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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.

Missing Title

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 Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
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
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Jervis McEntee papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw967895335-2abd-4f15-9161-1ccceecc5b8f
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-mcenjerv
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Alfred Stebbins autograph collection

Collector:
Stebbins, Alfred  Search this
Names:
Cranch, Christopher Pearse, 1813-1892  Search this
Darley, Felix Octavius Carr, 1822-1888  Search this
Gifford, Sanford Robinson, 1823-1880  Search this
Johnson, Eastman, 1824-1906  Search this
Kellogg, Miner K. (Miner Kilbourne), 1814-1889  Search this
Kensett, John Frederick, 1816-1872  Search this
McEntee, Jervis, 1828-1891  Search this
Morse, Samuel Finley Breese, 1791-1872  Search this
Nast, Thomas, 1840-1902  Search this
Palmer, Erastus Dow, 1817-1904  Search this
Smillie, George H. (George Henry), 1840-1921  Search this
Tuckerman, Henry T. (Henry Theodore), 1813-1871  Search this
Vanderlyn, John, 1775-1852  Search this
Whittredge, Worthington, 1820-1910  Search this
Extent:
1 Reel (ca. 100 items (on 1 microfilm reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Reels
Date:
1834-1872
Scope and Contents:
Letters, autographs, and photographs of artists solicited by Stebbins and pasted in his copy of Henry T. Tuckerman's BOOK OF THE ARTISTS (1867). Among the artists are Christopher P. Cranch, F.O.C. Darley, Sanford R. Gifford, Eastman Johnson, Miner K. Kellogg, John F. Kensett, Jervis McEntee, Samuel F.B. Morse, Thomas Nast, Erastus D. Palmer, George H. Smillie, John Vanderlyn and Worthington Whittredge.
Biographical / Historical:
Librarian of the San Francisco Mercantile Library Association.
Provenance:
Lent for microfilming 1965 by the Henry F. DuPont Winterthur Museum.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Occupation:
Artists -- 19th century  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.stebalfr
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw901b21f5e-871d-455f-8ff3-0535fa45a8e3
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-stebalfr

Oral history interview with Philip Rhys Adams

Interviewee:
Adams, Philip Rhys, 1908-1993  Search this
Interviewer:
Bruner, Louise Katherine, 1910-  Search this
Names:
Cincinnati Art Museum  Search this
Dine, Jim, 1935-  Search this
Duveneck, Frank, 1848-1919  Search this
Francis, Henry Sayles, 1902-1994  Search this
Wesselmann, Tom, 1931-2004  Search this
Whittredge, Worthington, 1820-1910  Search this
Extent:
80 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1976 September 29
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Philip Rhys Adams conducted 1976 September 29, by Louise Bruner, for the Archives of American Art.
Adams discusses the development of the Cincinnati Art Museum and the arrangement of its collections; gifts to the Museum from John Josiah Emery, Mary Emery, Herbert Greer French, Mary Hanna and Mary Johnston; Cincinnati artists including Jim Dine, Frank Duveneck, Henry Francis, Tom Wesselman, and Worthington Whittredge; the expense of a loan exhibition versus museum purchases; and the Contemporary Arts Center and other educational programs. Adams also summarizes his educational background and career.
Biographical / Historical:
Philip Rhys Adams (1908-1993) was the museum director of Cincinnati Art Museum.
General:
Originally recorded on 3 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 5 digital wav files. Duration is 2 hrs., 39 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 others.
Topic:
Museum directors -- Ohio -- Interviews  Search this
Function:
Art museums -- Ohio -- Cincinnati
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.adams76
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw95f4949d1-d5b4-4d3e-8f44-8e4d9d1278e2
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-adams76
Online Media:

Completed commissions and other pictures

Creator:
Whittredge, Worthington, 1820-1910  Search this
Whittredge, Worthington, 1820-1910  Search this
Type:
Financial Records
Date:
ca. 1860
Topic:
Art commissions  Search this
Art market  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)5317
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Worthington Whittredge papers, circa 1840s-1965, bulk 1849-1908
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_5317

