -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- Photographs  Search this
Artists -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- Photographs  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.librcomp
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-librcomp

Frank Weitenkampf letters

Creator:
Weitenkampf, Frank, 1866-1962  Search this
Names:
Arms, John Taylor, 1887-1953  Search this
Avery, Samuel Putnam, 1822-1904  Search this
Beatty, John W. (John Wesley), 1851-1924  Search this
Bellows, George, 1882-1925  Search this
Benson, Frank Weston, 1862-1951  Search this
Biddle, George, 1885-1973  Search this
Britton, James, 1878-1936  Search this
Browne, George Elmer, 1871-1946  Search this
Cassatt, Mary, 1844-1926  Search this
Cortissoz, Royal, 1869-1948  Search this
Detwiller, Fred  Search this
Dows, Olin, 1904-1981  Search this
Eby, Kerr, 1890-1946  Search this
French, Daniel Chester, 1850-1931  Search this
Genthe, Arnold, 1869-1942  Search this
Hart, George Overbury, 1868-1933  Search this
Hoffman, Malvina, 1887-1966  Search this
Hopper, Edward, 1882-1967  Search this
Huntington, Daniel, 1816-1906  Search this
Kent, Rockwell, 1882-1971  Search this
Keppel, Frederick, 1845-1912  Search this
Lahey, Richard, b. 1893  Search this
Low, Will Hicok, 1853-1932  Search this
Lozowick, Louis, 1892-1973  Search this
Mowbray, H. Siddons (Harry Siddons), 1858-1928  Search this
Nankivell, Frank A. (Frank Arthur), 1869-1959  Search this
Nason, Thomas W. (Thomas Willoughby), 1889-1971  Search this
Pennell, Joseph, 1857-1926  Search this
Powers, Preston, 1842 or 1843-1904  Search this
Ranger, Henry Ward, 1858-1916  Search this
Richards, William Trost, 1833-1905  Search this
Rockefeller, John D. (John Davison), 1874-1960  Search this
Rosenwald, Lessing J. (Lessing Julius), 1891-1979  Search this
Rothermel, Peter Frederick, 1812-1895  Search this
Sartain, William, 1843-1924  Search this
Smillie, George H. (George Henry), 1840-1921  Search this
Smillie, James David, 1833-1909  Search this
Sternberg, Harry, 1904-2001  Search this
Sterner, Albert, 1863-1946  Search this
Taft, Lorado, 1860-1936  Search this
Thayer, Abbott Handerson, 1849-1921  Search this
Tryon, Dwight William, 1849-1925  Search this
Volk, Douglas , 1856-1935  Search this
Warner, Olin Levi, 1844-1896  Search this
Weir, John F. (John Ferguson), b. 1841  Search this
Weir, Julian Alden, 1852-1919  Search this
Wickey, Harry  Search this
Wiles, Irving Ramsay, 1861-1948  Search this
Wood, Thomas Waterman, 1823-1903  Search this
Woodbury, Charles H. (Charles Herbert), 1864-1940  Search this
Yewell, George Henry, 1830-1923  Search this
Young, Mahonri Mackintosh, 1877-1957  Search this
Extent:
1,000 Items ((on partial microfilm reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1889-1942
Scope and Contents:
Letters to Weitenkampf, mainly from artists and collectors concerning examples of their works in the library's collection.
Among the correspondents are: John Taylor Arms, Samuel Putnam Avery, John W. Beatty, George Bellows, Frank W. Benson, George Biddle, James Britton, George Elmer Browne, Mary Cassatt, Royal Cortissoz, Frederick K. Detwiller, Olin Dows, Kerr Eby, Daniel C. French, Arnold Genthe, George O. Hart, Malvina Hoffman, Edward Hopper, Daniel Huntington, Rockwell Kent, Frederick Keppel, Richard Lahey, Will H. Low, Louis Lozowick, H. Siddons Mowbray, Frank A. Nankivell, Thomas W. Nason, Joseph Pennell, Preston Powers, Henry Ward Ranger, William T. Richards, John D. Rockefeller, Jr., Lessing J. Rosenwald,Peter F. Rothermel, William Sartain, George H. Smillie, James D. Smillie, Harry Sternberg, Albert Sterner, Lorado Taft, Abbott H. Thayer, Dwight W. Tryon, Douglas Volk, Olin L. Warner, John F. Weir, Julian A. Weir, Harry Wickey, Irving R. Wiles, Thomas W. Wood, Charles H. Woodbury, George H. Yewell, Mahonri M. Young, and others.
Biographical / Historical:
Curator; New York City. Chief of the Prints Division, New York Public Library.
Provenance:
Microfilmed 1956 by the Archives of American Art with other art-related papers in the Manuscript Division of the New York Public Library. Included in the microfilming project were selected papers of the Art Division and the Prints Division.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Topic:
Art -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Curators -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.weitfran
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-weitfran

