Skip to main content Smithsonian Institution

Search Results

Collections Search Center
50 documents - page 1 of 3

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 Jervis McEntee papers are 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.
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
See more items in:
Jervis McEntee papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-mcenjerv
Online Media:

Thompson, Launt, 1833-1894

Collection Creator:
Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Extent:
2 Photographs
Container:
Box 46
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Photographs
Collection Restrictions:
Open to researchers by appointment. Contact Photograph Archives, Smithsonian American Art Museum by email: sapa@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
The photographs are owned by the Smithsonian American Art Museum and requests for permission to reproduce photographs from the collection must be submitted in writing to the Photograph Archives. Certain works of art, as well as the photographs of those works of art, may be protected by copyright, trademark, privacy or publicity rights, or other interests not owned by the Smithsonian American Art Museum. It is the applicant's responsibility to ascertain whether any such rights exist, and to obtain any other permission necessary to reproduce and publish the image.
Collection Citation:
Metropolitan Museum of Art Study Collection of American Sculpture Photographs, Photograph Archives, Smithsonian American Art Museum.
See more items in:
Metropolitan Museum of Art study collection of American sculpture photographs
Metropolitan Museum of Art study collection of American sculpture photographs / Series 1: Photographs
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Research and Scholars Center
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-saam-photo-met-ref488

Napoleon I, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Thompson, Launt 1833-1894  Search this
Founder:
Ames Manufacturing Company  Search this
Subject:
Bonaparte, Napoleon  Search this
Medium:
Bronze
Type:
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Smithsonian American Art Museum 8th & G Streets, N.W Washington District of Columbia 20560 Accession Number: 1961.2.27
Date:
Modeled ca. 1885. Cast ca. 1866
Topic:
Portrait male  Search this
Occupation--Other--Aristocrat  Search this
Occupation--Military--General  Search this
Dress--Uniform--Military Uniform  Search this
Control number:
IAS 08581871
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_293698

Morse, Samuel F. B. [art work] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Artist:
Thompson, Launt 1833-1894  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Image number:
JUL J0117458
See more items in:
Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_117459

Morse, Samuel F. B. [art work] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Artist:
Thompson, Launt 1833-1894  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Image number:
JUL J0117459
See more items in:
Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_117460

Morse, Samuel F. B. [art work] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Artist:
Thompson, Launt 1833-1894  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Image number:
JUL J0117460
See more items in:
Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_117461

Napoleon I (detail) [sculpture] / (photographer unknown)

Artist:
Thompson, Launt 1833-1894  Search this
Subject:
Bonaparte, Napoleon  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Date:
Modeled ca. 1866
Topic:
Portrait male--Full length  Search this
Occupation--Other--Aristocrat  Search this
Occupation--Military--General  Search this
Dress--Uniform--Military Uniform  Search this
Image number:
SSC S0002337
See more items in:
Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_129054
Online Media:

Napoleon I (front view and side view) [sculpture] / (photographer unknown)

Artist:
Thompson, Launt 1833-1894  Search this
Subject:
Bonaparte, Napoleon  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Date:
Modeled ca. 1866
Topic:
Portrait male--Full length  Search this
Occupation--Other--Aristocrat  Search this
Occupation--Military--General  Search this
Dress--Uniform--Military Uniform  Search this
Image number:
SSC S0002338
See more items in:
Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_129055
Online Media:

Launt Thompson: artist file, [photographs]

Artist:
Thompson, Launt 1833-1894  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Artist files
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Image number:
VFM VF002930
See more items in:
Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_141654

Relief Portrait of James Augustus Suydam, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Thompson, Launt 1833-1894  Search this
Subject:
Suydam, James Augustus  Search this
Medium:
Painted plaster
Type:
Sculptures
Sculptures-Relief
Owner/Location:
National Academy of Design 1083 Fifth Avenue New York New York 10128
Date:
1870
Topic:
Portrait male--Head  Search this
Portrait male--Profile  Search this
Occupation--Art--Painter  Search this
Occupation--Art--Collector  Search this
Control number:
IAS 8F550083
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_469044

Il Penseroso, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Thompson, Launt 1833-1894  Search this
Medium:
Marble
Type:
Sculptures
Sculptures-Relief
Owner/Location:
Conner-Rosenkranz New York New York 10021
Date:
Ca. 1860
Topic:
Literature--Milton--Il Penseroso  Search this
Figure female--Bust  Search this
Control number:
IAS 67390070
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_424877

United States Regulars Monument, (sculpture)

