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Jervis McEntee papers

Creator:
McEntee, Jervis, 1828-1891  Search this
Names:
Century Association (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
National Academy of Design (U.S.)  Search this
Anthony, A. V. S. (Andrew Varick Stout), 1835-1906  Search this
Baker, George Augustus, 1821-1880  Search this
Bellows, Henry W. (Henry Whitney), 1814-1882  Search this
Boardman, Andrew  Search this
Booth, Edwin, 1833-1893  Search this
Boughton, George Henry, 1834-1905  Search this
Butler, Benjamin F., 1830-1884  Search this
Casilear, John William, 1811-1893  Search this
Chapin, E. H. (Edwin Hubbell), 1814-1880  Search this
Church, Frederic Edwin, 1826-1900  Search this
Church, Isabel  Search this
Cropsey, Jasper Francis, 1823-1900  Search this
DeForest, H. G.  Search this
Derrenbacher, John  Search this
Donoho, J. R., Mrs  Search this
Gifford, Sanford Robinson, 1823-1880  Search this
Gray, Henry Peters, 1819-1877  Search this
Hart, William McDougal, 1823-1894  Search this
Hicks, Thomas, 1823-1890  Search this
Hubbard, Richard William, 1816-1888  Search this
Huntington, Daniel, 1816-1906  Search this
Husted, James W.  Search this
Inness, George, 1825-1894  Search this
Johnson, Eastman, 1824-1906  Search this
Jourmans, E. L., Mrs  Search this
Kensett, John Frederick, 1816-1872  Search this
Lang, Louis, 1814-1893  Search this
McEntee, James S.  Search this
Meeks, Louisa B.  Search this
Palmer, Erastus Dow, 1817-1904  Search this
Sawyer, C. M.  Search this
Shumway, Henry Colton, 1807-1884  Search this
Stoddard, Richard Henry, 1825-1903  Search this
Stone, William O. (William Oliver), 1830-1875  Search this
Stribling, C. K.  Search this
Sykes, Charles W.  Search this
Thompson, Launt, 1833-1894  Search this
Vaux, Calvert, 1824-1895  Search this
Von Glumer, Francisca  Search this
Ward, John Quincy Adams, 1830-1910  Search this
Weir, John F. (John Ferguson), 1841-1926  Search this
Whittredge, Worthington, 1820-1910  Search this
Wickes, E. T.  Search this
Youmans, Kate  Search this
Zarnnhus, E. L.  Search this
Extent:
1.6 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Diaries
Sketches
Place:
Lake George (N.Y.) -- Pictorial works
Lake Champlain (N.Y.) -- Pictorial works
Adirondack Mountains (N.Y.)
Date:
1796
1848-1905
Summary:
The papers of Hudson River School painter Jervis McEntee measure 1.6 linear feet and date from 1796 and 1848 to 1905. Letters from close friends and family members to McEntee include many from his mentor Frederic Edwin Church, and fellow artists Samuel Putnam Avery, George Henry Boughton, Sanford Gifford, Richard Henry, Eastman Johnson, Elizabeth B. Stoddard, John Ferguson Weir, Worthington Whittredge, and others. Papers relating to the McEntee family include obituaries, a family genealogy, and letters from and regarding family members. There are also papers relating to the Vaux family (McEntee's brother-in-law's family) and American architect and landscape artist Calvert Vaux, who designed a studio for McEntee. Of special significance are five volumes of diaries dating from 1872 through 1890 which provide a detailed depiction of the American art world in the 1870s and 1880s.
Scope and Content Note:
The papers of Hudson River School painter Jervis McEntee measure 1.6 linear feet and date from 1796 and 1850 to 1905. Letters from close friends and family members to McEntee include many from his mentor Frederic Edwin Church, and fellow artists Samuel Putnam Avery, George Henry Boughton, Sanford Gifford, Richard Henry, Eastman Johnson, Elizabeth B. Stoddard, John Ferguson Weir, Worthington Whittredge, and others. Papers relating to the McEntee family include obituaries, a family genealogy, and letters from and regarding family members. There are also papers relating to the Vaux family (McEntee's brother-in-law's family) and American architect and landscape artist Calvert Vaux, who designed a studio for McEntee. Of special significance are five volumes of diaries dating from 1872 through 1890 which provide a detailed depiction of the American art world in the 1870s and 1880s.
Arrangement:
The Jervis McEntee papers have been arranged into five series, based on material type.

