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Charles Hopkinson papers

Creator:
Hopkinson, Charles, 1869-1962  Search this
Names:
Shurcliff, Joan Hopkinson  Search this
Shurcliff, William A.  Search this
Extent:
1.4 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sketches
Sketchbooks
Photographs
Date:
1892-1993
Summary:
The papers of Massachusetts portait painter and watercolorist Charles Hopkinson date from 1892 to 1993 and measure 1.4 linear feet. The papers are comprised primarily of 17 sketchbooks and loose sketches. Also found are printed materials and three photographs of Hopkinson, as well as writings about Hopkinson written by his daughter Joan Hopkinson Shurcliff and her husband William Shurcliff.
Also found at the Archives is a small miscellaneous manuscript collection of five letters to Chauncey Stillman from Charles Hopkinson.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of Massachusetts portrait painter and watercolorist Charles Hopkinson date from 1892 to 1993 and measure 1.4 linear feet. The papers are comprised primarily of 17 sketchbooks and loose sketches. Also found are printed materials and three photographs of Hopkinson, as well as writings about Hopkinson written by his daughter Joan Hopkinson Shurcliff and her husband William Shurcliff.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 4 series.

Series 1: Writings and Notes, 1987-1993 (0.2 linear feet; Box 1)

Series 2: Printed Material, 1988-1991 (2 folders; Box 1)

Series 3: Photographs, 1938-1961 (1 folder; Box 1)

Series 4: Sketchbooks and Artwork, 1892-1957 (1.2 linear feet; Box 1-3)
Biographical / Historical:
Portrait and watercolor painter Charles Hopkinson (1869-1962) was active in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Charles Hopkinson was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts to Mary Watson and John Prentiss Hopkinson. He attended his father's school, Hopkinson School and later Harvard University. As a result of summers spent sailing and sketching boats in Northeast Harbor, Maine, he developed a love of art. After drawing cartoons for the Harvard Lampoon, Hopkinson decided to pursue a career as an artist. He studied at the Art Student's League and Académie Julian. Charles Hopkinson was noted for his oil portraits but showed his watercolors with the "Boston Five." He exhibited his works in Boston and New York City.

Hopkinson married fellow art student Angelica Rathbone in 1893. The pair divorced by 1899 while living in France. Afterwards, Hopkinson travelled to Roscoff, Brittany where he produced many watercolor and oil paintings. He returned to Massachusetts and married Elinor Curtis in 1903. Together, they had five daughters, Harriot (Mrs. Alfred Rive), Mary (Mrs. John Heysham Gibbon, Jr. later Mrs. Lovell Thompson), Isabella (Mrs. James Addison Halsted), Elinor (Mrs. James Henderson Barr), and Joan (Mrs. William Asahel Shurcliff).
Separated Materials:
The Archives of American Art also holds microfilm of material lent for microfilming (reels N-68-106, 482, 486, 515, 634-639) including biographical material, family correspondence, writings, business records, printed materials, and 96 sketchbooks. While six of the sketchbooks were later donated, all other loaned materials was returned to the lender and are not described in the collection container inventory.
Provenance:
Portions of the collection were loaned for microfilming between 1969-1973. Charles Hopkinson's daughters and granddaughters, Joan Hopkinson Shurcliff, Harriot Rive, Elinor Barr, Mrs. John M. Clarke and Mrs. James Masek, donated additional material in 1973 and 1992.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. research center. Please contact reference services for more information.
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.
Occupation:
Watercolorists -- Massachusetts  Search this
Portrait painters -- Massachusetts  Search this
Painters -- Massachusetts  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sketches
Sketchbooks
Photographs
Citation:
Charles Hopkinson and Hopkinson family papers, 1892-1993. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.hopkchar
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Charles Hopkinson papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-hopkchar

Charles Hopkinson papers, 1892-1993

Creator:
Hopkinson, Charles, 1869-1962  Search this
Subject:
Shurcliff, Joan Hopkinson  Search this
Shurcliff, William A.  Search this
Type:
Sketches
Sketchbooks
Photographs
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9020
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211209
AAA_collcode_hopkchar
Theme:
Sketches & Sketchbooks
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211209
Online Media:

Bombs at Bikini; the official report of Operation Crossroads, prepared under the direction of the Commander of Joint Task Force One, by W. A. Shurcliff, historian of Joint Task Force One

Author:
United States Joint Task Force One  Search this
Shurcliff, William A  Search this
Physical description:
ix, 212 p. illus., maps. 24 cm
Type:
Electronic resources
Place:
Bikini Atoll (Marshall Islands)
Date:
1947
Topic:
Atomic bomb--Testing  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_204961

