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Edward H. Dwight Papers

Creator:
Dwight, Edward H., 1919-1981  Search this
Names:
American Museum of Natural History  Search this
Cincinnati Historical Society  Search this
Louisiana State Museum  Search this
Mohammed Center for Restricted Communications  Search this
National Audubon Society  Search this
R. Havell & Son  Search this
Peale family  Search this
Audubon, John James, 1785-1851  Search this
Audubon, Maria R. (Maria Rebecca), 1843-1925  Search this
Audubon, Victor Gifford, 1809-1860  Search this
Bachman, John  Search this
Bakewell, Benjamin  Search this
Bell, John G.  Search this
Coffin, Annie R.  Search this
Corwine, Aaron H.  Search this
Duncanson, Robert S., 1821-1872  Search this
Fries, Waldemar H., 1889-  Search this
Gifford, George Edmund  Search this
Held, John, 1947-  Search this
Laning, Paul F.  Search this
Lichtner, Ruth  Search this
Lichtner, Schomer, 1905-2006  Search this
Martin, Maria  Search this
McDermott, John Francis, 1902-  Search this
Peale, Charles Willson, 1741-1827  Search this
Peale, James, 1749-1831  Search this
Peale, James, 1789-1876  Search this
Peale, Raphaelle, 1774-1825  Search this
Peale, Rembrandt, 1778-1860  Search this
Tyler, Morris F.  Search this
Extent:
18.6 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Business records
Typescripts
Photographs
Scrapbooks
Sketches
Date:
1821-2001
bulk 1950-1979
Summary:
The papers of Cincinnati art historian, museum director, and Audubon and Peale scholar, Edward H. Dwight (1919-1981), measure 18.6 linear feet and date from 1821-2001, with the bulk of the material dating from 1950-1979. Dwight's papers include biographical material, writings by Dwight, and research files on John James Audubon, Raphaelle Peale, and others, documenting Dwight's extensive contribution to the study of American painting, particularly naturalist, portrait, and still-life painting.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of Cincinnati art historian, museum director, and Audubon and Peale scholar, Edward H. Dwight (1919-1981), measure 18.6 linear feet and date from 1821-2001, with the bulk of the material dating from 1950-1979. Dwight's papers include biographical material, writings by Dwight, and research files on John James Audubon, Raphaelle Peale, and others, documenting Dwight's extensive contribution to the study of American painting, particularly naturalist, portrait, and still life painting.

Dwight's biographical material includes two address books, a calendar, a small amount of personal correspondence including letters and postcards from Schomer and Ruth Lichtner, and printed material documenting his work as a museum curator and director.

Writings and notes include correspondence about Dwight's writings, drafts and typescripts of articles on Audubon and other artists, and lecture notes.

The bulk of the collection comprises Dwight's research material on Audubon and includes correspondence related to his research with scholars, collectors, publications, museums, and libraries, including: the American Museum of Natural History, the Audubon Society, the Cincinnati Historical Society, the Louisiana State Museum, Annie R. coffin, Waldemar H. Fries, John Francis McDermott, and the collections of G. Edmund Gifford, Jr., Paul F. Laning, and Morris Tyler.

Copies of Audubon's correspondence, including letters from Audubon's father-in-law, Benjamin Bakewell, son Victor G. Audubon, and grandchildren, form a substantial portion of Dwight's research files. Notes and card files reflecting Dwight's research by categories such as life event, activity, geographical area, and subject of study, further illuminate his research and provide cross references to the Audubon letters and other material.

Data compiled and supplemented with reproductions of Audubon's artwork forms another substantial portion of Dwight's research, and provides detailed information about individual Audubon works and works attributed to him.

Dwight's subject files on Audubon house collated research on individuals, subjects, and events that intersected with Audubon's life and work, as well as Audubon research from other sources and scholars. They include copies of documents, such as the journal of Audubon collaborator John G Bell, and a scrapbook of granddaughter, Maria Audubon; documents relating to Audubon collaborators such as John Bachman and Maria Martin; material related to collections of Audubon's work; and information concerning editions of his prints, such as the Havell Edition, engraved and hand-colored by the firm of Robert Havell Sr. and Jr. in the 1830s.

