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William Henry Holmes artists' files

Creator:
Holmes, William Henry, 1846-1933  Search this
Names:
Smithsonian American Art Museum  Search this
Washington Water Color Club (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Brooke, Richard Norris, 1847-1920  Search this
Closson, William Baxter Palmer, 1848-1926  Search this
Fraser, James Earle, 1876-1953  Search this
Johnston, Reuben Le Grand, 1850-1914  Search this
La Farge, John, 1835-1910  Search this
Melchers, Gari, 1860-1932  Search this
Messer, Edmund Clarence, 1842-1919  Search this
Moran, Thomas, 1837-1926  Search this
Moser, James Henry, 1854-1913  Search this
Nichols, Hobart, 1869-1962  Search this
Oakley, Violet, 1874-1961  Search this
Pennell, Joseph, 1857-1926  Search this
Ream, Vinnie, 1847-1914  Search this
Sharp, Joseph Henry, 1859-1953  Search this
Walcott, Mary Vaux, 1860-1940  Search this
Weller, Carl F., 1853-1920  Search this
Weyl, Max, 1837-1914  Search this
Wiles, Irving Ramsay, 1861-1948  Search this
Zolnay, George Julian, 1862 or 1863-1949  Search this
Extent:
0.2 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Sketches
Place:
Museum directors -- Washington (D.C.)
Date:
1879-1955
Summary:
The artists' files of William Henry Holmes, curator and director of the Smithsonian's National Collection of Fine Arts (now the Smithsonian American Art Museum) in Washington, D.C., measure 0.2 linear feet and date from 1879 to 1955. The artists' files consist mostly of correspondence, but also include a few photographs, artwork in the form of sketches, and printed material. There is also one file relating to Holmes' affiliation with the Washington Water Color Club.
Scope and Contents:
The artists' files of William Henry Holmes, curator and director of the Smithsonian's National Collection of Fine Arts (now the Smithsonian American Art Museum) in Washington, D.C., measure 0.2 linear feet and date from 1879 to 1955. The artists' files consist mostly of correspondence, but also include a few photographs, artwork in the form of sketches, and printed material. There is also one file relating to Holmes' affiliation with the Washington Water Color Club.

Notable artists represented in the files include R.N. Brooke, William B. P. Closson, James Earle Fraser, Vinnie Ream Hoxie, Reuben Le Grand Johnston, John LaFarge, Gari Melchers, Thomas Moran, Henry Moser, Hobart Nichols, Violet Oakley, Joseph Pennell, Joseph Henry Sharp, Mary Vaux Walcott, Carl F. Weller, Max Weyl, Irving R. Wiles and George Julian Zolnay.
Arrangement:
This collection is arranged as 1 series.

Series 1: Artists' Files, 1879-1955 (0.2 linear feet; Box 1)
Biographical / Historical:
William Henry Holmes (1846-1933) was a curator, museum director, artist, scientific illustrator, archaeologist, geologist, and anthropologist. He served in various positions in the Smithsonian Institution, and finally as director of the Smithsonian's National Gallery of Art (now the Smithsonian American Art Museum) from 1920-1932.

Holmes was born in Harrison County, Ohio in 1846. In 1870, he graduated from McNeely Normal School in Ohio and, after a short time of teaching at that school, moved to Washington, D.C. in 1871 to study art under Theodore Kaufmann. Thanks to his artistic skills, he was soon hired by Smithsonian paleontologist Francis B. Meek to do scientific drawings. In 1872, Holmes joined the geological survey of Ferdinand Vandeveer Hayden, as an artist and topographer of the survey of Yellowstone National Park and surrounding area, and other regions in the west. In 1879, Holmes went to work for the newly founded U.S. Geological Survey. There he worked as a geologist and chief of scientific illustration. In addition to art and geology, his interests and expertise expanded into archaeology and anthropology.

