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Contracts and Permissions, 1972-2005

Creator:
National Portrait Gallery (U.S.) Office of Publications  Search this
Uniform title:
A Gallery of Presidents: The Hall of Presidents in the National Portrait Gallery (Monograph : 1979)  Search this
A Truthful Likeness: Chester Harding and His Portraits (Monograph : 1985)  Search this
Abroad in America: Visitors to the New Nation, 1776-1914 (Monograph : 1976)  Search this
Adventurous Pursuits: Americans and the China Trade, 1784-1844 (Monograph : 1984)  Search this
American Portrait Drawings (Monograph : 1980)  Search this
American Portrait Prints: Proceedings of the Tenth Annual American Print Conference (Monograph : 1984)  Search this
Baseball Immortals: The Photographs of Charles Martin Conlon, 1905-1935 (Monograph)  Search this
Benjamin West and His American Students (Monograph : 1980)  Search this
Black Presence in the Era of the American Revolution (Monograph : 1989)  Search this
Cecilia Beaux and the Art of Portraiture (Monograph : 1995)  Search this
Champions of American Sport (Monograph : 1981)  Search this
Facing the Light: Historic American Daguerreotypes (Monograph : 1978)  Search this
Fifty American Faces from the Collection of the National Portrait Gallery (Monograph : 1978)  Search this
In the Minds and Hearts of the People: Five American Patriots and the Road to Revolution (Monograph : 1974)  Search this
Joseph Wright, American Artist, 1756-1793 (Monograph : 1985)  Search this
Masterpieces from Versailles: Three Centuries of French Portraiture (Monograph : 1983)  Search this
Miguel Covarrubias Caricatures (Monograph : 1985)  Search this
Mr. Sully, Portrait Painter: The Works of Thomas Sully (1783-1872) (Monograph : 1983)  Search this
National Portrait Gallery: Permanent Illustrated Checklist (Monograph : 1978)  Search this
National Portrait Gallery: Permanent Illustrated Checklist (Monograph : 1982)  Search this
National Portrait Gallery: Permanent Illustrated Checklist (Monograph : 1987)  Search this
Portraits by George Bellows (Monograph : 1981)  Search this
Portraits from The American: The Democratic Experience (Monograph : 1975)  Search this
Return to Albion: Americans in England, 1760-1940 (Monograph : 1979)  Search this
Robert Cornelius: Portraits from the Dawn of Photography (Monograph : 1983)  Search this
Robert Edge Pine: A British Portrait Painter in America, 1784-1788 (Monograph : 1979)  Search this
The National Portrait Gallery: Permanent Collection of Notable Americans (CD-ROM : circa 1990)  Search this
U. S. Grant: The Man and the Image (Monograph : 1985)  Search this
William Edward West, 1788-1857: Kentucky Painter (Monograph : 1985)  Search this
Physical description:
1.5 cu. ft. (1 record storage box) (1 document box)
Type:
Brochures
Collection descriptions
Clippings
Manuscripts
Date:
1972
1972-2005
Topic:
Art museums  Search this
Art, American  Search this
Contracts  Search this
Intellectual property  Search this
Museum publications  Search this
Portraits, American  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 07-103
Restrictions & Rights:
Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2021; Transferring office; 03/27/2007 memorandum, Toda to Dowdy; Contact reference staff for details
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Contracts and Permissions 1972-2005 [National Portrait Gallery (U.S.) Office of Publications]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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edanmdm:siris_arc_270673

Publicity Records, 1979-1990

Creator:
National Portrait Gallery (U.S.) Office of External Affairs  Search this
Subject:
Dulles, Eleanor Lansing 1895-1996  Search this
Jefferson, Thomas 1743-1826  Search this
Stuart, Gilbert 1755-1828  Search this
Washington, George 1732-1799  Search this
Washington, Martha 1731-1802  Search this
Welty, Eudora 1909-2001  Search this
Kelly, Gene 1912-  Search this
Time: Man of the Year (Exhibition) (1987: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Accomplishments of Age (Exhibition) (1981-1982: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Adventurous Pursuits: Americans and the China Trade, 1784-1844 (Exhibition) (1984: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
American Colonial Portraits: 1700-1776 (Exhibition) (1987-1988: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
American Icon: The Eighteenth Century Image of George Washington in Prints and Illustrations (Exhibition) (1982: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
American Portrait Drawings (Exhibition) (1980: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
American Portraiture in the Grand Manner: 1720-1920 (Exhibition) (1982: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Arnold Genthe: The Celebrity Portraits (Exhibition) (1984: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Art of Henry Inman (Exhibition) (1987: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Artist's Mother: Portraits and Homages (Exhibition) (1988: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Artists by Themselves (Exhibition) (1984: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Baseball Immortals: The Photographs of Charles Martin Conlon, 1905-1935 (Exhibition) (1984: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Benjamin West and His American Students (Exhibition) (1980: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Blessed Are the Peacemakers (Exhibition) (1983: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Carl Schurz: America's Teutonic Reformer (Exhibition) (1982: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Champions of American Sport (Exhibition) (1981: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Charles Willson Peale and the Challenge of Mezzotint Portraiture (Exhibition) (1981: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Code Duello in America (Exhibition) (1980: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Davy Crockett: Gentleman from the Cane (Exhibition) (1986: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Decade of Print Collecting: The Highlights (Exhibition) (1986: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Eight (Exhibition) (1983: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Erastus Salisbury Field, 1805-1900 (Exhibition) (1984: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
FDR: The Early Years (Exhibition) (1982: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
First Federal Congress, 1789-1791 (Exhibition) (1989: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Gaston Lachaise: Portrait Sculpture (Exhibition) (1985: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Gentleman from Indiana: Booth Tarkington, 1869-1949 (Exhibition) (1984: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney: Artist and Patron (Exhibition) (1983: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Godlike Black Dan: Daniel Webster (Exhibition) (1982: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Great Crash (Exhibition) (1979: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Hollywood Portrait Photographers, 1921-1941 (Exhibition) (1983: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
How Fleeting is Fame (Exhibition) (1981: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Instant Likeness: Polaroid Portraits (Exhibition) (1988: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Irving Penn Master Images (Exhibition) (1989: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Isamu Noguchi Portrait Sculpture (Exhibition) (1989: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
John Franzee, Sculptor (Exhibition) (1986: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Joseph Wright, American Artist, 1756-1793 (Exhibition) (1985: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Like and Unlike: Caricature Protraits by Henry Major and Herman Perlman (Exhibition) (1987: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Masterpieces from Gripsholm Castle: The Swedish National Portrait Collection (Exhibition) (1988: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Masterpieces from Versailles: Three Centuries of French Portraiture (Exhibition) (1983: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Metropolitan Opera Centennial: A Photographic Album (Exhibition) (1984: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Miguel Covarrubias Caricatures (Exhibition) (1984: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Mr. Sully, Portrait Painter: The Works of Thomas Sully (1783-1872) (Exhibition) (1983: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
O, Write My Name: American Portraits, Harlem Heroes (Exhibition) (1983: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Official Photographs of the Carter Administration (Exhibition) (1980: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Oliphant's Presidents: Twenty-five Years of Caricature (Exhibition) (1990: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
On the Air: Pioneers of American Broadcasting (Exhibition) (1988: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Peace and Friendship: Indian Peace Medals in the United States (Exhibition) (1985: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Portraits by Brady: Imperial Photographs from the Harvard College Library (Exhibition) (1986: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Portraits by George Bellows (Exhibition) (1981-1982: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Portraits from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters (Exhibition) (1987: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Portraits from the New Deal (Exhibition) (1983: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Portraits in Motion (Exhibition) (1978: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Portraits of the American Law (Exhibition) (1989-1990: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Portraits on the Page of History: The Career of James Barton Longacre (Exhibition) (1983: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Private Lives of Public Figures: The Nineteenth-Century Family Portrait (Exhibition) (1985: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Robert Cornelius: Portraits from the Dawn of Photography (Exhibition) (1983: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Robert Edge Pine: A British Portrait Painter in America (Exhibition) (1979: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Studies from Life: Portrait Photogrphs by Julia Margaret Cameron from the J. Paul Getty Museum (Exhibition) (1987: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Thomas Paine: A Hero Scorned (Exhibition) (1985: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Through Light and Shadow: Photographs by Clara Sipprell (Exhibition) (1986: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Time and the Presidency (Exhibition) (1984: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
To Color America: Portraits by Winold Reiss (Exhibition) (1989: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Two Centuries of Change: The Idea of Downtown Washington (Exhibition) (1979: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
U.S. Grant: The Man and the Image (Exhibition) (1985: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Unsuccessful Candidates for the Presidency, 1912-1976 (Exhibition) (1980: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Variations: Musicians in Caricature, 1920-1960 (Exhibition) (1984: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Washington Irving (Exhibition) (1983: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
We Never Sleep: The First Fifty Years of the Pinkertons (Exhibition) (1981: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
White House Families: Portraits from Life (Exhibition) (1985: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Why Not a Woman? Belva Ann Lockwood (Exhibition) (1980: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Zelda and Scott: The Beautiful and the Damned (Exhibition) (1980: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Physical description:
2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Type:
Brochures
Collection descriptions
Clippings
Picture postcards
Black-and-white photographs
Place:
China
Date:
1979
1979-1990
Topic:
Art museums  Search this
Exhibitions  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 01-212
Restrictions & Rights:
Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2006; Transferring office; 06/20/2001 memorandum, Wright to Christiansen; Contact reference staff for details
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Publicity Records 1962-2017 [National Portrait Gallery (U.S.) Office of Communications]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_250870

