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Nelson and Henry C. White research material

Creator:
White, Henry Cooke, 1861-1952  Search this
White, Nelson C.  Search this
Names:
Tryon Art Gallery  Search this
Barnard, George Grey, 1863-1938  Search this
Benson, Frank Weston, 1862-1951  Search this
Brush, George de Forest, 1855-1941  Search this
Churchill, Alfred Vance, 1864-1949  Search this
Cortissoz, Royal, 1869-1948  Search this
Currier, Elizabeth  Search this
Currier, J. Frank (Joseph Frank), 1843-1909  Search this
Dewing, M. O. (Maria Oakey), 1855-1927  Search this
Dewing, Thomas Wilmer, 1851-1938  Search this
Fantin-Latour, Henri, 1836-1904  Search this
Freer, Charles Lang, 1856-1919  Search this
Fuertes, Louis Agassiz, 1874-1927  Search this
James McNeill Whistler, 1834-1903  Search this
Kaup, Elizabeth Dewing, b. 1885  Search this
Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945  Search this
Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919  Search this
Saint-Gaudens, Augustus, 1848-1907  Search this
Sargent, John Singer, 1856-1925  Search this
Taber, E. M.  Search this
Thayer, Abbott Handerson, 1849-1921  Search this
Thayer, Emma B., 1850-1924  Search this
Thayer, Gladys, 1886 or 7-1945  Search this
Thayer, Kate Bloede  Search this
Thayer, Wm. Henry (William Henry), 1822-1897  Search this
Tryon, Dwight William, 1849-1925  Search this
Williams, George Alfred, 1875-  Search this
Extent:
4.5 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Diaries
Photographs
Sketches
Date:
circa 1851-1961
Summary:
The research material of Connecticut artists and authors Nelson and Henry C. White, measures 4.5 linear feet and dates from circa 1851-1961. The bulk of the collection consists of Nelson C. White's correspondence, writings, and research, primarily related to J. Frank Currier and Abbott Handerson Thayer, and referencing Thomas Wilmer Dewing. Also found are the correspondence, writings, and research files of Nelson's father, Henry C. White, primarily relating to Dwight W. Tryon. Research files include artist correspondence, writings and notes, printed material, photographs of the artists, and photographs of artwork and exhibition installations.
Scope and Contents:
The research material of Connecticut artists and authors Nelson and Henry C. White, measures 4.5 linear feet and dates from circa 1851-1961. The bulk of the collection consists of Nelson C. White's correspondence, writings, and research, primarily related to J. Frank Currier and Abbott Handerson Thayer, and referencing Thomas Wilmer Dewing. Also found are the correspondence, writings, and research files of Nelson's father, Henry C. White, primarily relating to Dwight W. Tryon. Research files include artist correspondence, writings and notes, printed material, photographs of the artists, and photographs of artwork and exhibition installations.

Nelson C. White's correspondence is with Elizabeth Currier, gallery owners, and other individuals in possession of artwork by Currier, conducted during his research on J. Frank Currier, as well as with Elizabeth Dewing Kaup and others concerning his research on Thomas Wilmer Dewing. Miscellaneous material includes reviews of White's autobiography on Abbott Handerson Thayer, and White's ink sketches for a holiday card.

Nelson C. White's writings and notes consist of annotated drafts of Abbott H. Thayer: Painter and Naturalist, The Life and Art of J. Frank Currier, and articles including "Cremona," and "The Art of Thomas W. Dewing."

White's research files form the bulk of the collection. 9 folders of research material on J. Frank Currier consist primarily of photos of artwork and of an installation at Lyman Allyn Museum, but also include a transcript of Currier's 1870 diary, and 3 photographs (copy prints) of Currier. White's research material on Abbott Handerson Thayer is substantial and includes: biographical material on Thayer, such as family reminiscences by Thayer's daughter, Gladys Thayer, and his father, William Henry Thayer; copies and originals of Thayer's letters to his first wife, Kate Thayer, and his second wife, Emma Beach Thayer, and correspondence with William Henry Thayer; typescript copies and originals of Thayer's correspondence with artists, politicians, naturalists and others including George Grey Barnard, Frank Weston Benson, George de Forest Brush, Royal Cortissoz, Maria Oakey Dewing, Thomas Wilmer Dewing , Charles Lang Freer, Louis Agassiz Fuertes, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Theodore Roosevelt, Augustus Saint-Gaudens, John Singer Sargent, Edward Martin Taber, and George Alfred Williams; annotated drafts of Thayer's writings and notes on art, philosophy, and nature including his theories on concealing coloration and wildlife preservation; printed material including 2 Thayer exhibition catalogs and news clippings of Thayer's letters to editors; and photographs of Thayer, his family and friends, his home and studio, and his artwork.