Photograph album of nineteenth century artists

Creator:
Whittredge, Worthington, 1820-1910  Search this
Whittredge, Worthington, 1820-1910  Search this
Subject:
Baker, George Augustus  Search this
Beard, W. H. (William Holbrook)  Search this
Bellows, Albert Fitch  Search this
Bierstadt, Albert  Search this
Brown, John George  Search this
Browne, John C.  Search this
Cheney, Seth Wells  Search this
Church, Frederic Edwin  Search this
Cropsey, J.F.  Search this
Cropsey, Jasper Francis  Search this
Cummings, Thomas Seir  Search this
De Haas, Mauritz Frederik H  Search this
Duveen, Albert  Search this
Gignoux, Régis François  Search this
Gray, Henry Peters  Search this
Guy, Seymour J.  Search this
Hall, George Henry  Search this
Hart, William McDougal  Search this
Hennessy, William John  Search this
Hubbard, Richard William  Search this
Huntington, Daniel  Search this
Loop, Henry Augustus  Search this
McEntee, Jervis  Search this
Morse, Samuel Finley Breese  Search this
Robbins, Horace Wolcott Jr.  Search this
Shattuck, Aaron Draper  Search this
Suydam, James A.  Search this
Suydam, James Augustus  Search this
Weir, Robert Walter  Search this
Wenzler, Anthon Henry  Search this
White, Edwin  Search this
White, Edwin D.  Search this
Yewell, George Henry  Search this
Type:
Albums
Date:
185-?
Topic:
Portraits  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)5443
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Worthington Whittredge papers, circa 1840s-1965, bulk 1849-1908
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_5443

Worthington Whittredge sketchbook of a trip down the Rhine River

Creator:
Whittredge, Worthington, 1820-1910  Search this
Whittredge, Worthington, 1820-1910  Search this
Type:
Artworks
Place:
Dusseldorf, Germany
Date:
1849
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)5842
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Worthington Whittredge papers, circa 1840s-1965, bulk 1849-1908
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_5842

Worthington Whittredge letter to Jervis McEntee

Creator:
Whittredge, Worthington, 1820-1910  Search this
McEntee, Jervis, 1828-1891  Search this
Whittredge, Worthington, 1820-1910  Search this
Type:
Correspondence
Date:
1877 Sept. 5
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)6639
See more items in:
Jervis McEntee papers, 1796, 1848-1905
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_6639
Online Media:

Worthington Whittredge manuscript of autobiography

Creator:
Whittredge, Worthington, 1820-1910  Search this
Whittredge, Worthington, 1820-1910  Search this
Subject:
Leutze, Emanuel  Search this
Whittredge, Worthington  Search this
Type:
Writings
Date:
circa 1905
Topic:
Artists' models  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)15823
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Worthington Whittredge papers, circa 1840s-1965, bulk 1849-1908
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_15823

Illustrated ledger

Creator:
Whittredge, Worthington, 1820-1910  Search this
Whittredge, Worthington, 1820-1910  Search this
Subject:
Whittredge, Worthington  Search this
Type:
Financial Records
Date:
ca. 1860
Topic:
Art commissions  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)10043
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Worthington Whittredge papers, circa 1840s-1965, bulk 1849-1908
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_10043

Worthington Whittredge papers, circa 1840s-1965, bulk 1849-1908

Creator:
Whittredge, Worthington, 1820-1910  Search this
Whittredge, Worthington, 1820-1910  Search this
Subject:
Brady, Mathew B. (Recollections of the art exhibition, Metropolitan Fair)  Search this
Metropolitan Fair (1864:New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Type:
Drawings
Photographs
Paintings
Sketchbooks
Topic:
Landscape painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Painting, American  Search this
Theme:
Diaries  Search this
Sketches & Sketchbooks  Search this
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9364
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211560
AAA_collcode_whitwort
Theme:
Diaries
Sketches & Sketchbooks
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211560
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Worthington Whittredge letter to John Ferguson Weir, 1871