Exhibition Records, 1974-1999

Creator:
National Portrait Gallery (U.S.) Office of Exhibitions  Search this
Subject:
Brady, Mathew B. approximately 1823-1896  Search this
Douglass, Frederick 1817?-1895 Exhibitions  Search this
Franklin, Benjamin 1706-1790  Search this
Jackson, Andrew 1767-1845  Search this
Käsebier, Gertrude 1852-1934  Search this
Newman, Arnold 1918-2006  Search this
Noguchi, Isamu 1904-1988  Search this
Peale, Charles Willson 1741-1827  Search this
Reiss, Winold 1886-1953  Search this
Van Der Zee, James 1886-1983  Search this
Washington, George 1732-1799  Search this
West, Benjamin 1738-1820  Search this
Wharton, Edith 1862-1937  Search this
Pinkerton's National Detective Agency  Search this
Time, inc  Search this
Smithsonian Associates James Smithson Society  Search this
Time: Art and Entertainment (Exhibition) (1979: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
1846: Portrait of the Nation (Exhibition) (1996: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Abroad in America: Visitors to the New Nation 1776-1914 (Exhibition) (1976: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Adventurous Pursuits: Americans and the China Trade, 1784-1844 (Exhibition) (1984: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
American Colonial Portraits: 1700-1776 (Exhibition) (1987-1988: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
American Icon: The Eighteenth Century Image of George Washington in Prints and Illustrations (Exhibition) (1982: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
American Portrait Drawings (Exhibition) (1980: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Annie Liebovitz Photographs 1970-1990 (Exhibition) (1991: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Arnold Genthe: The Celebrity Portraits (Exhibition) (1984: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Arnold Newman's Americans (Exhibition) (1992: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Artists and Models (Exhibition) (1975: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Artists by Themselves (Exhibition) (1984: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Auguste Edouart Silhouettes (1840's Lounge Installation) (Exhibition) (1986: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Augustus Saint-Gaudens: The Portrait Reliefs (Exhibition) (1969: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Benjamin West and His American Students (Exhibition) (1980: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Black Presence in the Era of the American Revolution 1770-1800 (Exhibition) (1973: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Brushes with the Literary: Portraits by Washington Artist Marcella Comes Winslow (Exhibition) (1993: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Charles Willson Peale and His World (Exhibition) (1982: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Edith Wharton's World: Portraits of People and Places (Exhibition) (1997: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Edward Sorel: Unauthorized Portraits (Exhibition) (1999-2000: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Facing the Light: Historic American Portrait Daguerreotypes (Exhibition) (1978: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Federal Profiles: Saint-Memin in America, 1793-1814 (Exhibition) (1994: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Franklin & His Friends: Portraying the Man of Science in Eighteenth Century America (Exhibition) (1999: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Gallant Harry of the West [Henry Clay] (Exhibition) (1977: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
George C. Marshall: Soldier of Peace (Exhibition) (1997-1998: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
George and Martha Washington: Portraits from the Presidential Years (Exhibition) (1999: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Godlike Black Dan: Daniel Webster (Exhibition) (1982: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Great Crash (Exhibition) (1979: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Hollywood Portrait Photographers, 1921-1941 (Exhibition) (1983: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
If Elected . . . Unsuccessful Candidates for the Presidency 1797-1968 (Exhibition) (1972: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Instant Likeness: Polaroid Portraits (Exhibition) (1988: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Isamu Noguchi Portrait Sculpture (Exhibition) (1989: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Jo Davidson Portrait Sculpture (Exhibition) (1978: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
John Muir (Exhibition) (1970: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Joseph Wright, American Artist, 1756-1793 (Exhibition) (1985: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Lazzaroni: Science & Scientists in Mid-19th Century America (Exhibition) (1972: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Louis Armstrong: A Cultural Legacy (Exhibition) (1993: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Magical Mixtures: Marisol Portrait Sculpture (Exhibition) (1991: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Majestic in His Wrath: The Life of Frederick Douglass (Exhibition) (1995: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Masterpieces from Gripsholm Castle: The Swedish National Portrait Collection (Exhibition) (1988: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Masterpieces from Versailles: Three Centuries of French Portraiture (Exhibition) (1983: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Mathew Brady's Portraits: Images as History, Photography as Art (Exhibition) (1997: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Miguel Covarrubias Caricatures (Exhibition) (1984: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Mr. Sully, Portrait Painter: The Works of Thomas Sully (1783-1872) (Exhibition) (1983: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Noble Heritage: Five Centuries of Portraiture from the Hosokawa Family (Exhibition) (1992: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Old Hickory: A Life Sketch of Andrew Jackson (Exhibition) (1991: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Passionate Observer: Photography by Carl Van Vechten (Exhibition) (1995: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Paul Robeson: Artist and Citizen (Exhibition) (1999: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Peace and Friendship: Indian Peace Medals in the United States (Exhibition) (1985: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Portraits from The Americans: The Democratic Experience (Exhibition) (1975: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Portraits from the New Deal (Exhibition) (1983: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Private Lives of Public Figures: The Nineteenth-Century Family Portrait (Exhibition) (1985: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Ralph Earl: The Face of the Young Republic (Exhibition) (1991: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Rebels: Painters and Poets of the 1950s (Exhibition) (1996: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Recent Acquisitions (Exhibition series) (1992-1999: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Red, Hot, and Blue: A Salute to American Musicals (Exhibition) (1996-1997: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Return to Albion: Americans in England 1776-1940 (Exhibition) (1979: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Robert Edge Pine: A British Portrait Painter in America (Exhibition) (1979: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Saint-Memin (Exhibition) (1975: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Selections from the Frederick Hill Meserve Collection (Exhibition) (1982: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Spirit of the Fact: The Daguerreotypes of Southworth and Hawes, 1843-1862 (Exhibition) (1976: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Telling Image: Portrait Photographs from the Archives of American Art (Exhibition) (1993: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
The Dye is Now Cast: The Road to the American Independence (Exhibition) (1975: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
The Elephant in Politcal Cartoons (Exhibition) (1972: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Time of Our Lives (Exhibition) (1978: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
To Color America: Portraits by Winold Reiss (Exhibition) (1989: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
To the President: Folk Portraits by the People (Exhibition) (1993: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Truthful Likeness: Chester Harding and His Portraits (Exhibition) (1985: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
U.S. Grant: The Man and the Image (Exhibition) (1985: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
VanDerZee, Photographer (1886-1983) (Exhibition) (1993-1994: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Variations: Musicians in Caricature, 1920-1960 (Exhibition) (1984: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
We Never Sleep: The First Fifty Years of the Pinkertons (Exhibition) (1981: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Wedgewood Portraits of the American Revolution (Exhibition) (1976: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
White House Families: Portraits from Life (Exhibition) (1985: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
William Edward West, 1788-1857: Kentucky Painter (Exhibition) (1985: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Zelda and Scott: The Beautiful and the Damned (Exhibition) (1980: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Physical description:
29.5 cu. ft. (29 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Type:
Manuscripts
Collection descriptions
Brochures
Clippings
Pamphlets
Posters
Floor plans
Drawings
Ephemera
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
1974
1974-1999
Topic:
Art museums  Search this
Museums--Collection management  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Musicals  Search this
Photography  Search this
Museum loans  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 01-102
Restrictions & Rights:
Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2015; boxes 2-4, 6-8, 10, 12-15, 17, 19-23, 25, 27 and 30 contain materials restricted indefinitely; see finding aid; Transferring office; 3/3/1999 memorandum, Lee to Cox; Contact reference staff for details
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Exhibition Records circa 1966-1999 [National Portrait Gallery (U.S.) Office of Exhibitions]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_250878