Holmes worked as chief curator at the Field Columbian Museum (now the Field Museum of Natural History) in Chicago before returning to the Smithsonian in 1897, where he served as curator of anthropology and chief of the Bureau of American Ethnology. In 1910, he became chairman of the Division of Anthropology. In 1920, Holmes became director of the Smithsonian Institution's National Gallery of Art (now the Smithsonian American Art Museum), a position he held until 1932. William Henry Holmes died one year later.
Related Materials:
Collections about William Henry Holmes are also located at other Smithsonian Institution archival units, including the National Anthropological Archives and Smithsonian Institution Archives.
Provenance:
These files were transferred from the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of American Art Library (now the Smithsonian American Art Museum) to the Archives of American Art in two installments in 1981 and 1992.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Rights:
The William Henry Holmes artists' files 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.
Occupation:
Curators -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Artists -- United States  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Sketches
Citation:
William Henry Holmes artists' files, 1879-1955. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.holmwill
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William Henry Holmes artists' files
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-holmwill
Online Media:

Weyl, Max, 1837-1914

Collection Creator:
Library of Congress  Search this
Extent:
1 Item
Container:
Box 57
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Researchers may use prints on file in the Photograph Archives, Smithsonian American Art Museum. Advance appointments are required.
Collection Rights:
Copyright restrictions may apply.
Collection Citation:
Library of Congress Copyright Deposit Collection, Photograph Archives, Smithsonian American Art Museum.
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Library of Congress Copyright Deposit Collection of photomechanical prints of American art works
Library of Congress Copyright Deposit Collection of photomechanical prints of American art works / Series 1: Photomechanical prints
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Research and Scholars Center
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-saam-photo-loc-ref1463

Approaching Night [photomechanical print]

Artist:
Weyl, Max 1837-1914  Search this
Photographic firm:
Detroit Publishing Co.  Search this
Physical description:
1 photomechanical print black and white
Type:
Photomechanical prints
Date:
Copyrighted 1911
Topic:
Landscape--Time--Dusk  Search this
Image number:
LOC LC002313
See more items in:
Photograph Archives
Library of Congress Copyright Deposit Collection
Data Source:
Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_142551

Hill and Marshland, (painting)

Painter:
Weyl, Max 1837-1914  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Smithsonian American Art Museum 8th & G Streets, N.W Washington District of Columbia 20560 Accession Number: 1952.13.160
Topic:
Landscape--Marsh  Search this
Control number:
IAP 08581811
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_250500

Landscape, (painting)

Painter:
Weyl, Max 1837-1914  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Smithsonian American Art Museum 8th & G Streets, N.W Washington District of Columbia 20560 Accession Number: 1952.13.161
Date:
1905
Topic:
Landscape  Search this
Control number:
IAP 08581812
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_250501

Max Weyl: artist file, [photographs]

Artist:
Weyl, Max 1837-1914  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Artist files
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Image number:
VFM VF003153
See more items in:
Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_141928

Potomac Flats, (painting)

Painter:
Weyl, Max 1837-1914  Search this
Medium:
Oil on paper mounted on canvas
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
North Carolina Museum of Art 2110 Blue Ridge Road Raleigh North Carolina 27607 Accession Number: G.28.2.79
Topic:
Cityscape--United States  Search this
Cityscape--River--Potomac River  Search this
Architecture--Domestic--Apartment  Search this
Control number:
IAP 39660161
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_308909

Landscape with Road and Stream, (painting)

Painter:
Weyl, Max 1837-1914  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Mellon Bank One Mellon Bank Center, Room 1830 Pittsburgh Pennsylvania 15258
Topic:
Landscape--River  Search this
Landscape--Road  Search this
Control number:
IAP 65400057
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_316841

Morning, Venice, (painting)

Painter:
Weyl, Max 1837-1914  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Dawson Gallery 44 Maryland Avenue Annapolis Maryland 21401
Topic:
Cityscape--Italy--Venice  Search this
Architecture--Boat--Gondola  Search this
Cityscape--Water  Search this
Cityscape--Time--Morning  Search this
Control number:
IAP 66950017
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_344638

