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Henry Kirke Brown papers

Creator:
Brown, Henry Kirke, 1814-1886  Search this
Names:
United States.. Art Commission  Search this
Bush-Brown, Henry Kirke, 1857-1935  Search this
Catlin, George, 1796-1872  Search this
Fuller, George, 1822-1884  Search this
Gifford, Sanford Robinson, 1823-1880  Search this
Lambdin, James Reid, 1807-1889  Search this
Lang, Louis, 1814-1893  Search this
Palmer, Erastus Dow, 1817-1904  Search this
Powers, Hiram, 1805-1873  Search this
Stone, Horatio, 1808-1875  Search this
Udall, Lydia Louise  Search this
Extent:
1 Linear foot
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Place:
Italy -- description and travel
Date:
1836-1893
Summary:
The papers of sculptor and portrait painter Henry Kirke Brown measure 1 linear feet and date from 1836 to 1893. The collection includes Brown's correspondence with his wife, Lydia Louise Udall, his nephew, Henry Kirke Bush-Brown, and other family members. Also included are letters from artists George Catlin, George Fuller, Sanford R. Gifford, James Reid Lambdin, Louis Lang, Erastus Dow Palmer, Hiram Powers, Horatio Stone, and others; five news clippings; and miscellaneous notes.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of sculptor and portrait painter Henry Kirke Brown measure 1 linear feet and date from 1836 to 1893. The collection includes Brown's correspondence with his wife, Lydia Louise Udall, his nephew, Henry Kirke Bush-Brown, and other family members. Also included are letters from artists George Catlin, George Fuller, Sanford R. Gifford, James Reid Lambdin, Louis Lang, Erastus Dow Palmer, Hiram Powers, Horatio Stone, and others; five news clippings; and miscellaneous notes.

Brown's lengthy letters to his wife reveal his devotion to her and the conflict he felt between his art and his personal life. He discusses his work, including progress on his statue of George Washington, located in Union Square, New York City. Letters to his family from Rome and Florence allude to his awe of Italy's monuments. Also included are letters from Washington, D.C. during Brown's tenure as a member of the U.S. Art Commission in the 1860s.
Arrangement:
Due to the small size of this collection the papers are arranged as one series.
Biographical / Historical:
Henry Kirke Brown (1814-1886) was an American sculptor and portrait painter born in Leyden, Massachusetts and died in Newburgh, New York.
Provenance:
The Henry Kirke Brown papers were donated to the Archives of American in 1981 by Dorothy Young, who acquired the papers from her husband, an art dealer.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Occupation:
Portrait painters -- Massachusetts  Search this
Sculptors -- Massachusetts  Search this
Topic:
Sculpture, Modern--19th century  Search this
Citation:
Henry Kirke Brown papers, 1836-1893. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.browhenr
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw97620639e-9667-4db2-9d02-f9bf49e07e1e
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-browhenr

Philosophy Vase, (sculpture)

Title:
Federal Vase: Philosophy, (sculpture)
Sculptor:
Stone, Horatio 1808-1875  Search this
Founder:
Robert Wood & Company  Search this
Subject:
Homer  Search this
Aristides  Search this
Anaxagoras  Search this
Phidias  Search this
Socrates  Search this
Medium:
Bronze
Type:
Sculptures
Date:
Commissioned 1870
Topic:
Mythology--Classical--Prometheus  Search this
Mythology--Classical--Orpheus  Search this
Portrait male  Search this
Allegory--Arts & Sciences--Philosophy  Search this
Religion--New Testament--Christ  Search this
Control number:
IAS 76007957
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_18734

Invention Vase, (sculpture)

Title:
Federal Vase: Invention, (sculpture)
Sculptor:
Stone, Horatio 1808-1875  Search this
Founder:
Robert Wood & Company  Search this
Subject:
Franklin, Benjamin  Search this
Fulton, Robert  Search this
Morse, Samuel Finley Breese  Search this
Medium:
Bronze
Type:
Sculptures
Date:
Commissioned 1870
Topic:
Mythology--Classical--Minerva  Search this
Portrait male  Search this
Portrait male--Knee length  Search this
Occupation--Science--Inventor  Search this
Control number:
IAS 76007958
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_18735