Exhibition Records, circa 1966-1994

Creator:
National Portrait Gallery (U.S.) Office of Exhibitions  Search this
Subject:
Reiss, Winold 1886-1953  Search this
Abroad in America: Visitors to the New Nation 1776-1914 (Exhibition) (1976: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Adventurous Pursuits: Americans and the China Trade, 1784-1844 (Exhibition) (1984: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Art of Henry Inman (Exhibition) (1987: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Artist's Mother: Portraits and Homages (Exhibition) (1988: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Augustus Saint-Gaudens: The Portrait Reliefs (Exhibition) (1969: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Black Presence in the Era of the American Revolution 1770-1800 (Exhibition) (1973: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Davy Crockett: Gentleman from the Cane (Exhibition) (1986: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Facing the Light: Historic American Portrait Daguerreotypes (Exhibition) (1978: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Gaston Lachaise: Portrait Sculpture (Exhibition) (1985: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
In the Minds and Hearts of the People: Prologue to the American Revolution,1760-1794 (Exhibition) (1974: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
James Weldon Johnson (Exhibition) (1970: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
John Franzee, Sculptor (Exhibition) (1986: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Masterpieces from Gripsholm Castle: The Swedish National Portrait Collection (Exhibition) (1988: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Masterpieces from Versailles: Three Centuries of French Portraiture (Exhibition) (1983: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Mr. Sully, Portrait Painter: The Works of Thomas Sully (1783-1872) (Exhibition) (1983: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Portraits from The Americans: The Democratic Experience (Exhibition) (1975: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Portraits from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters (Exhibition) (1987: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Portraits of the American Stage 1771-1971 (Exhibition) (1971: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
President Monroe's Message (Exhibition) (1973: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
President's Medals 1789-1977 (Exhibition) (1977: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Return to Albion: Americans in England 1776-1940 (Exhibition) (1979: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
To Color America: Portraits by Winold Reiss (Exhibition) (1989: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Physical description:
1.2 cu. ft. (8 3x5 boxes)
Type:
Color transparencies
Collection descriptions
Black-and-white negatives
Date:
1966
1966-1994
circa 1966-1994
Topic:
Art museums  Search this
Exhibitions  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 99-094
Restrictions & Rights:
Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2010; Transferring office; 5/2/1985 memorandum, Massa to Cox; Contact reference staff for details
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Exhibition Records circa 1966-1999 [National Portrait Gallery (U.S.) Office of Exhibitions]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_251829

Exhibition Records, 1983-1991

Creator:
National Portrait Gallery (U.S.) Office of Exhibitions  Search this
Subject:
Cox, Beverly J  Search this
Fern, Alan Maxwell 1930-  Search this
Adventurous Pursuits: Americans and the China Trade, 1784-1844 (Exhibition) (1984: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Davy Crockett: Gentleman from the Cane (Exhibition) (1986: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Gaston Lachaise: Portrait Sculpture (Exhibition) (1985: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
John Franzee, Sculptor (Exhibition) (1986: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Masterpieces from Versailles: Three Centuries of French Portraiture (Exhibition) (1983: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Mr. Sully, Portrait Painter: The Works of Thomas Sully (1783-1872) (Exhibition) (1983: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Portraits by George Bellows (Exhibition) (1981-1982: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Portraits from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters (Exhibition) (1987: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Physical description:
10 cu. ft. (9 record storage boxes) (2 document boxes)
Type:
Brochures
Collection descriptions
Clippings
Manuscripts
Architectural drawings
Drawings
Black-and-white photographs
Color photographs
Black-and-white negatives
Date:
1983
1983-1991
Topic:
Art museums  Search this
Exhibitions  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 93-008
Restrictions & Rights:
Boxes 10 and 11 contain materials restricted indefinitely; see finding aid; Transferring office; 5/2/1985 memorandum, Massa to Cox; Contact reference staff for details
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Exhibition Records circa 1966-1999 [National Portrait Gallery (U.S.) Office of Exhibitions]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_254136

Exhibition Records, 1970-1990

Creator:
National Portrait Gallery (U.S.) Office of Exhibitions  Search this
Subject:
Art of Henry Inman (Exhibition) (1987: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Artist's Mother: Portraits and Homages (Exhibition) (1988: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Masterpieces from Gripsholm Castle: The Swedish National Portrait Collection (Exhibition) (1988: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
President Monroe's Message (Exhibition) (1973: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
President's Medals 1789-1977 (Exhibition) (1977: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Return to Albion: Americans in England 1776-1940 (Exhibition) (1979: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Robert Edge Pine: A British Portrait Painter in America (Exhibition) (1979: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Physical description:
7 cu. ft. (7 record storage boxes)
Type:
Brochures
Collection descriptions
Clippings
Manuscripts
Drawings
Black-and-white photographs
Color photographs
Date:
1970
1970-1990
Topic:
Art museums  Search this
Exhibitions  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 93-051
Restrictions & Rights:
Box 7 contains materials restricted indefinitely; see finding aid; Transferring office; 3/3/1999 memorandum, Lee to Cox and Kelly; Contact reference staff for details
See more items in:
Exhibition Records circa 1966-1999 [National Portrait Gallery (U.S.) Office of Exhibitions]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_254158

Exhibition Records, 1977-1982

Creator:
National Portrait Gallery (U.S.) Office of Exhibitions  Search this
Subject:
Gould, Stephen Jay  Search this
Lincoln, Abraham 1809-1865  Search this
Roosevelt, Franklin D (Franklin Delano) 1882-1945  Search this
Ruth, Babe 1895-1948  Search this
West, Benjamin 1738-1820  Search this
Pine, Robert Edge  Search this
Pinkerton's National Detective Agency  Search this
National Portrait Gallery (Smithsonian Institution)  Search this
Benjamin West and His American Students (Exhibition) (1980: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Champions of American Sport (Exhibition) (1981: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Code Duello in America (Exhibition) (1980: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Facing the Light: Historic American Portrait Daguerreotypes (Exhibition) (1978: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Jay Gould: Mephistopheles of Wall Street (Exhibition) (1978: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Return to Albion: Americans in England 1776-1940 (Exhibition) (1979: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Robert Edge Pine: A British Portrait Painter in America (Exhibition) (1979: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Spirit of the Fact: The Daguerreotypes of Southworth and Hawes, 1843-1862 (Exhibition) (1976: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
We Never Sleep: The First Fifty Years of the Pinkertons (Exhibition) (1981: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
We Were but a Handful (Exhibition) (1977: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Physical description:
0 cu. ft
Type:
Posters
Collection descriptions
Date:
1977
1977-1982
Topic:
Art museums  Search this
Exhibitions  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 82-030
See more items in:
Exhibition Records circa 1966-1999 [National Portrait Gallery (U.S.) Office of Exhibitions]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_255887

Curatorial Records, 1960-1994

Creator:
National Portrait Gallery (U.S.) Department of Painting and Sculpture  Search this
Subject:
Stewart, Robert G  Search this
Benbridge, Henry 1743-1812  Search this
George Washington University  Search this
Henry Benbridge: American Portrait Painter (Exhibition) (1971: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Physical description:
4 cu. ft. (4 record storage boxes)
Type:
Brochures
Collection descriptions
Clippings
Manuscripts
Date:
1960
1960-1994
Topic:
Art museum curators  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 95-058
See more items in:
Curatorial Records 1960-1999 [National Portrait Gallery (U.S.) Department of Painting and Sculpture]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_229007

