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Emerson (sketch), (painting)

Painter:
Billings, Edwin Tryon 1824-1893  Search this
Subject:
Emerson  Search this
Emerson, Ralph Waldo  Search this
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Unlocated
Topic:
Portrait male  Search this
Occupation--Writer--Novelist  Search this
Control number:
IAP 73880111
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_173125

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-82), (painting)

Painter:
Sully, Thomas 1783-1872  Search this
Subject:
Emerson, Ralph Waldo  Search this
Medium:
Oil
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Chester Dale Collection New York New York
Topic:
Portrait male--Bust  Search this
Occupation--Writer  Search this
Control number:
IAP 81110055
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_189422

Author's Group

Artist:
Eugene L'Africain, 1859 - 1892  Search this
Copy after:
Notman Photographic Company, active 1878 - 1927  Search this
Sitter:
John Greenleaf Whittier, 17 Dec 1807 - 7 Sep 1892  Search this
Ralph Waldo Emerson, 25 May 1803 - 27 Apr 1882  Search this
John Lothrop Motley, 15 Apr 1814 - 29 May 1877  Search this
Nathaniel Hawthorne, 4 Jul 1804 - 19 May 1864  Search this
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, 27 Feb 1807 - 24 Mar 1882  Search this
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr., 29 Aug 1809 - 7 Oct 1894  Search this
Amos Bronson Alcott, 29 Nov 1799 - 4 Mar 1888  Search this
James Russell Lowell, 22 Feb 1819 - 12 Aug 1891  Search this
Jean Louis Rodolphe Agassiz, 28 May 1807 - 14 Dec 1873  Search this
Medium:
Collotype on paper
Dimensions:
Image: 55.2 x 43.9 cm (21 3/4 x 17 5/16")
Sheet: 64.9 x 53.3 cm (25 9/16 x 21")
Type:
Print
Date:
1883
Topic:
Interior\Library  Search this
James Russell Lowell: Male  Search this
James Russell Lowell: Education\Educator\Professor\University  Search this
James Russell Lowell: Literature\Writer\Poet  Search this
James Russell Lowell: Communications\Journalist\Editor\Magazine  Search this
James Russell Lowell: Politics and Government\Diplomat\Minister  Search this
James Russell Lowell: Literature\Writer\Essayist  Search this
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: Male  Search this
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: Literature\Writer  Search this
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: Literature\Writer\Poet  Search this
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: Education\Educator\Professor\College  Search this
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: Communications\Translator  Search this
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: Society and Social Change\Reformer\Abolitionist  Search this
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: Literature\Writer\Playwright  Search this
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: Humanities and Social Sciences\Linguist  Search this
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: Education\Educator\Librarian  Search this
John Greenleaf Whittier: Male  Search this
John Greenleaf Whittier: Literature\Writer\Poet  Search this
John Greenleaf Whittier: Communications\Journalist\Editor\Magazine  Search this
John Greenleaf Whittier: Society and Social Change\Reformer\Abolitionist  Search this
Ralph Waldo Emerson: Male  Search this
Ralph Waldo Emerson: Literature\Writer\Poet  Search this
Ralph Waldo Emerson: Literature\Writer\Essayist  Search this
Ralph Waldo Emerson: Humanities and Social Sciences\Philosopher\Transcendentalist  Search this
John Lothrop Motley: Male  Search this
John Lothrop Motley: Humanities and Social Sciences\Historian  Search this
John Lothrop Motley: Literature\Writer\Novelist  Search this
John Lothrop Motley: Politics and Government\Diplomat\Minister  Search this
John Lothrop Motley: Humanities and Social Sciences\Linguist  Search this
John Lothrop Motley: Literature\Writer\Historical  Search this
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.: Male  Search this
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.: Health and Medicine\Physician  Search this
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.: Literature\Writer\Poet  Search this
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.: Education\Educator\Professor\College  Search this
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.: Literature\Writer\Magazine article  Search this
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.: Literature\Writer\Essayist  Search this
Jean Louis Rodolphe Agassiz: Male  Search this
Jean Louis Rodolphe Agassiz: Literature\Writer  Search this
Jean Louis Rodolphe Agassiz: Science and Technology\Scientist  Search this
Jean Louis Rodolphe Agassiz: Education\Educator\Lecturer  Search this
Jean Louis Rodolphe Agassiz: Education\Educator\Professor\University  Search this
Jean Louis Rodolphe Agassiz: Humanities and Social Sciences\Historian  Search this
Jean Louis Rodolphe Agassiz: Science and Technology\Scientist\Naturalist  Search this
Jean Louis Rodolphe Agassiz: Science and Technology\Scientist\Earth Scientist\Geologist  Search this
Jean Louis Rodolphe Agassiz: Science and Technology\Scientist\Biologist\Zoologist  Search this
Nathaniel Hawthorne: Male  Search this
Nathaniel Hawthorne: Literature\Writer\Novelist  Search this
Nathaniel Hawthorne: Politics and Government\Diplomat\Consul\US Consul  Search this
Amos Bronson Alcott: Male  Search this
Amos Bronson Alcott: Literature\Writer  Search this
Amos Bronson Alcott: Education\Educator  Search this
Amos Bronson Alcott: Religion and Spirituality\Mystic  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
NPG.85.162
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
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edanmdm:npg_NPG.85.162