Printed material used by Dwight in his research includes original American newspapers, from states including New England, New York, and Pennsylvania, dating from 1821 to the 1870s, which include articles on Audubon, as well as later magazines, journals, catalogs, and news clippings on Audubon. A small number of photographs, slide transparencies, and negatives of Audubon's artwork can be found at the end of the series.

Dwight's research material on Raphaelle Peale, Charles Willson Peale, Rembrandt Peale, James Peale, and other Peale family members, includes correspondence requesting and responding to requests for information; material collated by subject on Peale collectors, family history, miniatures, portraits, silhouettes, still lifes, and other subjects; and photographs of artwork.

Other research files document Dwight's interest in other artists such as Aaron H. Corwine, Robert S. Duncanson, and artists from the Cincinnati area in general. They include catalogs of data compiled on individual works of art, subject files, notes and index card files, printed material, and photographs of artwork. Of special note are eleven issues of John Held, Jr.'s, mail art correspondence sent to Dwight by the Mohammed Center for Restricted Communications.
Arrangement:
This collection is arranged as five series.

Series 1: Biographical Material, 1944-1980 (8 folders; Box 1, OV 20)

Series 2: Writings and Notes, 1954-circa 1979 (0.9 linear feet; Box 1)

Series 3: Audubon Research Material, 1821-circa 1979 (13 linear feet; Boxes 1-14, OVs 20-23)

Series 4: Peale Research Material, circa 1930-2001 (1.9 linear feet; Boxes 14-16)

Series 5: Other Research, 1881-1980 (2.7 linear feet; Boxes 16-19)
Biographical / Historical:
Cincinnati art historian and museum director, Edward H. Dwight (1919-1981), conducted extensive research on American painting, in particular the works of John James Audubon, Charles Willson Peale, and Raphaelle Peale. He was also credited with rediscovering the Cincinnati artist, Aaron H. Corwine.

Dwight attended Yale and Cornell Universities, and studied art at the Cincinnati Art Academy and the School of Fine Arts of Washington University, St. Louis. From 1946 he held posts, including curator of American Art, at the Cincinnati Art Museum, until becoming director of the Milwaukee Art Center in 1955. In 1962 he left Milwaukee to direct the Munson-Williams-Proctor Art Institute Museum of Art, where he remained until the end of his career. He was the author of numerous articles for publications including Antiques, Audubon, Art in America, The Art Gallery, The Art Quarterly, and Canadian Art, and lectured widely on contemporary art, Spanish painting, and American painting.

In 1955 Dwight published the article "Aaron Houghton Corwine: Cincinnati Artist" in Antiques magazine. With this, and the exhibition, Rediscoveries in American Painting (1955), which he launched at the Cincinnati Art Museum, Dwight revived interest in this all but forgotten painter.

Dwight wrote many scholarly articles on Audubon's life and work throughout his career, in addition to writing catalogs for, and curating, exhibitions of Audubon's work. In 1960 he was awarded a $7,500 fellowship from the Ford foundation to pursue a reevaluation of Audubon, and to reexamine some long-held assumptions and exagerrations about Audubon's life and personality. He focused primarily on the artist-naturalist's original drawings and paintings, especially portraits and pictures of birds, animal life, and insects. Dwight was awarded an additional fellowship by the National Endowment for the Arts in 1973, to continue his research on Audubon.

Dwight's scholarly interest also extended to Raphaelle Peale and the Peale family of artists. In the 1960s and 1970s he wrote and published several articles about Raphaelle Peale, his father, Charles Willson Peale, and his brothers, Rembrandt and James. Dwight was working on a book about the family, and a catalog raisonné of Raphaelle Peale, when he died.

Dwight was an accomplished photographer and his work was included in at least eight exhibitions from 1951 to 1972, including two one-man exhibitions at Louisiana State University (1952), and Weyhe Gallery (1972).
Provenance:
The Audubon materials were donated to the Archives of American Art by Dwight's widow, Ruth R. White, in 1982-1983. The Peale material was donated in 2002 by the Barra Foundation, Inc., which had received them from Ruth R. Dwight as they relate to the Foundation's mission to support scholarship in cultural history in the Philadelphia area. In 1983, the Barra Foundation loaned the documents to Dr. William H. Gerdts, an art historian, who was to continue Dwight's work on a catalog raisonné of Raphaelle Peale. Dr. Gerdts made limited use of the materials and the Barra Foundation then transferred them to the Archives of American Art in 2002.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information
Rights:
The Edward H. Dwight 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.
Occupation:
Museum curators -- Ohio -- Cincinnati  Search this
Artists -- Ohio -- Cincinnati  Search this
Art historians -- Ohio -- Cincinnati  Search this
Museum directors -- Ohio -- Cincinnati  Search this
Topic:
Still-life painting  Search this
Mail art  Search this
Art, American  Search this
Painting, American  Search this
Painters  Search this
Portrait painting  Search this
Genre/Form:
Business records
Typescripts
Photographs
Scrapbooks
Sketches
Citation:
Edward H. Dwight papers, 1821-2001, bulk 1950-1979. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.dwigedwa
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Edward H. Dwight Papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-dwigedwa
Additional Online Media:

Portrait of a Young Woman

School of:
James Peale, 1749 - 24 May 1831  Search this
Sitter:
Unidentified Woman  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
74.9 × 64.1 cm (29 1/2 × 25 1/4")
Type:
Painting
Date:
early 19th Century
Topic:
Home Furnishings\Furniture\Seating\Chair  Search this
Costume\Outerwear\Shawl  Search this
Home Furnishings\Curtain  Search this
Unidentified Woman: Female  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Object number:
DLR02321
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Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4383f7e13-3325-4994-9026-7489048ffa79
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_DLR02321

Anthony Groves

Artist:
James Peale, 1749 - 24 May 1831  Search this
Sitter:
Anthony Groves  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
71.1 × 61cm (28 × 24")
Type:
Painting
Date:
n.d.a.
Topic:
Exterior\Landscape  Search this
Nature & Environment\Plant\Tree  Search this
Anthony Groves: Male  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Schwarz Gallery
Object number:
DLR01652
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Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4552d331b-c7d3-4afe-b1f6-d1f138c53271
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_DLR01652

James Wilson

Artist:
James Peale, 1749 - 24 May 1831  Search this
Sitter:
James Patriot Wilson, 1769 - 1830  Search this
Type:
Painting
Date:
n.d.a.
Topic:
Home Furnishings\Furniture\Seating\Chair\Armchair  Search this
Home Furnishings\Drape  Search this
James Patriot Wilson: Male  Search this
James Patriot Wilson: Religion and Spirituality\Clergy\Clergyman  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: [UNLOCATED]
Object number:
UNL01062
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Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm462db4276-f57f-432b-9798-12914caaa00d
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_UNL01062

Eliza Anthony Smith

Artist:
James Peale, 1749 - 24 May 1831  Search this
Sitter:
Eliza Anthony Smith, 1789 - 1821  Search this
Medium:
Watercolor over graphite on buff wove paper
Dimensions:
5 x 4 3/16 in. (12.7 x 10.63625 cm.)
Type:
Painting
Date:
n.d.a.
Topic:
Miniature  Search this
Eliza Anthony Smith: Female  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Object number:
1966.8.1 PAFA
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Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm41c7924de-fa17-46a8-a7fc-fdbe3973bda1
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_1966.8.1_PAFA

Eliza Anthony Smith

Artist:
James Peale, 1749 - 24 May 1831  Search this
Sitter:
William Rudolph Smith, 31 Aug 1787 - 22 Aug 1868  Search this
Medium:
Ink wash over graphite on buff wove paper
Dimensions:
4 1/4 x 3 3/4 in. (10.795 x 9.525 cm.)
Type:
Painting
Date:
n.d.a.
Topic:
Miniature  Search this
William Rudolph Smith: Male  Search this
William Rudolph Smith: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer  Search this
William Rudolph Smith: Politics and Government\State Legislator\Pennsylvania  Search this
William Rudolph Smith: Politics and Government\State Senator\Pennsylvania  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Object number:
1966.8.2 PAFA
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Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm44da4e54b-ba05-4fb6-a356-4d9602b644ad
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_1966.8.2_PAFA