Records, circa 1968-1976

Creator:
National Portrait Gallery (U.S.) Office of Exhibitions  Search this
Subject:
Cox, Beverly J  Search this
Sadik, Marvin S  Search this
John Muir (Exhibition) (1970: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Abroad in America: Visitors to the New Nation 1776-1914 (Exhibition) (1976: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
American Presidency in Cartoons, 1789-1977 (Exhibition)  Search this
American Self-Portraits, 1670-1972 (Exhibition)  Search this
Augustus Saint-Gaudens: The Portrait Reliefs (Exhibition) (1969: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Charles Fenderich: The Washington Years, 1837-1848 (Exhibition)  Search this
Christian Gullager: Portrait Painter of Federal America (Exhibition) (1976: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Elisha Kent Kane (Exhibition)  Search this
A Glimmer of Their Own Beauty: Black Sounds of the Twenties (Exhibition) (1971: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Homage to Thomas Eakins (Exhibition)  Search this
James Weldon Johnson (Exhibition) (1970: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Mary McLeod Bethune (Exhibition)  Search this
A Man for All Seasons: The Life and Portraits of John Quincy Adams (Exhibition)  Search this
A Nineteenth-Century Gallery of Distinguished Americans (Exhibition)  Search this
President's Medals 1789-1977 (Exhibition) (1977: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Portraits from the American Stage, 1771-1971 (Exhibition)  Search this
Portraits from The Americans: The Democratic Experience (Exhibition) (1975: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
The Spirit of Fact: The Daguerreotypes of Southworth and Hawes, 1843-1862 (Exhibition)  Search this
This New Man: A Discourse in Portraits (Exhibition) (1968: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Sculpture Court (Exhibition)  Search this
Thomas Alva Edison (Exhibition)  Search this
Washington: From Banneker to Douglass, 1791-1870 (Exhibition)  Search this
Washington in the New Era 1870-1970 (Exhibition) (1972: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Wedgewood Portraits of the American Revolution (Exhibition) (1976: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Physical description:
14.5 cu. ft. (29 document boxes)
Culture:
Portraits  Search this
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Collection descriptions
Illustrations
Manuscripts
Date:
1968
1968-1976
circa 1968-1976
Topic:
Art museums  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU000361
See more items in:
Exhibition Records circa 1966-1999 [National Portrait Gallery (U.S.) Office of Exhibitions]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_216928

Alphaeus P. Cole papers, 1885-1988

Creator:
Cole, Alphaeus Philemon, 1876-1988  Search this
Subject:
Ertz, Edward Frederick  Search this
Bransom, Paul  Search this
Tolman, Ruel Pardee  Search this
Murphy, Hermann Dudley  Search this
Strode, Hudson  Search this
Higgins, Eugene  Search this
Coolidge, Calvin  Search this
Cole, Timothy  Search this
Rio, Anita  Search this
Drake, Alexander  Search this
Curran, Charles C. (Charles Courtney),  Search this
Buffalo Bill  Search this
Borglum, Solon Hannibal  Search this
Angel, John  Search this
Laurens, Jean-Paul  Search this
Low, Will Hicok  Search this
Pennell, Joseph  Search this
Ryder, Chauncey F.  Search this
Crane, Bruce  Search this
Benjamin-Constant  Search this
Young, Mahonri Sharp  Search this
Steichen, Edward  Search this
National Academy of Design (U.S.)  Search this
Type:
Diaries
Works of art
Photographs
Prints
Drawings
Topic:
Portrait painters  Search this
Painters  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)5723
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)208561
AAA_collcode_colealph
Theme:
Diaries
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_208561

Interviews of artists and architects associated with the National Academy of Design, 1926-1927

Creator:
Lockman, DeWitt McClellan, 1870-1957  Search this
Subject:
Harding, Chester  Search this
Williams, Frederick Ballard  Search this
De Haven, Franklin  Search this
Hassam, Childe  Search this
Jones, Francis Coates  Search this
Sartain, William  Search this
Franzen, August  Search this
Parton, Arthur  Search this
Volk, Douglas  Search this
Low, Will Hicok  Search this
Weinman, Adolph A. (Adolph Alexander)  Search this
Paddock, Willard Dryden  Search this
Paxton, William McGregor  Search this
Clinedinst, B. West (Benjamin West),  Search this
Dessar, Louis Paul  Search this
Beal, Reynolds  Search this
Pennell, Joseph  Search this
Potthast, Edward Henry  Search this
Blashfield, Edwin Howland  Search this
Adams, Wayman  Search this
Snell, Henry Bayley  Search this
Granville-Smith, Walter  Search this
Loeb, Louis  Search this
Hubbell, Henry Salem  Search this
Swartwout, R. E. (Robert Egerton)  Search this
Gay, Edward  Search this
Brown, Roy H.  Search this
MacNeil, Hermon Atkins  Search this
Browne, George Elmer  Search this
Lie, Jonas  Search this
Derrick, William Rowell  Search this
Crane, Bruce  Search this
Peixotto, Ernest  Search this
Fry, Sherry Edmundson  Search this
Rittenberg, Henry R.  Search this
Abbey, Edwin Austin  Search this
Neilson, Raymond P. R. (Raymond Perry Rodgers),  Search this
Hawthorne, Charles Webster  Search this
Weldon, Charles D.  Search this
Gilbert, Cass  Search this
Olinsky, Ivan G. (Ivan Gregorewitch)  Search this
Bell, Edward August  Search this
Howe, William Henry  Search this
Watrous, Harry W. (Harry Willson)  Search this
Vonnoh, Bessie Potter  Search this
Hyde, William H. (William Henry),  Search this
Albert, Ernest  Search this
Cole, Alphaeus Philemon  Search this
Aitken, Robert Ingersoll  Search this
McCartan, Edward  Search this
Melchers, Gari  Search this
Dielman, Frederick  Search this
Mora, F. Luis (Francis Luis)  Search this
Palmer, Walter Launt  Search this
Whittemore, William J.  Search this
Walker, Horatio  Search this
Sartain, John W.  Search this
Dufner, Edward  Search this
Vonnoh, Robert William  Search this
Calder, Alexander Stirling  Search this
Roth, Frederick G.  Search this
Dewing, Thomas Wilmer  Search this
Brunner, Arnold W. (Arnold William),  Search this
Mowbray, Harry Siddons  Search this
MacMonnies, Frederick William  Search this
Couse, E. Irving (Eanger Irving)  Search this
Flagg, Jared B. (Jared Bradley)  Search this
Ritschel, William  Search this
Cole, Timothy  Search this
Chapman, Carlton T. (Carlton Theodore)  Search this
Yates, Cullen  Search this
Kline, William Fair  Search this
Sartain, Emily  Search this
Spencer, Robert  Search this
Prellwitz, Henry  Search this
Dunsmore, John Ward  Search this
Wiles, Irving Ramsay  Search this
Flannagan, John Bernard  Search this
Curran, Charles C. (Charles Courtney),  Search this
Jewett, William S. (Smith),  Search this
French, Daniel Chester  Search this
Newell, G. Glenn (George Glenn),  Search this
Kieth, Dora Wheeler  Search this
Nisbet, Robert H.  Search this
Rungius, Carl Clemens Moritz  Search this
National Academy of Design (U.S.)  Search this
Topic:
Artists  Search this
Architects  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7901
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210068
AAA_collcode_lockdewi
Theme:
Architecture & Design
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_210068

Charles Hopkinson papers, 1892-1993

Creator:
Hopkinson, Charles, 1869-1962  Search this
Subject:
Shurcliff, Joan Hopkinson  Search this
Shurcliff, William A.  Search this
Type:
Sketches
Sketchbooks
Photographs
Topic:
Painters  Search this
Portrait painters  Search this
Watercolorists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9020
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211209
AAA_collcode_hopkchar
Theme:
Sketches & Sketchbooks
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211209
Additional Online Media:

Spencer Baird Nichols and Nichols family papers, 1870-1994

Creator:
Nichols, Spencer Baird, 1875-1950  Search this
Subject:
Nichols, Henry Hobart  Search this
Nichols, Hobart  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Tintypes
Topic:
Mural painting and decoration  Search this
Painting  Search this
Illustrators  Search this
Landscape painters  Search this
Portrait painters  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9577
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211778
AAA_collcode_nichspen
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211778

Lilly Martin Spencer papers, 1828-1966

Creator:
Spencer, Lilly Martin, 1822-1902  Search this
Subject:
Avery, Samuel Putnam  Search this
Sartain, John W.  Search this
Ingersoll, Robert Green  Search this
Stanton, Elizabeth Cady  Search this
Sorosis (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Topic:
Portrait painters  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Genre painters  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6072
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)216163
AAA_collcode_spenlill
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_216163
Additional Online Media:

Samuel Finley Breese Morse

Creator:
National Museum of American History  Search this
Type:
Youtube videos
Uploaded:
2016-01-21T16:13:20.000Z
Topic:
American History  Search this
Youtube Category:
Education  Search this
See more by:
SmithsonianAmHistory
YouTube Channel:
SmithsonianAmHistory
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_OUsUUZ6rfjU

Miscellanies. Flying.

