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Horatio Greenough sketchbook and drawings, 1823-1851

Creator:
Greenough, Horatio, 1805-1852  Search this
Greenough, Horatio, 1805-1852  Search this
Subject:
Wright, Nathalia  Search this
Type:
Drawings
Sketchbooks
Theme:
Sketches & Sketchbooks  Search this
American Art and Artists in a Global Context  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9544
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211744
AAA_collcode_greehora
Theme:
Sketches & Sketchbooks
American Art and Artists in a Global Context
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211744

Horatio Greenough sketchbook and drawings

Creator:
Greenough, Horatio, 1805-1852  Search this
Names:
Wright, Nathalia  Search this
Extent:
140 Items ((on 1 microfilm reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Drawings
Sketchbooks
Date:
1823-1851
Scope and Contents:
Greenough's sketchbook from his studies in Rome (1826) and 139 drawings (1823 - ca. 1851) by Greenough from the Petit Sully Collection.
Biographical / Historical:
Sculptor; Florence, Italy. First of the American neoclassical sculptors, Greenough was born into a well-to-do family, grew up in Boston, Massachusetts, and graduated from Harvard University in 1825. In that year, he went to Rome to pursue classical studies, until illness forced his return to America in 1827. The following year, he returned to Italy and established a studio in Florence. In 1832, Greenough received a commission from Congress to execute a colossal GEORGE WASHINGTON, the first major sculptural commission given to an American. Although he worked in Florence, the majority of his patrons were Americans.
Provenance:
Microfilm was donated by Nathalia Wright, a professor at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, who collected this material in preparation for her books, HORATIO GREENOUGH, THE FIRST AMERICAN SCULPTOR (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1963) and THE LETTERS OF HORATIO GREENOUGH (Madison: Wisconsin: The University of Wisconsin Press, 1972). Ms. Wright sold the collection to a private collector, circa 1987. The group has since been added to the collection of Mr. and Mrs. John F. McGuigan Jr.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Occupation:
Sculptors  Search this
Genre/Form:
Drawings
Sketchbooks
Identifier:
AAA.greehora
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-greehora

The correspondence of Washington Allston / Nathalia Wright, editor

Author:
Allston, Washington 1779-1843  Search this
Wright, Nathalia  Search this
Subject:
Allston, Washington 1779-1843 Correspondence  Search this
Physical description:
xix, 682 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
Type:
Correspondence
Place:
United States
Date:
1993
C1993
Topic:
Artists  Search this
Call number:
N40.1.A44 A1 1993
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_458767

Horatio Greenough, the first American sculptor

Author:
Wright, Nathalia  Search this
Subject:
Greenough, Horatio 1805-1852  Search this
Physical description:
382 p. illus., ports. 22 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1963
[1963]
Call number:
N40.1.G83 W9
N40.1.G83W9
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_13206

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