George Washington

Attribution:
Charles Peale Polk, 17 Mar 1767 - 6 May 1822  Search this
Former attribution:
James Peale, 1749 - 24 May 1831  Search this
Sitter:
George Washington, 22 Feb 1732 - 14 Dec 1799  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
Accurate: 69.9 x 59.7cm (27 1/2 x 23 1/2")
Type:
Painting
Date:
before 1831
Topic:
Costume\Dress Accessory\Epaulet  Search this
Costume\Dress Accessory\Ribbon  Search this
George Washington: Male  Search this
George Washington: Military\Army\Officer\Revolution  Search this
George Washington: Politics and Government\Statesman\Colonial Statesman  Search this
George Washington: Natural Resources\Agriculturist\Farmer  Search this
George Washington: Military\Army\Officer\General  Search this
George Washington: Politics and Government\President of US  Search this
George Washington: Science and Technology\Engineer\Surveyor  Search this
George Washington: Congressional Gold Medal  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Private Collection
Object number:
VA990197
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Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm44f371f79-10c7-43f1-939f-9795b6a3f794
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_VA990197

Anna Claypoole Peale

Artist:
James Peale, 1749 - 24 May 1831  Search this
Sitter:
Anna Claypoole Peale, 6 Mar 1791 - 25 Dec 1878  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
91.4 x 72.4cm (36 x 28 1/2")
Type:
Painting
Date:
c. 1825
Topic:
Nature & Environment\Clouds  Search this
Nature & Environment\Plant\Tree  Search this
Container\Vase  Search this
Costume\Headgear\Veil  Search this
Exterior\Architecture\Porch  Search this
Anna Claypoole Peale: Visual Arts\Artist  Search this
Anna Claypoole Peale: Female  Search this
Anna Claypoole Peale: Visual Arts\Artist\Painter\Miniaturist  Search this
Anna Claypoole Peale: Visual Arts\Artist\Painter\Still life  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Website: https://www.mfa.org/collections/search
Object number:
2006.1926 MFAB
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Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4b559f2e0-985f-4e75-a271-e5a4c36b3afd
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_2006.1926_MFAB

James Causten

Artist:
Unidentified Artist  Search this
Former attribution:
James Peale, 1749 - 24 May 1831  Search this
Alleged:
Dr. James H. Causten, born late 17th - early 18th Century  Search this
Medium:
Watercolor on ivory?
Dimensions:
Sight: 2.2 x 1.9cm (7/8 x 3/4")
Type:
Painting
Date:
c. 1840
Topic:
Miniature  Search this
Dr. James H. Causten: Male  Search this
Dr. James H. Causten: Health and Medicine\Physician  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: R. W. Norton Art Gallery
Website: www.rwnaf.org/
Object number:
287 RWN
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Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm47760a8a4-fe30-4990-8a2b-15a99235f78a
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_287_RWN

Portrait of an Elderly Man

Artist:
Unidentified Artist  Search this
Former attribution:
James Peale, 1749 - 24 May 1831  Search this
Sitter:
Unidentified Man  Search this
Medium:
Watercolor on ivory
Dimensions:
6.7 x 5.4 cm (2 5/8 x 2 1/8" )
Type:
Painting
Date:
c. 1825
Topic:
Miniature  Search this
Unidentified Man: Male  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Cincinnati Art Museum
Website: www.cincinnatiartmuseum.org/
Object number:
1990.1382 CAM
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Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4bb484bbf-0bde-420d-b1b4-777f89f0c1ec
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_1990.1382_CAM

Sarah Miriam Peale

Artist:
Sarah Miriam Peale, 19 May 1800 - 4 Feb 1885  Search this
Former attribution:
James Peale, 1749 - 24 May 1831  Search this
Sitter:
Sarah Miriam Peale, 19 May 1800 - 4 Feb 1885  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
68.6cm x 50.7cm (27" x 19 15/16"), Estimate
Type:
Painting
Date:
c. 1830
Topic:
Self-portrait  Search this
Sarah Miriam Peale: Female  Search this
Sarah Miriam Peale: Visual Arts\Artist\Painter\Portraitist  Search this
Sarah Miriam Peale: Visual Arts\Artist\Painter\Still life  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Maryland Historical Society
Website: www.mdhs.org/
Object number:
MA8137
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Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm44ef08b06-c529-4a7e-b179-c3c624c8aafd
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_MA8137