Artist:
J.W. Lowry  Search this
Medium:
Print, Etching on Paper, Uncolored
Dimensions:
2-D - Unframed (H x W): 21.7 × 27.6cm (8 9/16 × 10 7/8 in.)
Type:
ART-Prints, Original
Date:
April 1, 1828
Credit Line:
Gift of the Norfolk Charitable Trust
Inventory Number:
A20140719000
Restrictions & Rights:
Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum
See more items in:
National Air and Space Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A20140719000
Additional Online Media:

Lilly Martin Spencer papers

Creator:
Spencer, Lilly Martin, 1822-1902  Search this
Names:
Sorosis (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Avery, Samuel Putnam, 1822-1904  Search this
Ingersoll, Robert Green, 1833-1899  Search this
Sartain, John, 1808-1897  Search this
Stanton, Elizabeth Cady, 1815-1902  Search this
Extent:
0.9 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1828-1966
Summary:
The papers of portrait and genre painter Lilly Martin Spencer, measure 0.9 linear feet and date from 1828-1966. The collection includes biographical material, scattered lists, notes, receipts, and legal documents relating to Spencer's life and work, Spencer's business and family correspondence, printed material, a lithograph, photographs of Spencer and others, and photographs of Spencer's artwork.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of portrait and genre painter Lilly Martin Spencer, measure 0.9 linear feet and date from 1828-1966. The collection includes biographical material, scattered lists, notes, receipts, and legal documents relating to Spencer's life and work, Spencer's business and family correspondence, printed material, a lithograph, photographs of Spencer and others, and photos of Spencer's artwork.

The collection documents Spencer's popularity and success as a painter, her involvement with art associations and civic organizations such as Sorosis, and her personal life as a wife, mother, and breadwinner through correspondence with family, artists including John Sartain and Benjamin John Lossing, dealers including Samuel Putnam Avery, writers and editors such as Robert Green Ingersoll and Fannie Raymond Bitter, and social activists such as Elizabeth Cady Stanton.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as four series:

Series 1: Biographical Material and Other Papers, 1853-1959 (0.3 linear feet; Box 1, OV 3)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1828-1966 (0.3 linear feet; Boxes 1-2)

Series 3: Printed Material, 1857-1961 (0.2 linear feet; Box 2, OV 3)

Series 4: Photographs, circa 1890-circa 1950 (0.1 linear feet; Box 2)
Biographical / Historical:
New York and Ohio painter Lilly Martin Spencer (1822-1902) was known for her popular portrait paintings and humorous domestic genre scenes.

Spencer was born Angelique Marie Martin in England to French parents, Giles and Angelique Martin, who were followers of the French social critic Charles Fournier. The family came to New York in 1830, moved to Marietta, Ohio, in 1833 and, in 1845, co-founded the communal settlement, Trumbull Phalanx, near Braceville, Ohio. In 1848, after her marriage to Benjamin Spencer at the age of 22, Spencer returned to New York. She achieved much success as a painter and was the main breadwinner for her family while giving birth to thirteen children, seven of whom survived to adulthood. The family moved several times, to Cincinnati and Columbus, Ohio; Newark, New Jersey; and Highlands and Poughkeepsie, New York.
Related Materials:
The Archives of American Art also has microfilm (reel 132) of the Martin family papers and Campus Martius Museum records regarding Lilly Martin Spencer. Originals are located at the Campus Martius Museum, Ohio Historical Society.
Separated Materials:
The Archives of American Art also holds microfilm of material lent for microfilming on reel 131 including family history; biographical material; circa 50 photographs of Spencer and her paintings; M.A. thesis, "Lilly Martin Spencer: American Painter of the Nineteenth Century," by Ann Byrd Schumer; articles about Spencer's life and work, 1959; and a list of paintings owned by her granddaughter, Lillian Spencer Gates. Loaned materials were returned to the donor and are not described in the collection container inventory.
Provenance:
The collection was donated to the Archives of American Art in 1971 by Lillian Spencer Gates, Spencer's granddaughter.
Restrictions:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center.
Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Occupation:
Portrait painters -- New York (State)  Search this
Genre painters -- New York (State)  Search this
Genre painters -- Ohio  Search this
Portrait painters -- Ohio  Search this
Topic:
Women painters  Search this
Citation:
Lilly Martin Spencer papers, 1828-1966. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.spenlill
See more items in:
Lilly Martin Spencer papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-spenlill

John White Alexander papers

Creator:
Alexander, John White, 1856-1915  Search this
Names:
MacDowell Club of New York  Search this
Abbey, Edwin Austin, 1852-1911  Search this
Alexander, Elizabeth A., d. 1947  Search this
Carnegie, Andrew, 1835-1919  Search this
Chase, William Merritt, 1849-1916  Search this
Gibson, Charles Dana, 1867-1944  Search this
James McNeill Whistler, 1834-1903  Search this
James, Henry, 1843-1916  Search this
La Farge, John, 1835-1910  Search this
Levy, Florence N. (Florence Nightingale), 1870-1947  Search this
Millet, Francis Davis, 1846-1912  Search this
Remington, Frederic, 1861-1909  Search this
Stevenson, Robert Louis, 1850-1894  Search this
Extent:
11.9 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Awards
Interviews
Photographs
Sketchbooks
Scrapbooks
Medals
Date:
1775-1968
bulk 1870-1915
Summary:
The papers of the painter, muralist, and illustrator John White Alexander measure 11.9 linear feet and date from 1775 to 1968, with the bulk of materials dating from 1870 to 1915. Papers document Alexander's artistic career and many connections to figures in the art world through biographical documentation, correspondence (some illustrated), writings, 14 sketchbooks, additonal artwork and loose sketches, scrapbooks, photographs, awards and medals, artifacts, and other records. Also found is a souvenir engraving of a Mark Twain self-portrait.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of the painter, muralist, and illustrator John White Alexander measure 11.9 linear feet and date from 1775 to 1968, with the bulk of materials dating from 1870 to 1915. Papers document Alexander's artistic career and many connections to figures in the art world through biographical documentation, correspondence (some illustrated), writings, 14 sketchbooks, additonal artwork and loose sketches, scrapbooks, photographs, awards and medals, artifacts, and other records. Also found is a souvenir engraving of a Mark Twain self-portrait.

Biographical Information includes multiple essays related to Alexander, his family, and others in his circle. Also found is an extensive oral history of Alexander's wife Elizabeth conducted in 1928. Correspondence includes letters written by Alexander to his family from New York and Europe at the start of his career, and later letters from fellow artists, art world leaders, and portrait sitters of Alexander's. Significant correspondents include Charles Dana Gibson, Florence Levy, Frederick Remington, Robert Louis Stevenson, Henry James, John La Farge, Francis Davis Millet, and Andrew Carnegie. Correspondence includes some small sketches as enclosures and illustrated letters.

Certificates and records related to Alexander's career are found in Associations and Memberships, Legal and Financial Records, and Notes and Writings, which contain documentation of Alexander's paintings and exhibitions. Scattered documentation of Alexander's memberships in various arts association exists for the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the American Academy in Rome, the National Academy of Design, the Onteora Club in New York, the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Munich, Germany, the Ministère de L'Instruction Publique et des Beaux-Arts, the Union Internationale des Beaux Arts et des Lettres, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Notes and Writings include speeches written by Alexander, short stories and essays written by his wife, and articles by various authors about Alexander. Extensive documentation of the planning and construction of the Alexander Memorial Studio by the MacDowell Club is found, along with other awards, medals, and memorial resolutions adopted by arts organizations after Alexander's death.

Artwork includes fourteen sketchbooks with sketches related to Alexander's commercial illustration and cartooning, murals, paintings, and travels. Dozens of loose drawings and sketches are also found, along with two volumes and several dozen loose reproductions of artwork, among which are found fine prints by named printmakers. Many sketches are also interspersed throughout the correspondence. Eight Scrapbooks contain mostly clippings, but also scattered letters, exhbition catalogs, announcements, invitations, and photographs related to Alexander's career between 1877 and 1915. Additional Exhibition Catalogs and later clippings, as well as clippings related to the career of his wife and other subjects, are found in Printed Materials.