Series 1: Letters, 1850-1905, undated (Box 1; 0.2 linear feet)

Series 2: Vaux Family Letters and Correspondence, 1850-1890, undated (Box 1; 0.2 linear feet)

Series 3: Third Party Letters, 1861-1873, undated (Box 2; 0.1 linear feet)

Series 4: Miscellany, 1796, 1848-1895, undated (Box 2; 0.1 linear feet)

Series 5: Diaries, 1872-1890 (Box 3-4; 0.6 linear feet)
Biographical Note:
Jervis McEntee was born in Rondout, New York, July 14, 1828. He had early literary and artistic aspirations and studied under Frederic E. Church, who had himself studied under the Hudson River School master, Thomas Cole. McEntee was to maintain a close relationship with Church for the rest of his life. After an unsuccessful stint as a businessman, McEntee settled in New York in 1857 as one of the charter residents of Richard Morris Hunt's Tenth Street Studio Building. Since many of the other occupants were either bachelors or commuters, and since Mrs. McEntee was a lively, sympathetic hostess, the couple became the center of a spontaneous salon frequented by some of the best-known artists, writers, and actors of the time. After his wife died in 1878, McEntee stayed on, an increasingly neglected widower until his death in 1891.

McEntee was identified with the Hudson River School and an accomplished and sensitive painter of autumnal landscapes. He wrote in 1874, "Perhaps what would mark my work among that of my brother artists is a preference for the soberer phases Nature, the gray days of November and its leafless trees." McEntee stood at the center of the interlocking directorate formed by the National Academy of Design, the Century Club, and the Tenth Street Studio Building. In the latter part of the 19th century, these formed a supreme art establishment whose membership was composed of the old guard American artists, such as McEntee's close friends Eastman Johnson, Sanford Gifford, John Ferguson Weir, Worthington Whittredge, and Church, who were fighting an ultimately futile battle against the encroachment of European influences among both artists and collectors.
Separated Material:
The Archives of American Art also holds material lent for microfilming (reel D9) including a diary dated June 12, 1851-August 17, 1851. This material was returned to the Adirondack Museum in Blue Mountain Lake, New York and is not described in the collection container inventory.
Provenance:
The Adirondack Museum lent one diary for microfilming in 1964. The rest of the collection was acquired from several donors between 1959 and 1997. The noted collector Charles E. Feinberg donated letters in 1959 and, Mrs. Helen S. McEntee, who married the nephew of Jervis McEntee, donated the five volumes of diaries in 1964. William Gaffken, director of the insurance company that acquired the McEntee family insurance business, donated the remaining papers in 1997.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires and appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
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:
Artists -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Landscape painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Hudson River school of landscape painting  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Art, Modern -- 19th century -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Artists' studios  Search this
Bull Run (Va.), 1st Battle, 1861  Search this
Genre/Form:
Diaries
Sketches
Citation:
Jervis McEntee papers, 1796, 1848-1905. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.mcenjerv
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-mcenjerv
Online Media:

Eliza Ann Hall, (painting)

Painter:
Shumway, Henry Colton 1807-1884  Search this
Subject:
Sayer, Lewis Albert, Mrs. (Eliza Ann Hall)  Search this
Medium:
Watercolor on ivory
Type:
Paintings
Paintings-Miniature
Owner/Location:
Cincinnati Art Museum Eden Park Cincinnati Ohio 45202-1596 Accession Number: 1991.431
Date:
Ca. 1840-1845
Topic:
Portrait female--Bust  Search this
Control number:
IAP 40800742
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_423641