Henry C. White's papers include a folder of White's correspondence relating to the publication of his book, The Life and Art of Dwight William Tryon and including a letter from Elizabeth Currier; drafts of his biography of Tryon, including revisions by Mrs. Bender, Alfred Vance Churchill, and Mr. Rossiter; research material on Tryon including transcripts of letters from Tryon to George Alfred Williams, from Charles Lang Freer to Tryon, and from James McNeill Whistler to Henri Fantin-Latour; a typescript of autobiographical "notes and recollections" by Tryon; and photographs of Tryon, his home and studio, his artwork, and the Tryon Art Gallery at Smith College.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 4 series.

Series 1: Nelson C. White Correspondence and Miscellaneous Material, 1921-1953 (Box 1; 0.25 linear feet)

Series 2: Nelson C. White's Writings and Notes, circa 1929-circa 1951 (Box 1, OV 6; 0.5 linear feet)

Series 3: Nelson C. White's Research Files, circa 1851-1961 (Boxes 1-4, OV 6; 2.65 linear feet)

Series 4: Henry C. White Papers, circa 1860-1954 (Boxes 4-5; 1.1 linear feet)
Biographical / Historical:
Connecticut painter, art historian, and collector, Nelson C. White (1900-1989) was born in Waterford, Connecticut, to artist Henry C. White. He studied at the National Academy of Design and Yale University and established himself as a landscape painter whilst also pursuing a literary career. He was the author of two biographies: The Life and Art of J. Frank Currier (1936), and Abbott H. Thayer: Painter and Naturalist (1951). White also penned an article on his friend, Thomas Wilmer Dewing ("The Art of Thomas Wilmer Dewing"), which was published in 1929.

White's father, Henry C. White (1861-1952), was an artist known primarily for his landscapes and seascapes of his native Connecticut. Born in Hartford, White began his career in 1875, studying with Dwight W. Tryon. In the 1880s he enrolled in the Art Students League in New York, while continuing to study with Tryon and other artists, including Kenyon Cox and George de Forest Brush. In the 1890s he traveled in Europe and then returned to Hartford where he taught drawing at the Hartford Public School, and co-founded the Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts in 1910. Like his son, White had literary aspirations, and in 1930 published a biography of his life-long friend and teacher entitled The Life and Art of Dwight W. Tryon. Two years after his death in 1952, the Lyman Allyn Museum held a memorial exhibition for White, curated primarily by Nelson C. White.
Related Materials:
The Archives of American Art holds several collections related to the Nelson and Henry C. White research material on Abbott Handerson Thayer and Dwight William Tryon. These include research material on Abbott Handerson Thayer and other artists, 1895-1990, donated by Thomas B. Brumbaugh; the Abbott Handerson Thayer letter and drawings to Caroline Peddle Ball, circa 1890-1893; and the Dwight William Tryon papers, 1872-1930.
Separated Materials:
The Archives of American Art also holds material lent for microfilming (reels 1330 and 2807) including autobiographical notes by Tryon, letters to Nelson C. White and Henry C. white, photographs of artwork, and an article. Lent materials were returned to the lender and are not described in the collection container inventory.
Provenance:
The Archives of American Art purchased two linear feet of material from Nelson C. White in 1956. White also lent material and donated papers in 1978 and 1983.
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.
Rights:
The Nelson and Henry C. White research material is 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.
Occupation:
Art historians -- Connecticut  Search this
Topic:
Art -- Collectors and collecting -- Connecticut  Search this
Painters -- Connecticut  Search this
Art -- Philosophy  Search this
Art, American  Search this
Protective coloration (Biology)  Search this
Artists' studios -- Photographs  Search this
Wildlife conservation  Search this
Genre/Form:
Diaries
Photographs
Sketches
Citation:
Nelson and Henry C. White research material, circa 1851-1961. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.whitnels
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Archives of American Art
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ead_collection:sova-aaa-whitnels
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Augustus Saint-Gaudens: artist file, [photographs]