Photographs include many portraits of Alexander taken by accomplished photographers such as Zaida Ben-Yusuf, Aimé Dupont, Curtis Bell, Elizabeth Buehrmann, and several signed Miss Huggins, who may have been Estelle Huntington Huggins, a New York painter and photographer. Portraits of others include Alexander's friends William Merritt Chase and Edward Austin Abbey. Also found are photographs of groups, juries, family, friends, and studios in New York, Paris, and New Jersey, and a handful of scenic photographs of Polling, Bavaria, where Alexander had an early studio. A large number of photographs of works of art are found, many with annotations. Among the photographs of murals are a small collection of snapshots of the Carnegie Institute murals in progress. Miscellaneous artifacts include a palette, several printing plates, and an inscribed souvenir engraving of a self-portrait caricature of Mark Twain.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into 11 series. Glass plate negatives are housed separately and closed to researchers.

Series 1: Biographical Information, circa 1887-1968 (Box 1, OV 23; 0.1 linear feet)

Series 2: Correspondence, circa 1870-1942 (Box 1; 0.7 linear feet)

Series 3: Associations and Memberships, circa 1897-1918 (Box 1; 2 folders)

Series 4: Legal and Financial Records, 1775, 1896-1923 (Box 1; 5 folders)

Series 5: Notes and Writings, circa 1875-1943 (Boxes 1-2; 0.3 linear feet)

Series 6: Awards and Memorials, circa 1870-1944 (Box 2, OV 24; 0.8 linear feet)

Series 7: Artwork, circa 1875-1915 (Boxes 2-3, 6, 14-16, OV 23; 1.5 linear feet)

Series 8: Scrapbooks, circa 1877-1915 (Boxes 17-22; 1.8 linear feet)

Series 9: Printed Materials, circa 1891-1945 (Boxes 3-4, OV 23; 1.5 linear feet)

Series 10: Photographs, circa 1870-1915 (Boxes 4-8, MGP 1-2, OV 25-43, RD 44-45; 4.2 linear feet)

Series 11: Artifacts, circa 1899-1915 (Box 6, artifact cabinet; 0.4 linear feet)
Biographical / Historical:
John White Alexander was born in 1856 in Allegheny City, Pennsylvania. He was orphaned at age five and taken in by relatives of limited means. When Alexander left school and began working at a telegraph company, the company's vice-president, former civil war Colonel Edward Jay Allen, took an interest in his welfare. Allen became his legal guardian, brought him into the Allen household, and saw that he finished Pittsburgh High School. At eighteen, he moved to New York City and was hired by Harper and Brothers as an office boy in the art department. He was soon promoted to apprentice illustrator under staff artists such as Edwin A. Abbey and Charles Reinhart. During his time at Harpers, Alexander was sent out on assignment to illustrate events such as the Philadelphia Centennial celebration in 1876 and the Pittsburgh Railroad Strike in 1877, which erupted in violence.

Alexander carefully saved money from his illustration work and traveled to Europe in 1877 for further art training. He first enrolled in the Royal Art Academy of Munich, Germany, but soon moved to the village of Polling, where a colony of American artists was at its peak in the late 1870s. Alexander established a painting studio there and stayed for about a year. Despite his absence from the Munich Academy, he won the medal of the drawing class for 1878, the first of many honors. While in Polling, he became acquainted with J. Frank Currier, Frank Duveneck, William Merritt Chase, and other regular visitors to the colony. He later shared a studio and taught a painting class in Florence with Duveneck and traveled to Venice, where he met James Abbott McNeill Whistler.

Alexander returned to New York in 1881 and resumed his commercial artwork for Harpers and Century. Harpers sent him down the Mississippi river to complete a series of sketches. He also began to receive commissions for portraits, and in the 1880s painted Charles Dewitt Bridgman, a daughter of one of the Harper brothers, Parke Godwin, Thurlow Weed, Walt Whitman, and Oliver Wendell Holmes. Alexander met his wife Elizabeth, whose maiden name was also Alexander, through her father, James W. Alexander, who was sometimes mistaken for the artist. Elizabeth and John White Alexander married in 1887 and had a son, James, in 1888.

Alexander and his family sailed for France in 1890, where they became a part of the lively literary and artistic scene in Paris at the time. Among their many contacts there were Puvis de Chavannes, Auguste Rodin, and Whistler, who arrived in Paris shortly thereafter. Alexander absorbed the new aesthetic ideas around him such as those of the symbolists and the decorative style of art nouveau. Critics often note how such ideas are reflected in his boldly composed paintings of women from this period, who titles drew attention to the sensual and natural elements of the paintings. His first exhibition in Paris was three paintings at the Société Nationale des Beaux Arts in 1893, and by 1895 he has become a full member of the Société.

Independent and secession artist societies emerged throughout Europe during this period, and Alexander exhibited with several of them, including the Société Nouvelle in Paris, the Munich Secession, and the Vienna Secession. He was also elected an honorary member of the Royal Society of Belgian Artists and the Royal Society of British Painters in London. His exhibited works sold well, and his influence began to be felt back in the United States. Andrew Carnegie and John Beatty of the Carnegie Institute consulted closely with Alexander in the planning and execution of the first Carnegie International Exhibitions. Alexander also became active in supporting younger American artists who wanted to exhibit in Europe, a stance which resulted in his resignation from the Society of American Artists in Paris, which he felt had become a barrier to younger artists. His promotion of American art became an central aspect of his career for the remainder of his life, most visibly through his presidency of the National Academy of Design from 1909 until shortly before his death in 1915. He also served frequently on juries for high-profile exhibitions, and was a trustee at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the New York Public Library, and the national Institute of Arts and Letters. Around 1912, he helped to form the School Art League in New York, which provided art instruction to high school students.

Alexander returned to the United States nearly every summer while based in Paris, and among his commissioned paintings were murals for the newly-constructed Library of Congress, completed around 1896. In 1901, the Alexanders returned to New York permanently. The demand for portraits continued, and he had his first solo exhibition at the Durand-Ruel Galleries in 1902. Around 1905 he received a commission for murals at the new Carnegie Institute building in Pittsburgh for the astounding sum of $175,000. He created 48 panels there through 1908. During this period, the Alexanders spent summers in Onteora, New York, where Alexander painted his well-known "Sunlight" paintings. There they became friends and collaborators with the actress Maude Adams, with Alexander designing lighting and stage sets, and Elizabeth Alexander designing costumes for Adams' productions such as Peter Pan, the Maid of Orleans, and Chanticleer. The couple became known for their "theatricals" or tableaux, staged at the MacDowell Club and elsewhere, and Elizabeth Alexander continued her design career when her husband died in 1915.

Alexander left several commissions unfinished upon his death at age 59, including murals in Wisconsin, Ohio, and Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Elizabeth Alexander held a memorial exhibition at Arden Galleries a few months after his death, and a larger memorial exhibition was held by the Carnegie Institute in 1916. Alexander won dozens of awards for artwork in his lifetime, including the Lippincott Prize at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in 1899, the Gold Medal of Honor at the Paris Exposition Universelle in 1900, the Gold Medal at the Panama Pacific Exposition of 1901, and the Medal of the First Class at the Carnegie Institute International Exhibition in 1911. In 1923, the Alexander Memorial Studio was built at the MacDowell colony in New Hampshire to honor his memory.
Provenance:
Papers were donated in 1978 and 1981 by Irina Reed, Alexander's granddaughter and in 2017 by Elizabeth Reed, Alexander's great grandaughter.
Restrictions:
Use of the original papers requires an appointment. Glass plate negatives are housed separately and closed to researchers.
Rights:
The John White Alexander 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:
Muralists -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Portrait painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Works of art  Search this
Portrait painting -- 20th century  Search this
Portrait painting -- 19th century  Search this
Illustrators -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Portrait painting, American  Search this
Genre/Form:
Awards
Interviews
Photographs
Sketchbooks
Scrapbooks
Medals
Citation:
John White Alexander papers, 1775-1968, bulk 1870-1915. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.alexjohn
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Archives of American Art
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F. Luis Mora papers

Creator:
Mora, F. Luis (Francis Luis), 1874-1940  Search this
Names:
Armory Show (1913: New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Art Students League (New York, N.Y.) -- Faculty  Search this
Lotos Club (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Louisiana Purchase Exposition (1904: Saint Louis, Mo.)  Search this
National Academy of Design (U.S.)  Search this
Salmagundi Club  Search this
Compton, Sophia  Search this
Downes, William Howe, 1854-1941  Search this
Stribling, T. S. (Thomas Sigismund), 1881-1965 (Birthright)  Search this
Twain, Mark, 1835-1910 (Man that corrupted Hadleyburg)  Search this
Extent:
1.7 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Illustrations
Diaries
Sketches
Illustrated letters
Christmas cards
Photographs
Awards
Place:
Spain -- description and travel
Date:
1891-1986
bulk 1891-1922
Summary:
The papers of painter and illustrator F. Luis Mora measure 1.7 linear feet and date from 1891 to 1986, with the bulk of material dating from 1891 to 1922. The collection includes biographical information, correspondence, 242 monthy pocket diaries by Mora, and printed and photographic materials.
Scope and Contents note:
The papers of painter and illustrator F. Luis Mora measure 1.7 linear feet and date from 1891 to 1986, with the bulk of material dating from 1891 to 1922. The collection includes biographical information, correspondence, 242 small monthly pocket diaries by Mora, and printed and photographic materials.