George Washington

Attribution:
James Peale, 1749 - 24 May 1831  Search this
Copy after:
Charles Willson Peale, 15 Apr 1741 - 22 Feb 1827  Search this
Sitter:
George Washington, 22 Feb 1732 - 14 Dec 1799  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
69.8cm x 60cm (27 1/2" x 23 5/8"), Sight
Type:
Painting
Date:
c. 1795-1831
Topic:
George Washington: Male  Search this
George Washington: Military\Army\Officer\Revolution  Search this
George Washington: Politics and Government\Statesman\Colonial Statesman  Search this
George Washington: Natural Resources\Agriculturist\Farmer  Search this
George Washington: Military\Army\Officer\General  Search this
George Washington: Politics and Government\President of US  Search this
George Washington: Science and Technology\Engineer\Surveyor  Search this
George Washington: Congressional Gold Medal  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Object number:
VA050016
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Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4bf563eed-02f1-4888-b369-0ca4ea1c2749
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_VA050016

Frederick Watts

Artist:
Unidentified Artist  Search this
Other attribution:
Rembrandt Peale, 22 Feb 1778 - 3 Oct 1860  Search this
James Peale, 1749 - 24 May 1831  Search this
Sitter:
Frederick Watts, 1801 - 1889  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
74.9cm x 62.3cm (29 1/2" x 24 1/2"), Sight
Type:
Painting
Date:
c. 1830-1840
Topic:
Frederick Watts: Male  Search this
Frederick Watts: Natural Resources\Agriculturist  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Object number:
VA210067
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Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm402b8a3f2-336f-4291-9181-f61992d63b1c
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_VA210067

George Washington

Attribution:
James Peale, 1749 - 24 May 1831  Search this
Sitter:
George Washington, 22 Feb 1732 - 14 Dec 1799  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
90.4cm x 68cm (35 9/16" x 26 3/4"), Sight
Type:
Painting
Date:
c. 1795-1831
Topic:
Exterior  Search this
Weapon\Sword  Search this
Architecture\Building\Tent  Search this
Human Figures  Search this
George Washington: Male  Search this
George Washington: Military\Army\Officer\Revolution  Search this
George Washington: Politics and Government\Statesman\Colonial Statesman  Search this
George Washington: Natural Resources\Agriculturist\Farmer  Search this
George Washington: Military\Army\Officer\General  Search this
George Washington: Politics and Government\President of US  Search this
George Washington: Science and Technology\Engineer\Surveyor  Search this
George Washington: Congressional Gold Medal  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: University of Virginia
Website: www.virginia.edu/
Object number:
346 UVA
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Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4146dfb52-8e4a-42b5-b50f-357d6cd65f1a
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_346_UVA

Philip Milledoler

Attribution:
James Peale, 1749 - 24 May 1831  Search this
Sitter:
Philip Milledoler, 1775 - 1852  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
91.4cm x 71.1cm (36" x 28"), Sight
Type:
Painting
Date:
c. 1790-1831
Topic:
Philip Milledoler: Male  Search this
Philip Milledoler: Religion and Spirituality\Clergy\Clergyman  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Presbyterian Historical Society
Website: history.pcusa.org/
Object number:
68(819)
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Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4f445d0ee-8403-49fb-9a37-c07766a8bd38
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_68_819_

William Shippen

Artist:
James Peale, 1749 - 24 May 1831  Search this
Other attribution:
Rembrandt Peale, 22 Feb 1778 - 3 Oct 1860  Search this
Copy after:
Gilbert Stuart, 3 Dec 1755 - 9 Jul 1828  Search this
Sitter:
William Shippen, Jr., 1736 - 1808  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
72.5cm x 57cm (28 9/16" x 22 7/16"), Sight
Type:
Painting
Date:
after 1798
Topic:
William Shippen, Jr.: Male  Search this
William Shippen, Jr.: Health and Medicine\Physician  Search this
William Shippen, Jr.: Education\Educator\Professor\College  Search this
William Shippen, Jr.: Education\Educator\Professor\Anatomy  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Independence National Historical Park
Website: www.nps.gov/inde/
Object number:
13.261
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Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm42970ca6a-60f7-4169-abc7-83b45c44045e
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_13.261

Isaac Leeser

Attribution:
James Peale, 1749 - 24 May 1831  Search this
Possibly:
Isaac Leeser, 1806 - 1868  Search this
Medium:
Watercolor on ivory
Dimensions:
6.1cm x 5.2cm (2 3/8" x 2 1/16"), Sight
Type:
Painting
Date:
c. 1830
Topic:
Miniature  Search this
Isaac Leeser: Male  Search this
Isaac Leeser: Religion and Spirituality\Clergy\Clergyman  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: The Jewish Museum
Website: www.thejewishmuseum.org/
Object number:
F 5997 JM
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Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm43e959a6e-d2c2-4139-a4ec-12f73b4f0c40
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_F_5997_JM