Selections from the Seymour Adelman collection

Creator:
Adelman, Seymour, 1906-  Search this
Names:
Bregler, Charles  Search this
Eakins, Susan Macdowell  Search this
Eakins, Thomas, 1844-1916  Search this
Hamilton, James, 1819-1878  Search this
Pach, Walter, 1883-1958  Search this
Richards, William Trost, 1833-1905  Search this
Sartain family (Philadelphia, Pa.)  Search this
Sartain, Emily, 1841-1927  Search this
Sartain, Harriet, 1873-1957  Search this
Sartain, John, 1808-1897  Search this
Sartain, Samuel, 1830-1906  Search this
Sartain, William, 1843-1924  Search this
Smith, Russell, 1812-1896  Search this
Smith, Xanthus, 1839-1929  Search this
Extent:
1 microfilm reel
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Microfilm reels
Date:
1845-1958
Scope and Contents:
The microfilm of selections from the Seymour Adelman collection consists of materials relating to the Sartain family and to Thomas and Susan Eakins.

The Sartain materials include letters (1845-1945) to Emily Sartain, Harriet Sartain, John Sartain, Samuel Sartain, and William Sartain. Correspondents include artists William Trost Richards, James Hamilton, Rusell Smith, and Xanthus Smith.

Eakins material includes letters (1931-1958) to Adelman from Charles Bregler, including a few responses from Adelman; Susan Eakins correspondence (1931-1938), mostly from Eakins to Adelman regarding paintings, commissions, exhibitions, articles, and personal matters; and postcards to Susan Eakins and Thomas Eakins (1890-1933) including one from Walter Pach to Susan Eakins. One letter (1868) from Thomas Eakins to Benjamin Eakins; and two letters to Thomas Eakins are also included. Also found are Thomas Eakins' three account/ledger sheets (1870-1895); miscellaneous Eakins family materials; and photographs by Thomas Eakins, Susan Eakins, and others, primarily formal and informal portraits of Thomas and Susan Eakins, their families, and pets.
Biographical / Historical:
Seymour Adelman (1906-1985) was a collector of rare books, prints, letters, and ephemera in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was on committees and boards for several literary and artistic institutions, including the Philadelphia Academy of Art, the print and drawing committee of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and the rare book committees of the University of Pennsylvania and the Free Library of Philadelphia. Adelman met Susan Eakins in the 1930s and became her close friend and promoter of the work of Thomas Eakins.

The Sartain family were a family of engravers and painters in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. John Sartain came to the United States from England in 1830 and pioneered mezzotint engraving in the US. Of his eight children, his sons William and Samuel and daughter Emily became artists, as did his granddaughter Harriet. His son Henry, Harriet's father, was a printer and printed engravings in Philadelphia.

Thomas Eakins (1844-1916) was a realist painter and educator in Philadelphia. Eakins taught at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and promoted a curriculum based on the study of the human figure. He was forced to resign in 1886 after a dispute regarding the use of nude male models in life drawing classes with women artists present. Susan Hanah Macdowell Eakins (1851-1938) was photographer and painter who studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts under Thomas Eakins, whom she later married. She devoted much of her time to supporting her husband's career. After Thomas Eakins' death in 1916, she painted prolifically. Her first solo exhibition was held in 1976.
Related Materials:
Bryn Mawr College holds the Adelman Collection. Columbia University Rare Books and Manuscripts Library holds the Seymour Adelman collection, 1724-1956.
Provenance:
Lent for microfilming 1991 by Bryn Mawr College. Microfilmed as part of AAA's Philadelphia Arts Documentation Project. The material was selected from over 45 linear ft. of manuscript material in the Adelman Collection.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Occupation:
Artists -- United States  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.adelseym
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-adelseym