Creator:
Whittredge, Worthington, 1820-1910  Search this
Whittredge, Worthington, 1820-1910  Search this
Subject:
Weir, John F. (John Ferguson)  Search this
Topic:
Painting, American  Search this
Engraving, American  Search this
Theme:
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)10479
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213891
AAA_collcode_whitworl
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_213891

Worthington Whittredge sale records, 1900

Creator:
Whittredge, Worthington, 1820-1910  Search this
Whittredge, Worthington, 1820-1910  Search this
Topic:
Painting, American  Search this
Theme:
Art Market  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)5917
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)208757
AAA_collcode_whitwosr
Theme:
Art Market
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_208757

The Amphitheatre of Tusculum and Albano Mountains, Rome, (painting)

Painter:
Whittredge, Worthington 1820-1910  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: 1980.12.2
Date:
1860
Topic:
Landscape--Italy--Rome  Search this
Landscape--Mountain--Alban Hills  Search this
Landscape--Italy--Tusculum  Search this
Architecture--Ruins  Search this
Architecture exterior--Classical  Search this
Figure male  Search this
Animal--Sheep  Search this
Occupation--Farm--Shepherd  Search this
Control number:
IAP 08583351
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_394753

Worthington Whittredge sale records

Creator:
Whittredge, Worthington, 1820-1910  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (item (on partial microfilm reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1900
Scope and Contents:
A list of oil paintings by Whittredge sold at the estate auction of Othniel C. Marsh, New Haven, Conn., March 1900.
Biographical / Historical:
Painter.
Provenance:
Donated 1975 by Bernard Heinz.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Occupation:
Painters  Search this
Topic:
Painting, American  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.whitwosr
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw99147bdca-ab5a-4245-860e-5503974e84e1
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-whitwosr

Worthington Whittredge papers

Creator:
Whittredge, Worthington, 1820-1910  Search this
Names:
Metropolitan Fair (1864:New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Brady, Mathew B., 1823 (ca.)-1896 (Recollections of the art exhibition, Metropolitan Fair)  Search this
Extent:
2.2 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Drawings
Photographs
Paintings
Sketchbooks
Date:
circa 1840s-1965
bulk 1849-1908
Summary:
The papers of landscape painter Worthington Whittredge measure 2.2 linear feet and date from the 1840s to 1965, with the bulk of the papers dating from 1849 to 1908. This small collection documents Whittredge's career as a painter, particularly his years in Europe from 1849 to 1859, through biographical materials, a manuscript of his autobiography, news clippings, catalogs, six sketchbooks and numerous drawings and paintings. Also found are two photographs of Whittredge and a nineteenth-century photo album containing photographs of 32 famous artists.
Scope and Content Note:
The papers of landscape painter Worthington Whittredge measure 2.2 linear feet and date from the 1840s to 1965, with the bulk of the papers dating from 1849 to 1908. This small collection documents Whittredge's career as a painter, particularly his years in Europe from 1849 to 1859, through biographical materials, a manuscript of his autobiography, news clippings, catalogs, six sketchbooks and numerous drawings and paintings. Also found are two photographs of Whittredge and a nineteenth-century photo album containing photographs of 32 famous artists.

Biographical materials include a manuscript of his autobiography, passport, award certificates, and a ledger he kept while living in Düsseldorf, Germany, that documents commissions, accounts, and business activities. Printed material includes news clippings, catalogs, and the book Recollections of the Art Exhibition, Metropolitan Fair, New York, published by Mathew Brady, which includes a catalog of the art exhibition at the fair and 20 printed images by Brady.

Artwork consists of six sketchbooks and numerous drawings and paintings. The sketchbooks contain drawings Whittredge executed on a trip down the Rhine River in 1849 as well as during his travels in Italy and Mexico. Other loose drawings and paintings include numerous landscapes, figure studies, trees, animals, and other miscellaneous sketches.

