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Two letters, Sept. 2 and Sept. 4, 1862, discuss an unnamed artist's sketch for an engraving which Paez has sent to Church for correction. Two letters, Sept. 11 and Oct. 12, 1866, discuss Church's progress on a Paez commission to paint Cotopaxi volcano. In the fifth letter, Dec. 3, 1877, Church asks Paez to do a sketch for him and encloses a check.
Ramon Paez letters from Frederic Edwin Church, 1862-1900. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Microfilm reel 3470 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Ramon Paez is a geographer, writer, and porcelain painter from New York, N.Y. Paez was apparently involved in some artistry himself. In one of Church's letters to Paez, he asks if he may buy one of Paez's works.
Donated 1967 by Mrs. Hugh Mullan, the granddaughter of Ramon Paez.
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