Portraits by Charles Hopkinson : an informal catalog / by Joan Hopkinson Shurcliff, William A. Shurcliff

Author:
Shurcliff, Joan Hopkinson  Search this
Shurcliff, William A  Search this
Subject:
Hopkinson, Charles Sydney 1869-1962 Catalogs  Search this
Physical description:
169 leaves : ill. (some col.) ; 28 cm
Type:
Catalogs
Place:
United States
Date:
1991
C1991.]
20th century
Topic:
Portrait painting, American  Search this
Portrait painting--Catalogs  Search this
Call number:
N40.1.H785 S56 1991
N40.1.H785S56 1991
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_405716

Landscape paintings by Charles Hopkinson : an informal catalog / by Joan Hopkinson Shurcliff, William A. Shurcliff

Author:
Shurcliff, Joan Hopkinson  Search this
Shurcliff, William A  Search this
Subject:
Hopkinson, Charles Sydney 1869-1962  Search this
Physical description:
208 p. : ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Biography
Place:
United States
Date:
1991
C1991
Topic:
Landscape painting  Search this
Landscape painters  Search this
Call number:
N40.1.H785 S56l 1991
N40.1.H785S56l 1991
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_406089

Landscape paintings by Charles Hopkinson : an informal catalog / by Joan Hopkinson Shurcliff, William A. Shurcliff

Author:
Shurcliff, Joan Hopkinson  Search this
Shurcliff, William A  Search this
Subject:
Hopkinson, Charles Sydney 1869-1962 Catalogs  Search this
Physical description:
256 p., [5] leaves of plates : ill., col. photos. ; 28 cm
Type:
Catalogs
Place:
United States
Date:
1993
C1993]
20th century
Topic:
Landscape painting, American  Search this
Landscape painting--Catalogs  Search this
Call number:
N40.1.H785 S56l 1993
N40.1.H785S56l 1993
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_440801

Portraits by Charles Hopkinson : an informal catalog / by Joan Hopkinson Shurcliff, William A. Shurcliff

Author:
Shurcliff, Joan Hopkinson  Search this
Shurcliff, William A  Search this
Subject:
Hopkinson, Charles Sydney 1869-1962 Catalogs  Search this
Physical description:
185 leaves : ill. ; 29 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1987
C1987
Call number:
N40.1.H785 S56 1987
N40.1.H785S56 1987
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_381117

Landscape paintings by Charles Hopkinson : an informal catalog / by Joan Hopkinson Shurcliff, William A. Shurcliff

Author:
Shurcliff, Joan Hopkinson  Search this
Shurcliff, William A  Search this
Subject:
Hopkinson, Charles Sydney 1869-1962  Search this
Physical description:
v, 148 leaves : ill. (some col.) ; 30 cm
Type:
Biography
Place:
United States
Date:
1988
C1988
Topic:
Landscape painting  Search this
Landscape painters  Search this
Call number:
N40.1.H785 S561988
N40.1.H785 S561988
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_381121

Portraits by Charles Hopkinson : an informal catalog / by Joan Hopkinson Shurcliff, William A. Shurcliff

Author:
Shurcliff, Joan Hopkinson  Search this
Shurcliff, William A  Search this
Subject:
Hopkinson, Charles Sydney 1869-1962 Catalogs  Search this
Physical description:
148 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 28 cm
Type:
Catalogs
Place:
United States
Date:
1988
1988]
20th century
Topic:
Portrait painting, American  Search this
Portrait painting--Catalogs  Search this
Call number:
N40.1.H785 S56 1988
N40.1.H785S56 1988
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_381182

New inventions in low cost solar heating : 100 daring schemes tried and untried / William A. Shurcliff

Author:
Shurcliff, William A  Search this
Physical description:
xiii, 293 p. : ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1979
C1979
Topic:
Solar heating  Search this
Inventions  Search this
Call number:
TH7413 .S475X
TH7413.S475X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_119706

Polarized light; production and use

Author:
Shurcliff, William A  Search this
Physical description:
207 p. illus. 25 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1962
Topic:
Polarization (Light)  Search this
Call number:
QC441 .S5
QC441 .S56
QC441.S5
QC441.S56
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_27335

S/S/T and sonic boom handbook [by] William A. Shurcliff

Author:
Shurcliff, William A  Search this
Physical description:
153 p. illus., map. 18 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1970
[1970]
Topic:
Supersonic transport planes  Search this
Sonic boom  Search this
Call number:
TL685.7 .S56 1970
TL685.7.S56 1970
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_9632

Bombs at Bikini: The Official Report of Operation Crossroads

Author:
Shurcliff, William A  Search this
Date:
1942
Topic:
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Nuclear weapons--Testing  Search this
Publisher:
New York W. H. Wise
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_3514

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