Title:
Regulars Monument, (sculpture)
Sculptor:
Thompson, Launt 1833-1894  Search this
Founder:
Bureau Brothers  Search this
Medium:
Bronze sculpture on a sandstone shaft and granite base
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Administered by United States Department of the Interior National Park Service Washington District of Columbia
Located Stones River National Battlefield 3501 Old Nashville Highway Stones River National Cemetery Murfreesboro Tennessee 37129
Date:
Installed 1882.; Rededicated May 30, 1982
Topic:
History--United States--Civil War  Search this
Occupation--Military--Soldier  Search this
Animal--Bird--Eagle  Search this
Control number:
IAS TN000086
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_311849

Lieutenant General Winfield Scott, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Thompson, Launt 1833-1894  Search this
Founder:
Robert Wood & Company  Search this
Subject:
Scott, Winfield  Search this
Medium:
Sculpture: bronze; Base: granite
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
United States Soldier's and Airmen's Home 2nd & Upshur Streets, N.W Washington District of Columbia 20011
Date:
Installed 1873
Topic:
Portrait male--Full length  Search this
Occupation--Military--Lieutenant General  Search this
Dress--Uniform--Military Uniform  Search this
Object--Weapon--Sword  Search this
Control number:
IAS DC000200
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_324795

Abraham Pierson, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Thompson, Launt 1833-1894  Search this
Founder:
Robert Wood & Company  Search this
Subject:
Pierson, Abraham  Search this
Medium:
Sculpture: bronze; Base: granite
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Administered by Town of Clinton Department of Parks and Recreation 61 East Main Street Clinton Connecticut 06413
Located Adjacent to 363 Main Street Clinton Connecticut
Date:
1874
Topic:
Portrait male--Full length  Search this
Occupation--Education--University President  Search this
Occupation--Religion--Clergy  Search this
Dress--Ecclesiastical  Search this
Dress--Ceremonial--Academic Dress  Search this
Control number:
IAS CT000369
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_336301

Charles Morgan, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Thompson, Launt 1833-1894  Search this
Founder:
Robert Wood & Company  Search this
Subject:
Morgan, Charles  Search this
Medium:
Sculpture: bronze; Base: granite
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Administered by Town of Clinton Department of Parks and Recreation 61 East Main Street Clinton Connecticut
Located Adjacent to 363 Main Street Clinton Connecticut
Date:
1874. Installed 1876
Topic:
Portrait male--Full length  Search this
Occupation--Education  Search this
Occupation--Industry--Shipping  Search this
Control number:
IAS CT000370
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_336302

Dickinson Memorial, (sculpture)

Title:
Dickenson Memorial, (sculpture)
Sculptor:
Thompson, Launt 1833-1894  Search this
Subject:
Dickinson, Daniel Stevens  Search this
Medium:
Medallion: bronze; Base: granite
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures-Gravestone
Sculptures
Place:
New York
Date:
1870
Topic:
Portrait male--Head  Search this
Homage--Dickinson, Lydia Knapp  Search this
Control number:
IAS NY000777
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_337367

Sedgwick Monument, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Thompson, Launt 1833-1894  Search this
Carver:
Edwards, Alexander  Search this
Founder:
Robert Wood & Company  Search this
L. A. Amouroux (Firm)  Search this
Subject:
Sedgwick, John  Search this
Medium:
Sculpture: bronze; Base; concrete
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures-Relief
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Administered by United States Department of the Army Engineering Department West Point New York 10996
Located United States Military Academy Washington Road West Point New York 10996
Date:
1868
Topic:
History--United States--Civil War  Search this
Portrait male--Full length  Search this
Occupation--Military--Major General  Search this
Dress--Uniform--Military Uniform  Search this
State of Being--Evil--War  Search this
Control number:
IAS NY001801
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_344098

Brvt. Lt. Gen. Winfield Scott (1786-1866), (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Thompson, Launt 1833-1894  Search this
Subject:
Scott, Winfield  Search this
Medium:
Bronze
Type:
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Anonymous Collection
Topic:
Portrait male  Search this
Occupation--Military--Lieutenant General  Search this
Control number:
IAS 38470016
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_351338

Daniel Huntington, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Thompson, Launt 1833-1894  Search this
Subject:
Huntington, Daniel  Search this
Medium:
Plaster
Type:
Sculptures-Relief
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
National Academy of Design 1083 Fifth Avenue New York New York 10128
Topic:
Portrait male--Head  Search this
Occupation--Art--Painter  Search this
Control number:
IAS 36270205
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_294397

Samuel F. B. Morse, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Thompson, Launt 1833-1894  Search this
Subject:
Morse, Samuel Finley Breese  Search this
Medium:
Marble
Type:
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
National Academy of Design 1083 Fifth Avenue New York New York 10128
Topic:
Portrait male--Bust  Search this
Occupation--Science--Inventor  Search this
Occupation--Art--Painter  Search this
Control number:
IAS 36270206
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_294398

Modify Your Search







or


Narrow By