Biesel family papers

Creator:
Biesel family  Search this
Names:
Artists Equity Association  Search this
Chicago No-Jury Society of Artists  Search this
Federal Art Project (Ill.)  Search this
Index of American Design  Search this
United States. Works Progress Administration  Search this
University of Chicago. Renaissance Society  Search this
Armin, Emil, 1883-  Search this
Biesel, Charles, 1865-1945  Search this
Biesel, Frances Strain, 1898-1962  Search this
Biesel, Fred, 1893-1954  Search this
Bohrod, Aaron  Search this
Foy, Frances M., 1890-1963  Search this
Richards, William Trost, 1833-1905  Search this
Extent:
3.1 Linear feet ((partially microfilmed on 3 reels))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Drawings
Sketchbooks
Date:
1859-1983
bulk 1915-1983
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence, essays, subject files, art work, clippings and other materials documenting the activities of a Chicago family of artists, the 57th Street Art Colony and the Chicago art world in the early twentieth century.
REELS 4207-4209: Biographical materials, including seven biographical accounts, a 1960 program and a 1961 certificate of honor for Frances Strain Biesel and four biographical accounts of Fred Biesel; correspondence, 1927-1963, primarily concerning activities of Fred and Frances; price lists for works of art; a 1955 estate list of the works of Charles Biesel; mailing lists; miscellaneous receipts, 1928-1961; a notebook, 1931-1934, containing addresses and financial notations concerning the sale of works of art.
writings, including two essays, "Is It Futuristic or Cubistic?" and "The 57th Street Colony," 2 untitled essays concerning the perception of modern art, a short story about an appointment with Charles Biesel, lecture notes by Fred Biesel, "War and Arts Exhibition" (Renaissance Society), an untitled lecture at the University of Chicago Art Gallery, "The Story of Modern Art" (Beverly Hills, 1957), lecture notes concerning printmaking, and a 1945 typescript annotated as the "Bohrod talk." Also included are
subject files, 1939-1962, containing correspondence and printed material on the Federal Art Project (Index of American Design), Renaissance Society, Artists Equity Association, Artists Union of Chicago, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago Society of Artists, and the 1020 Club; art works, including six sketchbooks and miscellaneous drawings, 1907-1919, by the Biesels, a sketchbook, 1859-1878, by William T. Richards, 3 prints, 1928-1932, by Emil Armin, and a 1930 print by Frances Foy;
photographs, 1919-1960, of Biesel family members, friends, a costume party with John Sloan (2), art classes,1920 and 1950, at the Art Institute of Chicago and the Layton School of Milwaukee, "The Ten" opening reception at the Marshall Field Galleries, 1929 (2), Artists Equity members and activities, 1947-1948 (3), and of works of art;
and printed materials, including a scrapbook of clippings, 1915-1916, compiled by Charles Biesel, a scrapbook, 1926-1931, concerning "Ten Artists", clippings, 1897-1962, exhibition announcements and catalogs, 1921-1983, for Biesel and others, including 11 catalogs from the Chicago No-Jury Society of Artists, a 1923 souvenir program for the No-Jury Artists "Cubist Ball", and miscellany.
UNMICROFILMED: Papers, 1934-1944, relating to Fred Biesel's work for the Works Progress Administration Federal Art Project in Illinois, including correspondence with John Walley, Increase Robinson, George Thorp, Franklin D. Roosevelt and others; printed material, 1934-1941, including the newsletter "Chicago Artist," 1937, published by the Artists Union of Chicago, and several exhibition catalogs of the National Exhibition of the Index of American Design; a 25 p. typescript of a speech by Holger Cahill; a teachers handbook with silk-screen illustrations of "Let the Artist Speak"; business records including project proposals for the W.P.A.; and Biesel's letter of resignation, 1943.
Biographical / Historical:
Family of artists. Charles Biesel: marine painter, student of William Trost Richards; his son, Fred Biesel, a painter and art administrator; and Fred's wife, Frances Strain Biesel, a painter and director of the Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago for many years.
Provenance:
Microfilmed material donated 1985 by Garnett Biesel, son of Fred Biesel; he donated unmicrofilmed material in 1990, after it had been used in preparation for the book The Federal Art Project in Illinois, 1935-1943 (1990), by George Mavigliano and Richard Lawson.
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:
Marine painters -- Illinos -- Chicago  Search this
Painters -- Illinois -- Chicago  Search this
Topic:
Modernism (Art) -- Illinois -- Chicago  Search this
Women painters -- Illinois -- Chicago  Search this
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- Illinois -- Chicago  Search this
Genre/Form:
Drawings
Sketchbooks
Identifier:
AAA.biesfami
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-biesfami

