Correspondence, printed material, and photographs relating to Rosenthal's work, primarily as a portrait painter and collector of American art and artists' papers. Some material pertains to Rosenthal's father, the engraver Max Rosenthal.
Included are: biographical notes and articles by and about Rosenthal and his father, Max; writings by Albert about his father; and reproductions of Albert's work.
Rosenthal's research material on early American art consists of articles on artists, notes about portrait painters, typescript copies of letters of or about early American artists, among them Rembrandt Peale, G.P.A. Healy, and John Rampage, several original letters, including 5 from John Quincy Adams Ward to various people, and one from Ben Silliman to Asher B. Durand, and an engraved copy of a letter from Ben Franklin to Mr. Strahan, July 5, 1775.
Other material includes files on Rosenthal's portraits of French officers who served in the American Revolution; Gilbert Stuart's (George) Washington portraits, 1922-1923; the Rodin Museum in Philadelphia (includes correspondence with Jules Mastbaum, the founder of the museum, and others, 1925-1932); Jean Antoine Houdon's busts of Washington and Lafayette, 1925-1932; Harry T. Peters' book "America on Stone", 1931; and on "Rosen-Thal," Albert's home that was originally the Huffinagle mansion in Buck's County, Pa.
There is voluminous business and other correspondence, 1860-1940, relating to Max, Louis, and Albert Rosenthal's work and to Albert's portraits of Supreme Court Justices. Among the diverse group of correspondents are: Samuel Putnam Avery, William Hunt Diederich, Charles Henry Hart, Sakakichi Hartmann, Oliver Wendell Holmes, A. Mitchell Palmer, Alfred Stieglitz, William Howard Taft, and J. Alden Weir.
Photographs are of Rosenthal's work and of unidentified portraits possibly by Rosenthal; reproductions of European paintings, miniatures, sculptures; and miscellaneous portraits by various artists.
Unmicrofilmed material (0.4 feet) consists of miscellaneous photographs and reproductions.
Biographical / Historical:
Albert Rosenthal (1863-1939) was a portrait painter, printmaker, writer, and collector in Philadelphia, Pa. Rosenthal was a student of his father, engraver Max Rosenthal, and later published a book about him. He is also known for his portraits of Supreme Court Justices, and his collection of American drawings, which he donated to the Free Library of Philadelphia in 1927.
Donated by Albert Duveen, 1959. Duveen collected American artists' and art related papers with the intention of forming an American artists reference facility. He purchased at least some of Rosenthal's papers and much correspondence from the Albert Rosenthal Estate, and subsequently gave them to AAA upon its formation.
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
On the connection between geology and the Pentateuch in a letter to Professor Silliman from Thomas Cooper, M.D. ; to which is added the defence of Dr. Cooper before the trustees of the South Carolina College
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Life of Benjamin Silliman, M.D., LL.D., late professor of chemistry, mineralogy, and geology in Yale college. Chiefly from his manuscript reminiscences, diaries, and correspondence. by George P. Fisher
Electro-magnetism : history of Davenport's invention of the application of electro-magnetism to machinery : with remarks on the same from the American journal of science and arts / by Professor Silliman ; also, extracts from other public journals, and information on electricity, galvanism, electro-magnetism, &c. by Mrs. Somerville
Objections to the nomenclature of the celebrated Berzelius, with suggestions respecting a substitute, in a letter to Professor Silliman: first published in 1834, and republished in Silliman's journal for 1835, vol. XXVII. By Robert Hare ... Also a letter from the distinguished Swedish chemist abovementioned, in reply; with a concluding examination of the suggestions in that letter, by the author o...
Electro-magnetism : a brief essay or informal lecture on electro-magnetism with a full description of models of Davenport's machines, as now exhibited in New York; and at the Masonic Hall, Philadelphia : with an extract from the American journal of science by Professor Silliman : also, other interesting matter on this subject / compiled by C. Griglietta ...
Some encomiums upon the excellent treatise of chemistry, by Berzelius : also, objections to his nomenclature, and suggestions respecting a substitute, deemed preferable, in a letter to Professor Silliman / by Robert Hare, M.D
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Scriptores septentrionales rerum ante-Columbianarum in America
Samling af de i nordens oldskrifter indeholdte efterretninger om de gamle Nordboers opdagelsesreiser til America fra det 10de til det 14de aarhundrede
Conversations on chemistry : in which the elements of that science are familiarly explained and illustrated by experiments and plates : To which are added, some late discoveries on the subject of the fixed alkalies / by H. Davy ... ; A description and plate of the pneumatic cistern of Yale College and a short account of artificial mineral waters in the United States ; with an appendix, consisting ...
An introduction to geology : comprising the elements of the science in its present advanced state, and all the recent discoveries : with an outline of the geology of England and Wales / by Robert Bakewell