Album of Portraits of Celebrities

Title:
The Late Ralph Waldo Emerson, Author and Philosopher
Artist:
Shoppell, active c. 1882  Search this
Publisher:
F. M. Lupton  Search this
Sitter:
Ralph Waldo Emerson, 25 May 1803 - 27 Apr 1882  Search this
Medium:
Wood engraving on paper
Dimensions:
Image: 7.5 × 5.5 cm (2 15/16 × 2 3/16")
Book closed: 13.5 × 18.6 cm (5 5/16 × 7 5/16")
Book open: 13.5 × 36.5 cm (5 5/16 × 14 3/8")
Type:
Bound Object
Date:
c. 1882
Topic:
Costume\Dress Accessory\Tie\Bowtie  Search this
Book  Search this
Illustration  Search this
Ralph Waldo Emerson: Male  Search this
Ralph Waldo Emerson: Literature\Writer\Poet  Search this
Ralph Waldo Emerson: Literature\Writer\Essayist  Search this
Ralph Waldo Emerson: Humanities and Social Sciences\Philosopher\Transcendentalist  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
S/NPG.90.50.D
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_S_NPG.90.50.D

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Artist:
Frederick Gutekunst, 25 Sep 1831 - 27 Apr 1917  Search this
Sitter:
Ralph Waldo Emerson, 25 May 1803 - 27 Apr 1882  Search this
Medium:
Albumen silver print
Dimensions:
11.7cm x 7.6cm (4 5/8" x 3"), Image
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1875
Topic:
Costume\Dress Accessory\Tie\Bowtie  Search this
Interior\Studio\Photography  Search this
Ralph Waldo Emerson: Male  Search this
Ralph Waldo Emerson: Literature\Writer\Poet  Search this
Ralph Waldo Emerson: Literature\Writer\Essayist  Search this
Ralph Waldo Emerson: Humanities and Social Sciences\Philosopher\Transcendentalist  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
NPG.77.171
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.77.171

Great Ideas of Western Man Featuring Ralph Waldo Emerson

Designer:
Herbert Bayer, American, b. Austria, active Germany and USA, 1900–1985  Search this
Artist:
Herbert Bayer, American, b. Austria, active Germany and USA, 1900–1985  Search this
Subject:
Ralph Waldo Emerson, American, 1803–1882  Search this
Client:
Container Corporation of America, Chicago, Illinois, USA  Search this
Medium:
Offset lithograph on glossy white paper
Type:
graphic design
Print
Object Name:
Print
Made in:
Aspen, CO, USA
Date:
1952
Credit Line:
Museum purchase through gift of the Taub Foundation
Accession Number:
2016-54-23
Restrictions & Rights:
© 2019 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn
See more items in:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_2016-54-23
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Ralph Waldo Emerson

Creator:
J. W. Black & Co.  Search this
Subject:
Emerson, Ralph Waldo  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Place:
Boston, Mass.
Date:
between 1860 and 1870
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)5676
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Abbott Handerson Thayer and Thayer family papers, 1851-1999, bulk 1881-1950
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_5676

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Creator:
J. W. Black & Co.  Search this
Subject:
Emerson, Ralph Waldo  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Place:
Boston, Mass.
Date:
between 1860 and 1870
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)5677
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Abbott Handerson Thayer and Thayer family papers, 1851-1999, bulk 1881-1950
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_5677