James D. Gill letters from artists

Creator:
Gill, James Dwyer, 1849-1937  Search this
Names:
Bricher, Alfred Thompson, 1837-1908  Search this
Bristol, John Bunyan, 1862-1909  Search this
Brown, George Loring, 1814-1889  Search this
Browne, George Elmer, 1871-1946  Search this
Chase, Harry, 1853-1889  Search this
De Haas, Mauritz Frederik Hendrik, 1832-1895  Search this
Ferguson, H. A. (Henry A), 1851?-1911  Search this
Freer, Frederick W. (Frederick Warren), 1849-1908  Search this
Gay, Edward, 1837-1928  Search this
Harris, Charles Xavier, 1856-1936  Search this
Harrison, E. Ritchie  Search this
Hart, William McDougal, 1823-1894  Search this
Hartley, Jonathan Scott, 1845-1912  Search this
Henry, Edward Lamson, 1841-1919  Search this
Leavitt, Edward C., d. 1904  Search this
Macy, W. Ferdinand  Search this
Macy, W. S. (William Starbuck), 1853-1945  Search this
McCord, George Herbert, 1848-1909  Search this
Rehn, Frank Knox Morton, 1848-1914  Search this
Richards, William Trost, 1833-1905  Search this
Satterlee, Walter, 1844-1908  Search this
Schuchardt, F.  Search this
Shattuck, Aaron Draper, 1832-1928  Search this
Smillie, George H. (George Henry), 1840-1921  Search this
Sonntag, William Louis, 1822-1900  Search this
Story, George Henry, 1835-1923  Search this
Extent:
25 Items ((on 4 partial microfilm reels))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1884-1887
Scope and Contents:
Letters to Gill from artists mostly concerning a fire in Gill's gallery; the receipt of checks; the sale of art works; and the return of unsold pieces.
REEL D8: Letters from George Loring Brown and Alfred Bricher.
REEL D9: Letter from W. S. (William Starbuck) Macy, regarding an incorrect title attributed to a painting on display.
REEL D10: Letters from George Elmer Browne, E. Ritchie Harrison, Edward C. Leavitt, Aaron Draper Shattuck, and George Henry Story.
REEL 2813: Letters from John Bunyan Bristol, Harry Chase, M. F. H. de Haas, H. A. Ferguson, Frederick W. Freer, Edward Gay, Charles X. Harris, William Hart, Jonathan Scott Hartley, Edward L. Henry, W. Ferdinand Macy, George Herbert McCord, Frank Knox Morton Rehn, William Trost Richards, Walter Satterlee, George H. Smillie, William Lewis Sonntag and F. Schuchardt.
Biographical / Historical:
Art dealer; Springfield, Massachusetts.
Provenance:
Letters on Reel 2813 purchased by Archives in 1967. Letters on Reel D8-D10 donated by Charles Feinberg, an active donor and friend of AAA.
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.
Identifier:
AAA.gilljame
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-gilljame

George Whitney letters to Henry Hill Collins relating to William Trost Richards

Creator:
Whitney, George, D. 1885  Search this
Names:
Collins, Henry Hill  Search this
Richards, William Trost, 1833-1905  Search this
Extent:
2 Items
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1880
Scope and Contents:
Two letters, March 2 and April 16, from George Whitney to prominent business owner Henry Hill Collins concerning the potential sale to Mr. Collins of the landscape painting "Lion Rock, Cornwall" by artist William Trost Richards. The letters include a detailed description of the painted scene, Richard's painting technique, and the price of the painting. Wright also writes "It is the best work that Mr. R (Richards) has ever done."
Biographical / Historical:
George Whitney (d. 1885) was an art collector from Philadelphia, Penn.
Provenance:
Donated 2007 by Polly Aird, Collins' great-grandaughter.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Identifier:
AAA.whitgeor1
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
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Papers relating to the sale of George Whitney's art collection