Roger Brooke Taney, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Stone, Horatio 1808-1875  Search this
Subject:
Taney, Roger Brooke  Search this
Medium:
Bronze
Type:
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Smithsonian Institution National Portrait Gallery 8th & F Streets, N.W Washington District of Columbia 20560 Accession Number: NPG.77.13
Date:
Cast after 1853 original
Topic:
Portrait male--Bust  Search this
Occupation--Law--Chief Justice  Search this
Control number:
IAS 08650156
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_291471

Republic Vase, (sculpture)

Title:
Federal Vase: Republic, (sculpture)
Sculptor:
Stone, Horatio 1808-1875  Search this
Founder:
Robert Wood & Company  Search this
Subject:
Washington, George  Search this
Marshall, John  Search this
Grant, Ulysses S  Search this
Lincoln, Abraham  Search this
Farragut, David Glasgow  Search this
Medium:
Bronze
Type:
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Administered by Galleries of the Claremont Colleges 333 College Way Claremont California 91711-6344 Accession Number: POO.273
Located at Pomona College Montgomery Art Gallery Claremont California 91711-6344
Date:
Ca. 1868-71
Topic:
Portrait male  Search this
Allegory--Civic--Peace  Search this
Allegory--Quality--Wealth  Search this
Allegory--Other--Progress  Search this
History--United States  Search this
Occupation--Political--President  Search this
Occupation--Law--Chief Justice  Search this
Ceremony--Civic--Inauguration  Search this
Control number:
IAS 02240016
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_30048

John Hancock, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Stone, Horatio 1808-1875  Search this
Subject:
Hancock, John  Search this
Medium:
Marble
Type:
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Administered by United States Senate Washington District of Columbia 20510 Accession Number: 21.00009
Located United States Capitol Washington District of Columbia 20201
Date:
1861
Topic:
Portrait male--Full length  Search this
Occupation--Political--Statesman  Search this
Occupation--Political--Governor  Search this
Control number:
IAS 75002409
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_4814

Medallion of Colonel Francis Washburn, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Stone, Horatio 1808-1875  Search this
Subject:
Washburn, Francis  Search this
Medium:
Marble
Type:
Sculptures-Medallion
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Harvard University Harvard University Portrait Collection Cambridge Massachusetts 02138 Accession Number: S22
Date:
1869
Topic:
Portrait male  Search this
Occupation--Military--Colonel  Search this
Control number:
IAS 77000474
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_10585

Edward Dickinson Baker, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Stone, Horatio 1808-1875  Search this
Subject:
Baker, Edward Dickinson  Search this
Medium:
Marble
Type:
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
United States Capitol Rotunda Washington District of Columbia 20201
Date:
Ca. 1872
Topic:
Portrait male--Full length  Search this
Occupation--Political--Senator  Search this
Occupation--Political--Congressman  Search this
Occupation--Military--Major General  Search this
Control number:
IAS 75002405
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_4810

Alexander Hamilton, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Stone, Horatio 1808-1875  Search this
Subject:
Hamilton, Alexander  Search this
Medium:
Marble
Type:
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
United States Capitol Rotunda Washington District of Columbia 20201
Date:
1868.; Dedicated 1868
Topic:
Portrait male--Full length  Search this
Occupation--Political--Statesman  Search this
Occupation--Writer--Author  Search this
Occupation--Education--Orator  Search this
Occupation--Military--General  Search this
Occupation--Law--Lawyer  Search this
Control number:
IAS 75002408
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_4813

Gen. Edward Dickinson Baker, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Stone, Horatio 1808-1875  Search this
Subject:
Baker, Edward Dickinson  Search this
Medium:
Marble
Type:
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Corcoran Gallery of Art 500 17th Street, N.W Washington District of Columbia 20006
Topic:
Portrait male  Search this
Occupation--Military--General  Search this
Occupation--Political--Senator  Search this
Control number:
IAS 75002704
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_5072

Frederick P. Stanton, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Stone, Horatio 1808-1875  Search this
Subject:
Stanton, Frederick P  Search this
Medium:
Marble
Type:
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Kansas State Historical Society 10th & Jackson Streets Topeka Kansas 66612
Topic:
Portrait male--Bust  Search this
Occupation--Political--Governor  Search this
Control number:
IAS 75004983
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_9186

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