Biographical material includes one folder containing Mora's Rothschild Prize certificate.

The correspondence is primarily with galleries regarding sales, the value of artwork, and Mora's murals for the St. Louis World's Fair in 1904. There is also correspondence with Mora's family and friends regarding his personal life and a family vacation in Cadiz, Spain. The collection also includes two Christmas cards, several illustrated letters and two invitations to Mora's solo art shows. Some of the correspondence is to and from Mora's first wife, Sophia Compton.

The majority of the writings consists of 242 monthly pocket diaries, which contain brief daily entries and some sketches. Mora writes about his work, memberships in the Salmagundi Club and the National Academy of Design, and teaching at the Art Student League. He also discusses his ideas about painting and his observations of the art scene, including his visit to the 1913 Armory Show. Also included is a handwritten "Editorial" by Mora, probably for election to the Lotos Club.

Printed material includes clippings, brochures, programs, advertisements, exhibition catalogs, books, and magazines. Two books, The Man that Corrupted Hadleyburg and Other Essays and Stories, by Mark Twain (1917), and Birthright, by T.S. Stribling (1922), both illustrated by Mora, are included, along with over a dozen magazines containing illustrations by Mora.

Photographs include black and white photographs and glass plate negatives of Mora, family and friends, students, and artwork. Black and white pictures of Mora's artwork include his "Thine is Glory" mural (1919), the "National Academy Jury of 1907" painting (1907) and an etching of his daughter, Rosemary. Glass plate negatives are of his first wife, Sophia Compton, her mother Emma, Mora's father Domingo, the painting "Dance of Salome" (1893), Mora's brother-in-law Alfred Compton, his Boston Museum and Chase School of Art classes, and the Perth Amboy Terra Cotta Company, where Mora's father worked.
Arrangement note:
The collection is arranged as 5 series. Records are generally arranged alphabetically by subject. Glass plate negatives are housed separately and closed to researchers.

Series 1: Biographical Materials, circa early 1900s (Box 1; 1 folder)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1900-1969 (Box 1; 3 folders)

Series 3: Writings, 1899-1922 (Box 1; 0.4 linear feet)

Series 4: Printed Material, 1895-1986 (Boxes 1-2 and OV 3; 0.8 linear feet)

Series 5: Photographic Materials, 1891-1941 (Box 2, MGP 1, MGP 2; 0.4 linear feet)
Biographical/Historical note:
Francis Luis Mora (1974-1940) was born in Montevideo, Uruguay. In 1877, he and his family moved to Catalonia, Spain and in 1880, they moved again to the United States where they eventually settled in Perth Amboy, New Jersey. Both his father, Domingo, and his brother, Joseph, were also noted sculptors.

Mora studied at the School of the Boston Museum of Fine Arts and at the Art Students League of New York. He was a muralist, oil and watercolor portrait painter, and etcher, though he is best known for his illustrations in magazines such as Century, Harper's, and Ladies' Home Journal. He was a member of the Salmagundi Club and the National Academy of Design and taught at the Art Students League of New York and the Chase School of Art. He and his wife, Sophia ("Sonia") Compton, had a daughter, Rosemary, in 1918. After his wife's death, Mora married May Gosman Safford in 1932. Mora died at the age of 64 in 1940.
Related Archival Materials note:
Among the holdings of the Archives of American Art are the F. Luis Mora Art Works and Photographs (available on microfilm reel 5053) and a F. Luis Mora Letter to William John Wittemore (available on microfilm reel D30, frame 534.)
Provenance:
The F. Luis Mora papers were donated to the Archives of American Art by Cornelia Colton, the daughter of Mora's second wife, May Safford, in 1975. Additional papers were donated in 2008 by Gwen Compton, Mora's niece.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment. Glass plate negatives are housed separately and closed to researchers.
Rights:
The F. Luis Mora 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:
Mural painting and decoration  Search this
Illustrators  Search this
Art -- Study and teaching  Search this
Muralists  Search this
Hispanic American artists  Search this
Painters  Search this
Painting, American  Search this
Genre/Form:
Illustrations
Diaries
Sketches
Illustrated letters
Christmas cards
Photographs
Awards
Citation:
F. Luis Mora papers, 1891-1986, bulk 1891-1922. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.moraflui
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Archives of American Art
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William Page and Page Family papers

Creator:
Page, William, 1811-1885  Search this
Names:
National Academy of Design (U.S.)  Search this
Beecher, Henry Ward, 1813-1887  Search this
Beecher, Thomas Kinnicut, 1824-1900  Search this
Briggs, Charles F. (Charles Frederick), 1804-1877  Search this
Curtis, George William, 1824-1892  Search this
Cushman, Charlotte, 1816-1876  Search this
Fenton, Rueben  Search this
Garrison, William Lloyd, 1805-1879  Search this
Hicks, Thomas, 1823-1890  Search this
Lowell, James Russell, 1819-1891  Search this
O'Donovan, William Rudolph, 1844-1920  Search this
Olmstead, Bertha  Search this
Olmstead, Mary  Search this
Page, Sophia Stevens, 1827-1892  Search this
Page, William, 1811-1885  Search this
Perry, E. W. (Enoch Wood), 1831-1915  Search this
Phillips, Wendell, 1811-1884  Search this
Scranton, William Walker  Search this
Shaw, Francis George, 1809-1882  Search this
Stark, William, 1825-1873  Search this
Sumner, Charles, 1811-1874  Search this
Tilton, Theodore, 1835-1907  Search this
Wilmarth, Lemuel Everett, 1835-1918  Search this
Extent:
11.06 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Sketches
Poems
Drawings
Diaries
Date:
1815-1947
bulk 1843-1892
Summary:
The papers of the portraitist and art theorist William Page and the Page family measure 11.06 linear feet and date from 1815 to 1947, bulk 1843-1892. In addition to the papers of William Page, the papers include documents related to Page's wife's career as a writer and records documenting their personal lives and the lives of their family members. Types of documents found include personal documents and artifacts, correspondence, essays, lectures, diaries, poems, notes and notebooks, financial records, legal records, published works, clippings, catalogs, photographs, and artwork.
Scope and Content Note:
The papers of the painter William Page and the Page family measure 11.06 linear feet and date from 1815 to 1947, with the bulk of papers dating from 1843 to 1892. Papers contain records related to the life and career of William Page, president of the National Academy of Design from 1871 to 1873 and prominent portraitist and art theorist of his day. Also found are records related to his wife's career as a writer and records documenting their personal lives and the lives of their family members. Types of documents found include personal documents and artifacts, correspondence, essays, lectures, diaries, poems, notes and notebooks, financial records, legal records, published works, clippings, catalogs, photographs, and artwork.

Correspondence includes the personal and professional correspondence of William and Sophia Page, and their parents, siblings, and children. Significant correspondents include Thomas Hicks, Enoch Wood Perry, William Stark, Theodore Tilton, Lemuel Wilmarth, Wendell Phillips, William Walker Scranton, Francis G. Shaw; James Russell Lowell, Charles Frederick Briggs, George W. Curtis, Charlotte Cushman, Thomas K. Beecher, Mary Olmsted, and Bertha Olmsted.

Writings include the essays and lectures of William Page, as written by him and revised by Sophia Page in the late 1870s, as well as Sophia's writings as a columnist in Europe in the 1850s. Notes, notebooks, diaries, and poems are also found. Personal Business Records include business records related to the sale and exhibition of artwork as well as financial and legal documents. A small number of memoranda and documents related to Page's work at the National Academy of Design are also found. Printed Materials include exhibition catalogs, published works by William and Sophia Page, and clippings and articles about Page.