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Artist:
John White Alexander, 7 Oct 1856 - 31 May 1915  Search this
Sitter:
Ralph Waldo Emerson, 25 May 1803 - 27 Apr 1882  Search this
Associated Institution:
Harper's Weekly, active 1857 - 1916  Search this
Type:
Print
Date:
c. 1882
Topic:
Ralph Waldo Emerson: Male  Search this
Ralph Waldo Emerson: Literature\Writer\Poet  Search this
Ralph Waldo Emerson: Literature\Writer\Essayist  Search this
Ralph Waldo Emerson: Humanities and Social Sciences\Philosopher\Transcendentalist  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: [UNLOCATED]
Object number:
UNL00951
See more items in:
Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_UNL00951

Abbott Handerson Thayer and Thayer family papers, 1851-1999, bulk 1881-1950

Creator:
Thayer, Abbott Handerson, 1849-1921  Search this
Subject:
Foster, Ben  Search this
White, Stanford  Search this
Roosevelt, Theodore  Search this
Gellatly, John  Search this
Plunket, Jean Reasoner  Search this
Thayer, Gladys  Search this
French, Daniel Chester  Search this
Meryman, Richard Sumner  Search this
Reasoner, David  Search this
Taber, E. M.  Search this
Faulkner, Barry  Search this
Kent, Rockwell  Search this
Clemens, Samuel Langhorne  Search this
Freer, Charles Lang  Search this
Fuertes, Louis Agassiz  Search this
Emerson, Ralph Waldo  Search this
Colman, Samuel  Search this
Thayer, Mary  Search this
Emerson, Edward Waldo  Search this
Dow, Thomas Millie  Search this
Thayer, Kate Bloede  Search this
Sainsbury, Everton  Search this
Thayer, Gerald Handerson  Search this
Thayer, Emma B.  Search this
Cortissoz, Royal  Search this
Topic:
Naturalists  Search this
Camouflage (Biology)  Search this
Painters  Search this
Scrapbooks  Search this
Art and camouflage  Search this
Photographs  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7440
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209598
AAA_collcode_thayabbo
Theme:
Diaries
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209598
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Abbott Handerson Thayer and Thayer Family papers

Creator:
Thayer, Abbott Handerson, 1849-1921  Search this
Names:
Clemens, Samuel Langhorne, 1835-1910  Search this
Colman, Samuel, 1832-1920  Search this
Cortissoz, Royal, 1869-1948  Search this
Dow, Thomas Millie  Search this
Emerson, Edward Waldo, 1844-1930  Search this
Emerson, Ralph Waldo, 1803-1882  Search this
Faulkner, Barry, 1881-1966  Search this
Foster, Ben, 1852-1926  Search this
Freer, Charles Lang, 1856-1919  Search this
French, Daniel Chester, 1850-1931  Search this
Fuertes, Louis Agassiz, 1874-1927  Search this
Gellatly, John, 1853-1931  Search this
Kent, Rockwell, 1882-1971  Search this
Meryman, Richard Sumner, 1881-1963  Search this
Plunket, Jean Reasoner  Search this
Reasoner, David  Search this
Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919  Search this
Sainsbury, Everton  Search this
Taber, E. M.  Search this
Thayer, Emma B., 1850-1924  Search this
Thayer, Gerald Handerson, 1883-1939  Search this
Thayer, Gladys, 1886 or 7-1945  Search this
Thayer, Kate Bloede  Search this
Thayer, Mary  Search this
White, Stanford, 1853-1906  Search this
Extent:
5.12 Linear feet
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Photographs
Scrapbooks
Date:
1851-1999
bulk 1881-1950
Summary:
The papers of painter and naturalist, Abbott Handerson Thayer, and the Thayer family date from 1851 to 1999, with the bulk of the material dating from 1881 to 1950, and measure 5.12 linear feet. Thayer's painting career, interest in concealing coloration (camouflage) in nature, and relationships with artists, patrons, family, and friends are documented through correspondence, writings, scattered legal and financial records, printed materials, and a scrapbook. Photographs are of Thayer, his family, studio, and friends, including artists. The collection also contains family papers created by his second wife, Emma Beach Thayer, his son Gerald, his daughters Mary and Gladys, and Gladys' husband David Reasoner, who managed Thayer's estate after his death.
Scope and Content Note:
The papers of painter and naturalist, Abbott Handerson Thayer, and the Thayer family date from 1851 to 1999, with the bulk of the material dating from 1881 to 1950, and measure 5.12 linear feet. Thayer's painting career, interest in concealing coloration in nature, and relationships with artists, patrons, family, and friends are documented through correspondence, writings, scattered legal and financial records, printed materials, and a scrapbook. Photographs are of Thayer, his family, studio, and friends, including artists. The collection also contains family papers created by his second wife, Emma Beach Thayer, his son Gerald, his daughters Mary and Gladys, and Gladys' husband David Reasoner, who managed Thayer's estate after his death.