Washington Falls, (painting)

Painter:
Weyl, Max 1837-1914  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Type:
Paintings
Date:
1872
Topic:
Landscape--Waterfall--Washington Falls  Search this
Landscape--Park--Rock Creek Park  Search this
Landscape--District of Columbia--Washington  Search this
Control number:
IAP 73261782
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_345602

Autumn Days, (painting)

Painter:
Weyl, Max 1837-1914  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Carnegie Institute Museum of Art 4400 Forbes Avenue Pittsburgh Pennsylvania 15213 Accession Number: 78.10.36
Date:
Ca. 1900
Topic:
Landscape--Season--Autumn  Search this
Landscape--Marsh  Search this
Control number:
IAP 46470378
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_357107

Chesapeake Inlet, (painting)

Painter:
Weyl, Max 1837-1914  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Sewell C. Biggs Museum of American Art P. O. Box 711, 406 Federal Street Dover Delaware 19903
Date:
1904
Topic:
Landscape--Marsh  Search this
Landscape--Road--Path  Search this
Architecture exterior--Domestic--House  Search this
Control number:
IAP 67400097
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_380199

In the Kaloramas Hills, near Washington, (painting)

Painter:
Weyl, Max 1837-1914  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Brooklyn Museum 200 Eastern Parkway Brooklyn New York 11238 Accession Number: 87.135.2
Date:
1884
Topic:
Landscape--Mountain  Search this
Control number:
IAP 35681172
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_387226

Hollyhocks, (painting)

Painter:
Weyl, Max 1837-1914  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Smithsonian American Art Museum 8th & G Streets, N.W Washington District of Columbia 20560 Accession Number: 1982.123
Date:
1881
Topic:
Still Life--Flower--Hollyhock  Search this
Control number:
IAP 08583472
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_394950

Rock Creek Park, (painting)

Painter:
Weyl, Max 1837-1914  Search this
Medium:
Oil
Type:
Paintings
Date:
1885
Topic:
Landscape--District of Columbia--Washington  Search this
Landscape--Park--Rock Creek Park  Search this
Control number:
IAP 86640091
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_234904

Potomac River, (painting)

Painter:
Weyl, Max 1837-1914  Search this
Medium:
Oil
Type:
Paintings
Date:
1888
Topic:
Landscape--River--Potomac River  Search this
Landscape--Maryland  Search this
Landscape--Virginia  Search this
Control number:
IAP 86640092
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_234905

View of the Capitol from the Soldier's Home, (painting)

Painter:
Weyl, Max 1837-1914  Search this
Medium:
Oil
Type:
Paintings
Date:
1876
Topic:
Landscape--District of Columbia--Washington  Search this
Architecture--Civic--U.S. Capitol  Search this
Architecture--Civic--Capitol  Search this
Control number:
IAP 86640093
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_234906

Dogwood Blossoms, (painting)

Painter:
Weyl, Max 1837-1914  Search this
Medium:
Oil
Type:
Paintings
Date:
1881
Topic:
Landscape  Search this
Control number:
IAP 86640094
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_234907

View of Washington from Soldier's Home, (painting)

Painter:
Weyl, Max 1837-1914  Search this
Medium:
Oil
Type:
Paintings
Date:
1876
Topic:
Landscape--District of Columbia--Washington  Search this
Architecture--Civic--U.S. Capitol  Search this
Architecture--Civic--Capitol  Search this
Cityscape--District of Columbia--Washington  Search this
Control number:
IAP 92440002
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_240990

Still Life-Dogwood, (painting)

Painter:
Weyl, Max 1837-1914  Search this
Medium:
Oil
Type:
Paintings
Date:
1881 or 1897
Topic:
Still Life--Foliage--Dogwood  Search this
Control number:
IAP 92860001
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_241309

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