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Thomas Seir Cummings correspondence and printed material [microfilm], 1826-1893

Catalog Data

Creator:
Cummings, Thomas Seir, 1804-1894  Search this
Subject:
Edmonds, Francis William  Search this
Gignoux, Régis François  Search this
Durand, Asher Brown  Search this
Inman, Jane  Search this
Bierstadt, Albert  Search this
Durand, John  Search this
Elliott, Charles Loring  Search this
Perry, E. W. (Enoch Wood)  Search this
Sully, Thomas  Search this
Chapman, J. G. (John Gadsby)  Search this
Inman, Henry  Search this
Huntington, Daniel  Search this
Lang, Louis  Search this
Morse, Samuel Finley Breese  Search this
National Academy of Design (U.S.)  Search this
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
1 microfilm reel.
Access Note / Rights:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Summary:
Correspondence, including a letterbook which contains some drafts of Cummings' own communications, and letters received; broadsides; and clippings.
Among the correspondents are many 19th century New York painters and National Academy of Design members, including Gorham D. Abbott, William Aspinwall, Anthony Barclay, Albert Bierstadt, Victoria Bellamy, Robert Bunch, Charles Butler, J. G.Chapman, Vincent Colyer, Mortimer De Motte, Asher B. and John Durand, F. W. Edmonds, Charles L. Elliott, Isaac Ferris, Hamilton Fish, Robert Fraser, William Gibbons, Régis Gignoux, R. K. Haight, Walter Harding, Daniel Huntington, Charles Ingham, Henry Inman and his widow Jane Inman (re proceeds from an Inman memorial exhibition organized by Cummings), William Kemble, Louis Lang, James Lenox, Edward Lester, Charles Leupp, John Lewis, Benson Lossing, James J. Mapes, James McMurtrie, John Morgan, George P. Morris, S. F. B. Morse, E.W. Perry, William H. Seward, D. Seymour, James Shegogue, John R. Smith, William Stillman, Russell Sturgis, Thomas Sully, Henry Tappan, Thomas Thorpe, T. B. Wakeman, Prosper Wetmore, and James Whitehorne.
Citation:
Thomas Seir Cummings correspondence and printed material [microfilm], 1826-1893. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
Microfilm reel NC1 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Location of Originals:
Originals in Century Association, New York, N.Y.
Loan:
Loan
Biography Note:
Thomas Seir Cummings (1804-1894) was a miniature and portrait painter from New York, N.Y. One of the founders of the National Academy of Design.
Provenance:
Lent for microfilming 1958 by the Century Association.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Genre painters  Search this
Landscape painters  Search this
Portrait painters  Search this
Miniature painters  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7565
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209725
AAA_collcode_cummthom
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209725