Artist:
Saint-Gaudens, Augustus 1848-1907  Search this
Physical description:
1 folder
Type:
Photograph
Artist files
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Image number:
VFM VF002564
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Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Photograph Archives, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_141262

Sherman Monument [sculpture] / (photographed by Joseph Hawkes)

Title:
William T. Sherman Memorial [sculpture] / (photographed by Joseph Hawkes)
General William T. Sherman Monument [sculpture] / (photographed by Joseph Hawkes)
Artist:
Saint-Gaudens, Augustus 1848-1907  Search this
Photographer:
Hawkes, Joseph  Search this
Subject:
Sherman, William Tecumseh  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1892-1903
Topic:
Portrait male--Full length  Search this
Occupation--Military--General  Search this
Equestrian  Search this
Allegory--Other--Triumph  Search this
Figure female--Full length  Search this
Object--Foliage--Palm  Search this
Image number:
SSC S0002219
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Photograph Archives
Metropolitan Museum of Art Study Collection of American Sculpture Photographs
Data Source:
Photograph Archives, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_128936
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Head of Victory [sculpture] / (photographer unknown)

Artist:
Saint-Gaudens, Augustus 1848-1907  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1907
Topic:
Allegory--Other--Triumph  Search this
Figure female--Head  Search this
Image number:
SSC S0002220
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Photograph Archives
Metropolitan Museum of Art Study Collection of American Sculpture Photographs
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Photograph Archives, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_128937
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Victory [sculpture] / (photographer unknown)

Artist:
Saint-Gaudens, Augustus 1848-1907  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1912 or after (by 1916)
Topic:
Allegory--Other--Triumph  Search this
Figure female--Full length  Search this
Object--Foliage--Palm  Search this
Image number:
SSC S0002221
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Photograph Archives
Metropolitan Museum of Art Study Collection of American Sculpture Photographs
Data Source:
Photograph Archives, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_128938
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General William Tecumseh Sherman [sculpture] / (photographer unknown)

Artist:
Saint-Gaudens, Augustus 1848-1907  Search this
Subject:
Sherman, William Tecumseh  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Date:
Modeled 1888. Cast 1920
Topic:
Portrait male--Bust  Search this
Occupation--Military--General  Search this
Image number:
SSC S0002222
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Photograph Archives
Metropolitan Museum of Art Study Collection of American Sculpture Photographs
Data Source:
Photograph Archives, Smithsonian American Art Museum
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edanmdm:siris_jul_128939
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Adams Memorial [sculpture] / (photographer unknown)

Title:
Grief [sculpture] / (photographer unknown)
Angel of Death [sculpture] / (photographer unknown)
Peace of God [sculpture] / (photographer unknown)
Artist:
Saint-Gaudens, Augustus 1848-1907  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Date:
Commissioned Fall 1886. Installed 1890-1891. Dedicated April 1892
Topic:
Homage--Adams, Marion  Search this
Allegory--Passion--Grief  Search this
Figure--Full length  Search this
Image number:
SSC S0002223
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Photograph Archives
Metropolitan Museum of Art Study Collection of American Sculpture Photographs
Data Source:
Photograph Archives, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_128940
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Adams Memorial [sculpture] / (photographed by Leet Brothers)

Title:
Grief [sculpture] / (photographed by Leet Brothers)
Angel of Death [sculpture] / (photographed by Leet Brothers)
Peace of God [sculpture] / (photographed by Leet Brothers)
Artist:
Saint-Gaudens, Augustus 1848-1907  Search this
Photographic firm:
Leet Bros.  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Date:
Commissioned Fall 1886. Installed 1890-1891. Dedicated April 1892
Topic:
Homage--Adams, Marion  Search this
Allegory--Passion--Grief  Search this
Figure--Full length  Search this
Image number:
SSC S0002224
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Photograph Archives
Metropolitan Museum of Art Study Collection of American Sculpture Photographs
Data Source:
Photograph Archives, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_128941
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Adams Memorial [sculpture] / (photographed by Detroit Publishing Company)

