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Hart, Charles Henry, 1847-1918  Search this
Church, Frederic Edwin  Search this
Peale, Raphaelle  Search this
Vedder, Elihu  Search this
Whistler, James McNeill  Search this
Audubon, John James  Search this
Peale, Rubens  Search this
Vanderlyn, John  Search this
Anshutz, Thomas Pollock  Search this
Peale, Rembrandt  Search this
Smillie, James David  Search this
Chase, William Merritt  Search this
Eakins, Thomas  Search this
Sully, Thomas  Search this
Peale, Titian Ramsay  Search this
Thayer, Abbott Handerson  Search this
Ward, John Quincy Adams  Search this
West, Benjamin  Search this
McEntee, Jervis  Search this
Cox, Kenyon  Search this
Copley, John Singleton  Search this
Stuart, Gilbert  Search this
Peale, Charles Willson  Search this
Morse, Samuel Finley Breese  Search this
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
1.7 linear feet
Access Note / Rights:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
The Charles Henry Hart autograph collection dates from 1731-1917 and measures 1.7 linear feet comprised of 226 letters, portrait prints, and other documents signed by American artists.
Charles Henry Hart autograph collection, 1731-1918. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
The collection is available on 35 mm microfilm reel D5 at the Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan. Researchers should note that the arrangement of the material described in the container inventory does not reflect the arrangement of the collection on microfilm.
Funding for the processing of this collection was provided by the Terra Foundation for American Art.
Related Materials:
The Archives of American Art also holds the personal papers of Charles Henry Hart, dating from 1774-1930, bulk 1888-1918.
Biography Note:
Charles Henry Hart (1847-1918) was a historian, lawyer, writer, and director, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, 1882-1904. Widely, he published on the subject of 18th and 19th century portraiture in the United States.
The Charles Henry Hart autograph collection was donated to the Archives of American Art in 1954 as an anonymous gift. It is assumed that Hart assembled the letters. Original collation was two letterbooks entitled "The History of Art in America as Tolk in a Remarkable Collection of Autograph Letters and Documents of Celebrated American Artists of the Eighteenth, Nineteenth, and Twentieth Century." Based on the significant number of letters to Thomas B. Clarke, Asher Brown Durand, Charles Lanman, William Stillman and John Durand, and John Trumbull, the letters may have initially been received in lots by recipient and later alphabetized when placed in the volumes by sender and subject of the prin
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
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Record number:
Art Theory and Historiography
Data Source:
Archives of American Art