Skip to main content Smithsonian Institution

Search Results

Collections Search Center
20 documents - page 1 of 1

Patience Lovell Wright

Attribution:
Robert Edge Pine, c. 1730 - 1788  Search this
Former attribution:
John Hoppner, 1758 - 1810  Search this
Sitter:
Patience Lovell Wright, 1725 - 23 Mar 1786  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
Sight: 125.7 x 100.2cm (49 1/2 x 39 7/16")
Frame: 147 x 121 x 7.9cm (57 7/8 x 47 5/8 x 3 1/8")
Type:
Painting
Date:
c. 1782
Topic:
Patience Lovell Wright: Female  Search this
Patience Lovell Wright: Visual Arts\Artist\Sculptor  Search this
Patience Lovell Wright: Military\Spy  Search this
Patience Lovell Wright: Visual Arts\Artist\Sculptor\Wax Modeler  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
NPG.86.168
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
See more items in:
National Portrait Gallery Collection
Exhibition:
2022 Rehang of Out of Many: Portraits from 1600 to 1900
On View:
NPG, East Gallery 140
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm45c2adba4-54fc-4c80-8706-8514e7c169e7
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.86.168

Oral history interview with William Underhill

Interviewee:
Underhill, William, 1933-  Search this
Interviewer:
Carney, Margaret, 1949-  Search this
Creator:
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Names:
Alfred University -- Faculty  Search this
Lee Nordness Galleries  Search this
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Voulkos, Peter, 1924-2002  Search this
Extent:
41 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
2002 June 8
Scope and Contents:
An interview of William Underhill conducted 2002 June 8, by Margaret Carney, for the Archives of American Art's Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America, in Wellsville, N.Y.
Underhill speaks of being born in Berkeley, California, to parents who were art teachers; the differences between the West Coast Bay Area arts and crafts movement and that of the east coast; attending California College of Arts & Crafts for two years and then transferring to the University of California at Berkeley, in 1953, to enter the architecture program; building a dome out of aluminum for the city of Oakland's parks department with other students during the summer of 1956; being drafted into the Army in 1957; working for the U.S. Army headquarters in Germany as a draftsman; prominent and influential craft artists that he knew; marrying Linn Baldwin [Underhill], a fellow classmate, in 1957, and starting a family; re-entering UC Berkeley, finishing his B.A. degree in 1960 and completing his M.A. in 1961; his studies with Peter Voulkos; making bronze bowls, which led to his idea of casting wax, modeling wax fabrication, using sheet wax, and making textured sculpture and geometric shapes; having one of his bowl pieces in the Museum of Contemporary Crafts; the Oakland Museum buying a piece of his work; his teaching position at Highlands University in Las Vegas, N.M.; being in the "Young Americans" exhibit and receiving the "Best of Show" award in 1962; most teachers trying to "emulate" the style of Peter Voulkos; moving to New York; showing at the Blumenfeld Gallery; sharing a studio next to the Clay Arts Center in Port Chester, N.Y.; building a foundry and a melting facility; teaching part-time at a community adult art center in White Plains, N.Y.; his financial difficulties; teaching part-time at Pratt Institute in 1965; J. Gordon Lippincott, of the industrial firm Lippincott and Margolies, commissioning him to do large scale steel sculptures for major corporations; working as a draftsman in an architect's office in New York City to pay for rent and groceries in 1966; teaching a summer session at Columbia's Teacher's College; teaching full-time as an instructor at New York University in 1967; teaching a workshop at Alfred University, in 1963; interviewing for a teaching position at Alfred at the College Art Association meeting, in Boston, in 1968; moving in the summer of 1969 to Alfred to teach; his counter-culture lifestyle and consequent decrease in his artistic production; showing at the Lee Nordness Gallery in the 1960s; exhibiting at the Perimeter Gallery, Helen Drutt Gallery, Twining Gallery, and Garth Clark Gallery in the 1980s; creating the bronzed statue of King Alfred for Alfred University and selling his copyright to them; his signature stamp; having pieces in the American Craft Museum and in the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art's collection; teaching at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, the Anderson Ranch, and the Mendocino Art Center; various craft magazines including Craft Horizons and Metalsmith; being a member of the American Craft Council [ACC]; his retirement in 1997; and working at the Berkeley Art Foundry in the summer of 2002. Underhill also recalls Robert Arneson, Josephine Blumenfeld, Diane Cox, Val Cushing, Peter Dodge, Jack Earl, Andrew Jevremovic, Manuel Neri, Bill Parry, Ted Randall, Dan Rhodes, Glenn Zweygardt, and others.
Biographical / Historical:
William Underhill (1933- ) is a metalsmith from Wellsville, N.Y. Margaret Carney is an art historian from New York.
General:
Originally recorded on 2 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 4 digital wav files. Duration is 2 hr., 7 min.
Provenance:
This interview is part of the Archives of American Art Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and administrators.
Restrictions:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
Occupation:
Sculptors -- New York (State)  Search this
Topic:
Art metal-work -- Study and teaching  Search this
Art metal-work -- Technique  Search this
Art -- Economic aspects  Search this
Bronze founding -- Technique  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.underh02
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw95087d49d-5038-472c-9acd-5e8f7ca6ca3c
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-underh02
Online Media:

Oral history interview with William Underhill, 2002 June 8

Interviewee:
Underhill, William, 1933-  Search this
Interviewer:
Carney, Margaret, 1949-  Search this
Subject:
Voulkos, Peter  Search this
Alfred University  Search this
Lee Nordness Galleries  Search this
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Art metal-work -- Study and teaching  Search this
Art metal-work -- Technique  Search this
Art -- Economic aspects  Search this
Bronze founding -- Technique  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Theme:
Craft  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12395
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)237765
AAA_collcode_underh02
Theme:
Craft
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_237765
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Lewis Iselin, 1981 September 30

Interviewee:
Iselin, Lewis, 1913-1990  Search this
Interviewer:
Brown, Robert F  Search this
Subject:
Geldzahler, Henry  Search this
Moe, Henry Allen  Search this
Motherwell, Robert  Search this
Pearson, Ronald H. (Ronald Hayes)  Search this
Smith, Paul J.  Search this
Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation  Search this
Haystack Mountain School of Crafts  Search this
Saint-Gaudens Memorial (Organization)  Search this
Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Topic:
Museums -- United States -- Trustees -- interviews  Search this
Sculptors -- Maine -- Interviews  Search this
Wax-modeling -- United States  Search this
Wearable art -- United States  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12095
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211955
AAA_collcode_iselin81
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_211955
Online Media:

Ethel Frances Mundy letter, 1932 Feb. 1

Creator:
Mundy, Ethel Frances, 1876-1964  Search this
Topic:
Wax modellers  Search this
Wax-modeling  Search this
Portraits  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Theme:
Women  Search this
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6545
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)215820
AAA_collcode_mundethe
Theme:
Women
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_215820

model, anatomical, face with porrigo contagiosa

Maker:
Towne, Joseph  Search this
Physical Description:
glass (jar material)
wax (model material)
Measurements:
overall: 11 1/2 in x 7 5/8 in; 29.21 cm x 19.3675 cm
Object Name:
model, anatomical, face with porrigo contagiosa
Other Terms:
Model, Anatomical; Medicine
Place made:
United Kingdom: England, London
Date made:
after 1850
ID Number:
1986.0177.01
Accession number:
1986.0177
Catalog number:
1986.0177.01
See more items in:
Medicine and Science: Medicine
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b3-49fd-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_738697
Online Media:

model, anatomical, hand with squamous eczema

Maker:
Towne, Joseph  Search this
Measurements:
overall: 13 in x 6 3/8 in; 33.02 cm x 16.1925 cm
Object Name:
Model, Anatomical
model, anatomical, hand with squamous eczema
Other Terms:
Model, Anatomical; Medicine
Place made:
United Kingdom: England, London
Date made:
ca 1830s
ID Number:
1986.0177.02
Accession number:
1986.0177
Catalog number:
1986.0177.02
See more items in:
Medicine and Science: Medicine
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a5-4b23-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_738698
Online Media:

model, anatomical, hand with scabies, purpulenta cachectica

Maker:
Towne, Joseph  Search this
Measurements:
overall: 10 in x 6 1/8 in; 25.4 cm x 15.5575 cm
Object Name:
model, anatomical, hand with scabies, purpulenta cachectica
Other Terms:
Model, Anatomical; Medicine
Place made:
United Kingdom: England, London
Date made:
ca 1830s
ID Number:
1986.0177.03
Accession number:
1986.0177
Catalog number:
1986.0177.03
See more items in:
Medicine and Science: Medicine
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a5-4b24-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_738699
Online Media:

model, anatomical, scalp with eczema pustulosum

Maker:
Towne, Joseph  Search this
Measurements:
overall: 13 in x 8 3/8 in; 33.02 cm x 21.2725 cm
Object Name:
model, anatomical, scalp with eczema pustulosum
Other Terms:
Model, Anatomical; Medicine
Place made:
United Kingdom: England, London
Date made:
ca 1830s
ID Number:
1986.0177.04
Accession number:
1986.0177
Catalog number:
1986.0177.04
See more items in:
Medicine and Science: Medicine
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a5-4b25-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_738700
Online Media:

model, anatomical, sarcoma of eye

Maker:
Towne, Joseph  Search this
Measurements:
overall: 12 in x 7 1/4 in; 30.48 cm x 18.415 cm
Object Name:
Model, Anatomical
model, anatomical, sarcoma of eye
Other Terms:
Model, Anatomical; Medicine
Place made:
United Kingdom: England, London
Date made:
ca 1830s
ID Number:
1986.0177.05
Accession number:
1986.0177
Catalog number:
1986.0177.05
See more items in:
Medicine and Science: Medicine
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b5-2a9d-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_738701
Online Media:

Nodular Leprosy of the Face

Maker:
Towne, Joseph  Search this
Physical Description:
wax (overall material)
glass (overall material)
wood (overall material)
tar seal (overall material)
yellow (overall color)
green (overall color)
gray (overall color)
pink (overall color)
brown (overall color)
black (overall color)
Measurements:
average spatial: 29.5 cm x 23.5 cm; 11 5/8 in x 9 1/4 in
overall: 11 7/8 in x 9 1/4 in; 30.1625 cm x 23.495 cm
Object Name:
Model, Anatomical
model, anatomical, leprosy of the face
Other Terms:
Model, Anatomical; Teaching Aids
Place made:
United Kingdom: England, London
Associated place:
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
United States: New York, Poughkeepsie
Date made:
ca 1830s
Associated dates:
1850 / 1850, 1985 / 1985
ID Number:
1986.0177.06
Catalog number:
1986.0177.06
Accession number:
1986.0177
See more items in:
Medicine and Science: Medicine
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a9-244f-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1074178
Online Media:

Louise Adele Dickenson Gould

Artist:
Augustus Saint-Gaudens, American, 1848 – 1907  Search this
Sitter:
Louise Adele Dickenson Gould  Search this
Medium:
Wax
Type:
sculpture
Decorative Arts
Wax model for bust
Object Name:
Wax model for bust
Made in:
USA
Date:
1894–1904
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. Frederick Saltonstall Gould
Accession Number:
1930-13-2-a,b
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Product Design and Decorative Arts Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq493d6a9ea-2b7d-40bd-bbc1-e140f50a2413
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1930-13-2-a_b

Oral history interview with Lewis Iselin

Interviewee:
Iselin, Lewis, 1913-1990  Search this
Interviewer:
Brown, Robert F.  Search this
Names:
Haystack Mountain School of Crafts  Search this
Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation  Search this
Saint-Gaudens Memorial (Organization)  Search this
Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation  Search this
Geldzahler, Henry  Search this
Moe, Henry Allen, 1894-1975  Search this
Motherwell, Robert  Search this
Pearson, Ronald H. (Ronald Hayes), 1924-1996  Search this
Smith, Paul J., 1931-  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (Sound recording: 1 sound file, digital, wav file)
23 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Interviews
Sound recordings
Date:
1981 September 30
Scope and Contents:
Interview of Lewis Iselin, conducted 1981 September 30 by Robert F. Brown for the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, in Camden, Maine.
Iselin speaks of his role as a trustee of the Guggenheim and Tiffany Foundations, the Saint-Gaudens Memorial, and the Haystack Mountain School of Crafts; his own work of modeling in wax; and his "sculpture to wear." Iselin also recalls Henry Geldzahler, Robert Motherwell, Henry Allen Moe, Ron Pearson, Paul Smith and others.
Biographical / Historical:
Lewis Iselin (1913-1990) was a sculptor from Camden, Maine.
Provenance:
This interview is part of the Archives of American Art Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and others.
Topic:
Museums -- United States -- Trustees -- Interviews  Search this
Sculptors -- Maine -- Interviews  Search this
Wax-modeling -- United States  Search this
Wearable art -- United States  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Identifier:
AAA.iselin81
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9240aaf9a-bf59-4985-97f1-0c031737a649
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-iselin81
Online Media:

[Trade catalogs from Sculpture Associates]