Creator:
Whitney, George, D. 1885  Search this
Names:
Richards, William Trost, 1833-1905  Search this
Whitney, George, D. 1885  Search this
Extent:
0.2 Linear feet ((7 items))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
Collection contains an album, "The Whitney collection", with 42 carbon prints of paintings in Whitney's collection as well as news clippings relating to the sale of the collection (some items are loose), and a folder with additional clippings on the sale (1885), an article from the Philadelphia Inquirer on William Trost Richards (1973), and a catalogue, "The works of Mr. Wm. T. Richards in the collection of American and foreign paintings to be sold on the account of the late Mr. George Whitney of Philadelphia, on exhibition at the Galleries of the American Art Association." These materials are microfilmed on reel 2029.
In 1979, an anonymous lender lent papers for microfilming (reel 1497), including 112 watercolor sketches and an oil painting, 1875-1889, received by George Whitney in the 1870s and 1880s from William Trost Richards. The artworks mainly depict Rhode Island (primarily Conanicut Island) and England. Most sketches are annotated on the verso with the subject matter and the date they were received by Whitney.
Biographical / Historical:
George Whitney (d. 1885) was a collector; Philadelphia, Pa., and Richards a marine and landscape painter, Rhode Island and Pennsylvania (b. 1833, d. 1905).
Provenance:
The album, catalog and clippings were initially lent for microfilming by Elizabeth H. Friedman, a descendent of Whitney, in 1979. She subsequently donated these materials in 1980. The sketches and painting on reel 1409 were lent for microfilming anonymously.
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  Search this
Marine painters  Search this
Topic:
Art -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Marine painting -- 19th century -- Rhode Island -- Newport  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.whitgeor
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
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William Trost Richards exhibition list and photograph

Creator:
Richards, William Trost, 1833-1905  Search this
Extent:
2 Items
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1914
Scope and Contents:
Handwritten exhibition checklist and price list for "The William T. Richards Exhibition," 1914, (location unknown) and a mounted photograph of Richards' painting Mid Ocean with inscription "Taken from Wm T. Richards picture of Mid Ocean in possession of Sellars (?) of Phila.", undated.
Biographical / Historical:
William Trost Richards (1833-1905) was a marine and landscape painter in Newport, R.I. and Germantown, Pa.
Provenance:
Donated 2010 by the Brooklyn Museum.
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.
Occupation:
Painters -- Pennsylvania  Search this
Painters -- Rhode Island  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.richwill2
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
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William Trost Richards papers

Creator:
Richards, William Trost, 1833-1905  Search this
Names:
Avery, Samuel Putnam, 1822-1904  Search this
Coates, Edward Hornor, 1846-1921  Search this
Eakins, Thomas, 1844-1916  Search this
Lambdin, George Cochran, 1830-1896  Search this
Lanman, Charles, 1819-1895  Search this
Whitney, George, D. 1885  Search this
Wilcox, William H.  Search this
Extent:
1.8 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Daguerreotypes
Photographs
Date:
1848-1920
Summary:
The William Trost Richards papers measure 1.8 linear feet and date from 1848-1920. The collection documents Richards' personal life and his career as a landscape and seascape painter. The collection consists of correspondence, writings, business files, printed material, photographs, and other miscellaneous materials.
Scope and Contents note:
The William Trost Richards papers measure 1.8 linear feet and date from 1848-1920. The collection documents Richards' personal life and his career as a landscape and seascape painter. The collection consists of correspondence, writings, business files, printed material, photographs, and other miscellaneous materials.