Scattered Biographical Material includes a brief autobiographical statement and chronology by Abbott Thayer, lists of artworks by Abbott Thayer and Gladys Thayer Reasoner, and biographical information about Thayer's granddaughter, Jean Reasoner Plunket. Two linear feet of family correspondence includes Abott Thayer's correspondence with patrons Charles L. Freer and John Gellatly; with many artists, several of whom were close friends, including Samuel Colman, Thomas Millie Dow, Daniel Chester French, Richard Meryman, Everton Sainsbury, Louis Agassiz Fuertes, and E. M. Taber; and former students, such as Ben Foster and Barry Faulkner; and with other friends, many of them prominent members of society, such as Samuel Clemens, Royal Cortissoz, Edward Waldo Emerson, and Stanford White. Also found is Thayer's correspondence with scientists and naturalists discussing his theories on protective coloration in nature. Correspondence of his second wife Emma Beach Thayer, his first wife, Kate Bloede Thayer, his daughter, Gladys Thayer Reasoner, her husband and executor of Thayer's estate, David Reasoner, and other family members are also included in the papers.

Writings and notes by Thayer record his thoughts on concealing coloration, nature, restoration of artwork, and other topics. Writings by others include those by Emma Beach Thayer, daughters Mary and Gladys, and Thayer scholars. The collection also contains correspondence of David Reasoner and other family members, as well as financial and legal documents regarding the estate of Abbott Handerson Thayer and Emma Beach Thayer. Additional financial and legal material includes ledgers, accounts statements, bills, a patent granted to Thayer and Gerome Brush, legal agreements, property deeds, and a map of Thayer's property.

Printed material include books, including one written by Theodore Roosevelt in response to Thayer's book on concealing coloration. Also found are newspaper and magazine clippings, and exhibition announcements and catalogs. Photographs are of Abbott Thayer, his wife Emma; his studio and home in Dublin, New Hampshire; friends, including Rockwell Kent and Ralph Waldo Emerson; and of unidentified people. Artwork includes a few drawings by Thayer, drawings and paintings by his children, and sketchbooks belonging to David Reasoner and Jean Reasoner Plunket. The collection also includes one large scrapbook kept by David Reasoner documenting Abbott Thayer's artwork.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into 10 series. Glass plate negative is housed separately and closed to researchers.

Series 1: Biographical Material, 1878 - circa 1966 (Box 1; 7 folders)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1867-1987 (Box 1-3; 2.0 linear feet)

Series 3: Writings, 1888-1945 (Box 3; 0.8 linear feet)

Series 4: Estate Papers, 1921-1954 (Box 3-4; 0.5 linear feet)

Series 5: Other Financial Records, 1889-1957 (Box 4; 7 folders)

Series 6: Legal Records, 1891-1927 (Box 4; 4 folders)

Series 7: Printed Material, 1851, 1896-1999 (Box 4-5; 0.4 linear feet)

Series 8: Photographs, circa 1861-1933 (Box 5, MGP 2; 0.2 linear feet)

Series 9: Artwork, 1887 - circa 1940s (Box 5-6, 8; 8 folders)

Series 10: Scrapbook, circa 1910-1920 (Box 7; 0.3 linear feet)
Biographical Note:
Abbott Handerson Thayer (1849-1921) was born in Boston to Dr. William Henry Thayer and Ellen Handerson Thayer. After his birth his family moved to Woodstock, Vermont, and in 1855 settled in Keene, New Hampshire. As a child Thayer developed a love of nature that was encouraged by his close family, which included three sisters, Ellen, Margaret, and Susan. At the age of fifteen he was sent to the Chauncy Hall School in Boston, and while there he met Henry D. Morse, an amateur animal painter. Under Morse's instruction Abbott developed his skill in painting birds and other wildlife and began painting animal portraits on commission. In 1867 he moved to Brooklyn, New York and attended the Brooklyn Academy of Design where he studied under J. B. Whittaker for two years. In 1868 he began showing his work at the National Academy of Design and enrolled there in 1870, studying under Lemuel Wilmarth. He met many emerging artists during this period, including his future first wife, Kate Bloede and his close friend, Daniel Chester French. Thayer became part of progressive art circles, showing his work at the newly formed Society of American Artists, while continuing to develop his skill as an animal and landscape painter.