Lewis Albert Sayre, (painting)

Painter:
Shumway, Henry Colton 1807-1884  Search this
Subject:
Sayer, Lewis Albert  Search this
Medium:
Watercolor on ivory
Type:
Paintings
Paintings-Miniature
Owner/Location:
Cincinnati Art Museum Eden Park Cincinnati Ohio 45202-1596 Accession Number: 1991.430
Date:
Ca. 1845
Topic:
Portrait male--Bust  Search this
Control number:
IAP 40800744
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_423643

William Boerum (1796-1842),, (painting)

Painter:
Shumway, Henry Colton 1807-1884  Search this
Subject:
Boerum, William  Search this
Medium:
Watercolor on ivory
Type:
Paintings
Paintings-Miniature
Owner/Location:
Metropolitan Museum of Art 5th Avenue at 82nd Street New York New York 10028 Accession Number: 2006.235.48
Date:
Ca. 1835
Topic:
Portrait male--Bust  Search this
Occupation--Military--Navy  Search this
Dress--Uniform--Military Uniform  Search this
Control number:
IAP 36121808
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_431107

Mrs. Samuel Russell (Frances Ann Osborne) (1789-1862), (painting)

Painter:
Shumway, Henry Colton 1807-1884  Search this
Subject:
Russell, Samuel, Mrs. (Frances Ann Osborne)  Search this
Medium:
Watercolor on ivory
Type:
Paintings
Paintings-Miniature
Owner/Location:
Metropolitan Museum of Art 5th Avenue at 82nd Street New York New York 10028 Accession Number: 2006.235.186
Date:
Ca. 1840-1845
Topic:
Portrait female--Bust  Search this
Control number:
IAP 36121809
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_431108

Powell MacRae, (painting)

Painter:
Shumway, Henry Colton 1807-1884  Search this
Subject:
MacRae, Powell  Search this
Medium:
Watercolor on ivory
Type:
Paintings
Paintings-Miniature
Owner/Location:
Metropolitan Museum of Art 5th Avenue at 82nd Street New York New York 10028 Accession Number: 63.182.2
Date:
Ca. 1840-1845
Topic:
Portrait male--Bust  Search this
Control number:
IAP 36121810
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_431109

Catherine Augusta Wilmerding, (painting)

Painter:
Shumway, Henry Colton 1807-1884  Search this
Subject:
Wilmerding, Catherine Augusta  Search this
Medium:
Watercolor on ivory
Type:
Paintings
Paintings-Miniature
Owner/Location:
Metropolitan Museum of Art 5th Avenue at 82nd Street New York New York 10028 Accession Number: 2007.437
Date:
1843
Topic:
Portrait female--Bust  Search this
Control number:
IAP 36121811
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_431110

Portrait of a Baby, (painting)

Painter:
Shumway, Henry Colton 1807-1884  Search this
Subject:
Unidentified  Search this
Medium:
Watercolor on ivory
Type:
Paintings-Miniature
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Metropolitan Museum of Art 5th Avenue at 82nd Street New York New York 10028 Accession Number: 1984.116.2
Date:
1833
Topic:
Portrait--Child  Search this
Control number:
IAP 36121334
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_362439

William Augustus Muhlenberg, (painting)

Painter:
Shumway, Henry Colton 1807-1884  Search this
Subject:
Muhlenberg, William Augustus  Search this
Medium:
Watercolor on ivory
Type:
Paintings-Miniature
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Metropolitan Museum of Art 5th Avenue at 82nd Street New York New York 10028 Accession Number: 52.98
Date:
1830-1870
Topic:
Portrait male  Search this
Control number:
IAP 36121335
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_362440

Harriet Aymar, (painting)