There are two photographs of Whittredge, taken by M. Louise Greene, and a nineteenth-century photo album containing cartes de visite photographs of 32 artists. Most of these photographs include the artists autograph as well. Included are Albert Bierstadt, George H. Baker, William Holbrook Beard, Albert F. Bellows, John G. Brown, Seth Wells Cheney, Frederic Church, Jasper Cropsey, Thomas Seir Cummings, Mauritz De Haas, Francois Regis Gignoux, Henry Peters Gray, Seymour Guy, George Henry Hall, William Hart, William Hennessy, Richard W. Hubbard, Daniel Huntington, Henry Augustus Loop, Jervis McEntee, Samuel F. B. Morse, William Page, Horace Wolcott Robbins, Aaron Shattuck, James Augustus Suydam, Launt Thompson, Robert W. Weir, Henry Wenzler, Edwin White, and George Yewell, and two unidentified artists.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into 4 series:

Missing Title

Series 1: Biographical Material, 1849-circa 1940s (Box 1, 5, OV 9; 0.4 linear feet)

Series 2: Printed Material, 1861-1965 (Box 1, 4, 5, OV9; 0.4 linear feet)

Series 3: Artwork, circa 1840s-1902 (Box 2, 5, OV 6-9; 0.6 linear feet)

Series 4: Photographs, circa 1850s-1860s, circa 1900 (Box 2-3; 0.3 linear feet)
Biographical Note:
Thomas Worthington Whittredge (1820-1910) was born in 1820 in Springfield, Ohio. Receiving very little formal education, he moved to Cincinnati, Ohio at the age of 17 to serve as an apprentice house and sign painter. A few years later, in his early twenties, he briefly ran a daguerreotype studio in Indianapolis, Indiana, and worked as a portrait painter in Charleston, West Virginia.

In 1843 Whittredge decided to pursue landscape painting, and was greatly influenced by Hudson River School artist Thomas Cole. In 1849 he traveled to Düsseldorf, Germany, to further his training at the Düsseldorf Academy. There, he met painter Emanuel Leutze and modeled for Leutze's painting Washington Crossing the Delaware (1850). He lived for a year in the home of landscape painter Andreas Achenbach and became friends with Carl Friedrich Lessing. Whittredge spent the summer of 1856 sketching in Switzerland with Albert Bierstadt. That fall Whittredge and Bierstadt moved to Rome where they were joined by fellow artists Sanford Robinson Gifford and William Stanley Haseltine.

Whittredge stayed in Italy until 1859 when he returned to America and settled in New York City, renting a space at Richard Morris Hunt's famous Tenth Street Studio Building, which was frequented by some of the best-known artists, writers, and actors of the time. He kept company with Jervis McEntee, Eastman Johnson, Sanford Robinson Gifford, John Ferguson Weir, and other artists of the "old guard". Whittredge quickly became a very successful artist, adapting what he had learned in Europe to the American landscape. He was elected to the National Academy of Design in 1860 and became a full member in 1862. He also served as President of the National Academy of Design from 1874 to 1877.

In 1866 Whittredge went along on a government inspection tour of the Missouri Territory and was greatly inspired by the landscape. He traveled to Colorado in 1870 with John Frederick Kensett and Sanford Gifford and, in the late 1870s, began painting these new landscapes. He moved with his family to Summit, New Jersey, in 1880. In 1893 he went on a sketching trip to Mexico with fellow artist Frederic Church and continued painting into the early 1900s. Around this time he also began writing his autobiography which he completed in 1905. Worthington Whittredge died in 1910 at the age of 89.
Related Material:
Also found in the Archives of American Art are several collections relating to Whitteredge: the Anthony F. Janson research material on Worthington Whittredge, 1969-2003; the Worthington Whittredge sale records, 1900; the Edith Wilkinson Letter to E.P. Richardson and biographical notes on Worthington Whittredge, 1957; and a Worthington Whittredge letter to John Ferguson Weir, 1871.
Separated Material:
One sketchbook was loaned by William W. Katzenbach for microfilming in 1959 and returned. Loaned material is available on microfilm reel 153, but is not described in container listing of this finding aid.
Provenance:
The Worthington Whittredge papers were donated by William W. and L. Emery Katzenbach, grandsons of Whittredge, in 1959. Additional items were donated by William W. Katzenbach in 1968.
Restrictions:
The collection has been digitized and is available online via AAA's website.
Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Topic:
Landscape painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Painting, American  Search this
Genre/Form:
Drawings
Photographs
Paintings
Sketchbooks
Citation:
Worthington Whittredge papers, circa 1840s-1965, bulk 1849-1908. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.whitwort
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Worthington Whittredge papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw92e138a3a-4b80-4bf4-bd99-42ad0f7404e3
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-whitwort
Online Media:

Biographical Material

Collection Creator:
Whittredge, Worthington, 1820-1910  Search this
Extent:
(Box 1, 5, OV 9; 0.4 linear feet)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1849-circa 1940s
Scope and Contents note:
Biographical documents about Worthington Whittredge include his passport from his travels throughout Europe in the 1850s, a certificate of marriage to his wife Euphemia Foot, and a National Academy of Design certificate of appreciation presented to him on his 88th birthday and signed by many members. Also found here is Whittredge's ledger from Düsseldorf which contains many memorandums, addresses, lists of letters received, lists of his commissions (which often include small sketches of the artwork), and copies of documents such as his grandfather's will. This series also contains a handwritten draft of Whittredge's autobiography, which he finished writing in 1905. Additional items include a typed copy of Whittredge genealogical information, a brief letter to Whittredge from politician Nicholas Longworth, and four letters of correspondence between his daughter Euphemia Whittredge and others regarding Emauel Leutze's painting Washington Crossing the Delaware. There are also additional notes written by E. Whittredge (probably Euphemia) about Whittredge's paintings. Her notes also include a few photographs and reproductions of his artwork. Of note is a photograph of an 1849 painted miniature portrait of Whittredge.
Arrangement note:
This series has been scanned in its entirety.
Collection Restrictions:
The collection has been digitized and is available online via AAA's website.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
Worthington Whittredge papers, circa 1840s-1965, bulk 1849-1908. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.whitwort, Series 1
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Worthington Whittredge papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw959cedfb9-b26f-4dee-a808-df2a84d71526
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-whitwort-ref15

Passport

Collection Creator:
Whittredge, Worthington, 1820-1910  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 1
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1849-1859
Collection Restrictions:
The collection has been digitized and is available online via AAA's website.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
Worthington Whittredge papers, circa 1840s-1965, bulk 1849-1908. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Worthington Whittredge papers
Worthington Whittredge papers / Series 1: Biographical Material
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw96d77fcad-4f94-4383-a7b4-f6aceb1db998
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-whitwort-ref16

Ledger

Collection Creator:
Whittredge, Worthington, 1820-1910  Search this
Extent:
(Oversized, see Box 5, F1)
Container:
Box 1, Folder 2
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1849-1856
Collection Restrictions:
The collection has been digitized and is available online via AAA's website.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
Worthington Whittredge papers, circa 1840s-1965, bulk 1849-1908. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Worthington Whittredge papers
Worthington Whittredge papers / Series 1: Biographical Material
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9c100be89-98aa-4803-ae2a-f1ea6411c295
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-whitwort-ref17

Marriage Certificate

Collection Creator:
Whittredge, Worthington, 1820-1910  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 3
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1867
Collection Restrictions:
The collection has been digitized and is available online via AAA's website.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
Worthington Whittredge papers, circa 1840s-1965, bulk 1849-1908. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Worthington Whittredge papers
Worthington Whittredge papers / Series 1: Biographical Material
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9c5b41c27-d94d-48e9-8692-2654cbb3a8f1
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-whitwort-ref18

Certificates

Collection Creator:
Whittredge, Worthington, 1820-1910  Search this
Extent:
(Oversized in OV 9)
Container:
Box 1, Folder 4
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1889, 1904, 1908
Collection Restrictions:
The collection has been digitized and is available online via AAA's website.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
Worthington Whittredge papers, circa 1840s-1965, bulk 1849-1908. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Worthington Whittredge papers
Worthington Whittredge papers / Series 1: Biographical Material
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw917ca24e5-3eaa-4caf-a4b5-f7e3c267eb5b
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-whitwort-ref19

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