Thayer and Kate Bloede were married in 1875. They moved to Paris and he studied at the École des Beaux-Arts, first under Henri Lehmann, and then with Jean-Léon Gérome. While in Europe he befriended fellow artists Everton Sainsbury, Thomas Millie Dow, George de Forest Brush, and Dwight Tryon. His daughter Mary was born in 1876 and his son William Henry in 1878. The family returned to America in 1879 and settled in his parent's home in Brooklyn, where he changed his focus to portraits. After the tragic deaths of William Henry in 1880 and of their second son, Ralph Waldo, in 1881, the family led a migratory existence living in various parts of New England. In 1881 while living in Nantucket they met Emmeline (Emma) Beach (1850-1924) who would become close friends with Abbott and Kate and would be known as "Addie" to the family. In 1883 their son Gerald was born and in 1886 their daughter Gladys was born. In 1887 Thayer settled his family in Keene, New Hampshire, and began teaching a small group of students. Around this time his wife began suffering from severe depression and went to a sanatorium in 1888. She died in 1891 and that fall Thayer married Emma Beach who had helped to care for him and his children during his wife's illness.

Despite family tragedies, Thayer became a leader in the New York art world during the 1880s and 1890s. He was a successful portraitist and painted allegorical figures of angels, women, and children, which were popular among collectors of this period, including his patrons Charles Lang Freer and John Gellatly. He often used his children as models, especially his eldest daughter, Mary.

In the late 1880s one of Thayer's students, Mary Amory Greene, built a house and studio for the Thayer family on her land in Dublin, New Hampshire, and in 1901 the family settled there permanently. Many of Thayer's artist friends lived nearby, such as Richard Meryman and George de Forest Brush, and the Thayer family frequently entertained prominent visitors such as Edward Waldo Emerson and Samuel Clemens. Abbott Thayer taught painting to his children, and Gerald and Gladys both became artists and art educators. Gladys married David Reasoner, a student of Abbott Thayer who later became his assistant. Other students of Thayer included Rockwell Kent, Ben Foster, Barry Faulkner, and Louis Agassiz Fuertes.

Greatly influenced by transcendentalism and the spirituality of nature, Thayer again began to paint landscapes, especially of nearby Mount Monadnock. He was very interested in the study of protective coloration in the wild, and was an advocate for nature conservation and bird sanctuaries. He published the book Concealing Coloration in the Animal Kingdom in 1909 with his son Gerald, but encountered much resistance to his theories. Thayer also wrote about how his camouflage theories could be applied to military warships and uniforms. These theories failed to gain widespread government interest and after suffering from nervous exhaustion, he spent the rest of his life painting landscapes at his home in Dublin, until his death in 1921.
Related Material:
The Archives of American Art holds several collections related to Abbott Handerson Thayer. These include research material on Abbott Handerson Thayer and other artists, 1895-1990, donated by Thomas B. Brumbaugh; the Abbott Handerson Thayer letter and drawings to Caroline Peddle Ball, circa 1890-1893; "The Drawings of Abbott Thayer", by Elizabeth Robins Pennell, circa 1921; and the Nelson and Henry C. White research material, 1898-1978, which includes many letters, photographs, and other material originally belonging to the Thayer family.
Separated Material:
The Archives of American Art also holds material lent for microfilming (reels 48 and 3417) including a diary kept by Thayer, a "Family Record" written by William Henry Thayer, correspondence, printed material, photographs, and original artwork by Abbott Handerson Thayer. Lent materials were returned to the lender and are not described in the collection container inventory.
Provenance:
Anne Whiting, a niece of Abbott Handerson Thayer, loaned the Archives of American Art material for microfilming in 1971 and Jean Reasoner Plunket, Thayer's granddaughter, loaned original artwork for microfilming in 1985. The rest of the Abbott Handerson Thayer and Thayer Family papers were donated in 1999 by Abbott Thayer's great-grandson, John Plunket, who received the papers from his mother Jean Reasoner Plunket. In 2005 Bruce Gimelson donated additional material purchased from the relatives of Emma Beach Thayer.
Restrictions:
The collection has been digitized and is available online via AAA's website.
Rights:
The Abbott Handerson Thayer and Thayer Family papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Naturalists  Search this
Painters -- New Hampshire -- Dublin  Search this
Camouflage (Biology)  Search this
Art and camouflage  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Scrapbooks
Citation:
Abbott Handerson Thayer and Thayer Family papers, 1851-1999 (bulk 1881-1950). Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.thayabbo
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Abbott Handerson Thayer and Thayer Family papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-thayabbo
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Ralph Waldo Emerson