Philologus Loud

Possible Attribution:
Sarah Miriam Peale, 19 May 1800 - 4 Feb 1885  Search this
James Peale, 1749 - 24 May 1831  Search this
Sitter:
Philologus Loud, 1800 - 1888  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
Frame: 91.4 × 86.4 cm (36 × 34")
Type:
Painting
Date:
1827-1835
Topic:
Philologus Loud: Male  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Rosalie Mallary Willingham
Object number:
SSSA0531
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Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4e4570998-9ba8-4814-823a-1c00a3afb2e2
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_SSSA0531

Sarah Dagg Loud

Possible attribution:
Sarah Miriam Peale, 19 May 1800 - 4 Feb 1885  Search this
James Peale, 1749 - 24 May 1831  Search this
Sitter:
Sarah Dagg Loud, 1805 - 1884  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
Frame: 91.4 × 86.4 cm (36 × 34")
Type:
Painting
Date:
c. 1827-1830
Topic:
Sarah Dagg Loud: Female  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Rosalie Mallary Willingham
Object number:
SSSA0527
See more items in:
Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm46a9d132b-de4a-4c25-a17d-054088efc1de
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_SSSA0527

Charles Henry Hart autograph collection

Creator:
Hart, Charles Henry, 1847-1918  Search this
Names:
Anshutz, Thomas Pollock, 1851-1912  Search this
Audubon, John James, 1785-1851  Search this
Chase, William Merritt, 1846-1916  Search this
Church, Frederic Edwin, 1826-1900  Search this
Copley, John Singleton, 1738-1815  Search this
Cox, Kenyon, 1856-1919  Search this
Eakins, Thomas, 1844-1916  Search this
James McNeill Whistler, 1834-1903  Search this
McEntee, Jervis, 1828-1891  Search this
Morse, Samuel Finley Breese, 1791-1872  Search this
Peale, Charles Willson, 1741-1827  Search this
Peale, Raphaelle, 1774-1825  Search this
Peale, Rembrandt, 1778-1860  Search this
Peale, Rubens, 1784-1865  Search this
Peale, Titian Ramsay, 1799-1885  Search this
Smillie, James David, 1833-1909  Search this
Stuart, Gilbert, 1755-1828  Search this
Sully, Thomas, 1783-1872  Search this
Thayer, Abbott Handerson, 1849-1921  Search this
Vanderlyn, John, 1775-1852  Search this
Vedder, Elihu, 1836-1923  Search this
Ward, John Quincy Adams, 1830-1910  Search this
West, Benjamin, 1738-1820  Search this
Extent:
1.7 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1731-1918
Summary:
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.
Scope and Contents:
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.

Originally titled by Hart as "The History of Art in America as Told in a Remarkable Collection of Autograph Letters and Documents of Celebrated American Artists of the Eighteenth, Nineteenth, and Twentieth Century," the collection includes letters and other items signed by Thomas Anshutz, John J. Audubon, William Merritt Chase, Frederic Edwin Church, John Singleton Copley, Kenyon Cox, Thomas Eakins, Jervis McEntee, Samuel F.B. Morse, Charles Willson Peale, Raphaelle Peale, Rembrandt Peale, Rubens Peale, Titian Peale, James Daivd Smillie, Gilbert Stuart, Thomas Sully, Abbott Handerson Thayer, John Vanderlyn, Elihu Vedder, John Quincy Adams Ward, Benjamin West, James Abbott McNeill Whistler, and many others.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 1 series.

Series 1: Charles Henry Hart autograph collection, 1731-1917 (226 items; Box 1-5)
Biographical / Historical:
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.
Related Materials:
The Archives of American Art also holds the personal papers of Charles Henry Hart, dating from 1774-1930, bulk 1888-1918.
Provenance:
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."
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Rights:
The Charles Henry Hart autograph collection is 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:
Autographs -- Collections  Search this
Artists -- United States -- Portraits  Search this
Autographs -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Artists -- United States -- Autographs  Search this
Citation:
Charles Henry Hart autograph collection, 1731-1918. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.hartchar
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Charles Henry Hart autograph collection
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-hartchar

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