Painter:
Shumway, Henry Colton 1807-1884  Search this
Subject:
Aymar, Harriet  Search this
Medium:
Watercolor
Type:
Paintings-Miniature
Paintings
Owner/Location:
A. Jay Fink Foundation Baltimore Maryland
Topic:
Portrait female  Search this
Control number:
IAP 81740018
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_216092

James Morris, (painting)

Painter:
Shumway, Henry Colton 1807-1884  Search this
Subject:
Morris, James  Search this
Medium:
Watercolor on ivory
Type:
Paintings-Miniature
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Smithsonian American Art Museum 8th & G Streets, N.W Washington District of Columbia 20560 Accession Number: 1963.9.6
Date:
Ca. 1845
Topic:
Portrait male  Search this
Control number:
IAP 08581550
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_250244

Mrs. James Morris, (painting)

Painter:
Shumway, Henry Colton 1807-1884  Search this
Subject:
Morris, James, Mrs  Search this
Medium:
Watercolor on ivory
Type:
Paintings-Miniature
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Smithsonian American Art Museum 8th & G Streets, N.W Washington District of Columbia 20560 Accession Number: 1963.9.7
Date:
Ca. 1845
Topic:
Portrait female  Search this
Control number:
IAP 08581551
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_250245

Mrs. Benjamin Silliman, (painting)

Painter:
Shumway, Henry Colton 1807-1884  Search this
Subject:
Silliman, Banjamin, Mrs  Search this
Medium:
Watercolor on ivory
Type:
Paintings-Miniature
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Smithsonian American Art Museum 8th & G Streets, N.W Washington District of Columbia 20560 Accession Number: 1956.3.1
Date:
Ca. 1835
Topic:
Portrait female  Search this
Control number:
IAP 08581552
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_250246

Samuel D. Hubbard (1799-1855), (painting)

Painter:
Shumway, Henry Colton 1807-1884  Search this
Subject:
Hubbard, Samuel D  Search this
Medium:
Watercolor
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Middlesex County Historical Society 151 Main Street Middletown Connecticut 06457
Date:
1849
Topic:
Portrait male  Search this
Control number:
IAP 07030012
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_283931

Elihu William Nathan Starr (1812-91), (painting)

Painter:
Shumway, Henry Colton 1807-1884  Search this
Subject:
Starr, Elihu William Nathan  Search this
Medium:
Watercolor
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Middlesex County Historical Society 151 Main Street Middletown Connecticut 06457
Date:
1844
Topic:
Portrait male  Search this
Control number:
IAP 07030013
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_283932

George Woolsey (1772-1840), (painting)

Painter:
Shumway, Henry Colton 1807-1884  Search this
Subject:
Woolsey, George  Search this
Type:
Paintings
Topic:
Portrait male  Search this
Control number:
IAP 70580508
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_129896

Timothy, Samuel, or William Pitkin ?, (painting)

Painter:
Shumway, Henry Colton 1807-1884  Search this
Subject:
Pitkin, Timothy  Search this
Medium:
Oil
Type:
Paintings
Topic:
Portrait male  Search this
Control number:
IAP 72090401
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_159110

Portrait of a Man, (painting)

Painter:
Shumway, Henry Colton 1807-1884  Search this
Subject:
Unidentified  Search this
Type:
Paintings-Miniature
Paintings
Topic:
Portrait male--Bust  Search this
Control number:
IAP 72090648
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_159354

Young Man, (painting)

Painter:
Shumway, Henry Colton 1807-1884  Search this
Subject:
Unidentified  Search this
Type:
Paintings
Topic:
Portrait male--Bust  Search this
Control number:
IAP 72090649
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_159355

James Manning Taylor (1810-80), (painting)

Painter:
Shumway, Henry Colton 1807-1884  Search this
Subject:
Taylor, James Manning  Search this
Type:
Paintings-Miniature
Paintings
Topic:
Portrait male--Bust  Search this
Control number:
IAP 82010450
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_195007

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