Artist:
Jacques Reich, 1852 - 1923  Search this
Sitter:
Ralph Waldo Emerson, 25 May 1803 - 27 Apr 1882  Search this
Medium:
Ink on paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 18.4 × 12.7 cm (7 1/4 × 5")
Mount: 22 × 16.6 cm (8 11/16 × 6 9/16")
Type:
Drawing
Date:
late 19th-early 20th Century
Topic:
Costume\Dress Accessory\Tie\Bowtie  Search this
Ralph Waldo Emerson: Male  Search this
Ralph Waldo Emerson: Literature\Writer\Poet  Search this
Ralph Waldo Emerson: Literature\Writer\Essayist  Search this
Ralph Waldo Emerson: Humanities and Social Sciences\Philosopher\Transcendentalist  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
S/NPG.72.41
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_S_NPG.72.41

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Artist:
Otto J. Schneider, born Atlanta, GA 1875-1946  Search this
Sitter:
Ralph Waldo Emerson  Search this
Ralph Waldo Emerson  Search this
Medium:
etching
Type:
Graphic Arts-Print
Topic:
Occupation\writer\author  Search this
Portrait male\bust  Search this
Portrait male\profile  Search this
Object number:
1979.46.3
See more items in:
Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Department:
Graphic Arts
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1979.46.3

If there be a country which cannot stand any one of these tests--a country where knowledge cannot be diffused without perils of mob law and statute law; where speech is not free; where the post office is violated, mail bags opened, and letters tampered with; where public debts and private debts outside of the state are repudiated; where liberty is attacked in the primary institution of social life; where the laborer is not secured in the earnings of his own hand; where suffrage is not free or equal--that country is, in all these respects, not civil, but barbarous; and no advantage of soil, climate, or coast can resist these suicidal mischiefs. From the series Great Ideas.

Artist:
Herbert Bayer, born Haag, Austria 1900-died Montecito, CA 1985  Search this
Sitter:
Ralph Waldo Emerson  Search this
Medium:
paper and photomechanical reproduction on paperboard
Dimensions:
sheet: 23 3/4 x 19 1/8 in. (60.3 x 48.5 cm.)
Type:
Collage
Date:
1951
Topic:
Abstract  Search this
Portrait male  Search this
Occupation\writer\novelist  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Container Corporation of America
Object number:
1984.124.20
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Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Department:
Graphic Arts
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1984.124.20

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Artist:
William Henry Furness, Jr., 1827 - 1867  Search this
Sitter:
Ralph Waldo Emerson, 25 May 1803 - 27 Apr 1882  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
114.5cm x 89.5cm (45 1/16" x 35 1/4"), Sight
Type:
Painting
Date:
c. 1867
Topic:
Costume\Dress Accessory\Tie  Search this
Ralph Waldo Emerson: Male  Search this
Ralph Waldo Emerson: Literature\Writer\Poet  Search this
Ralph Waldo Emerson: Literature\Writer\Essayist  Search this
Ralph Waldo Emerson: Humanities and Social Sciences\Philosopher\Transcendentalist  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Object number:
1899.8 PAFA
See more items in:
Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_1899.8_PAFA