Photographs consist mainly of portraits, most of them mounted cabinet photographs or cartes-des-visites, some of which appear to have been used as studies for Page's painted portraits. Among those pictured are William Page, James Russell Lowell, Henry Ward Beecher, Reuben Fenton, Wendell Phillips, Charles Sumner, William R. O'Donovan, and William Lloyd Garrison. Many of the photographic portraits are unidentified. Artwork includes sketches, drawings, prints, and a small number of notes made by Page in the course of painting portraits.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into 7 series. Glass plate negatives are housed separately and closed to researchers.

Series 1: Biographical Materials and Artifacts, 1847-1917 (Box 1; 0.2 linear feet)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1815-1942 (Boxes 1-4, 9-10; 3.2 linear feet)

Series 3: Notes and Writings, 1839-1888, 1949 (Boxes 4-5, OV 10; 1.3 linear feet)

Series 4: Personal Business Records, 1848-1932 (Boxes 5 and 9; 0.2 linear feet)

Series 5: Printed Materials, 1845-1938 (Boxes 5-7, 9, OV 11; 1.6 linear feet)

Series 6: Photographs, 1845-1947 (Boxes 7-9, OV 12, MGP 5-6; 1.4 linear feet)

Series 7: Artwork, 1856-1874 (Box 8, OV 13-16, rolled documents 17-19; 0.6 linear feet and 3 rolled documents)
Biographical Note:
The painter William Page was born in 1811 in Albany, NY. He attended public schools in New York City, and after working briefly in the law firm of Frederick de Peyster, was placed in the studio of the painter/engraver James Herring in 1825, where he received his first formal art training. He took classes at the National Academy of Design the year it was formed, in 1826, under Samuel F.B. Morse, and in 1827 he was awarded one of the National Academy's first annual student prizes.

Page joined the Presbyterian church and attended Phillips Academy and Amherst with the intention of becoming a minister, but his artistic ability won out, and by 1830 he was painting commissioned portraits in Albany, Rochester, and New York. He married Lavinia Twibill in 1833, and they had three daughters between 1834 and 1839. He joined the American Academy and served on its board of directors in 1835. He exhibited at the American Academy, the National Academy of Design, the Boston Athenaeum, and other venues throughout the 1830s. Favorable reviews brought steady portrait commissions, including John Quincy Adams and the New York governor William L. Marcy. He was made a full member of the National Academy in 1837.

In the 1840s, Page's reputation and maturity as a painter grew. His first wife left him around 1840, and in 1843 he married Sarah Dougherty. The couple moved to Albany, Boston, and back to New York seeking portrait commissions and patronage. He became friends with the poet James Russell Lowell and the writer and publisher Charles Frederick Briggs, two writers and editors who helped to promote his artwork in Boston and New York and published his theoretical writings. In 1844, Lowell dedicated his first published book of poetry to Page, and the following year, Briggs published a series of articles by Page in the Broadway Journal, entitled "The Art of the Use of Color in Imitation in Painting." The series described Page's arduous experiments with color and glazes, and his ideas about correspondences between spirituality and the natural world as expressed in art.

In 1850, Page traveled to Florence, Italy, where he painted several copies of the works of Titian in the galleries of the Uffizi and Pitti palaces, studying his use of color and further developing his own experimental techniques. He became friends with the sculptor Hiram Powers, who introduced him to the writings of Emmanuel Swedenborg, a Christian metaphysician whose ideas fueled Page's interest in the spiritual aspects of art. In 1852, Page moved to Rome, a city with an international artists' community and a strong market for art. Page found a loyal following in Rome's large circle of American ex-patriates, including the sculptors Thomas Crawford and Harriet Hosmer, the actress Charlotte Cushman, and the poets Robert and Elizabeth Barrett Browning, all of whom sat for portraits by Page.

In 1854, Page's second wife left him amidst public scandal, and he sank deep in debt to his bankers at Packenham and Hooker, an English firm that by 1856 had a lien on all the paintings in his studio. That same year Page met Sophia Stevens Hitchcock, an American widow traveling in Rome with Bertha Olmsted, Frederick Law Olmsted's sister. Hitchcock was from Barnet, Vermont and came to Europe after her first husband died in 1852 after only a year of marriage. She traveled to England and Paris, where she wrote regular columns on local customs and events for the New York Tribune that were published under the by-line "An American Woman in Paris." She and Page met in Rome in 1856, and in October 1857, after Page traveled back the United States to obtain a divorce from Sarah Dougherty, he and Sophia married.

The couple stayed in Rome until 1860. His wife's three brothers, all businessmen, helped to promote his artwork in Europe and America. Page's paintings of this period include several Venus subjects, one of which was championed by his most loyal patrons, who raised $3000 by subscription to buy the painting for the Boston Athenaeum. A later Venus painting was rejected from the Paris salon for indecency, a controversy that was later leveraged for publicity in a touring exhibition in the United States.

The Pages returned to the United States in 1860 and settled in Tottenville, New York. They had six children between 1858 and 1870. Page had a studio at Eagleswood, NJ, and later in the Studio Building on 10th Street in Manhattan, where he held a large exhibition in 1867. In the 1860s, he painted a self-portrait and a companion portrait of Sophia set in Rome, as well as a series of civil war heroes including Robert Gould Shaw, Winfield Scott, and David Farragut. Photographs played a consistent part in Page's technique of portraiture, and he is known to have worked with the photographer Matthew Brady, who attended art classes early on with Page, as well as the photographers Sarony and Charles Williamson, who taught classes on drawing from enlarged photo-transparencies. Brady photographs taken for Page include David Farragut and Reuben Fenton.

Page lectured frequently on Titian and Venetian art, a subject in which he was considered an expert, and on painting technique and his philosophical ideas about nature, art, and spirituality. In 1871, Page was elected the president of the National Academy of Design, a post he held until 1873, but his poor health following a collapse in 1872 limited his accomplishments in office. Despite these limitations, he continued to paint, including portraits of General Grant, an idealized portrait of the president based on early photographs and Charles Sumner. He also became interested in portraiture of William Shakespeare around this time, and his studies resulted in a book, Shakespeare's Portraits, a bust based on existing portraiture, and a full-length portrait entitled "Shakespeare Reading," based on Page's measurements of a supposed death mask in Darmstadt, Germany, which he went to inspect against the advice of his doctor in 1874.

In 1877, another collapse left Page incapacitated for the remainder of his life. Sophia Page tried editing and publishing his writings and lectures, but with little success. Page died in 1885. A life marked by personal scandal ended the same, when two of his daughters from his first marriage contested his will, tying up his estate in a lengthy and public probate trial. Their suit was dismissed in 1889, and Sophia Page died in 1892.

This biography relies heavily on Joshua Taylor's William Page: The American Titian (1957).
Separated Material:
The Archives of American Art also holds materials lent for microfilming (reel 1091) including letters from Elizabeth Barrett and Robert Browning, Lydia Maria Child, Charlotte Cushman, James Russell Lowell, Charles A. Dana, and others. Lent material was returned to the donor and is This material is not described in the container listing of this finding aid.
Provenance:
A portion of the collection was donated to the Archives of American Art by Mrs. Lesslie S. (Pauline Page) Howell, William Page's grandaughter, in 1963. William S. Page, Pauline Page Howell's nephew, donated additional papers in 1964 and 1973. Pauline Page Howell and William S. Page also loaned a group of letters to the Archives in 1964 which were microfilmed on reel 1091 and then returned to the donors. Mrs. Howell's son, William Page Howell, donated material in 1980.

Letters of Charles F. Briggs to James Russell Lowell (Series 2.2) were a part of Pauline Page Howell's 1963 donation to the Archives of American Art. They had been given to Mrs. Howell by Charlotte Briggs, daughter of Charles F. Briggs, because of her father's lifelong friendship with William Page. Letters from Lowell to Briggs are in the James Russell Lowell papers in Houghton Library at Harvard University.
Restrictions:
The collection has been digitized and is available online via AAA's website.
Rights:
The William Page and Page 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:
Works of art  Search this
Portrait painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Portrait painting -- 19th century -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Sketches
Poems
Drawings
Diaries
Citation:
William Page and Page Family papers, 1815-1947, bulk 1843-1892. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.pagewill
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Archival Repository:
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