Title:
Grief [sculpture] / (photographed by Detroit Publishing Company)
Angel of Death [sculpture] / (photographed by Detroit Publishing Company)
Peace of God [sculpture] / (photographed by Detroit Publishing Company)
Artist:
Saint-Gaudens, Augustus 1848-1907  Search this
Photographic firm:
Detroit Publishing Co.  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Date:
Commissioned Fall 1886. Installed 1890-1891. Dedicated April 1892
Topic:
Homage--Adams, Marion  Search this
Allegory--Passion--Grief  Search this
Figure--Full length  Search this
Image number:
SSC S0002225
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Photograph Archives
Metropolitan Museum of Art Study Collection of American Sculpture Photographs
Data Source:
Photograph Archives, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_128942
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Adams Memorial (detail) [sculpture] / (photographer unknown)

Title:
Grief (detail) [sculpture] / (photographer unknown)
Angel of Death (detail) [sculpture] / (photographer unknown)
Peace of God (detail) [sculpture] / (photographer unknown)
Artist:
Saint-Gaudens, Augustus 1848-1907  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Topic:
Homage--Adams, Marion  Search this
Allegory--Passion--Grief  Search this
Figure--Full length  Search this
Image number:
SSC S0002226
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Photograph Archives
Metropolitan Museum of Art Study Collection of American Sculpture Photographs
Data Source:
Photograph Archives, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_128943
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Adams Memorial (detail) [sculpture] / (photographed by De Witt Ward)

Title:
Grief (detail) [sculpture] / (photographed by De Witt Ward)
Angel of Death (detail) [sculpture] / (photographed by De Witt Ward)
Peace of God (detail) [sculpture] / (photographed by De Witt Ward)
Artist:
Saint-Gaudens, Augustus 1848-1907  Search this
Photographer:
Ward, De Witt d. 1937  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Topic:
Homage--Adams, Marion  Search this
Allegory--Passion--Grief  Search this
Image number:
SSC S0002227
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Photograph Archives
Metropolitan Museum of Art Study Collection of American Sculpture Photographs
Data Source:
Photograph Archives, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_128944
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Adams Memorial [sculpture] / (photographed by De Witt Ward)

Title:
Grief [sculpture] / (photographed by De Witt Ward)
Angel of Death [sculpture] / (photographed by De Witt Ward)
Peace of God [sculpture] / (photographed by De Witt Ward)
Artist:
Saint-Gaudens, Augustus 1848-1907  Search this
Photographer:
Ward, De Witt d. 1937  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Topic:
Homage--Adams, Marion  Search this
Allegory--Passion--Grief  Search this
Figure--Full length  Search this
Image number:
SSC S0002228
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Photograph Archives
Metropolitan Museum of Art Study Collection of American Sculpture Photographs
Data Source:
Photograph Archives, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_128945
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Head (Adams Memorial) [sculpture] / (photographed by De Witt Ward)

Title:
Head (Grief) [sculpture] / (photographed by De Witt Ward)
Artist:
Saint-Gaudens, Augustus 1848-1907  Search this
Photographer:
Ward, De Witt d. 1937  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Topic:
Homage--Adams, Marion  Search this
Allegory--Passion--Grief  Search this
Figure--Head  Search this
Image number:
SSC S0002229
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Photograph Archives
Metropolitan Museum of Art Study Collection of American Sculpture Photographs
Data Source:
Photograph Archives, Smithsonian American Art Museum
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edanmdm:siris_jul_128946
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Admiral David Glasgow Farragut Monument [sculpture] / (photographer unknown)

