Volume presented to W. Moylan Lansdale, historian of the Philadelphia Sketch Club, containing 32 original drawings and prints by members of the Philadelphia Sketch Club, illustrating Daniel L. Dawson's text, "Seeker in the Marshes." The illustrations, in order of appearance, are signed: Frederic B. Schell, Walter M. Dunk, Frederick L. Pitts, Bernhard Uhle, J. B. Blaike, Charles H. Stephens, Joseph Neely, Jr., W. C. Noll, Thomas Anshutz, Covington Few Seiss, Max Stern, _ Day (possibly Joseph R. Day, Frank M. Day, or Arthur Day), Carl Dietz, Ludwig. E. Faber, Birdsall D. Paine, Frank F. English, Henry T. Cariss, R.E. Lummis, F. B. or possibly E. B. (possibly Edmund B. Bensell or Franklin Dullin Biscoe), Peter Moran, F. Cresson Schell, William A. Porter, W. J. Clark Jr., John C. Hensel, J. Madison Taylor, Henry R. Poore, Aubrey Huston, and William J. Thomson.
Publication, Distribution, Etc. (Imprint):
Philadelphia, Pa.: Philadelphia Sketch Club, 1889
Lent for microfilming 2002 by Christine Rendell, who received it from her aunt by marriage, Mrs. Elizabeth Jones. Jones was Lansdale's grandaughter. Jones received the volume from her mother, Lansdale's daughter, Maria Lansdale.
Letters received, mainly from artists, Sept. 27, 1885-June 3, 1936, and undated, about works of art, invitations, exhibitions, art, travels and other art related subjects.
The letters are from: F.R.S. Balfour, Belfer?, Salvatore F. Bilotti, Carle Joan Blenner, Adolphe Borie, Frederick Andrew Bosley, Lewis D. Brandeis, Hugh Henry Breckenridge, Benjamin Nathan Cardozo, Walter Clark, William Anderson Coffin, Timothy Cole, Morgan Colt, Thomas H. Grattan Esmonds, William Bailey Faxon, D. Newlin Fell, John S.H. Fogg, Paul Leicester Ford, Charles Allan Grafly, Simon Gratz (13 letters), Sadakichi Hartmann, Jean A.A.J. Jusserand, Burton Alva Konkle, Hermann Dudley Murphy, New York Etching Club, William Ordway Partidge, William McGregor Paxton, Samuel Pennypacker (22 letters), M. Elizabeth Price, Edward Willis Redfield, Fred T. Richards, Henry R. Rittenberg, Alexander Charles Robinson, S. M. Rosenbach,
Chauncey Foster Ryder, Leopold G. Seyffert, John Simon, William H. Staake, Abby Weld Stevens, Mayer Sulzberger (14 letters), Henry Ossawa Tanner, Bernhard Uhle, Devitt Welsh, Anne Hollingsworth Wharton, and Frederick Ballard Williams. Also included are a letter from Rosenthal to S.T. Lowrie, a letter from J.W. Dunsmore to H.B. Snell, regarding hanging Rosenthal's portrait of Snell at the Salmagundi Club, and a notice of a sale of etchings by Robert Morris, 1899.
Biographical / Historical:
Painter, portrait painter, lithographer, art collector; New Hope, Pa.
Microfilmed by the Historical Society of Pennsylvania for the Archives of American Art, 1955.
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.