Our Great Authors

Artist:
Thomas S. Sinclair, c. 1805 - 1881  Search this
Sitter:
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, 27 Feb 1807 - 24 Mar 1882  Search this
Henry Theodore Tuckerman, 1813 - 1871  Search this
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr., 29 Aug 1809 - 7 Oct 1894  Search this
William Gilmore Simms, 17 Apr 1806 - 11 Jun 1870  Search this
Fitz-Greene Halleck, 8 Jul 1790 - 19 Nov 1867  Search this
Nathaniel Hawthorne, 4 Jul 1804 - 19 May 1864  Search this
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, 27 Feb 1807 - 24 Mar 1882  Search this
William Hickling Prescott, 4 May 1796 - 28 Jan 1859  Search this
Nathaniel Parker Willis, 20 Jan 1806 - 20 Jan 1867  Search this
Washington Irving, 3 Apr 1783 - 28 Nov 1859  Search this
James Kirke Paulding, 22 Aug 1778 - 6 Apr 1860  Search this
Ralph Waldo Emerson, 25 May 1803 - 27 Apr 1882  Search this
William Cullen Bryant, 3 Nov 1794 - 12 Jun 1878  Search this
John Pendleton Kennedy, 25 Oct 1795 - 18 Aug 1870  Search this
James Fenimore Cooper, 15 Sep 1789 - 14 Sep 1851  Search this
George Bancroft, 3 Oct 1800 - 17 Jan 1891  Search this
Medium:
Lithograph on paper
Dimensions:
Image: 52.5 x 76.5 cm (20 11/16 x 30 1/8")
Type:
Print
Date:
1865
Topic:
Home Furnishings\Furniture\Seating\Chair  Search this
Costume\Headgear\Hat  Search this
Printed Material\Book  Search this
Interior\Interior with Exterior View  Search this
Equipment\Walking stick\Cane  Search this
Architecture\Window  Search this
Artwork\Sculpture\Bust  Search this
Personal Attribute\Facial Hair\Mustache  Search this
Personal Attribute\Facial Hair\Beard  Search this
Architecture\Column  Search this
Home Furnishings\Furniture\Rug  Search this
John Pendleton Kennedy: Male  Search this
John Pendleton Kennedy: Military\Navy\Secretary of the Navy  Search this
John Pendleton Kennedy: Education\Administrator\University\Trustee  Search this
John Pendleton Kennedy: Literature\Writer\Novelist  Search this
John Pendleton Kennedy: Politics and Government\US Congressman\Maryland  Search this
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: Male  Search this
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: Literature\Writer  Search this
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: Literature\Writer\Poet  Search this
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: Education\Educator\Professor\College  Search this
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: Communications\Translator  Search this
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: Society and Social Change\Reformer\Abolitionist  Search this
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: Literature\Writer\Playwright  Search this
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: Humanities and Social Sciences\Linguist  Search this
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: Education\Educator\Librarian  Search this
Fitz-Greene Halleck: Male  Search this
Fitz-Greene Halleck: Literature\Writer\Poet  Search this
Fitz-Greene Halleck: Literature\Writer\Satirist  Search this
Ralph Waldo Emerson: Male  Search this
Ralph Waldo Emerson: Literature\Writer\Poet  Search this
Ralph Waldo Emerson: Literature\Writer\Essayist  Search this
Ralph Waldo Emerson: Humanities and Social Sciences\Philosopher\Transcendentalist  Search this
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.: Male  Search this
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.: Health and Medicine\Physician  Search this
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.: Literature\Writer\Poet  Search this
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.: Education\Educator\Professor\College  Search this
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.: Literature\Writer\Magazine article  Search this
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.: Literature\Writer\Essayist  Search this
James Fenimore Cooper: Male  Search this
James Fenimore Cooper: Military\Navy\Officer  Search this
James Fenimore Cooper: Literature\Writer\Magazine article  Search this
James Fenimore Cooper: Literature\Writer\Novelist  Search this
James Fenimore Cooper: Politics and Government\Diplomat\Consul  Search this
William Hickling Prescott: Male  Search this
William Hickling Prescott: Humanities and Social Sciences\Historian  Search this
William Hickling Prescott: Literature\Writer\Historical  Search this
Nathaniel Parker Willis: Male  Search this
Nathaniel Parker Willis: Literature\Writer  Search this
Nathaniel Parker Willis: Literature\Writer\Poet  Search this
Nathaniel Parker Willis: Communications\Journalist  Search this
Nathaniel Parker Willis: Literature\Writer\Playwright  Search this
William Cullen Bryant: Male  Search this
William Cullen Bryant: Literature\Writer\Poet  Search this
William Cullen Bryant: Communications\Journalist  Search this
William Cullen Bryant: Communications\Journalist\Editor\Newspaper  Search this
Nathaniel Hawthorne: Male  Search this
Nathaniel Hawthorne: Literature\Writer\Novelist  Search this
Nathaniel Hawthorne: Politics and Government\Diplomat\Consul\US Consul  Search this
Washington Irving: Male  Search this
Washington Irving: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer  Search this
Washington Irving: Politics and Government\Diplomat  Search this
Washington Irving: Literature\Writer\Novelist  Search this
Washington Irving: Literature\Writer\Historical  Search this
George Bancroft: Male  Search this
George Bancroft: Literature\Writer  Search this
George Bancroft: Military\Navy\Secretary of the Navy  Search this
George Bancroft: Humanities and Social Sciences\Historian  Search this
George Bancroft: Politics and Government\Diplomat\Minister  Search this
Henry Theodore Tuckerman: Male  Search this
Henry Theodore Tuckerman: Literature\Writer\Poet  Search this
Henry Theodore Tuckerman: Literature\Writer\Biographer  Search this
Henry Theodore Tuckerman: Literature\Writer\Essayist  Search this
Henry Theodore Tuckerman: Humanities and Social Sciences\Critic\Literary  Search this
Henry Theodore Tuckerman: Literature\Writer\Travel  Search this
James Kirke Paulding: Male  Search this
James Kirke Paulding: Literature\Writer\Poet  Search this
James Kirke Paulding: Military\Navy\Secretary of the Navy  Search this
James Kirke Paulding: Literature\Writer\Novelist  Search this
William Gilmore Simms: Male  Search this
William Gilmore Simms: Literature\Writer\Novelist  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
NPG.78.23
See more items in:
National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.78.23