Title:
Farragut Monument [sculpture] / (photographer unknown)
Artist:
Saint-Gaudens, Augustus 1848-1907  Search this
Subject:
Farragut, David Glasgow  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1877-1880
Topic:
Portrait male--Full length  Search this
Occupation--Military--Admiral  Search this
Allegory--Quality--Faith  Search this
Allegory--Quality--Fortitude  Search this
Image number:
SSC S0002230
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Photograph Archives
Metropolitan Museum of Art Study Collection of American Sculpture Photographs
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Photograph Archives, Smithsonian American Art Museum
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edanmdm:siris_jul_128947
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Admiral David Glasgow Farragut Monument [sculpture] / (photographed by Ewing Galloway)

Title:
Farragut Monument [sculpture] / (photographed by Ewing Galloway)
Artist:
Saint-Gaudens, Augustus 1848-1907  Search this
Photographic firm:
Ewing Galloway (Agency)  Search this
Subject:
Farragut, David Glasgow  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1877-1880
Topic:
Portrait male--Full length  Search this
Occupation--Military--Admiral  Search this
Allegory--Quality--Faith  Search this
Allegory--Quality--Fortitude  Search this
Image number:
SSC S0002231
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Photograph Archives
Metropolitan Museum of Art Study Collection of American Sculpture Photographs
Data Source:
Photograph Archives, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_128948
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Admiral David Glasgow Farragut [sculpture] / (photographed by De Witt Ward)

Artist:
Saint-Gaudens, Augustus 1848-1907  Search this
Photographer:
Ward, De Witt d. 1937  Search this
Subject:
Farragut, David Glasgow  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Topic:
Portrait male--Head  Search this
Occupation--Military--Admiral  Search this
Dress--Accessory--Hat  Search this
Image number:
SSC S0002232
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Photograph Archives
Metropolitan Museum of Art Study Collection of American Sculpture Photographs
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Photograph Archives, Smithsonian American Art Museum
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edanmdm:siris_jul_128949
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Admiral David Glasgow Farragut [sculpture] / (photographer unknown)

Artist:
Saint-Gaudens, Augustus 1848-1907  Search this
Subject:
Farragut, David Glasgow  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Date:
Modeled 1879-1880. Cast 1910
Topic:
Portrait male--Head  Search this
Occupation--Military--Admiral  Search this
Dress--Accessory--Hat  Search this
Image number:
SSC S0002233
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Metropolitan Museum of Art Study Collection of American Sculpture Photographs
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Photograph Archives, Smithsonian American Art Museum
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edanmdm:siris_jul_128950
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Phillips Brooks Monument [sculpture] / (photographed by Halliday Historic Photograph Co.)

Artist:
Saint-Gaudens, Augustus 1848-1907  Search this
Grimes, Frances 1869-1963  Search this
Photographic firm:
Halliday Historic Photograph Co.  Search this
Subject:
Brooks, Phillips  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Date:
Commissioned 1893. 1907-1910
Topic:
Portrait male--Full length  Search this
Occupation--Religion--Bishop  Search this
Dress--Ecclesiastical  Search this
Religion--New Testament--Christ  Search this
Emblem--Cross  Search this
Image number:
SSC S0002234
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Photograph Archives
Metropolitan Museum of Art Study Collection of American Sculpture Photographs
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Photograph Archives, Smithsonian American Art Museum
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edanmdm:siris_jul_128951
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Head of Christ (Phillips Brooks Monument) (front view) [sculpture] / (photographed by De Witt Ward)

Artist:
Saint-Gaudens, Augustus 1848-1907  Search this
Photographer:
Ward, De Witt d. 1937  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Topic:
Religion--New Testament--Christ  Search this
Image number:
SSC S0002235
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Photograph Archives
Metropolitan Museum of Art Study Collection of American Sculpture Photographs
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Photograph Archives, Smithsonian American Art Museum
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edanmdm:siris_jul_128952
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Head of Christ (Phillips Brooks Monument) (side view) [sculpture] / (photographed by De Witt Ward)

Artist:
Saint-Gaudens, Augustus 1848-1907  Search this
Photographer:
Ward, De Witt d. 1937  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Topic:
Religion--New Testament--Christ  Search this
Image number:
SSC S0002236
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Photograph Archives
Metropolitan Museum of Art Study Collection of American Sculpture Photographs
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Photograph Archives, Smithsonian American Art Museum
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edanmdm:siris_jul_128953
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