Company Name:
Sculpture Associates  Search this
Notes content:
sharpening stones ; wood carving tools ; protective masks ; safety glasses ; safety mask ; respirators ; marble carving sets ; stone carving chisels ; riffler files ; riffler rasps ; open plaster rasps ; cabinet rasps ; wax modeling tools ; casting accessories ; boxwood modeling tools ; hardwood modeling tools ; modeling stands ; double tripod stand ; clay modelling armatures ; Italian Plastalene ; self hardening clay ; moist modeling clay ; ceramic clays ; carving and woodcut knives ; alabasters ; finishing stones ; polishing powders ; painting knives
Includes:
Trade catalog and price lists
Black and white images
Physical description:
1 piece; 1 box
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
New York, New York, United States
Date:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Woodworking machinery and wood crafts  Search this
Artists; drafting; crafts materials and supplies  Search this
Topic:
Artists' materials  Search this
Handicraft  Search this
Mechanical drawing  Search this
Wood-carving  Search this
Woodworking industries  Search this
Woodworking machinery  Search this
Woodworking tools  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_35670
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_35670

Sculptor John W. Hendley in Modeler's Studio

Creator:
United States National Museum Photographic Laboratory  Search this
Subject:
Hendley, John W  Search this
United States National Museum  Search this
Physical description:
8 x 10;
Type:
Glass negatives
Date:
1880
1880s
Topic:
Sculptors  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 11-006 [MAH-3678]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
No Copyright - United States
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_389223

Margaret J. R. Roller

Creator:
United States Department of Agriculture  Search this
Subject:
Roller, Margaret J. R  Search this
United States Department of Agriculture  Search this
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Topic:
Artists  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 90-105 [SIA2009-2449]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
Copyright Not Evaluated
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_306435

Mütter Museum of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia / Gretchen Worden

Author:
Worden, Gretchen  Search this
Donor:
Beckwith, J. Bruce 1933-,- DSI  Search this
Browning, Nancy Gay DSI  Search this
Author:
Beckwith-Browning-Peterson Teratology Collection (Smithsonian Libraries) DSI  Search this
Subject:
Mütter Museum  Search this
Physical description:
191 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Type:
Pictorial works
Catalogs
Illustrated works
Place:
United States
Pennsylvania
Philadelphia
Date:
2002
©2002
Topic:
Science museums  Search this
Anatomical museums  Search this
Human anatomy  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1113797

Hopes and Dreams, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Bennett, Bill  Search this
Roberts, Ben  Search this
Founder:
Bronze Horse Foundry  Search this
Fabricator:
Willis Granite Company  Search this
Subject:
Davis, Russell  Search this
Rupp, Stephanie  Search this
Medium:
Sculpture: bronze; Base: Oklahoma red granite
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Administered by Noble County Commissioners 301 6th Street, Noble County Courthouse Perry Oklahoma 73077
Located Noble County Courthouse 301 6th Street Courtyard Perry Oklahoma
Date:
Commissioned April 28, 1993. Cast March 24, 1993-Sept. 8, 1993. Copyrighted May 5, 1993. Dedicated Sept. 16, 1993
Topic:
History--United States--Westward Expansion  Search this
History--United States--Oklahoma  Search this
Figure group--Family--Spouses  Search this
Portrait male--Full length  Search this
Portrait female--Full length  Search this
Dress--Historic--Pioneer Dress  Search this
Dress--Accessory--Hat  Search this
Architecture--Vehicle--Wagon  Search this
Control number:
IAS OK000169
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_331302

The Madame Tussaud of the American Colonies Was a Founding Fathers Stalker

Creator:
Smithsonian Magazine  Search this
Type:
Blog posts
Smithsonian staff publications
Conversations and talks
Blog posts
Published Date:
Mon, 23 Dec 2013 14:54:58 +0000
Topic:
Search this
See more post:
Smithsonian Article Database
Data Source:
Smithsonian Magazine
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:posts_69faf7cba2781dec2123df316bd45919

Patience Wright, American artist and spy in George III's London / by Charles Coleman Sellers

Author:
Sellers, Charles Coleman 1903-  Search this
Subject:
Wright, Patience  Search this
Physical description:
x, 281 p., [12] leaves of plates : ill. ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1976
C1976
Topic:
Wax-modeling  Search this
Call number:
NK9582.W74 S44X
N40.1.W933 S4
NK9582.W74S44X N40.1.W933S4
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_81633

Modify Your Search







or


Narrow By