Bust of Ralph Waldo Emerson, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
French, Daniel Chester 1850-1931  Search this
Subject:
Emerson, Ralph Waldo  Search this
Medium:
Bronze
Type:
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
University of Rochester Memorial Art Gallery 500 University Avenue Rochester New York 14607 Accession Number: 99.2
Date:
After 1884
Topic:
Portrait male--Bust  Search this
Occupation--Writer  Search this
Control number:
IAS 37390200
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_472071

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Artist:
Daniel Chester French, 20 Apr 1850 - 7 Oct 1931  Search this
Sitter:
Ralph Waldo Emerson, 25 May 1803 - 27 Apr 1882  Search this
Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
56.9cm x 27.3cm x 23.5cm (22 3/8" x 10 3/4" x 9 1/4"), Accurate
Type:
Sculpture
Date:
1879
Topic:
Ralph Waldo Emerson: Male  Search this
Ralph Waldo Emerson: Literature\Writer\Poet  Search this
Ralph Waldo Emerson: Literature\Writer\Essayist  Search this
Ralph Waldo Emerson: Humanities and Social Sciences\Philosopher\Transcendentalist  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Montclair Art Museum
Website: https://www.montclairartmuseum.org/
Object number:
13.11
See more items in:
Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_13.11

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Artist:
Daniel Chester French, 20 Apr 1850 - 7 Oct 1931  Search this
Foundry:
Henry Bonnard Bronze Co.  Search this
Sitter:
Ralph Waldo Emerson, 25 May 1803 - 27 Apr 1882  Search this
Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
57.2cm (22 1/2") x 26cm (10 1/4") x 22.8cm (9")
Type:
Sculpture
Date:
1879, this cast 1906-1907
Topic:
Ralph Waldo Emerson: Male  Search this
Ralph Waldo Emerson: Literature\Writer\Poet  Search this
Ralph Waldo Emerson: Literature\Writer\Essayist  Search this
Ralph Waldo Emerson: Humanities and Social Sciences\Philosopher\Transcendentalist  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Website: https://www.metmuseum.org/
Object number:
07.101 MMA
See more items in:
Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_07.101_MMA

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Artist:
Victor David Brenner, 12 Jun 1871 - 5 Apr 1924  Search this
Sitter:
Ralph Waldo Emerson, 25 May 1803 - 27 Apr 1882  Search this
Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
18.4cm (7 1/4")
Type:
Medal
Date:
1909
Topic:
Symbols & Motifs\Emblem\Coat of arms  Search this
Ralph Waldo Emerson: Male  Search this
Ralph Waldo Emerson: Literature\Writer\Poet  Search this
Ralph Waldo Emerson: Literature\Writer\Essayist  Search this
Ralph Waldo Emerson: Humanities and Social Sciences\Philosopher\Transcendentalist  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Website: https://www.metmuseum.org/
Object number:
10.39 MMA
See more items in:
Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_10.39_MMA

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