Correspondence files date from 1851 to 1917 and include family correspondence between Richards and his wife Anna as well as with their children. Of note are letters written by William Trost Richards to his wife while he was in Europe, which include many illustrations of his travels. Also found is general correspondence of a personal and professional nature between Richards and friends, artists, art dealers, and collectors, many of whom played a prominent role in Philadelphia society. Writings include essays written by Richards, homemade magazines written and illustrated by the Richards family, and writings by his wife Anna and others. Business files contain financial, legal, and real estate records, and printed material contains an exhibition catalog from 1976, news clippings, and event programs. Miscellany found in this collection include artwork by others, and inventory of paintings by others, compiled by Richards, and an interview transcript with Miriam Thayer Richards. Photographs include images of Richards, his wife Anna, and their home in Newport, Rhode Island.
Arrangement note:
The collection is arranged into 6 series:

Series 1: Correspondence, 1851-1917, undated (Box 1-2; 0.7 linear feet)

Series 2: Writings, 1849-1905, undated (Box 2-4; 0.8 linear feet)

Series 3: Business Files, 1865-1920, undated (Box 4; 3 folders)

Series 4: Printed Material, 1850-1906, 1976, undated (Box 4-5; 5 folders)

Series 5: Miscellany, 1848-1876, undated (Box 5; 5 folders)

Series 6: Photographs, circa 1850-1900 (Box 5; 7 folders)
Biographical/Historical note:
William Trost Richards was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1833. From 1850 to 1858 he worked as a designer and illustrator of ornamental metalwork, and briefly studied draughtsmanship and painting with the German artist Paul Weber. Richards was also an active member of the Forensic and Literary Circle of Philadelphia during the early 1850s. In 1852 he had his first exhibition at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and a year later was elected a full Academician. He had great interest in landscapes and geological subjects, and spent summers sketching in the Catskills and Adirondacks. From 1855 to 1856 Richards toured Europe with William Stanley Haseltine and Alexander Lawrie, and was influenced by the Dusseldorf school of landscape painters.

Richards married aspiring poetess Anna Matlack in 1856, and they settled in Germantown, Pennsylvania, where they had eight children, five of which survived to adulthood. In 1858 he attended an exhibition of British art in Philadelphia, and was greatly influenced by the works of Pre-Raphaelite painters. He began painting outdoors, executing precise, naturalistic, yet atmospheric, landscapes. In 1862 he joined the National Academy of Design, and in 1863 joined the Society for the Advancement of Truth in Art, an American Pre-Raphaelite organization. From 1868 to 1874, Richards spent summers on the East Coast and began focusing on marine subjects painted in watercolor, exhibiting often with the American Watercolor Society. Richards also traveled to Europe several times, and lived there from 1879-1880 while trying to find a new direction for his artwork. In 1881 he built a summer house for his family in Newport, Rhode Island and moved there permanently in 1890. His wife Anna died in 1900, and he continued to paint landscapes and seascapes until his death in 1905.
Related Archival Materials note:
Also available on microfilm at the Archives are the Geoge Whitney papers relating to William Trost Richards, 1875-1885, which includes 112 watercolors and an oil painting by William Trost Richards. These items were lent anonymously in 1979 and returned to the lender after they were filmed. They are available on reels 1497.
Provenance:
The bulk of the collection was donated in 1980 by Mrs. James B. Conant, Richards's granddaughter. The Archives microfilmed this portion of the collection on reels 2296-2299 upon receipt. The inventory of paintings by others was donated by Victor Spark in 1954 and filmed on reel 3470.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Rights:
The William Trost Richards 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:
Marine painters -- Rhode Island -- Newport  Search this
Marine painting -- 19th century -- Rhode Island -- Newport  Search this
Landscape painting -- 19th century -- Pennsylvania -- Germantown  Search this
Landscape painters -- Pennsylvania -- Germantown  Search this
Genre/Form:
Daguerreotypes
Photographs
Citation:
William Trost Richards papers, 1848-1920. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.richwill
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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Miscellany

Collection Creator:
Richards, William Trost, 1833-1905  Search this
Extent:
5 Folders (Box 5)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1848-1876
undated
Scope and Contents note:
This series contains artwork by others, including small paintings and prints, an award to Richards from the United State Centennial Commission, and a handwritten list of paintings by others, including painter, title, and dimensions of each work. Also found is a transcript of an interview with Mrs. Theodore (Miriam) Richards, primarily discussing her memories of Anna M. Richards.
Arrangement note:
This series has been scanned in its entirety.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The William Trost Richards 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.
Collection Citation:
William Trost Richards papers, 1848-1920. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.richwill, Series 5
See more items in:
William Trost Richards papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
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